D6G Ep 46: Flames of War Review Pt 2, Firestorm: Armada Detailed Review, Jennifer Rardin Interview

Really big show this time around.  First we finish our review of the World War II miniature war game "Flames of War" by Battlefront miniatures.

Next, Total Fan Girl chats with Jennifer Rardin, author of the Jaz Parks series of urban fantasy novels.

Finally, the D6G team tackles a detailed review of Firestorm: Armada, the new space combat miniature war game from Spartan Games.

 

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

- The Hollywood Minute
- Rapid Fire
- What's in the News
- & More

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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

Looking for Gamers in Westchester, NY: danthesinger@aol.com


 ==Quick Reference==

The News:  38 min

Flames of War Review Pt 2: 47 min

Hollywood Minute: 1hr 48 min

Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 58 min

Firestorm: Armada review: 2h 23 m

 


 

Discussed in the show:

Raef's Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEp46.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT
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D6G Ep 45: Interview with Battlefront & Flames of War review pt 1

Flames of War!  Listeners have been asking us to give our thoughts on this World War II miniatures combat game since episode 2 and we've finally done it.

Up first is an interview with Joe Krone of Battlefront miniatures. Joe gives us some insight into the company behind the game.

Later we dive in and look at what makes the game Flames of War tick in part one of our detailed review.

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

- The Hollywood Minute
- Rapid Fire
- What's in the News
- Total Fan Girl
- & More

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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

Looking for Gamers in Westchester, NY: danthesinger@aol.com


 ==Quick Reference==

The News:  46 min

Battlefront Interview: 55 min

Hollywood Minute: 1hr 51 min

Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 58 min

The Score: 2 hr 12 min

Flames of War Review pt 1: 2 hr 20 min

 


 

Discussed in the show:

Raef's Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEp45.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT
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D6G Black Library Contest

Games Workshop's Black Library sent us a box load of books to give away.  Just check out this photo, each pile is 3 books deep!

Every other week, we're giving away 3 books to one listener who can 'find the phrase'.  For more details, listen to the show.

Round 3:
"While my guards may sleep and my ships lie at anchor, my foes know full well that the big guns never tire."

First 6 correct responses:

1: Justin Lance
2: Triple Diamonds
3: Mark Dieter
4: Marko Doornbos
5: Allen Stucker
6: Derrick Fain (Moogs)

Listen for the results in Ep 45.

Round 2:
"Through the gates that stand between the mortal world and the immortal Realm of Chaos are now closed to me, still I would rather die having glimpsed eternity than never to have stirred the cold furrow of mortal life.
I embrace death without regret as I embraced life without fear."

First 6 correct responses:

1) Andres Solano
2) Mike Whitman
3) Jack McQueston
4) Derrick Fain
5) Justin Lance
6) Evan Miracle

The fickle die picked Mike Whitman.

Round 1:
"Victory needs no explanation, defeat allows none."

Only 3 people found the round 1 phrase in time:

1) Ryan Taylor

2) David Farr

3) Mike Whitman

The lucky D6 roll, functioning as a D3 in Ep 43, made Ryan the winner!

Category:Contests -- posted at: 11:12am EDT
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D6G Ep 44: Year in Review & Carnage 2009

It's time for the 2009 year in review!!  Ok, well perhaps it is a bit early, but we thought since the holidays are upon us why not give the status on the games we talked about this year?  Along with some of our thoughts on the state of the industry.

But before that, Russ reports on his and Nicole's adventures at Carnage 2009 during Achievements in Gaming. 

And don't miss the special "Words from Wales" this episode... Owen brings us news of some of his adventures at the Alamo GT.

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

- The Hollywood Minute
- Rapid Fire
- What's in the News
- Words from Wales..er Texas
- & More

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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


 ==Quick Reference==

The News: 1hr 2 min

Year in Review part 1: 1 hr 7 min

Hollywood Minute: 2hr 17 min

Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 21 min

Words from Wales: 2 hr 33 min

Year in Review part 2: 2 hr 53 min

 


 

Discussed in the show:

Food Machine: Link

Raef's Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEp44.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT
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D6G Ep 43: Grind Detailed Review, Listener Feedback, & Interview with Privateer Press President

We've been boarded by pirates, er privateers! 

