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Musings on older board games, computer games, and RPGs.

Musings on older board games, computer games, and RPGs.
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Musings on older board games, computer games, and RPGs.

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English


Episodes

The Vintage Gamer Special #04: Origins 2008 Interviews

7/31/2008
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At long last, the annual Origins episode of The Vintage Gamer. As this is the third year, this officially makes it a cherished tradition. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) there was no podcasters panel so instead I went around and did some interviews at some of the small press booths. A big “Thank You” to all […]

Duration:00:41:13

The Vintage Gamer #33: Illuminati

5/23/2008
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Oh my stars and garters, it’s another Vintage Gamer! This time I cover the 80s conspiracy game, Illuminati. Lie to your friends, stab them in the back, all to take over the world (sounds like Diplomacy — or a bizarre version of Lifeboats). All this, plus some Vintage Gamer news and feedback! Show Notes: I’m […]

Duration:00:37:29

The Vintage Gamer #32: Chess Variants

5/20/2008
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And so The Vintage Gamer returns to its regular yet irregular schedule. In this show I spend over an hour talking about one of my secret loves: chess variants. I talk about games of the past, games from other countries, and some other unusual variants. (and this barely scratches the surface). In addition, our new […]

Duration:01:05:53

The Vintage Gamer Special Episode: Tic-Tac-Toe Champion

4/1/2008
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The Vintage Gamer begins its triumphant return with a special interview episode with the Tic-Tac-Toe Champion of the World. If that’s not enough, we have a new sponsor! And the usual intro and outro music. So yes, it’s a chock-full episode. Show Notes: Intro Interview Closing Links: Tic-Tac-Toe Uncyclopedia entry Final thoughts: Real show in […]

Duration:00:06:03

The Vintage Gamer #31: Nuclear War

8/28/2007
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Back from the abyss with an actual game review show. This time I talk about the darkly humorous game Nuclear War, designed by Doug Malewicki and published by Flying Buffalo, Inc. I also cover what’s been happening with me over the past few months, discuss some recent gaming news (vintage and otherwise), and talk about […]

Duration:00:27:02

TVG Special #2: Origins 2007 Board Game Podcasters Q&A

7/14/2007
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It being the second year in a row, I now present the traditional recording of the gaming podcasters panel. The panel this year was organized by Scott Nicholson, and featured board game podcasters. Sorry about the delay on this — I used two recorders to get full coverage of the panel so there was some […]

Duration:01:08:24

The Vintage Gamer #30: Interview with Eric Goldberg

5/24/2007
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After an even longer hiatus, I’m back — at least for the moment. This week I have an interview from GDC 2007 with another gaming luminary, Eric Goldberg of Crossover Technologies. We talked for forty-five minutes about his history in the gaming industry — covering wargames, tabletop RPGs, boardgames and briefly about his later work […]

Duration:01:02:07

The Vintage Gamer #29: Interview with Greg Costikyan

3/19/2007
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After a long hiatus, I’m back. This week I have an interview from GDC 2007 with gaming luminary Greg Costikyan of Manifesto Games. We talked for half an hour about his history in the gaming industry — covering wargames, tabletop RPGs, and his later work in online and independent digital games. Show Notes: Apologies for […]

Duration:00:40:35

The Vintage Gamer #28: Tales of the Arabian Nights

1/31/2007
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Back to board games with this episode, where I do double-coverage by talking about both another paragraph-based game and another Eric Goldberg game. The game is Tales of the Arabian Nights, originally published by West End Games in 1985 and republished and revised by Edition Erlkonig in 1999. In this one, you and the other […]

Duration:00:41:26

The Vintage Gamer #27: The Fool’s Errand (VG)

1/9/2007
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As it’s been a while since I’ve done a pure computer game, I decided to do another blast from the Macintosh past. This time the game is The Fool’s Errand, designed and created by Cliff Johnson, and originally published by Miles Computing. It’s a puzzle game that should hopefully appeal to you pencil puzzlers out […]

