D6G Episode 22: TempleCon Founder Grant Garvin Interview & Press Ganger Interview

In Episode 22 we interview Grant Garvin.  Grant is the main man behind TempleCon, one of the largest gaming convensions in the North East.  Grant shares how he got started with Templecon, and some of the lessons learned.  As well as what to look forward to in TempleCon 2009.

Later we chat with Andrew "Hacksaw76" Hartland.  Andrew is a Privateer Press Pressganger and drops some details on the extensive Warmachine and Hordes events that will be run at TempleCon 2009.

All that and our usual 'not too horrible' humor, with features such as:

- When Wives Attack
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- Contests
- & More

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

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Links Mentioned this episode:

TempleCon: Link

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode22.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT
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The 12 Challenges of Gaming

By popular demand, the not too horrible hit The 12 Challenges of Gaming is now available as it's own MP3 download. 

Pop it into your holiday playlist and/or share it with your friends.  If you have your own podcast, feel free to play the MP3 if you'd like, just be sure to leave in the D6G credits at the begining and end.

Keep an eye out for the video version coming soon.

Direct download: The12ChallengesOfGaming.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT
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D6G Episode 21: Dark Heresy Interview, Must Own Games, Holiday Surprises

In Episode 21 we interview Ross Watson, senior RPG Developer at Fantasy Flight Games and the man responsible for the future of the Warhammer 40,000 roleplaying game "Dark Heresy".  Ross talks about his position at FFG and what the future holds for the game.

In response to listener requests, the D6G team list what they consider "must own games" for any gamer.  Get an idea of what Raef, Russ, and Craig's favorites are, as well as gift ideas for the holiday season.

This epsiode also features the world premier of the D6 Generation's first "Not Too Horrible" hit single.  Of course, we're using the term 'hit single' very loosely.

All that and our usual 'not too horrible' humor, with features such as:

- When Wives Attack
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- Contests
- Words from Wales
- & More

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

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Links Mentioned this episode:

FFG Dark Heresy Scenario Contest: Link

Fantasy Flight Game's Android: Link

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Owen's Website: www.OwenStaton.com

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode21.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT
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Since mentioning our adventures in “Uncharted Seas” by Spartan Games we’ve received MANY requests for photos of our models.  Craig Gallant has answered the call on his blog showing off his amazing terrain and his two fleets: Dragon Lords and Iron Dwarves.

 

Check out the pictures over at Craig’s Blog.

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About The Hosts...  
Category:Host Bios -- posted at: 9:02am EDT

D6G Episode 20: Gaming Rigs, Magazines, and Uncharted Seas Detailed Review

In Episode 20 Raef and Russ chat with the owner of Doghouse Systems about their PC's, and about what they look for in a gaming PC.

Later, the team discusses what makes a hobby gaming magazine worth buying.

This episode's largest segment is dedicated to Uncharted Seas, the new hobby war game about fantasy combat on the high seas by Spartan Games.

All that and our usual 'not too horrible' humor, with features such as:

- When Wives Attack
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- & More

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

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PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode20.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

We're in the News

An article about The D6 Generation appeared in the November 16th, 2008 edition of the Manchester Union leader.  The full version was a half page spread including a full color photo.

To read the online version of the article, click here.

Category:News -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

D6G Episode 19: Monsterpocalypse Captions & A Touch of Evil detailed review

In Episode 19 we feature listener participation as we review the voice mail entries for the Monsterpocalypse "Picture Capture Contest."  Join in the fun and listen to some of these funny and creative entries.

The second half of the show is dedicated to a detailed review of Flying Frog Production's game "A Touch of Evil".  Find out if this spooky themed game will strike your fancy.

All that and our usual 'not too horrible' humor, with features such as:

- When Wives Attack
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- Contests
- & More

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

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Links Mentioned this episode:

Dakka D6G Articles: Link

Owen's Website: www.OwenStaton.com

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode19.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:24am EDT

Category:Playing -- posted at: 4:29am EDT

Bio: Craig Gallant

On my twelfth birthday my grandparents bought me a red box with a dragon on it that they thought I would enjoy because I had such a vivid imagination. It was, of course, the Basic D&D box, and so my gaming life began. None of my friends had ever heard of the game, however, and so many of my early friendships were formed as we discovered the joys of Monte Haul adventures and mass monster killing.

For years off and on I played D&D and painted models for myself and the others in my various gaming groups. I still have my first set of Ral Partha miniatures . . . and I’d like to say, hey, at least I improved. I mean, I was only 12.