The D6G team tackles the new board game Grind from Privateer Press.  How exactly do massive steam jacks play sports?  Now we know.

But before that, we chat with friend of the show Norbert about his group's latest charity efforts.  And we finally get around to listening to our voice mail box with some listener feedback.

And don't miss our new regular segment, "Total Fan Girl."  Nicole chats with Sherry Yeary, the president of Privateer Press about her job, and what it's like to be the biggest pirate of the bunch.

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

- The Hollywood Minute
- Rapid Fire
- What's in the News
- & More

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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


 ==Quick Reference==

The News: 52 min

Interview with Norbert: 57 min

Hollywood Minute: 1hr 21 min

Listener Feedback: 1 hr 27 min

Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 4 min

Grind Review: 2 hr 26 min

 


 

Discussed in the show:

Food Machine: Link

Russ's Grind Quick Ref sheet:  Link

Raef's Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEp43.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT
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Blogging Bloggers who Blog

Several of the folks involved with the D6G Team have recently taken up blogging in their spare time.

If you'd like to see what they're blogging about, here is a handy list of links.

D6G Team

Craig's Blog: Link

Raef's Blog: Link

Russ's Blog: Link

Contributors 

Nicole's Blog: Link

Owen's Blog: Link

Ken's Blog: Link 

 

And don't forget our D6G Twitter and Facebook:

D6G Twitter: Link

D6G Facebook: Link

Category:News -- posted at: 11:00am EDT
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D6G Alert: SNAFU in Episode 42

Howdy D6G Fans,

We had a bit of a SNAFU in Episode 42 and originally forgot to include the Space Hulk results in the show! 

We've corrected this issue and uploaded a corrected version of Episode 42.  The new version was published late on Oct. 27th, 2009.

If you downloaded episode 42 on 10/28/2009 or later, you've got the corrected version of the epsiode.

If you downloaded the show on 10/27 or earlier, simply re-download the episode.  The correct Episode 42 should have a running time of 3:35 minutes.  The Space Hulk results are near the end of the show just after the 3 hr 6 min mark.

Sorry about all that folks. 

Thanks for listening,

The D6G Team

 

Direct download: D6GAlertSnafuEp27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT
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D6G Ep 42: PaintedFigs Interview & Detailed Review of Warhammer: Invasion

Episode 42: The answer show!  How do you run a figure painting business?  Who won our Space Hulk prize?  And just how does Warhammer Invasion work?

The D6G Team has a very interesting chat with Navin of PaintedFigs.com  We learn the challenges of running your own business in Sri Lanke.

Later Hollywood leads us through the mechanics and gameplay of Warhammer: Invasion.

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

- The Hollywood Minute
- Rapid Fire
- What's in the News
- When Wives Attack
- & More

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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


 ==Quick Reference==

The News: 1 hr 3 min

When Wives Attack: 1 hr 1 min

Hollywood Minute: 1hr 8 min

Painted Figs Interview: 1 hr 13 min

Warhammer Invasion: 2 hr 24 min


Discussed in the show:

Skirmish Campaigns Raef mentioned: Link

D&D Surface Proof of Concept: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEP42.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT
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D6G Reminder & New Segment

Just a quick audio reminder for subscribers that Ep. 42 has been delayed a week. Oh, and there's a little teaser in here about a segment change as well.

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GAnnouncementOct09.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT
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D6G Ep 41: Rush n Crush Detailed Review, Rogue Trader RPG Detailed Review, & Descent: Sea of Blood Interview

Rush 'n Crush, Rogue Trader RPG, and a Sea of Blood interview all in one show?  Yep!

First up the D6G team tackles the 'Speed Racer meets Formula D' board game Rush 'n Crush from Rackham and AEG to give you a detailed review from the machine guns to the mine layers and all the racing goodness in between.

Later the guys get into a deep review of the new Rogue Trader book from Fantasy Flight Games.  So what is so inovative about this new RPG anyway?

