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

In Ep 5, Jason and Scott discuss their favorite convention, the WBC. They also give an extensive review of Crusader Rex, share some big news about the show's future, and some interesting news at large.

Of course, they also apologize for the delay.

All this and a new gamer rule!

Direct download: Point_2_Point_Ep_5_5-7-2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

In Episode 4, Jason and Scott announce their new website(www.point2pointsource.com), respond to some feedback, and discuss options for playing wargames over the internet. They also answer that eternal question: where WAS Scott during that last episode??? Oh, and, as always, a new Gamer Rule.
Direct download: Point2Point_Episode_4_-_PBW_and_PBEM.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

Well we finally have our own web page. It is not very colorful, but it is functional. No doubt I will continue to tinker with it, but that will not change the content. Please check it out. www.point2pointsource.com
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

Jason and Scott answer and discuss some listener feedback, then discuss what makes a good gateway to wargaming, offer some suggestions of gateway games, and close with a discussion of potential future wargamers. And, of course, a new gamer rule!
Direct download: Point_2_Point_Ep_3__3-12-2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

It seems the problem is over and the podcast can again be downloaded. Sorry about the problem...
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

In their second Episode, Jason and Scott review Twilight Struggle, welcome a guest review of The Mighty Endeavor by The Dice Tower's Joe Steadman, argue over their rating system (!), and discuss BPA's Winter Activation Meeting and Card Driven Wargames in general. Also features the first News segment, the first Brick and Mortar Spotlight, and some big news about the podcast!
Direct download: Point_2_Point_Ep_2_2-20-2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT

There is some problem transferring Ep 2. I am working on it. It will be fixed ASAP.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

We will be recording Ep 2 this weekend! The second episode was going to be gateway games, but with our WAM experience, we've decided to discuss WAM and Card-Driven Wargames. We'd love some input on a title or two: Thirty Years War (got RIPPED by one WAM participant, saying the rules are IMPOSSIBLE to understand) and World War II Barbarossa to Berlin (Again, really mixed reviews. Own it, just haven't played it because it seemed to have problems as soon as it came out). Any input? I think we're good on the rest, but I'll update if there are other titles we're missing out on. This ep will have: a review of Twilight Struggle (at least my review, maybe a joint review by both Scott and me), a wargaming news segment, the first installment of our "Brick and Mortar Spotlight," a segment where we do a virtual "walk-through" of a wargaming store (This ep it will be the Complete Strategist in Falls Church, VA), discussion of the characteristics of Card-Driven Wargames, recap of WAM, particularly our experiences, and discussion and introduction of particular Card Driven games and their appearance at WAM. I think that will do us! Ep 3 will be the gateway games ep. Ep 4 will (tentatively at this point) be either "All About Rise and Fall" or a discussion of online wargaming (whichever ep. we go with, we plan on having our first guest!)
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

We are very interested in receiving feedback and topics of interest from our listeners. Please feel free to e-mail us at: Point2Pointpodcast@gmail.com
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

Hi, all, In the above post, I mentioned a "weekly" feature. That was a mistake. Point 2 Point, at this time, will be a monthly podcast. Our next recording session will be Feb. 19. Jason and Scott
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Our first show! Scott and Jason discuss why they're podcasting, and how their hobby of wargaming differs from other boardgaming hobbies. Scott and Jason discuss their personal likes in games, define wargames, introduce the Boardgame Players Association, and introduce a weekly feature, the Gamer Rules.
Direct download: Point_2_Point_Episode_1_1-20-2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:26am EDT