In high school, in addition to playing the occasional D&D game, I also discovered the Milton Bradley Gamemaster series of board games with a group of reprobates that make up the core of my group of friends to this day. Things like Conquest of the Empire, Fortress America, and of course, Axis and Allies gave us something to play around with while we discussed philosophy, politics, and religion.

Clarification: Philosophy: “Do you think frozen pizzas are round to symbolize the circular nature of reality and how all things are interconnected?” “Shut up and take off your city. I just killed you with my catapults.” Politics: “Where would we hide, do you think, if the Russians and Cubans invaded and shot up our high school during Mr. Veril’s history class?” “Shut up and take away your partisans, the jets just took you out.” And Religion: “Do you think God looks down on us like we’re looking down on these pieces, moving us around with no regard to our free will?” “Shut up and move, will you? Or are you planning on just sitting on fortified Australia and keeping us up until dawn?”

Through a strange mix of events and coincidences I ended up attending Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont, and the second club I joined, after the theatre group, was NUTS, or the Norwich University Tactics Society. As a small boy Ihad seen historical wargamers setting up massive tables with beautiful terrain for huge WWII tank battles a few times in a local mall. I’d never thought of playing myself, but I was very intrigued. NUTS was mainly playing Johnny Reb when I first joined, and I played a few games and was hooked. Just as I got interested, however, NUTS transferred its focus from historicals to Games Workshop’s fairly new games, Rogue Trader:

Warhammer 40,000 and Space Marine (Epic).

I LOVED it! I had always been a huge fan of SciFi and Fantasy, reading voraciously to the point that I would forego lunch at school so I could secretly save up my money to buy books (many of which are still with me, gracing the shelves of McNerdigan’s Pub in the basement). I didn’t collect an army for myself right off, but I played a bunch with club-members’ models. I knew that I wanted my friends back home to play these games with me, but to introduce them to 40K would have been overwhelming. So I started to collect the models for multiple armies for Epic, and that summer I introduced Games Workshop to Russ and my other friends.

Soon, though, Epic gave way to full on 40K up at Norwich, and in one academic year I built a Space Marine army, Imperial Guard, Squats, and Tyranids. My painting was getting better and better but was still . . . not great.

Grad School at FSU for Theatre Production and Research was a dry spell for gaming . . .although anything but for a lot of other, more colorful elements of my life. I continued to read non-stop (not easy with a grad-school reading load on top), and frequented a game store I stumbled upon wistfully, although all I bought the entire time I was down there was one MechWarrior starter box.

When I returned to the North East after my sojourn through the South and Theatre, I fell right back in with my friends and we delved back into 40K, and then Necromunda, and then Warhammer Fantasy, and then Mordheim. Somewhere in there the store DakkaDakka, the brain child of Russ and his brother John was born, and I helped make a bunch of their tables, discovering my deep love of terrain making. At the same time my painting had greatly improved, culminating in a bronze Golden Daemon for my original Space Marine Chapter the Divine Wind.

And since then things have just gotten crazy. Dakka closed under the growing pressure of child-rearing, and we became gaming nomads in the deserts of New Hampshire, and we ended up playing whatever the local games of note were. We discovered and discarded (all but) Babylon 5 and Flames of War. Everyone but me eventually jumped into Warmachine, and then that’s all anyone played for awhile. I jumped in so I could play games with my friends. I worked for Games Workshop for about a year, was offered a position as a regional manager, but regretfully said no because I didn’t want to leave my home.

It was at this point that we rediscovered ‘Hobby Game’ board games, and we never looked back. Regular game nights with friends introduced these games to my wife, Karen, and now she loves (some) of them as well.

Gaming, painting, and modeling have made hard times bearable and good times great for years now. My circle of friends has grown through games more than through any other avenue. And since the podcast began in 2008, my ‘gaming group’ has expanded beyond my wildest dreams to include folks from all around the world that I speak with regularly.  From ‘normal’ gamers like me right through to dozens of the ‘lucky ones’ who have found a life in the gaming industry.

Games . . . yeah, they’re ok.

Category:Host Bios -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

D6G Episode 18: Serenity RPG reviewed & interview with designer

In Episode 18 the D6G crew puts on their brown coats and discuss the Serenity RPG in detail, after giving an overview of the concept of Role Playing Games for folks who've never had the pleasure of trying them.