And be sure not to miss When Wives Attack this epsiode as Nicole talks to Sally Karkula from Fantasy Flight Games.  Sally is one of the folks working on the highly anticipated Descent: Sea of Blood expansion due out later this year. 

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

- The Score
- The Hollywood Minute
- Rapid Fire
- What's in the News
- & More

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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


 ==Quick Reference==

The News: 47 min

Hollywood Minute: 53 min

Rush 'n Crush: 58 min

When Wives Attack (Sea of Blood Interview): 1 hr 47 min

The Score: 2 hr 11 min

Rogue Trader: 2 hr 18 min


Discussed in the show:

Rush 'n Crush Quick Reference: Link

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEp41.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT
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D6G Ep 40: Space Hulk Detailed Review & Discussion with Retail Store Owner

Space Hulk, the classic game of sci-fi corridor crawling combat has returned in its third edition.  The D6G team take you inside the box and give you all the details of the re-done Games Workshop classic.

But first we sit down with Dan from Myriad Games to discuss game stores.  Just how does one become a store owner?  Is it a lot of work?  And how friendly and professional do you really have to be? 

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

- When Wives Attack
- The Hollywood Minute
- Rapid Fire
- What's in the News
- & More

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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


 ==Quick Reference==

The News with breaking Privateer Press info: 54 min

Hollywood Minute: 1hr 1min

Interview with Dan: 1hr 6 min

When Wives Attack: 1 hr 49 min

Space Hulk Review: 2 hr 7 min


Discussed in the show:

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEpisode40.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT
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Probability & The D6G Rating System

Special thanks to listener Bill Roberston who sent in the following details about our rating system and how the re-rolls really stack up.


 

No, I'm not a math nerd.  I was forced to take statistics in school,
and that included a healthy dose of probability.  The first part of
most probability courses covers the binomial distribution, which tells
you if you try something a bunch of times, what are the odds that 1
try will succeed, or 2 will succeed etc...

My little gamer mind immediately latched on to this, and only this,
part of the course!

For example, if I want to know the chance of a 3+ with a reroll.  I
first start with a google search for binomial calculator.  Next, plug
in 2 tries with a .67 success chance.  Calculate the result and ask it
to tell me the chance of getting 1 or more successes.

So out of curiosity, I used the web calculator to figure out all of
the d6 with a reroll values and ranked them together with the
single-roll odds.  This is the one I used.
http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~west/applets/binomialdemo.html

2++ = 97%
3++ = 89%
2+  = 83%
4++ = 75%
3+  = 67%
5++ = 56%
4+  = 50%
5+  = 34%
6++ = 31%
6+  = 17%

+ = w/o a reroll
++ = with a reroll

I don't use it very much, but its very handy when coming up with house
rules to see what the effect of multiple rolls would be.  Or, if I
feel like a baby, I use it to see how fast animosity will screw my Orc
army as it gets larger.

Cheers!

Category:News -- posted at: 11:09am EDT
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D6G Episode 39: Chaos in the Old World detailed review & GenCon Awards

Chaos in the Old World from Fantasy Flight games lets players take on the roles of the gods of chaos in Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy world.  The D6G crew wade through the blood, pus, magic, and debauchery to let you in on the details of the first new WHFB board game in over 10 years.

But before all that.  We MENTIONED GenCon awards back in Ep 38, but promptly didn't include the segment.  Now it made it into the show!  Hear what Raef, Craig, and Russ nominated and selected as winners of the awards that each has created to represent the kinds of things they look for in gaming.

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

- When Wives Attack
- The Hollywood Minute
- The Score
- Listener feedback
- & More

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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


 ==Quick Reference==

The News with Sea of Blood: 1hr 7 min

GenCon Awards: 1hr 21min

Hollywood Minute: 1hr 16min

When Wives Attack: 1 hr 43 min

The Score: 2 hr 14 min

Chaos in the Old World: 2 hr 20 min


Discussed in the show:

Chaos Dwarf Fan Army Book: Link

Russ's Painted Battlelore Figures: Link

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEpisode39.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:05am EDT
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D6G Episode 38: Interview with Matt Wilson of Privateer Press and our GenCon 2009 adventures

Matt Wilson of Privateer Press sits down with the D6 Generation team to discuss the many big Privateer events of 2009 up to and including the new Warmachine video game.

