Point 2 Point
Jason and Scott discuss various aspects of wargaming...

In this episode, Friend of the Show Joe joins the boys as they discuss feedback with an excellent piece of audio feedback discussing competitive play. They accept the challenge of the world and discuss Scott's time at the BPA's "D-Day" tournament (will there ever come another?). Then they offer gift ideas for the gamer (that aren't games!).

And of course, another gamer rule.

More extensive show notes out later in the week with links for shopping!

 

Direct download: Point_2_Point_15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:53am EDT

In this Episode, Scott and Jason finishing clearing out old feedback. Jason gives a brief news segment, then the boys share their very interesting interview with the CDG innovator himself, Mark Herman. Mark talks about the update of We the People, the Charles S. Roberts Award winning Rising Sun, his online game against the world, and his upcoming game on Vietnam (and, no, you can’t play the Americans). The poll results are announced (there will be T-shirts!) and there is a new gamer rule.

 

If you’re interested, due to the short nature of this particular cast, Jason added a “bonus track? after the closing theme music – the boys and FOS Joe yukking it up (much at Jason’s expense!) at WBC. Just for fun, really!

Direct download: Point_2_Point_14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

Scott and Jason discuss feedback this episode. LOTS of feedback. The "Lost Episode" is re-done, finally. There is discussion of BattleLore, Viktory II, hex and counter games, non-hex and counter games, blockbusters and innovations. Enjoy, and start sending the boys more feedback!

Oh, and, of course, there's another Gamer Rule!

Direct download: Point_2_Point_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

Jason only show, but Scott will be back on soon. Jason talks about the website, why it's been so long, and then goes into the interviews. Rick Young has a number of projects on the table, and discusses Asia Engulfed, FAB Bulge, and the origins of Europe Engulfed. Mark McLaughlin discusses Napoleonic Wars, Wellington, and the upcoming Kutuzov. He then discusses his future projects, competitive play in general, and his beloved Princess Ryan's Star Marines. And, as always, a new Gamer Rule.
Direct download: Point_2_Point_12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58am EDT

In this episode, Jason and Scott update their WBC information (lots of P2P material, some new games, and a re-evaluated room) and discuss the Charles S. Roberts Award winners. They then review the new MMP release, Shifting Sands, designed by Mike Rinella. They then play their WBC interview with Mike Rinella where he discusses his past and current projects, as well as his upcoming releases.

And Scott supplies us with the gamer rule that is the key to all of his winning! (and maybe some of Jason's losing).

Direct download: Point_2_Point_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

In this episode, Jason flies solo for a brief site and podcast news update, then introduces the second part of the Jerry Taylor interview. Jerry then talks with Scott and Jason about Crusader Rex, his new design projects (including a War of the Roses game), and everything from Diane Rehm to South Park.

Please note that this episode is not "Squeaky Clean" as far as language goes, as it names a certain Penn and Teller show airing on Showtime.

Direct download: Point_2_Point_Episode_10_-_Jerry_Taylor_Part_Two.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm EDT

Point 2 Point Episode 9: WBC Preview Well, Jason and Scott started talking about their favorite convention, the World Boardgaming Championships, and they couldn't shut up! Consequently, this episode is an overview of the WBC, with a great deal of commentary on the games played and the format of the con. Included is a discussion of the Charles S. Roberts Awards. Even if you can't come the con, this episode is filled with commentary about games, designers, and even where and how to eat at a con. Enjoy! Oh, and Scott supplies us with another Gamer Rule!
Direct download: Point_2_Point_Episode_9-WBC_Preview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

This episode brings you part one of our interview with Jerry Taylor, designer of Hammer of the Scots and Crusader Rex. In this part of the interview, Jerry discusses his start in gaming and Hammer of the Scots. Jason and Scott also report on their "Pseudocon" and give session reports and their first impressions of Here I Stand and War of the Ring. All this, a new theme, and, of course, a gamer rule.

Direct download: Point_2_Point_Episode_8_-_Pseudocon_and_Jerry_Taylor.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

Point 2 Point Episode 7

This episode is heavy on feedback and the conversation it generates. Then, Jason and Scott review Ted Raicer's Phalanx effort, The First World War.

They close, of course, with a new gamer rule!

Direct download: Point_2_Point_Episode_7_-_Feedback_and_The_First_World_War.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

In Episode 6, Jason and Scott have their first phone interview with an industry insider: Keith Dalton, Marketing Director for Multi-Man Publishing. They talk ASL, ASL Starter Kit, Up Front, The Devil's Cauldron, Fire in the Sky and upcoming releases, among other things. They also get a glimpse into Keith Dalton the gamer.

And Scott supplies his own gamer rule this time, revealing a bit of his gaming character in the process!

Direct download: Point_2_Point_Episode_6_-_MMP_with_Keith_Dalton.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT