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
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