But first we need to report on all our crazy adventures at GenCon 2009.  Russ, Raef, and Craig discuss all the great games they played and what the highlights of the convention were for them in a special extended edition of Achievements in Gaming.

And don't miss the first ever Rapid Fire recorded in front of a live audience!!

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

- When Wives Attack
- The Hollywood Minute
- Words form Wales
- & More

[Note: We mention D6G GenCon Awards this episode.  Those were not included in Ep 38 due to time, but will appear in Ep 39.]


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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


 ==Quick Reference==

The News with Space Hulk and Blizzcon: 2hr 14 min

Hollywood Minute: 2hr 22min

When Wives Attack: 2 hr 27 min

Words from Wales: 2 hr 50 min

Matt Wilson Interview: 2 hr 57 min


Discussed in the show:

The full recording of the D6G Seminar @ GenCon 2009: Link

Russ's Painted Battlelore Figures: Link

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEpisode38.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:20am EDT
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D6G Gencon 2009 Bonus 3: Arcane Legions & Flying Frog Interviews

In part 3 of our bonus GenCon episodes we interview Flying Frog Productions and discuss new expansions to Last Night On Earth, A Touch of Evil, and some new products coming soon.

But first the D6G team interviews Wells Expeditions about Arcane Legions at GenCon.  How did the game's launch go?  What's coming next for this new product?

 


 

Time Offsets:

Arcane Legions (0 min)

Flying Frog (17 min 40 sec)

 


 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 

Direct download: D6GBonusGenCon09Bonus3.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT
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D6G Gencon 2009 Bonus 2: Wyrd Miniatures Malifaux Interview

In part 2 of our bonus GenCon episodes we interview the folks at Wyrd Miniatures and discuss their new miniature skirmish game "Malifaux."  Malifaux premiered at GenCon 2009 and features many innovations including card, not dice, driven mechanics in a setting that is as unique as it is bizarre. 

Join us as we get to know the folks that bring you a game that features cowboys, mechanical spiders, flying pigs, and undead hookers.  (no, they don’t play rugby)

Wyrd Miniatures Home Page: http://www.wyrd-games.net/ 

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 

Direct download: D6GBonusGenCon09Bonus2.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 12:02am EDT
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D6G Gencon 2009 Bonus 1: Exillis, Smirk & Dagger, ArmorCast Interviews

While at Gencon 2009 we managed to get a few interviews that we thought would be best sent out in 'unofficial' bonus episodes.  In our first bonus episode we start off with the creators of Exillis, the new hybrid game that brings the creative world of hobby wargaming together with the power of computer-aided combat.

Then we chat with Curt Covert of Smirk and Dagger to hear about his latest project and how it did at GenCon.

Finally Craig and Raef talk with the folks at Armorcast and learn what they've been up to recently.

== Time Offsets ==
Exillis
Curt Covert (at 17 min)
Armorcast (at 24 min)

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


Direct download: D6GBonusGenCon09Bonus1.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 10:33am EDT
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REMINDER: GenCon 2009 Coverage

We're very excited to be attending GenCon Indy 2009 this year!  If you want to catch up with us there, OR if you want to see the latest news as we find out about it:

1) Follow our Twitter feed.  We'll send out Tweets throughout the weekend on where we are, where we're eating, and if we've suddenly got time to run a game of Werewolf or something.  We'll also be Tweeting and posting pics of hot news events throughout the show.  Even if you can't make it to GenCon, we'll keep you in the loop.  Our Twitter Feed: The Official D6G Twitter Feed.

2) Visit our "Intro to Podcasting" seminar on Thursday, August 13th, at 2pm.  We're event ID SEM0905958 location: Westin: Caucus.  We'll definitly all be there, so it's a great chance to catch us in one spot. 

We hope to see you there.  And don't forget if we see you with a D6G TacCom button or other D6G Merchandise we'll hook you up with a little D6G goodie you can only get by meeting us in person!

