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Episode 61: GenCon 2008 - Part 2

61: GenCon 2008 - Part 2

Release Date: August 25, 2008

Running Time:   62 min.

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Please, sir, may I have some more? The second half of our convention coverage features nine interviews about new games from the blasphemous to the sublime. We wander from ancient Rome and Troy to the gritty tech-noir streets of Murder City.

Game Companies Interviewed:  Playroom Entertainment, Gale Force Nine, Kings of the Castle, Maxveld Games, Pinstripe Publishing, Roof on Fire Productions, Valley Games, Your Move Games, White Wolf Publishing

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

GenCon 2008 Interviews

Playroom Entertainment | Link

We discuss Ilium, a new Reiner Knizia game where players take on the roles of archaeologists competing for treasures on the site of ancient Troy.

Roof on Fire Productions | Link

The first game from Roof on Fire is Burosh, a neat combination of dice, trump, and poker mechanics.

Gale Force Nine | Link

GF9 supplies the gaming world with top-notch accessories ranging from templates for miniatures wargames and role playing, to scenics and tools.

Pinstripe Publishing | Link

Rival Jesuses compete to gather faith and race to the cross. A game so wrong it's right.

Valley Games | Link

Municipium is the latest release from Valley Games. We also talk about Super Nova and get an update on Big City.

Maxveld Games | Link

God Dice pits players against each other in fantasy combat. Custom dice combos for each type of character allow different attacks in this last man standing game,

Your Move Games | Link

Two big releases upcoming for Your Move Games: Monsters & Mercenaries for the Fantasy system and The Punic Wars, their first venture into historical rules and armies for the Battleground system.

Kings of the Castle | Link

Campaign coins are hefty metal accessories that add a ton of style to any rpg or board game needing money.

White Wolf Publishing | Link

You don't normally think of White Wolf as a place for board games. But you should. We get the low down on a nice range of titles including  Legacy of the Unconquered Sun, Mwahaha, and Murder City.

2008 Spiel NFL Office Pool!

Listener Jim Grosch has a neat side business on the web: He generously offered to set up an NFL pick 'em pool for Spiel listeners for the upcoming season. Naturally, being the football maniac, I said go for it!

I'd like to see If anyone cares to match my powers of pigskin prognostication! The pool is absolutely free and, who knows, if someone manages to beat me, I might just throw in a set of coveted Spiel dice as a prize Follow this link to sign up for the football pool.

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Glad you enjoyed the show. We cram a lot into our convention coverage so everybody else can get a few more games in during the con. :)

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