TotalCon 2015 with Steven Parenteau – Wargaming Recon #130

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Steven Parenteau is the Event Director for TotalCon. He has also overseen the Roleplaying Game and Miniatures Gaming sections of GenCon.

Steven provides a glimpse into TotalCon 2015. If you didn’t get to TotalCon in 2015 this episode will whet your appetite for 2016!

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Are Small Game Conventions Dying Out? – Wargaming Recon #129

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With the growing popularity of mega cons are smaller game conventions dying out? Jonathan addresses the question with his thoughts. Be sure to listen to the entire episode to hear an important announcement about the birth of Jonathan’s first child.

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ReCast: TotalCon 2008 – Wargaming Recon #34

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Due to illness and scheduling conflicts Aaron Bostian couldn’t do the show. So, NO NEW EPISODE right now. To make up for it we’re sharing this episode from the vault. The classic episode comes to you from the dark ages where the show had a different name. Since this is a CLASSIC episode some of the links, content, giveaways, contests etc may be out of date or ended.

Don’t worry! Next time we’ll be back with a NEW episode of Wargaming Recon.

Host Jonathan J. Reinhart releases a short show discussing some collectible miniatures (War at Sea and World of Warcraft). The highlight of the show is coverage for TotalCon 2008. This marks the first time Jonathan discussed TotalCon on the show.

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Wargaming Recon in 2015 – Wargaming Recon #128

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Wargaming Recon in 2015

Another great podcast season is here! This episode unveils the roadmap for 2015. Want to know what topics will be discussed? How about who are the upcoming featured guests? You’re in the right place to find out the answers to these questions and more.

This episode discussed:

Confirmed Guests

  1. Jon & Diane Sutherland share why the Wargame Holidays Centre on Crete shut down.
  2. Aaron Bostian to discuss how to survive your FLGS closing.

Guests to Invite

  1. Henry Hyde, author of the Wargaming Compendium (affiliate link) & editor of Miniature Wargames magazine.
  2. Jasper Oorthuys, managing director of Karwansaray Publishers and former editor of Ancient Warfare magazine.
  3. Guy Bowers, editor of Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy magazine.
  4. Steven Parenteau, event director for TotalCon.
  5. Steven MacLauchlan, head honcho of WWPD: News From the Front.
  6. Russ Lockwood, game designer and editor of Wally Simon’s Secrets of Wargame Design vols 1-3.
  7. Neil Shuck, owner of Meeples & Miniatures and columnist at Miniature Wargames magazine.
  8. Bill Dettmers, owner of 12-7-Games.com.

Planned Topics for 2015

  1. New England conventions: TotalCon, HuzzahCon, and HAVOC.
  2. Holiday Gift Guide 2015.
  3. How to play 1775 Rebellion solo.
  4. C.F. Wesencraft’s Practical Wargaming book.
  5. Being a dad and wargamer.
  6. Using social media for wargamers (i.e. helpful Facebook pages, Google groups, etc).
  7. Extra Life 24hr Game-a-thon 2015 with special eBay charity auction.
  8. Top 10 episodes of 2015.
  9. Patreon for Wargamers.
  10. New England game days coverage.
  11. Highlight wargaming blogs & podcasts.
  12. Rerelease more classic episodes all spruced up.

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ReCast: 1775 the Boardgame Wargaming Recon #115

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Hope you enjoy the first of two “Best of” 2014 episodes. This one focuses on the board game 1775: Rebellion. Originally released on June 9, 2014 the episode discussed the game, how to play, and why you should want to play it.

This ReCast sheds further light on why I LOVE 1775 and why you should too. In fact I will be playing this today to celebrate my 33rd birthday! If you’re listening to this on Dec 22nd, I hope you’ll send positive birthday thoughts my way.

Don’t worry! We’ll be back with NEW episodes of Wargaming Recon in 2015.

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Some games are so good that they grip you from the very beginning. 1775: Rebellion by Academy Games is one such game. If you can’t get it near you why not pick up a copy from our Amazon affiliate link: Buy 1775: Rebellion by Academy Games.

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Looking Back on 2014 – Wargaming Recon #127

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Looking Back on 2014

The 2014 podcast season has been incredible! Almost 23,000 people tuned in this year. With the help of listeners like Y-O-U we raised over $400 for charity. Listen to this episode to hear what else made 2014 special.

This episode discussed:

Top 10 Episodes of 2014

  1. Ep 119: Henry Hyde Wargaming Author
  2. Ep 123: The Great Wargaming Survey (with Jasper Oorthuys)
  3. ReCast #2: Electronic Gaming & Censorship
  4. Ep 124: Paper Terrain
  5. Ep 125: Holiday Gift Guide 2014 with Aaron Bostian
  6. Ep 114: 5 Tips to Turn OFF a Potential Wargamer
  7. Ep 113: Are Painted Minis Essential to Miniatures Wargaming?
  8. Ep 107: Turn Your Girlfriend Into a Gamer with Aaron Bostian
  9. Ep 117: Great Wargamer Destinations
  10. Ep 118: Kickstarter for Wargamers

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