Category:News -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT
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August Show Schedule - Detour Ahead

Due to the D6G team trip to GenCon Indy 2009, we're going to delay Episode 38 one week.  It would normally air around Monday, August 17th.  Instead Episode 38 will go live near Monday, August 24th.

This also means the shout out auctions for for Episode 38 will be delayed.  These would normally be up now.  Instead the shout out auctions for episode 38 will begin Monday August 10th and run 7 days.

Thanks for understanding and we look forward to sharing our GenCon discoveries with you soon.

Category:News -- posted at: 10:23am EDT
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D6G Episode 37: Rogue Trader RPG Interview & Arcane Legions detailed review

Highlights this episode include a Rogue Trader RPG interview and a detailed review of Arcane Legions.

First we interview Ross Watson, Fantasy Flight Games' lead man on the Warhammer 40,000 themed RPG's Dark Heresy and the new "Rogue Trader."  We find out what to expect in this new edition to the 40k RPG line up.

Later the D6G team gets into the details on exactly how the new hybrid game Arcane Legions works.  We've had our hands on two of the demo kits, the first was from Origins and the second is the updated kit with the improved models.  We've assembled the miniatures and played the game and we're ready to share our thoughts.

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

- When Wives Attack
- The Hollywood Minute
- Achivements in Gaming
- The Score
- & More

[Note: We know our shows are long, so now we've added time offsets to help you find the major segments quickly.  See below]


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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


 ==Quick Reference==

Ross Watson Rogue Trader Interview: 1hr 24 min

When Wives Attack: 2 hr 29 min

The Score: 2 hr 49 min

Arcane Legions Detailed Review: 3 hr 2 min


Discussed in the show:

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEpisode37.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT
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More GenCon Auction

Well, it took a bit but now all of the incredible amount of stuff that Paul over at The View from the Turret donated to the show are up on ebay. 

There's all kinds of crazy stuff from a Flames of War intelligence book to buildings to Federation starships to Imperial Guard.  There's even a copy of the boxed game "Frontiers."

Nearly all of it is in mint condition and remember that all proceeds go to help fund the D6G trip to GenCon 2009.

To check out the listings, click here.

Category:News -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT
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The D6G Caricature Shirt

We've received some requests to have shirts with the 'original' D6G caricature logo on them.  So, we thought, why not?

The first is a simple T-shirt.  Check it out via our Merchandise Link.

Category:News -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT
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GenCon 2009 Fundraising Auctions Started

Friend of the show Paul over at The View from the Turret donated a bunch of great stuff to us and we decided to use it to help raise funds for our trip to GenCon 2009. 

We'll be running these auctions over the next week or so, and we've got the first batch of items up: Dwarven Forge Sci-Fi Terrain! 

This stuff is basically mint-in-box, pre-painted and ready to go for sci-fi RPG's, miniature war games, or whatever else you can dream up.

To check out the listings, click here.

And keep an eye out for more items coming soon.

Thanks again Paul!

Category:News -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT
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D6G Episode 36: Big News Interviews & Gutshot detailed review

Big news comes in a big package.  Our massive episode 36 is one of our largest, but packs some exclusive news announcements.

First we interview Romeo, the head man over at Battlefoam.com and get the latest news on how the company is doing, and what's coming soon.

Later the D6G team chats with some big cheese's out at Adepticon on some new announcements for 2010 and the future of this amazing convention.

Finally, Criag and Russ ride in to cover their own personal, Quest for the West.  Which leads into a detailed review of the old west game "Gutshot".

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

- When Wives Attack
- The Hollywood Minute
- Achivements in Gaming (includes Arcane Legions preview)
- Words from Wales
- & More

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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


Discussed in the show:

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEpisode36.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT
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D6G Episode 35: Interview with Lone Wolf Development & Cage Match: Traitor vs Werewolf

Army Builder, HeroLab, and CardVault.  Those who've used these programs know how much they add to your game.  The D6G team gets Colen McAlister of Lone Wolf Development on the line to talk shop about what goes into these products and what's coming in the future.

Later we try out our first ever "Cage Match."  Two games enter, one game leaves.  The veteran party game Werewolf goes up against the young upstart "Are you the Traitor?"  Which is the better social game?