But that's not all.  We also get to interview Jamie Chambers, of Margaret Weis Productions (yes, the Margaret Weis from Dragonlance).  Jamie designed the Serenity RPG, and developed their upcoming Cortex game system, the same system used for their Battlestar Galactica RPG.  We have a nice long chat with Jamie about how he got involed in the industry, what it's like to design these games, and what future products are coming out.

All that and our usual 'not too horrible' humor, with features such as:

- When Wives Attack
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- Contests
- & More

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

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Links Mentioned this episode:

Craig's Serenity Campaign Summary: Part I, Part II

Owen's Website: www.OwenStaton.com

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode18.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

Here are the rules for the Paintedfigs.com contest.   Listen to the show to here what the current prize Paintedfigs.com is giving away.  Oh yes, it's a great one!

What We're Giving Away

New, excellently painted minis from the world's leading fantasy painting service, with three years experience and 20 full time staff. These will be custom painted and assembled to your needs. (Listen to the D6 Generation to hear what the current prize is! - Russ)


Eligibility

To be eligible, a D6Gen listener needs to send an email to D6Generation@paintedfigs.com .  We will use your email to contact you once a month regarding news and offers at paintedfigs.com. We won't spam you, and you can opt out with a single, painless, click.


As long as you are our email list, you will be automatically considered for all our giveaways on the show.


Unsubscribing

We currently use Constant Contact, where unsubscribing is a single, painless click. Please be aware that once an address is unsubscribed, Constant Contact will not allow it to be added back, so you won't be able to rejoin for later giveaways!

Category:Contests -- posted at: 9:16am EDT

Bio: Russ Wakelin

One of the challenges of being brought up in a military family is that you have to get used to moving a lot.  This leads to two things: 1) You tend to become very close with your family and need to find ways to have fun with each other and 2) You need to figure out ways to make friends quickly.

The first issue was overcome in our family with games.  We had family game nights frequently with a wide variety of classic family games (Chess, Backgammon, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Risk, etc.) and some less common but very fun games. (Yacht Race, Carrier Strike, Chopper Strike, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Game)


The second issue was overcome with the help of the first.  John (my brother) and I soon discovered that we could make many new friends quickly by either getting involved with gaming groups, or starting one if it didn't already exist.   Of course these gaming groups evolved beyond family games into some of the meatier types of games such as RPG's (D&D,
Traveler, Star Frontiers) and war games (Axis and Allies, Shogun, Fortress America, Broadsides and Boarding Parties, Starfleet Battles, Battletech, etc.)


Thus, gaming became a fundamental tool that my brother and I have always used,
not only to entertain ourselves and our families, but also to meet new people, make new lifelong friends, and share thoughts and ideas with likeminded folks around the world.   We were fortunate enough to discover this when we were young as we literally moved around the world with our family.

Despite the early lesson, I am still amazed at how gaming can so easily bring people together from different geographies and cultures.  This was reinforced for me when I started the DakkaDakka.com website in the late 90's.  This little website designed to let local players keep track of league scores and show off their army pictures to each other was attracting visitors from around the world.   The site was so popular that it eventually led to a family run game store with a focus on providing a place to socialize and play.  The whole adventure with the Dakka Dakka website and store led to a many great friendships that I cherish to this day. 

Eventually it was time to have a family and my priorities shifted.  Nicole (my wife), John, and I decided it was time to sell the store, and eventually I sold the website as well.  But my love for games has never dwindled, especially now that my daughters are becoming old enough to begin to discover the wonder of games.   It also turned out to be difficult for me to stop sharing my love of gaming with others, which is one of the reasons that The D6 Generation was born.

Today I enjoy the challenge of balancing my family life, job, and gaming.  The D6 Generation allows me to share how I go about that balancing act with others, but more importantly, it keeps me in touch with one of my favorite lessons of childhood: Gaming brings people together from around the world. 

 

Thanks for listening & happy gaming,

Russ Wakelin

Category:Host Bios -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Troy intvited me in on This Week in Wargaming's round table discussion about Warhammer Online and Space Marines.

You can check out the episode here by clicking here.

Category:News -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

D6G Episode 17: Monsterpocalypse detailed Review and Raef's Round Table

In Episode 17* the D6G crew dives in deep with Monsterpocalypse, covering the game with a detailed review.   After that we have another "Raef's Round Table" with topics ranging from Raef finally playing Warhammer Online, Space Marines, and Craig's Halloween game ideas.

