The D6 Generation - Dice Are Our Vice
By The D6G Team
About this podcast
Topical, controversial, and (hopefully) entertaining conversation about miniature war games, board games, and other topics near and dear to gamers' hearts. Our wide variety of topics include table top war games, board games, miniature games, Fantasy Flight Games (Starcraft, Descent, Twilight Imperium, etc.), Games Workshop (Warhammer, 40k), Privateer Press (Warmachine Hordes, Monsterpocalypse), Days of Wonder, Rio Grande Games, Video Games, MMORPGS (World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online), and much more.

Episodes (Total: 212)
May 1, 2017 · 03:15:00
Geoff Engelstein is back in the third chair!  Geoff takes a break from instructing the next generation of game designers to let us know what he's been up to including a preview of his latest game, "The Expanse Board Game" based on the SyFy series.   Later we review Assault of the Giants, a board game set in the Sword Coast of Dungeons and Dragons. All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Ticket To Earth) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 53 min - C.A.T.S. Geoff and The Expanse Board game: 58 min Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 41 min Assault of the Giants:  1 hr 49 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link      
April 21, 2017 · 02:40:50
Ash Barker, of the Guerrilla Miniature Games YouTube Channel, joins us in the third chair!   Up first, we get to know Ash.  How did he get into gaming and what was it like starting up and building a YouTube channel dedicated to streaming a wide variety of miniature game battle reports.   Later, Craig, Ash and Russ discuss "Miniature Agnostic Games."  What is their appeal and why are they so under rated?   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Ticket To Earth) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 43 min - Ticket to Earth Guerrilla Miniature Games: 47 min Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 37 min Miniature Agnostic Games:  1 hr 41 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link    
April 1, 2017 · 03:05:27
Crstal Pisano, of the Boardgame Bliz Podcast, joins us in the third chair!   Up first, What is the origin story of the Boardgame Bliz podcast and what are some of the challenges of starting a podcast in a time when there are so many choices?   Later, Craig and Russ got early copies of Fantasy Flight Games new miniature game: Runewars! We preview it and share thoughts with Crystal to see if it can appeal to a board gamer who has never sampled miniature gaming before.   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Game Master 5) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 1 hr 1 min - Ticket to Earth Boardgame Blitz Origin Story: 1 hr 5 min Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 48 min Runewars Miniature Game Preview:  1 hr 57 min    Links Discussed in the show: Giant Killer Robots Kickstarter: Link! Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link  
March 18, 2017 · 02:49:04
Doug Johnson, the man behind Tablewar's F.A.T. mats, joins us in the third chair! Doug shares his story of how he went from gamer to every miniature gamer's favorite "Mat Man" as we learn how Tablewar went from idea to reality. Later Craig and Russ our rejoined by some more amazing folks from Weta Workshop as they discuss what it was like to bring the visual design concepts behind Giant Killer Robots to life.   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Game Master 5) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 1 hr 1 min - Game Master 5 Tablewar Story: 1 hr 8 min Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 52 min WETA Workshop on GKR Sculpting:  1 hr 58 min    Links Discussed in the show: Giant Killer Robots Kickstarter: Link! Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                                            
March 1, 2017 · 02:35:22
Paul Tobin, Senior Concept Designer of Weta Workshop, in the third chair! Paul and Matt Hyra from Cryptozoic Games kick things off with details from the new gaming hotness Giant Killer Robots.  What exactly happens when you match these two companies plus robots? Later Craig and Russ chat about the pirate game "Blood and Plunder" from Flintlock Games.  What do they think about the game after a few plays? All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Might & Magic: Showdown) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 41 min - Splitter Critter Giant Killer Robots:45 min Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 22 min Blood and Plunder:  1 hr 30 min    Links Discussed in the show: Giant Killer Robots Kickstarter: Link! Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                                          
Feb. 17, 2017 · 03:08:04
Raef "Hollywood" Granger is back in the third chair. Since it's been a while, Raef and Russ dive into some tech talk: video games, internet connectivity and more. It's all in there. Later Craig and Russ chat about Captain Con 2017.  How was the con and specifically how did our Konflict 47 event go?   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Might & Magic: Showdown) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 1 hr 5 min Tech Talk: 1 hr 12 min Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 19 min Captain Con 2017:  2 hr 23 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                                        
