Does Rich live in Florida for the reasons he says he lives in Florida, or because he was run out of New York for allegedly causing a riot while protecting a pinball machine? You decide. We’ll also talk about dumbed-down superhero games, Tim Curry, birds, and a dead MMO that might not actually be dead.
Tom Chick and Bruce Geryk talk to Johan Nagel, the guy behind Vietnam ’65 and now Afghanistan ’11. Nagel also reveals his next two (2!) games and a boardgame that doesn’t look like the sort of boardgame you’d expect from the guy who made Afghanistan ’11.
The Quarter to Three Games Podcast gets a Brazilian! Roberto Amorim clears up a lot of misconceptions about his country and then talks about why Guild Wars 2 has obsoleted other MMOs.
Among the many ways Americans aren’t worldly is that we don’t know Bitmap Brothers games like Speedball 2. Chris, aka Ginger Yellow, attempts to address that gap in my cultural knowledge. He also talks about less pertinent things like hard seating, freckles, and the global financial crisis.
Randy, a.k.a. Armando Penblade, tells you to roll a d20 against the orc’s THACO. Oh, wait, no he doesn’t because he’s found something better than Dungeons & Dragons.
Tom Chick and olaf talk about tyranny. Then they talk about Obsidian’s latest RPG. Seriously though, as we move past the 2016 election, everyone should have a Trump supporter like olaf to reassure him. And to then geek out about the latest hotness in choice and consequence and crunchy combat.
Tony Carnevale, who considers Brogue one of the best roguelkes, explains why the term “roguelike” is being abused terribly by Steam, game developers, and hosts of the Qt3 podcast who consider Spelunky a roguelike. (Apologies for the weird sync issues, which we’ll get sorted out before we record again.)
Given that AI War has so much stuff in it, why would you want an AI War II? Developer Chris Park explains. He also explains what Demon Stalkers is, how AI modder Sorian influenced his approach to game design, and why he’s so over Pixel Junk Monsters.
Tom Chick and Chris Hornbostel wrap up a week of book recommendations for your Halloween enjoyment.
Juho Snellman (aka jsnell on the Qt3 forum) has a long history with Terra Mystica and unique insight into how to play it online. He’s also just back from Essen with a suitcase full of new games.
For their October television recommendations, Tom Chick and Chris Hornbostel spent last week helping you let the right ones in. We’ll talk a bit more about our choices and then announce the topic for next week.
This week, I talk with Rob in Wisconsin about how Halloween is great for terrifying children, the periodic table of elements, illicit Xbox sales, and the finer points of tennis. Then we talk about Infested Planets, one of the best RTSs that you’ve probably never heard of. And it recently got even better!
Let’s talk about the last week’s horror videogame recommendations, and what some of the runners up would have been. We also tip our hand about next week’s Make October Scare Again list.
Craig Miller, who’s never been into miniatures games, explains why he’s playing one now. But as you’ll discover in the course of the podcast, he won’t be playing it very much come February!
This week I get to hang out with one of my favorite Canadians. We talk about the comparative merits of a monarchy and a Trump election, how to win big money in Winnipeg, potentially illegal immigration, not playing MMOs, and videogame dancing. But most importantly, we talk about a game well before its time that far too few people remember.