All that and our usual 'not too horrible' humor, with features such as:

- When Wives Attack
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- Contests
- & More

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

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*Now with more Welshmen.  Owen's website: www.OwenStaton.com
Direct download: D6GEpisode17.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

Bio: Raef Granger

[Note: Raef was a founding host of the D6 Generation but has since moved on from the show.  He still contributes via The Hollywood Minute segment and occasional guest spots in the third chair.]​


I was instantly hooked into miniature wargaming when, as a 12 year old boy, my family took my brother and meto Gettysburg, PA.  While there we were in a store, and I saw a 3D terraintable with Confederate and Union Soldiers displayed on the board.  I thought it was yet another diorama, but nooooo the shopkeep assured me it was in fact, wait for it, a miniature game.   I was instantly hooked, although did not play my first miniature game until I met Craig and Russ and the gang in 1995ish.  The game was 40k.  Of course, having grown up on RPG's and Computer games goes without saying all the way back the Nintendo systems and D&D.  And of course comics became a love of mine at the same time as D&D.  Having collected all of the original Todd McFarlane comics, just 'cause I was a kid reading comics, is a proud achievement of mine.

Now I try to insulate myself from the powerful mind force that Russ both consciously and unconsciously projects into my brain in regards to different games.  I love collecting, modeling,
painting and playing.  I often say that for these reason, miniature wargaming is the perfect hobby for me.  It lets me collect when I am in that mood, it lets me play and socialize when I am in that mood, and it lets me read and create when I am in that mood.  Perfect! 

I am new to the MMO scene having started with LOTRO (Lord of the Rings Online), gravitated to WoW, and now am enjoying the freedom of WAR. (Warhammer Online).  For the first time in my life, I will actually be playing PC games on a gaming Rig (DogHouse Systems).  I also enjoy my xbox 360 and enjoy the stealth action adventure game
s the best, think Bioshock and Thief, and Splinter Cell before it went weird.

I am
generally a happy person who views the world as the glass is half full, and enjoy the different roles I have in life as: Friend, Lawyer, Husband, Father, Gamer, and Podcast Host.

Category:Host Bios -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

D6G Episode 16: Monsterpocalypse designer interview & Warhammer Online In Episode 16 the D6G crew gets to interview one of Privateer Press's game designers, Erik Yaple.  Erik tells us about what he does at Privateer along with his efforts on Monsterpocalypse.

But first, Raef and Russ discuss the hot new MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.  What makes the MMO set in Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy setting different?  Is it worth a look?

All that and our usual 'not too horrible' humor, with features such as:

- When Wives Attack
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- Contests
- & More

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

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Direct download: D6GEpisode16.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

D6G Episode 15: Interview with designer and in depth review of Battlestar Galatica Board game In Episode 15 the D6G crew dives into Battlestar Galactica.  First we interview Corey Konieczka, the game's designer.  Corey gives us insight into what it's like to work at Fantasy Flight games as well as details on some of his other projects such as Tide of Iron and Starcraft the board game.  [We're happy to report there are no audio issues with this interview]


Later we do an in depth review of the Battlestar Galatica board game to give you insight into the mechanics of this co-op game.

All that and our usual 'not too horrible' humor, with features such as:

- When Wives Attack
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- Contests
- & More

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

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Links Mentioned:

Raef's Book

Fight Breast Cancer Charity Event


Direct download: D6GEpisode15.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

Craig appears on Podhammer.net Craig joins Jeff Carroll on Episode 29 of Podhammer to discuss fun quick games one might play after a long day of tourney combat.

Give it a listen here:

Podhammer Episode 29


Category:News -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

D6G Episode 14: Gen Con 08 in Detail, In depth interview with Matt Wilson In Episode 14 the D6G team gets into the details of Gen Con Indy 2008. We delve into the nature of the con with questions like "Which vendors had the strongest presence?" and "Were certain types of games on the rise or decline?"

But the best part of this super long episode, we think, is the extensive (over an hour) interview with Matt Wilson, the man behind Privateer Press. We feel this is a must listen for all gamers, regardless of game system, as Matt goes through his history in the game industry, and how he went from game idea to game production, and all the bumps in the middle.

All that and our usual 'not too horrible' humor, with features such as:

- When Wives Attack
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- New Contests
- & More

It's the final weeks to enter the PaintedFigs.com contest. Click Here to see photos of the models.

