Episode 14

by Brian on March 19, 2007

We’re back in Episode 14 with talk about roleplaying, ranging from one-shots and con games, the Myth of Game Support, and a review of Seven Leages. Stops along the way include shout-outs, prepainted minis, and Flames of War.

Liner Notes

Introduction [0:39]
Recent Play, Cons, and One-Shots [1:37]
Chris’ Inner Grognard [11:52]
Reaper and D&D Minis [16:42]
The Myth of Game Support [20:15]
Seven Leagues review [29:51]
Thanks to the Listeners [38:14]
Exit, Stage Right [40:19]

Note: thanks to the game’s author, we have the weblink to the actual 7L game website. The site has a link to the charsheet and a sizable demo kit.

Links

EndGame April 7 MiniCon
Reaper Miniatures
Seven Leagues

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Hieronymous March 20, 2007 at 12:47 pm

Hey guys! Thanks for the review! Sorry about that link thing; we’re tweaking the Malcontent Games site and it’ll be a lot more obvious soon.

One minor correction: the other game we publish, Rêve, is an English translation of a French import. Seven Leagues itself is natively English, although I did have a lot of discussion with Thomas Laborey in France as I was writing it, as he happens to also have co-written a (pretty different take on) fairy tale RPG.

Thanks again!

Brian March 20, 2007 at 8:51 pm

Thanks for the feedback, Hieronymous. Entirely my bad on the whole French thing … I knew Rêve de Dragon was originally a French game, and obviously didn’t have the details on the English translation. Seven Leagues didn’t have any “printed in” information, and seemed to mention France a bit, so I assumed (and proved the old adage about assuming true).

Hieronymous March 20, 2007 at 9:35 pm

Nah, s’all good. I just didn’t want one more thing blamed on France; this one’s domestic.

Will March 21, 2007 at 9:46 am

On the topic of the Reaper Prepaints…

If I needed a bunch of orks for an encounter in an RPG or wanted to play a new fantasy skirmish game, I would look for non-collectable prepainted plastic first.

And in case anybody hasn’t seen it, the 3-5-07 press release mentioned what would be in the first wave & the prices…

20001_____ Skeleton Swordsmen (3) $ 5.79
20002_____ Skeleton Archers (3) $ 5.79
20003_____ Skeleton Spearmen (3) $ 5.79
20004_____ Skeleton Swordsman $ 1.99
20005_____ Skeleton Archer $ 1.99
20006_____ Skeleton Spearman $ 1.99
20007_____ Orc Warriors with Scimitars (3) $ 6.99
20008_____ Orc Archers (3) $ 6.99
20009_____ Orc Spearmen (3) $ 6.99
20010_____ Orc Warrior with Scimitar $ 2.49
20011_____ Orc Archer $ 2.49
20012_____ Orc Spearman $ 2.49
20013_____ Cave Troll $ 3.99
20014_____ Ogre Chieftain $ 4.99
20015_____ Minotaur of the Maze $ 5.99

Depending on the sculpts & paintjobs, those prices look reasonable to me.

Chris Bennett March 26, 2007 at 12:35 pm

I really enjoyed this show, guys. Especially the section on cons and one-shots. Keep the great content coming!

Chris “Not-rahan”

Ken Newquist March 29, 2007 at 2:49 pm

I just started listening after OgreCave nudges my memory, and I enjoyed the show. With regards to the “new releases” podcast, I’d definitely listen — keeping an eye on what’s coming out can be a challenge when you’re a geek dad with two kids.

As for what should be in it — the title, authors, publisher, release date, ISBN, a brief summary and some of your thoughts on the book would be great. Nothing too extensive; just a heads up with a little bit of insight would be great.

Daniel M. Perez April 6, 2007 at 8:49 am

A delayed reply…
Jot down another vote for the New Releases podcast. I’d like to know what’s coming out (more like, what I’m missing) and if it came from you two, even better. I wouldn’t mind Endgame-specific info sprinkled in though I’d like it to be more product-oriented (I live in Miami Beach, so unless I’m gonna be in the Bay area, too much EG info will just be lost on me).

Question: do you guys have a promo done/in the making? I’d like to play one on my show, The Gamer Traveler Podcast, as soon as you do.

Take care and keep it up.

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