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

- When Wives Attack (A very special episode)
- The Hollywood Minute
- Achivements in Gaming
- & More

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

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


 Discussed in the show:

Army Builder 3.2 Feature Preview: Link

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

 

Direct download: D6GEpisode35.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT
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Munchkin Contest Card Pictures

As we discussed in Episode 34, several entries for the "Invent a Munchkin Card Contest" included card images.  While including images wasn't part of the contest and in no way influenced who won, we just had to share some of these clever creations with you. 

I've posted the pictures in our discussion thread about Episode 34.  Click here to go right to the pictures.

Category:Contests -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT
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D6G Episode 34: Race for the Galaxy detailed review & Interview with Atlas Games

Race for the Galaxy is reviewed in detail in Episode 34 and The Wives interview Atlas Games Tenured Editor Michelle Nephew to get the scoop on the company and more on how women are involved in game design and development.

And, back by popular demand, Peter Lipton returns with Inside the Podcaster's studio.  We're not really sure what else to say about this segment except... exquisite.

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

- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- Achivements in Gaming
- & More

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

Advertisers this episode:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.WolfLair.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com

 


 

 

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode34.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT
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Free Shipping World Wide!

Now through the end of June you can get free shiping on any D6G merchandise! 

Just enter the code JUNESHIPFREE during checkout, and you pay no shipping on the order ... no matter where you live.

The deal ends June 30th.  Click here to head right to the store.

Category:News -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT
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D6G Episode 33: Intro to Miniature War Gaming & Warhammer 40k 5th Ed year one review

Episode 33 is a massive episode that attempts to tackle a massive topic: An intro to miniature war games.

Up first the D6G team goes over hobby basics and how to get starting in hobby miniature war games.  Later the hosts discuss Warhammer 40,000 5th edition, it's been out a year, how is it holding up to our initial impressions?

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

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

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

Advertisers this episode:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com


Free P3 Painting Technique Video Russ discusses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jizaUcrXY8


When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode33.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT
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Holy Twit!

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?  Actually, does anyone really say that any more?

Any hoo, you can now keep up with the antics of the D6G team via Twitter.  So now, if you're a twitter fan, you can keep up with us that way as well.

Happy tweeting!

Our feed: http://twitter.com/TheD6Generation

Category:News -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT
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Help Spread Some D6G Love

Like our show?  Want to help others find us?  Already left an iTunes review but still feel like shouting: "The D6 Generation is not too horrible!" to the rest of the world?  Or maybe your just like Raef and can't figure out iTunes at all...

If you feel this need, why not vote for us over at PodCastAlley?  They keep running, monthly totals of podcasts who get lots of fan votes.  And you can vote again each month to help give your favorite shows a little love.

Click here to vote for The D6 Generation on PodCastAlley

Thanks for the support!

Category:News -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT
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Thanks to a great suggestion from Australian listener Andy Ray, we're proud to announce our new children's line of D6G shirts: 

And don't forget, with just a few clicks you can change the color and/or style of just about any product.

Color change examples: (White/Blue/Pink)

 

Style change examples:

 

 

Click here for the D6G Merchandise store

Category:News -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT
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D6G Episode 32: Gamer Tech and PDF Publisher Interview

Episode 32 covers ways to enhance your games with technology.  First we have an Interview with Jay Waschak of VBAM games.  Jay explains how he leveraged print on demand and PDF publishing technology to start his game supplement company.

Later the D6G team takes a look at a wide variety of technologies that can be used to spruce up your gaming.  Whatever your game: RPG's, Card Games, Board Games, Miniature games, we cover tools that will help improve your play game experience.

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

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

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

Advertisers this episode:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

www.DoghouseSystems.com


 

Links Mentioned this episode:

VBAM Games: http://www.vbamgames.com/

Lone Wolf Development: www.WolfLair.com

Vassal Game Engine: http://www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php  

ZunTzu Online Boardgame Platform:
www.ZunTzu.com

Hero Machine: Click Here

Headless Hollow: www.HeadlessHollow.com

 


 

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode32.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT
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Category:News -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT
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The response to our new logo has been great.  And we're very excited to announce a new D6G merchandise line featuring the "Charlie" D6G logo and some of our favorite D6G tag lines.