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

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Direct download: D6GEpisode14.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

D6G Bonus Episode: Gen Con 08, Initial Impressions

This special bonus Episode was put togeather by Hollywood and Craig and covers their initial impressions from Gen Con '08.  We'll be diving into full detail of some of the games and events in future episodes, but we just wanted to give you a quick teaser while you were waiting for episode 14.

Here's some of the highlights in this bonus Episode:

  1. Quick Run down of Gen Con Indy '08
  2. Games Played
    1. Battlestar Galactica
    2. Cutthroat Caverns
    3. Monsterpocolypse
    4. Agricola
    5. & much more
  3. Interview with the creator of "The Ultimate Gaming Table"
  4. Interview with Andrew about "Eyriss Story"

 

Direct download: D6GBonusEpisodeGC08.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

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Leave me voicemail

A great way to get yourself heard on the show is via voice mail.  You can leave us voice mail via phone at our US number 1-339-368-6051.  Or you can give us a free Skype call from anywhere in the world via our Skype name: the.d6.generation
 

Email
Our E-mail is info@TheD6Generation.com.  If you send it there all three of us will get the e-mail.

If you'd like to enter one of our contests, please use the contest email: contest@TheD6Generation.com

If you want to send an e-mail to a particular D6G team member you can use the following:

Craig@TheD6Generation.com

Russ@TheD6Generation.com

Hollywood@TheD6Generation.com

TotalFanGirl@TheD6Generation.com

We look forward to hearing from you,

The D6G Team

 

 

Category:About Us -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT

D6G Episode 13: Battlelore, Hordes, & Civ Rev

In Episode 13 we give an in depth review of the Days of Wonder board game Battlelore.  We also dive into Privateer Press's miniature war game Hordes. 

Plus our usual antics including:

- When Wives Attack
- Off the Table (Civilization Revolution)
- The Hollywood Minute
- & More

We also discuss the contest rules to win pre-painted Hordes models by PaintedFigs.com. Click Here to see photos of the models.

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

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Direct download: D6GEpisode13.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 8:02am EDT

D6G Episode 12: Carcassone, What makes a good board game, Raef's Round Table

In Episode 12 we give an indepth review of Carcassone, cover our thoughts on what we look for in a board game, and introduce "Raef's Round Table".  Plus other segments including:

- Achievements in Gaming
- When Wives Attack
- The Hollywood Minute
- & More

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

Links mentioned in the show:

www.agent-oharah.deviantart.com

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Direct download: D6GEpisode12.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 9:00am EDT


D6G Incoming is a 'bonus' segment of the D6 Generation that features us responding to listener feedback and any bonus interviews we picked up on the road.

In this episode we respond to feedback for our shows 6-10, and feature interviews with folks we met at the Warmachine/Hordes New England team tourney held at Danger Planet Games.
Direct download: D6GIncoming2.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The Winning 'Mystery of the Abbey' Entry

In Episode 10 the D6G team offered up the Days of Wonder game "Mystery of the Abbey" to a listener who could correctly answer our D6G trivia challenge.  We also stated that there would be bonus points for creativity.

We received some great entries, but none more thorough and creative then Nils' entry.  Nice job Nils, you're D6G autographed copy of the game is on its way.  And yes, having us sign it probably has devalued the product.   ;-)

We just had to share Nils entry with everyone.  He answered in the form of another quiz... with even more trivia and bonus questions!

 

The Quiz

1) In what episode does Raef get his nickname & who gives it to him?

Match 1 from each column

A) "Hollywood"          1) Unattributed in Episode 8
B) "Bollywood"          2) Craig in Episode 5
C) "Random Raef"     3) Raef himself in Episode 1
D) "HD"                    4) Raef's Dublin Fan Club in Episode 6 (but it was not fully attributed to Brian Alan until Incoming 1: Mailbag)
E) "Holly"                  5) Raef himself in Episode 5

Extra Credit: Even though Raef seems to have as many different nicknames as the Warhammer Gods of Chaos, which is the one most commonly used, & what is the reason behind it?

Super Extra Credit: What nicknames have been suggested for Russ & Craig (excluding Rapid Fire)?

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2) In what episode is Russ called "Rusty Bo Busty Not Crusty"?

Single Choice

A) Episode 1 by Geekly McNerdigan
B) Episode 3 by Jeff of Podhammer
C) Episode 7 by Raef in Rapid Fire
D) Episode 9 by John Yakface of DakkaDakka
E) A & C

Extra Credit: Who does Russ keep locked in his basement in order to serve the d6 hosts tea & cook them food?

