Episode 58 - Origins 2008
58: Origins 2008
Release Date: July 7, 2008
Running Time: 143 min.
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It's Convention season. That means we dive into the trade show booths to bring you the latest from game companies large and small. This year, we have 15 interviews covering no less than 30 games! Whether you're into party games, war games or somewhere in between, there's surely a title or two that will catch your attention.
Game Companies Interviewed: Out of the Box, Bucephalus Games, R & R Games, Flying Frog Productions, Columbia Games, GMT, Osprey Publishing, Bandai, Paizo Publishing, Pair of Dice, Elfinwerks, Academy Games, Playroom Entertainment, Valley Games, North Star Games.
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Origins 2008 Interviews
Paizo Publishing | Link
Flying Frog Productions | Link
The creators of Last Night on Earth have a new game: A Touch of Evil, a Colonial-era Gothic horror board game. We also have a nice discussion about the photography process behind all the card art in their games.
Columbia Games | Link
GMT Games | Link
We get a rundown on all the upcoming releases from GMT for the rest of the year. If you like history and war games, there's probably something on this list for you!
November: Fields of Fire
Out of the Box | Link
Bucephalus Games | Link
No less than 31 games coming from newcomer Bucephalus Games this year! We get the lowdown on a representative sampling of their titles including: Rorshach, Playbook Football, Suicide Bomber, Michelangelo, Toboggans of Doom, Roman Taxi, Dogfight, and Living Labyrinth
Pair of Dice Games | Link
We check in with Greg Lam and talk about his new prototype Restaurant Row and his penchant for longwinded game titles.
Elfinwerks | Link
No resting on laurels for the makers of Kingsburg. There are two new titles in the works from Elifinwerks: Lungarno, wheeling and dealing in 14th Pisa, and Comuni, each player takes on the role of a different city in Renaissance Italy. There's also rumblings about a possible expansion to Kingsburg!
Academy Games | Link
Conflict of Heroes is a tactical wargame with an innovative simple system for managing complex battle simulations.
Osprey Publishing | Link
Long-time military/historical publisher has entered the game market with their own historical miniatures rulebook, Field of Glory. Drawing from previous sources like WRG, DBM, and DBA, Field of Glory covers any battle scenario from ancient Greece and Rome through the late Middle Ages.
R & R Games | Link
Playroom Entertainment | Link
Northstar Games | Link
Valley Games | Link
Bandai | Link