Duration:00:25:29

The Vintage Gamer #26: Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective (BG/VG)

12/21/2006
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Finally I return to games that most would consider “vintage,” this one being both 20 years old and out of print. The game this week is Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, a paragraph-based deduction game from Sleuth Publications. I also talk a little bit about the Politika pair of shows, and the continuing Politika board game […]

Duration:00:34:24

The Vintage Gamer #25: Tom Clancy’s Politika, Part 2 (BG/VG)

11/30/2006
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This month is the 10-year anniversary of the founding of Red Storm Entertainment. As a commemoration, I’m doing a two-parter [go here for Part 1] on my experience as lead designer on Tom Clancy’s Politika. Not a well-rated or beloved game by any stretch, but I thought that relating our experience would help any aspiring […]

Duration:00:25:29

The Vintage Gamer #24: Tom Clancy’s Politika, Part 1 (BG/VG)

11/20/2006
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This month is the 10-year anniversary of the founding of Red Storm Entertainment. As a commemoration, I’m doing a two-parter [go here for Part 2] on my experience as lead designer on Tom Clancy’s Politika. Not a well-rated or beloved game by any stretch, but I thought that relating our experience would help any aspiring […]

Duration:00:27:40

The Vintage Gamer #23: Halloween Show

10/31/2006
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And right on the heels of the last episode, a Halloween-themed show, where I cover some vintage board and card games with horror themes. Show Notes: Theme Music: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach, performed by James Clarke Intro Arkham Horror (and Curse of the Dark Pharoah and Dunwich Horror) (The) Fury […]

Duration:00:21:06

The Vintage Gamer #22: DragonQuest (RPG)

10/30/2006
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This week on The Vintage Gamer, I cover one of the few threats to Dungeons and Dragons in the fantasy role-playing game market — and one of my favorite RPGs from my past: DragonQuest. Show Notes: Intro New website! Sound issues solved Thanks to BoardGameSpeak Domain of Apokolipz format change New podcast: The Square One […]

Duration:00:36:25

The Vintage Gamer #21: Book Week!

10/19/2006
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This week on The Vintage Gamer, I do reviews of three books about games — one about history, one about art, and one about business: The Oxford History of Board Games, by David Parlett Asian Games: The Art of Contest, edited by Colin Mackenzie and Irving Finkel The Game Makers, by Philip Orbanes Show Notes: […]

Duration:00:18:30

The Vintage Gamer #20: The Awful Green Things From Outer Space (BG)

9/30/2006
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This week, the monster movie game The Awful Green Things from Outer Space. So grab some popcorn and a big orange drink and settle in for a good old fashioned tale of horror. Show Notes: Intro The Return of Van Overbay Listen to Random Signal! Game theme and flavor Monster turn Crew turn Strategy Variants […]

Duration:00:29:37

The Vintage Gamer #19: Dragon*Con 2006 and Moonshot (BG)

9/17/2006
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A few days late, but better late than never. This week I give an overview of my time at Dragon*Con (promoting a lot of other podcasts in the process: I expect compensation) and follow up with a quick review of the 1997 — or is it 1999? — board game Moonshot. Show Notes: Intro Goin’ […]

Duration:00:26:25

The Vintage Gamer #18: Pente (BG)

8/30/2006
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This week, I cover Pente, the game of capturing and five in a row, as well as a number of other traditional five in a row games. I also talk a bit about Dragon*Con and review some listener feedback. Show Notes: Intro News – Dragon*Con gaming panels News – Lancelot Biggs: Spaceman at Dragon*Con News […]

Duration:00:32:36

The Vintage Gamer #17: Empire Builder (BG)

8/17/2006
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This week, I am joined in the studio by my lovely podcasting wife Mur, of Geek Fu Action Grip, I Should Be Writing and Pseudopod. We discuss the Empire Builder series of games from Mayfair Games, as well as drift into some other random topics. Show Notes: 0:00 – Intro 0:22 – News 3:48 – […]

Duration:00:50:19