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3) Give us 1 word that we have invented on the d6 Generation.

Multiple Choice

__ Tacticalness
__ Neanderthrall
__ Andy Rooneyish
__ Yesteryore
__ Easability
__ Dwaddle

__ Infinateness

Extra Credit: What do all the correct invented words have in common?

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4) What was the scientific animal name Geekly McNerdigan butchered in the
intro of Rapid Fire Episode 9?

Single Choice

a) Boss Hawg
b) Bos Grunniens
c) Boss Mob

Extra Credit: Explain the significance of the animal to the episode & give the other scientific name for it.

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5) How many Monty Python references were NOT made in Episode 7?

1) 25
2) African or European?
3) 5, no 3 Sir!

Extra Credit: List all the possible references to Monty Python in Episode 7.

Stupid Extra Credit: List the Monty Python references in all the other d6 episodes.

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Answers

1) In what episode does Raef get his nickname & who gives it to him?

A3) "Hollywood" by Raef in Episode 1
B4) "Bollywood" by Brian Alan in Episode 6/Incoming 1, because "he has all the glitz & glam, but in the end you rather feel let down by the whole thing"
C1) "Random Raef" unattributed in Episode 8
D5) "HD" by Raef himself in Episode 5
E2) "Holly" by Craig in Episode 5

Extra Credit: Even though Raef seems to have as many different nicknames as the Warhammer Chaos Gods, which is the one most commonly used, & what is the reason behind it?
"Hollywood".  He gave it to himself because he's bitter he never got one as a kid.

Super Extra Credit: What nicknames have been used for Russ & Craig (excluding Rapid Fire)?
Craig "Boise" Gallant , from intro of Episode 1 & Russ "Redtooth", "Kid Rock", or "DakkaMouse" Wakelin.

 

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2) In what episode is Russ called "Rusty Bo Busty Not Crusty"?

E) A & C (Episode 1 by Geekly McNerdigan & Episode 7 by Raef)

Extra Credit: The Disney Princesses, & in particular, Princess Ariel

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3) Give us 1 word that we have invented on the d6 Generation.

Correct
Easability: Episode 1b 7:37 by Raef
Tacticalness: Episode 4b 15:20 by Raef
Yesteryore: Episode 6 45:54 by Raef
Infinateness: Episode 8 1:20:08 by Raef

Incorrect
Andy Rooneyish: Episode 2 1:10:11, incorrect because it was invented by Michael Jordal, a d6 fan, not by the d6 hosts

Probably incorrect because they're hopefully mispronounciations instead of a new word
Dwaddle: Episode 8 1:13:05  by Russ
Neanderthrall: Episode 9 24:01 by Russ

Extra Credit: What do all the correct invented words have in common?
Assuming the mispronouciations are just that, all invented words have been created by Raef.

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4) What was the scientific animal name Geekly McNerdigan butchered in the intro of Rapid Fire Episode 9?

b) Bos Grunniens

Extra Credit: Explain the significance of the scientific animal & give the other scientific name for it.
Bos Grunniens is one of the scientific name for the Yak, in honor of John "Yakface" who was a guest in Episode 9.  The other name, Poephagus grunniens, is newer, but not universally accepted. 

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5) How many Monty Python references were NOT made in Episode 7?

3) 5, no 3 Sir!

Extra Credit: List all the possible references to Monty Python in Episode 7
 
Episode Intro
Possibly the episode intro message from Russ saying the movie would not be referenced, but then said it does, is somewhat similar to the title cards of the Holy Grail movie.
Holy Grail theme music
 
Achievements in Gaming
Possibly the reference to Knights fleeing
 
Shadows Over Camelot review
"yeah!"
"They're only models"
"Bring out your dead"
"Far too perilous"
 
Did You Ever Notice segment
Whole discussion of movie
"Bring out your dead"
"Strange women lying about in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government"
"... odd on 5, or should I say 3 levels."
"I'm not dead yet"
"Run away! Run away!"
"It's only a model"
"African or European?"
"I got better"
"What if we built a big wood badger?"
"yeah"
"I'm not dead yet.  I'm feeling better. I'm feel happy"
"I don't want to talk to you no more.  You empty headed animal food trough wiper.  I fart in your general direction.  Your mother was a hamster & your father smelt of elderberries."
"Go & boil your bottoms you son of a silly person."
"Wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more"
"African swallows are non-migratory"
"The best foundation for a castle in a swamp is 2 other castles that already sank into the swamp & a 3rd that burned down, fell over & then sank."
Closing of segment with Old man from Scene 24
 
 
Stupid Extra Credit: List the Monty Pytyon references in all the other d6 episodes.
Forget you, my ears are bleeding enough already (but I did notice at least 2).
 