Jan. 30, 2017 · 03:25:32
Eric Teo, digital game developer and host of the "Push Your Luck!" podcast, joins us in the third chair. Up first Eric shares his discoveries of the complexity of mobile app design.  What did he learn developing his and what challenges have others run into trying to adapt board games to mobile apps? Later we dive into Seafall by Plaid Hat games.  It has been receiving mixed reviews since it's launch.  How does it compare to other legacy games, and is it fun?   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Might & Magic: Showdown) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 51 min - Might & Magic Showdown Game App Development: 58 min Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 43 min Seafall:  1 hr 50 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                                      
Jan. 21, 2017 · 02:53:18
JJ Layfield, former host of 'World's End Radio' and avid miniature gamer, joins us in the third chair. Up first we take a look at how changing technology has impacted how games, specifically miniature games, have been delivered over the years. Later we get into the details of Guild Ball Season 3. How has the game changed and what do we think about the changes?   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Colt Express) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 1 hr 4 min - White Out Technology Impact: 1 hr 8 min Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 50 min Guild Ball Season 3:  1 hr 55 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                                    
Dec. 31, 2016 · 03:51:09
Raef "Hollywood" Granger is back in the third chair for our annual predictions episode. Up first we go through our predictions for 2016...how did we do? Who was the most accurate this year? Later we look forward into the mists of time and try to foresee what geek related events will occur in 2017.   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Colt Express) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 1 hr 15 min - Mini Metro 2016 Prediction Results: 1 hr 23 min Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 18 min 2017 Predictions:  2 hr 23 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                                  
Dec. 19, 2016 · 03:21:51
Paul Shoemaker of the NE Privateeers & Captain Con is back in the third chair. Paul brings us up to date on what's been happening with Captain Con and what to expect at Captain Con 2017, just a little over a month away. Later we dive into the new game from Gale Force 9: Star Trek Ascendancy.  How does this 4x space exploration game with Klingons, Romulans, and the Federation play?   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Colt Express) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 47 min - Chess Clock Captain Con Update: 52 min Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 30 min Star Trek Ascendancy:  1 hr 36 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                                
Nov. 30, 2016 · 02:56:09
Rich & Mat, the men behind Steamforged Games, are back in the third chair as we record live from SteamCon 2016!!  We get to sit down and play one of the first near-production copies of the new "Dark Souls" board game coming next year, and we get to chat with the designers.  How are they going to deliver on this epic kickstarter?  You be the judge as you hear many of the design decisions and mechanics. Up first, Mat and Rich bring us up-to-date on all the happenings at Steamforged Games...not to mention how SteamCon 2016 went!   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Colt Express) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 35 min - Colt Express Steamforged Update: 41 min Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 38 min Dark Souls:  1 hr 45 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                              
Nov. 21, 2016 · 02:28:09
Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games returns to the third chair!   Up first Stephen fills us in on Essen 2016.  How does the largest gaming event in Europe continue to evolve?  What was the hotness this year? And speaking of hotness, later we ask ourselves the question: Since we are so spoiled for choice, what attracts us to new games?   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Titanfall 2) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 58 min - Titanfall 2 Essen 2016: 1 hr 5 min Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 36 min What makes a game attractive?:  1 hr 43 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                              
Nov. 1, 2016 · 03:56:56
Raef 'Hollywood' Granger returns to the third chair to help us celebrate our 200th episode!   We couldn't let our 200th episode pass us by without at least a look back at what got us here.  Raef, Craig, & Russ, with the help of submissions from our listeners, remember favorite moments from the first 199 episodes.  But first we here from a host of third chairs (see what we did there) as they share what they enjoyed about being a part of the show.  A big thank you to all of them, and all of you!!   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Overcooked) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 1 hr 1 min - Vermintide Third Chair Thoughts: 1 hr 7 min Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 33 min Listeners Retrospective:  2 hr 40 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                            