Remember that purchasing D6G merchandise helps support the show, and gives us greater flexibility in the kind of events we cover in the future. Click on the link to the D6G Store to check out our full line of D6G products: Click Here

Category:News -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT
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D6G Episode 31: Munchkin & Small World Detailed Reviews

Short in stature, but big in heart is the theme of Ep. 31 as we review Munchkin & Small World in detail.  Fans have asked how does Munchkin compare to Cutthroat Caverns, so the D6G Team answers this question in particular.  We then dive into Small World, the latest game from Days of Wonder.

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

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

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

Advertisers this episode:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

Links Mentioned this episode:

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode31.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT
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The D6G Tip Jar

If you would like to support the show with a direct donation, please click the link below. Thank you!

Category:News -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT
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D6G Episode 30: Warmachine Mark II Analysis & Our Cutthroat Contest Results

Episode 30 brings us back to Warmachine. The D6G team has had a chance to play a few games with the Mark II playtest rules and we analyze what the changes are along with what Privateer Press is trying to accomplish.  Are these the kind of things other game companies should do?

But first, our listeners have really stepped up to the plate with some very creative betrayal contest entries.  Join us as we listen along and have a laugh, as well as award some prizes. 

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

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

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

Advertisers this episode:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

Links Mentioned this episode:

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode30.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 8:13am EDT
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Episode 29: Cutthroat Caverns Detailed Review and Interview, Adepticon 2009

Episode 29 is massive. We just had so much to squeeze in.  But if it helps, think of it this way.: The D6 Generation is not a 4 hour show released every two weeks.  It’s really just a two hour weekly show released bi-weekly.   :-)

In this episode we interview Curt Covert, the man behind Smirk and Dagger games and creator of Cutthroat caverns.  Curt gives us a lot of great insight into what it takes to start a game company and some of the pitfalls one should try and avoid.  Later in the show we dive into the details of Cutthroat Caverns and give an in depth review of the game. 

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

- Achievements In Gaming with Adepticon Report
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- When Wives Attack
- The Score
- & More

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

Advertisers this episode:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com  

Links Mentioned this episode:

Craigs Adepticon Battle Report: Link

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

Pulp Gamer Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode29.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 8:42am EDT
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The D6 Generation Ep 28: Atomic Robo Artist Interview, Bang! review, Dawn of War II review

Episode 28 turned into another mega show while we weren't looking.  We start off with an interview with comic book artist Scott Wegner and talk about how he got into the industry as well as his hit comic series "Atomic Robo." 

After Scott we dive into two reviews.  First the western themed card game Bang! and then the Warhammer 40,000 based computer game Dawn of War II.

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

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

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

Advertisers this episode:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com

 

Links Mentioned this episode:

Atomic Robo: Link

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode28.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT
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X-Cam Campaign Rule Sets

[Update: Battlelore X-cam Rules & Spreadsheet added]

In Episode 25 we discussed the X-Cam system for playing games in a relaxed campaign format.  We also promised some samples of the X-cam rule sets we'd come up with for different game systems. 

The rules we have now are presented below.  As we come up with more, we'll add them to the list. 

Here are the links to what we have today:

Warhammer 40,000: Rules and Missions

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms

Battlelore

Uncharted Seas

Warmachine/Hordes

X-Cam Data Management Spreadsheet (Thanks Tom!)

Category:News -- posted at: 1:29am EDT
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D6G Episode 27: Charity Gaming & Has Privateer Press Jumped the Shark?

[Technical Note: There was an audio issue during rapid fire this week.  For the first couple questions you can't hear Raef or Norbert's responses.  This is corrected about half way through Rapid fire.  The rest of the show is fine.  Well, as fine as it normally is. ;-) ]

In episode 27 we interview Dr. Norbert Brunhuber, Warmachine tourney veteran, and get his thoughts on charity gaming.  Specifically the Foodmachine drives.