 
Category:Contests -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

D6G Episode 11: Warmachine/Hordes Team Tourney Report, Mulling Mechanics, & more

In Episode 11 we discuss our adventures at the New England Warmachine & Hordes team tournament held at Danger Planet games in Waltham, MA.  Quite a few other segments this episode:

- Mulling Mechanics: Tournaments
- When Wives Attack
- Off the Table
- The Hollywood Minute
- & More

Pictures taken at Tourney: Click Here

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

Advertisers this episode:

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www.TerranScapes.com

www.TableTopBattlefield.com

 

Direct download: Episode11.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

Photos

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Painting Samples from the D6G Team

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Category:Pictures -- posted at: 2:59am EDT

D6G Episode 10: Mystery of the Abbey, Wings of War, & Painting Tips

In Episode 10 we plunge into the realm of "who dun it?" murder with  Mystery of the Abbey by Days of Wonder. We then take flight in WWII air combat with Wings of War: Dawn of War air combat.  And finally the D6G team reviews some of their favorite modeling and painting techniques.

All that plus our usual segments such as "Achievements in Gaming," "Rapid Fire", "What's In the News", and the rest of our 'not to horrible' humor.

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

Advertisers this episode:

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Direct download: D6GEpisode10.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Raef 'Hollywood' Granger appears in Episode 3 of  "This Week in Wargaming." This show has guests on from various podcasts to discuss the gaming industry.  The topic this time around is Privateer Press.


Check it out here:

This Week in Wargaming

Category:News -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

If not, just fast forward 5 minutes...

Every episode of The D6 Generation starts off with a segment we call Rapid Fire. This segment, a parody of the American news show "The McLaughlin Group," is a bit loud and meant to be humorous more than informative. 

While many of our listeners let us know they enjoy the segment immensely, some listeners, especially those for whom English is not a first language, may find it difficult to follow.

If you find the segment a bit too over the top for your taste rest assured that it is usually only 5 minutes or less.  Simply fast forward your MP3 player past the 5 minute mark and you'll shortly hear us rambling on about whatever the main show topics are in our normal voices...and giving each other a chance to finish our thoughts.

But we do recommend you try and tough it out should you be so bold.  Regular listeners now claim "it is an acquired taste well worth acquiring."

Thanks for listening & Happy Gaming,

The D6G "not too horrible" Team

 

Category:About Us -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

D6G Episode 9: WH40k 5th Edition detailed review & Yak'n with Yakface

The D6G Warhammer 40K 5th edition mega-episode!

Preview copies of Warhammer 40,000 5th edition rule books have hit friendly local gaming stores and the D6G team managed to not only read through the book a few times but also play a couple of 5th edition games.

To help us with our detailed review special guest Jon 'Yakface' Regul joins us from www.DakkaDakka.com to help give detailed insight into the changes from 4th to 5th edition.  We also get to 'Yak with Yakface' about what it's like to write a massive FAQ such as the 40k Adepticon FAQ and what is on the horizon for Dakka Dakka.

All that plus our usual dose of 'not to horrible' humor makes this our longest episode yet.  So break out your paints because you'll probably finish a squad before this episode is done.

If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

We'll also be posting some details about the army lists we played in that thread as well.
 

Direct download: D6GEpisode9.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 8:43am EDT

A new podcast has started, "This Week in Wargaming." This show has guests on from various podcasts to discuss the gaming industry.

The D6G team was invited to participate from time to time, and Hollywood managed to make it onto episode 2.

Check it out here:

This Week in Wargaming

Category:News -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

D6G Episode 8: D&D4 and Organized Play

In episode 8 the D6G team discuss their preview session of Dungeons and Dragons 4.0 in great detail.  We also cover the common Organized Play methods players use to get folks together for war gaming.

Plus the usual dose of 'not too horrible' humor.

To discuss this episode in our forum thread click here

Or let us know what you think by sending e-mail to info@TheD6Generation.com.

Direct download: D6GEpisode8.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

A new podcast has started, "This Week in Wargaming." This show has guests on from various podcasts to discuss the gaming industry.

The D6G team was invited to participate from time to time, and I managed to make it onto episode 1.