Oct. 26, 2016 · 03:27:18
Luke Retallack, of World's End Radio & Channel Endgame, returns to the third chair!   Since Luke has a new channel called "EndGame" we thought it would be fun to do a mulling mechanics on 'end game mechanics'.  What do different games do to drive to conclusion and which do we like best?  Later we cover a topic that Russ loves to talk about but never gets to...video games! Luke has become somewhat of an expert and we dive into where we think things are going and what we like about it in 2016.   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Overcooked) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 1 hr 6 min - Battlefield 1 Mulling Mechanics - The Endgame: 1 hr 13 min Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 0 min Video Game Industry 2016:  2 hr 7 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                          
Oct. 1, 2016 · 03:00:25
Eric Summerer, of the Dice Tower, returns to the third chair!   Up first we do some mulling mechanics on board games which are made by their crazy components.  Later we dive into a full, detailed review of Colt Express, a board game with crazy components and cowboys!   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Overcooked) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 1 hr 8 min - Rebel Galaxy Crazy Components: 1 hr 13 min  Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 55 min Colt Express Review:  2 hr 1 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                        
Sept. 15, 2016 · 03:40:29
Teras Cassidy of Geek Nation Tours is back in the third chair and gives us an update on Geek Touring and other projects he has under way. Later we take a close look at Konflikt 47 from Warlord Games, the new "Wierd War II" miniature game based on Bolt Action.   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep (Overcooked) -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 1 hr 9 min - Overcooked Geek Touring Update: 1 hr 14 min  Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 47 min Konflikt 47 Review:  1 hr 53 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                      
Aug. 31, 2016 · 02:52:34
We've got a CGO in the house! Curt Parr has the interesting title of "Chief Gamification Officer" and he shares with us how gaming concepts can be used in business training. Later we dive into one of the hot board games from Gen Con 2016: Dragon & Flagon from Stronghold games and the Engelstein design team.   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 59 min -Heroes of Normandie Gamification in Business Training: 1 hr 3 min  Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 48 min Dragon & Flagon Review:  1 hr 54 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                    
Aug. 27, 2016 · 02:15:46
The 2016 Gen Con mob joins us in the 3rd chair! Up first Russ manages to sit down with Matt Wilson, the creative force behind Privateer Press, and ask him what's it like to have seen Privateer Press come so far? Later we convince the mob that it's time to play "Gamer Pyramid"   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 38 min -Dues Ex Go Matt Wilson Interview: 42 min  Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 12 min Play By Mob:  1 hr 20 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                  
July 31, 2016 · 03:01:15
John "Menoth John" Christensen joins us in the 3rd chair!  Menoth John is a die-hard miniature gamer and known throughout the interwebs as the President for life of Warmachine & Hordes and host of his own video cast: Painting with Menoth John. Up first we chat with John about painting techniques.  What are we all using? How have things evolved? Later we dive into "Life as a Miniature Gamer" and discuss some of the unique things miniature gamers do that are unique to their hobby.   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 53 min -Battlefleet Gothic Leviathan Painting Tips: 58 min  Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 6 min Life as a Miniature Gamer:  2 hr 11 min    Links Discussed in the show: Painting with Menoth John: https://pwmenothjohn.com/ Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link                
July 25, 2016 · 03:03:38
Sam Zitin joins us in the third chair!  Sam has been running youth groups in his community very successfully for some time now. We catch up with Sam and ask him how he got into it and what he looks for in games to work in that environment.  Later we dive into two games that really work well in that kind of venue. Codenames and Dead Last. How do they play and what do we like about them?   All that plus:    - Total Fan Girl - Do You Ever Notice - App of the Ep -  & 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:   www.Battlefoam.com www.geeknationtours.com      ==Quick Reference== App of the Ep: 1 hr 9 min -Pokemon Go Youth Group Gaming: 1 hr 15 min  Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 5 min Codenames & Dead Last Reviews:  2 hr 12 min    Links Discussed in the show: Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com Total Fan Girl Blog: Link Dice Tower Network: Link