Later we examine the question "Is Privateer Press jumping the shark?"  New plastic models, a complete reboot of the rules announced with Warmachine Mark II?  Are they heading down a risky path?

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

- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- When Wives Attack
- The Score (*NEW SEGMENT*)
- & More

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

Advertisers this episode:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com

 

Links Mentioned this episode:

Thrall Harvest (FoodMachine): Link

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode27.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 12:33am EDT
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D6G Episode 26: Starcraft Board Game & Broodwar expansion Review, Fantasy Flight Interview, Year in Review

In our super anniversary episode 26 we have a detailed review of "Starcraft: The Board Game" along with with the recently released "Broodwar" expansion by Fantasy Flight games.

The wives score an interview with Sally Karkula, an associate producer at Fantasy Flight Games.  Nicole and Karen get the scoop on what it's like for a lady to work in this male dominated industry.  And will she dish on her fellow FFG co-workers?

Finally, Craig, Raef, and Russ look back on the first year of the D6 Generation with some voicemail help from our listeners.

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

- 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.

Advertisers this episode:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.PaintedFigs.com

 

Links Mentioned this episode:

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode26.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT
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D6G Episode 25: TempleCon 2009 & X-Cam Campaign System

In Episode 25 we review our adventures at TempleCon 2009. 

Later, the D6G team cover our X-cam campaign system that can be used for just about any game system.

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

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

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

Advertisers this episode:

Myriad Games, on behalf of friendly, professional gaming stores everywhere.

www.Battlefoam.com

www.TerranScapes.com

 

Links Mentioned this episode:

X-Cam Campaign Rules: Link

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode25.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT
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We had been experiencing techincal problems with our voice mail phone number... but no more!!

Our voice mail number is now working fine again.  So dial the number to the right, leave us a message and/or enter a contest!

 

Category:News -- posted at: 9:11am EDT
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D6G Episode 24: Gale Force 9 Interview & Hollywood's Historical Gaming Primer

In Episode 24 we're excited to have Aaron Dill on the show from Gale Force 9.  Aaron gives us some GF9 history as well as what new products we might see from the game accessory manufacturer in the near future.

Later, Raef takes Russ and Craig on a journey into his discoveries while expereimenting with Historical gaming.

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.

Advertisers this episode:

www.MyriadGames.com

www.Battlefoam.com

www.Rogue-Market.com

 

Links Mentioned this episode:

When Wives Attack Blog: Link

Craig's Blog: Link

Wargamer Radio Network: Link

PaintedFigs.com Contest Rules

Direct download: D6GEpisode24.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT
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D6G Episode 23: Battlefoam Interview & Detailed review of Galaxy Trucker

In Episode 23 is a megasode!  It's been a couple shows since the full D6G team was togeather, so we wanted to give our listeners added value with a long show.

After a detailed Achievements in Gaming we interview Romeo Filip, founder of Battlefoam.  Not only do we get the details on this new company, but we share our thoughts on the Battlefoam product based on our own hands on experience.

Later we do a detailed review of the unique game "Galaxy Trucker" from Rio Grande games. 

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.

Advertisers this episode:

www.PaintedFigs.com

www.DogHouseSystems.com

www.Terranscapes.com

www.Battlefoam.com

www.MyriadGames.com

 

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: D6GEpisode23.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT
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D6G Bonus Episode 2: Raef 'n Russ 'a Ramblin, Wives Mail Bag

Craig is out of town, and we've got crazy holiday and vacation stuff going on all around us, so Episode 23 had to be delayed.

But, we didn't want you to start off the New Year with out at least SOME D6G to listen to, so here's a bonus episode.

This doesn't have all the usual segments of a regualar episode, but we did manage to slip in a little bit of content:

Raef & Russ 'a Ramblin:

- Gamer Tech

- Russ vs the Cable company

- Raef's vid game woes

- How NOT to teach a board game

When Wives Attack

- Nicole and Karen dive into the WWA mail bag and answer some of those tough questions listeners have been sending in.

Episode 23 will be posted in two weeks.  Keep an eye for shout out auctions on Ebay the Monday after this posts.  Thanks for listening!

Direct download: D6GBonusEp2.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT
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