Check it out here:

This Week in Wargaming

Category:News -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

D6G Episode 7: Shadows Over Camelot detailed review, Mulling Gaming Mechanics

Episode 7 has has a detailed review of the Days of Wonder co-op board game "Shadows Over Camelot."

We also introduce a new segment "Mulling Mechanics" in which we compare and contrast the different miniature war games' approach to common game tasks.

To discuss this episode in our forum thread click here.

Or let us know what you think by sending e-mail to TheD6Generation@gmail.com.

Direct download: D6GEpisode7.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT


D6G Incoming is a 'bonus' segment of the D6 Generation that just features us responding to listener feedback.  

In this episode we respond to feedback for our shows through Episode 6.

Direct download: D6GIncoming1.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 1:27am EDT

D6G Episode 6: Achievements in Italy, Warmachine Overview part 2

In addition to our attempts at humor, Episode 6 has extended Achievements in Gaming as Craig reports from Italy. We also finish our in depth overview of Warmachine that we started in Episode 5. This time we dive into the mechanics of the game.

To discuss this episode in our forum thread click here.

Or let us know what you think by sending e-mail to TheD6Generation@gmail.com.

Direct download: D6GEpisode6.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

D6G Episode 5: Warmachine Overview Pt 1, Dark Heresy 40k RPG detailed Review

In addition to our usual 'attempts at humor' Episode 5 features part 1 of our two part Warmachine Overview and a detailed review of Dark Heresy, the Warhammer 40,000 RPG.

To discuss this episode in our forum thread click here.

Or let us know what you think by sending e-mail to TheD6Generation@gmail.com.

Direct download: D6GEpisode5.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT

D6G Episode 4b: News, LoTR, Warmachine Models Eye View Battle Report, & D'ya Ever notice?

Episode 4b covers news, Hollywood's Pie loving LoTR special, an Off the Table movie review, a Warmachine vs Hordes Model's Eye View battle report, and D'ya ever notice.

To discuss this episode in our forum thread click here. Or let us know what you think by sending e-mail to TheD6Generation@gmail.com.

Direct download: D6GEpisode4b.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT

D6G Episode 4a: Achievements in Gaming, Descent: Road to Legend detailed game review

In addition to our usual Rapid Fire and Achievements in gaming segments, Episode 4a has in depth analysis of Fantasy Flight Games new expansion: Descent: A Road to Legend.


Links mentioned in this episode:


Hollywood's Khador Army
Russ's Grissel Bloodsong



To discuss this episode in our forum thread click here.

Or let us know what you think by sending e-mail to TheD6Generation@gmail.com.

Direct download: D6GEpisode4a.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 4:15am EDT

D6G Episode 3: Warhammer Fantasy Battles detailed analysis

Jeff from Podhammer.net joins the D6G team in a super sized episode to discuss Warhammer Fantasy Battles and how it ties in to our analysis in Episode 1.

Be sure to check out Podhammer.net, the premier podcast about WHFB:



Podhammer



To discuss this episode in our forum thread click here.

Or let us know what you think by sending e-mail to TheD6Generation@gmail.com.

Direct download: D6GEpisode3.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

D6G Episode 2: Goodbye Gary, Tannhäuser Review, & Off the Table

In addition to our usual poor attempts at humor, in Episode 2 we say goodbye to Gary Gygax, give an indepth review of Tannhäuser, and go Off the table with a couple vid-game reviews that war gamers might enjoy.

To discuss this episodes in our forum thread click here.

Or let us know what you think by sending e-mail to TheD6Generation@gmail.com.

Direct download: D6GEpisode2.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

D6G Episode 1b: News, GW vs PP, D'ya ever notice?

Episode 1b continues where 1a left off. The bulk of the episode is a round table discussion about GW vs Privateer Press.

To discuss this episodes in our forum thread click here.

Or let us know what you think by sending e-mail to TheD6Generation@gmail.com.

Direct download: d6g_ep_1b.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

D6G Episode 1a: Rapid Fire, Intro, & TempleCon

Intro to the D6 Generation team and our adventures at TempleCon. Continued in episode 1b is our discussion of GW vs Privateer Press.

Warning: The first 3 minutes of this podcast will be a poor attempt at satire. Listeners who are pregnenant, nursing, have a heart condition, have back problems, or no sense of humor should fast forward to the 4 mintue mark in this episode. Should you attempt to listen to the intro, we can only wish you Godspeed.

Direct download: Episode1a.mp3
Category:Older Episodes -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT


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