show episodes
 
We’ve spent over a decade in the tabletop gaming space, as content creators, local store owners, and online retailers. Now it’s time to answer your questions, dive into complex topics, and have an incredible amount of fun along the way -- featuring exclusive updates, candid dialogue, and fascinating interviews with designers, publishers, and visionaries.
 
Loading …
show series
 
During the ongoing research and planning process for our next local store, we've consistently run into paradoxical perspectives about what a store should be (free tables, well-staffed, well-stocked, plentiful events, warehouse pricing) and what is worth paying for (almost nothing). These kinds of paradoxes run up and down the chain, and have for a …
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 01:38 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 09:30 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 25:50 Serious LOTR Discussion 27:33 Serious Attempt At 40k Discussion 33:00 Epic Haspil's Corner Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Vet…
 
By the end of last week's episode, it had become clear that there was a lot more to explore on this topic of passion, innovation, and disruption in tabletop games. Are local game stores the next "Blockbuster", or will they drive the next major development in the industry - along with the publishers promoting them? Join us for another tiny sliver of…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 04:39 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 10:20 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 43:40 Dallas Open Discussion & Drukhari Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to to…
 
It's a classic, near-eternal tale - passion launches something wonderful, and then a shift from those early priorities leaves it vulnerable to disruption. We see this across all industries, from restaurants, to films, to music, and of course right now in tabletop games. Are the titans capable of adapting in time, or is this the beginning of a new, …
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 02:15 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 08:40 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 56:00 Dallas Open Discussion Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to tour our vide…
 
In the midst of a "seller's market" for a good number of games, it's all too easy to curse yourself for selling too soon, or not buying in soon enough, or selling at the wrong price. How far are you willing to push? Retailers and players can quickly find themselves in a devastating spiral, one that applies to every facet of life, and one that we ar…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 06:26 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 10:30 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 22:00 Guest Interview Hooson-Mode Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to tour our…
 
Tabletop games have relied on a number of promotional tools throughout their history, and content previews are at the top of the list. Having now experienced the Flesh and Blood approach of a big "preview season" right before release, we discuss when this tactic works, why it works, and the more general tabletop marketing considerations that publis…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 01:55 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 11:50 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 36:35 Scandal Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to tour our video battle report…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 03:00 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 09:45 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 22:40 Haspil's Corner 37:05 KNIGHTS Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to tour o…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 02:50 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 05:55 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 45:15 Haspil's Corner 48:40 Interview With Jim Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 day…
 
In our "How to Ruin a Game" series, we talked a lot about balancing a game and sticking to foundational principles instead of throwing things at the wall and banning whatever created problems. Flesh and Blood, Ashes, and Skytear are all demonstrating "principle-first" design in their own way, and it is wonderful to see. Join us for a conversation s…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 02:03 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 08:25 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 20:00 Haspil's Corner 32:10 Terminus est assault force 40k 41:16 All New Stratagems Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the L…
 
With the announcement of KeyForge Adventures and Flesh and Blood rumored to be testing a PvE variant of the game (as well as Skytear having a similarly positioned new offering on the horizon), we can't help but discuss the possibilities of head to head games giving players an opportunity to cooperate against a common enemy. Aren't those the best ex…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 05:00 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 13:11 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 50:22 Haspil's Corner 1:02:15 Drukhari & Be'Lakor 1:18:38 GT Meta This Week Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War!…
 
How is it possible that the least amount of in-person play, maybe ever, is creating an unbelievable surge in demand for collectible games? We try to make sense of the current seller's market and unexpectedly veer into a discussion that would make Chidi proud...hopefully. Find all previous casts, as well as products, subscriptions, and blogs, on our…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 01:30 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 07:45 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 46:48 GT Wins This Week Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to tour our video bat…
 
With the recent announcement that Legend of the Five Rings is reaching its end, an era of competitive games in the LCG format comes to a close. Starting with Game of Thrones, Living Card Games promised a reprieve from the costs of collectible games and a monthly injection of excitement for players. But given they've all ended, we have to ask - does…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 03:09 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 10:26 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 24:40 Haspil's Corner 29:30 NIDs Win Big 43:14 New Chapter Tactic Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up n…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 03:30 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 08:51 Rob Baer Memorial News Desk 16:16 Haspil's Corner 33:40 What's New in The FAQ 42:04 Speeders? Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up n…
 
The pandemic has brought many new changes to the tabletop landscape, and like other industries, those changes are likely here to stay (and perhaps overdue, in retrospect). One incredible shift, particularly for card games, is playing over web cam. As it becomes normalized, we may well see larger, more connected audiences for games that play to this…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 02:58 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 07:13 News Desk with Rob Baer 21:38 Haspil's Corner Kill Team & Pariah Nexus Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 02:58 Wyatt's Cave Of Wonders 10:00 News Desk with Rob Baer 27:29 This Week In 40k Going Into Mortarion MIA 48:20 Ravenwing Attack Bikes Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Si…
 
We certainly never expected a pandemic to be the event that re-opened the door to competitive games, but with Skytear, Ashes Reborn, and Flesh and Blood all hitting the scene in 2020, it was, in retrospect, unavoidable. Join us as we talk about re-discovering that competitive spark, and the undeniable energy and excitement that comes with the genre…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 04:36 Would You Rather 11:40 News Desk with Rob Baer 34:55 Haspil's Corner 43:30 Dark Angels Discussion Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to to…
 
We've grown up in a world of our favorite games being discontinued (and the majority of players moving on). Going from game to game, hoping that your current obsession keeps getting published, so that you can keep playing, is the result of community building and retail sales being connected - a retail store has no incentive to build community aroun…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 03:55 Would You Rather 12:17 News Desk with Rob Baer 41:55 Dark Angels Discussion Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to tour our video battle re…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 11:03 Would You Rather 18:28 News Desk with Rob Baer 44:00 Deathguard Discussion Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to tour our video battle rep…
 
Watching Flesh and Blood has brought up numerous questions about the strengths and frustrations of collectible games among players, investors, and collectors - particularly among our audience. But more than that, it demands inquiry into the deeper question of how and why collectibility exists, and whether it should be promoted or prevented. Find al…
 
Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 03:10 Would You Rather 08:00 News Desk with Rob Baer 33:51 Haspil's Corner 45:30 Endless Deathguard Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Wyatt Turk, & Mike Haspil. Become a Veteran of the Long War! Sign up now for a free 7 days to tour o…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login