Host Jonathan J. Reinhart begins as usual his week in gaming. He updates the happenings in the monthly Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition he plays with Drew McCarthy and his friends. Jonathan updates listeners on the status of his Flames of War army. Dispatches from headquarters are shared announcing a big move for Jonathan and his wife. The move, with details TBA, will minimally disrupt the podcast. On the plus side, Jonathan should have a small but dedicated space for assembling and painting miniatures. The monthly painting social held at Battleground Games & Hobbies in Plainville is recounted. It is a great way to get some painting done, hang out with some painters, and maybe learn a thing or two. Jonathan describes the fantastic dinosaur model that Michael Salzman created for use with Warhammer Fantasy. This event was a good chance to work on models for Black Powder.
Local events are highlighted for listeners. Gaming events run by Adler Hobby in Hollis, New Hampshire along with those by Battleground Games & Hobbies (Abington and Plainville locations), and The Whiz on Rte 9 East in Westborough are detailed. Events range from Flames of War, Warmachine/Hordes Rotterhorn League, Magic: The Gathering CCG, Please check with the individual venues/event sponsors for more details.
A bulk of the show is devoted to the Mailbag. Listener feedback, mostly focusing on Episode 59, is shared. Jonathan reads some of the feedback covering opinions on digital format magazines including some from Jasper Oorthuys, big boss of WS&S Magazine, and Henry Hyde, editor of Battlegames Magazine. Andrew Malcolm and Mike Blake have their feedback included in the show. Gordon informed us that he will be playing this show in Adler Hobby, so if you hang out at Adler Hobby you will be able to listen to this show while you game.
The Hobby Bunker in Malden will run a game day in August (check out the pdf flyer). It will feature The Battle of Olustee using the Black Powder rules and will be run by the Boston Trained Bands club. Mike Paine, also from Huzzah Con 2011, will run a pulp zombie game too.
The newest issue of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy (issue #55) is briefly discussed based on Jonathan’s first glance at a few of the pages in the magazine. He highlights two areas he would like improved, one turns out to be a problem with using the iPad to read the magazine digitally, and mentions the positive reviews for issue 54. Check out our review of that issue in CWF Game Cast Episode 59: Wargaming Magazine Extravaganza.
Continuing with the magazine discussion, Battlegames Magazine issue #26 is reviewed. Check out all of our Battlegames related content. The exact score is 78% or 31/40 even though Jonathan says “7 out of 10 stars” in the show.
A brief discussion of game stores, good and bad, ensues prompted by a recent episode of WWPD: News From the Front. Editor’s Choice Winner Battleground Games & Hobbies is one of two local stores, the other is The Whiz, given as examples of great game stores.
The new Name Our Podcast Contest 2 is mentioned. Submit your name suggestions via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. One person (you can enter more than once) will win a prize basket including a t-shirt with the new name, some digital downloads, and a few other prizes. This is an ongoing contest ending when a new name is chosen.
The Huzzah Con T-Shirt Giveaway, shirts courtesy of Dean Emmerson and the Maine Historical Wargamers Association, lasts until the last shirt is given away. The first 5 people to e-mail email@example.com win a FREE Huzzah 2011 Viking Dawn T-shirt. The available sizes are 1 XXL and 4 Larges. Include your t-shirt size and mailing address in the e-mail. Take a peek at this picture of Jonathan wearing the con t-shirt.
The show winds down with the the Music to Game By segment with Bailey Records’ “Techno-Criminal Subcultures” from Stratos’ album Cybernet Official Roleplaying Soundtrack along with the Battlegames Magazine promo.
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