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: 2:59 AM
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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!

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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: 1:05 PM
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