Podcast 218 – Infernals and “Gotcha” Players

I suppose the title of this podcast could’ve been “Infernal Gotcha Players”, but that’s not quite what we talk about. Basically, Darrell, Kassem, Nick, and I spend thirty minutes discussing the current THEORY of the Infernals (but not their rules, because everything is in flux and nothing means anything yet), and then almost an hour screaming at each other about whether “gotcha”-style play is a problem or not.

Spoilers: Darrell and I disagree, sorta. But loudly.

Hope everyone enjoys!

Podcast 215 – Pre-ATC Discussion!

Well, it’s been over a week, but we’re FINALLY getting last week’s episode out to the fans. Hello fans! Nick and I sit down and discuss a few topics from the ATC list submissions… a bit about Cygnar (oh, how the mighty have fallen), Cryx (ibid), and Skorne (yeah, even I don’t get that one), for example.

It’s a good chat, and now that Canada has won the ATC (surprising few, pleasing many), maybe we can view these decisions in a quaint “Oh, how little we knew” sorta way. ANYway, hope everyone enjoys!

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Podcast 213 – Skorne CID Episode!

Hello loyal listeners! Sorry for the lag in this week’s podcast… we had some gremlins in the website that had to be dealt with. HOPEFULLY this is the last time this year we’ll have to deal with that… we had a hacker attack the site a few months back, and Kassem has been diligently trying to fix things ever since.
Anyway! On with the show… we talk Skorne this week! Exciting! And if Charles Soong is playing Skorne (and he is right now), then you know they’re interesting! Give it a listen, let us know what ya think!


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Happy New Year, Combo Smite Listeners!

Just a quick note from myself, Nick, Darrell, and the rest of the team (Kassem, Todd, Jeremy, and Steve) to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!

I’m busily assembling all my new Crucible Guard models, hoping to get them primed and painted before Adepticon. Additionally, I’ve committed to a few games with some local WTC players, trying to get my brain back into the game. While I know now I’ll never be a top-class player, I can at least crawl my way back into the middle of the pack, and that’d be nice!

We’re all looking forward to another year of the podcast, talking about new releases and hopefully getting back to discussing tactics and batreps (what a concept!).

So here’s looking at a bright and fun 2019! Thanks from all of us for sticking with us!

A Charity Thing

No podcast this week (Nick is starting a new job, and Marc is on Day 9 of “No More Days Off Until Xmas”), but I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know about a few charity events coming up!

Specifically, Artimage (friend of the podcast and frequent nemesis to Marc) is taking donations for his Extra Life charity event:
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The quick notes are that for every $5(CAD) you donate, you get 1 entry into a draw for a painted copy of Blackstone Fortress! I own a copy of the game already, and I gotta tell you, it looks pretty amazing… I painted the models for a buddy, and they’re really cool. I haven’t played the game yet, but the rules look clean, and GW has said they will be supporting the game in the future… I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy if you can, and for $5 you can both support a great cause (the Hamilton, Ontario Children’s Hospital at McMaster University) and get a chance at a great game!

Artimage will be doing a livestream for his gaming and for the drawing on Wednesday (link here), and he’s doing another draw for a few neat prizes in order to drum up some additional interest (link for that here).

Moral of the story, go donate a few bucks, and get a chance at a great game, plus every dollar donated goes straight to the McMaster Children’s Hospital! Win-win.


Podcast 209 – Of Dawnmowers and Kings…

… well, not really of kings. Just sounded very Lewis Carroll in my head.

Anyway! This post is going up a teensy bit late because SOMEBODY (Marc) forgot to do it in advance. I never claimed to be a smart man, so here we are. This episode gets Darrell, Nick, and I back to discuss the new Retribution Battle Engine (forever known as the Dawnmower), a purchase timeline for Marc to get his Crucible Guard, and many, many other things scattered in there.

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No Podcast This Week Because Nick…

That’s really it. No podcast because Nick.

All joking aside, Nick apparently has lost the Internet (and all will to live) until Tuesday, so we couldn’t record anything this week. We’ll have plenty of stuff to discuss next week, I suspect, and I’d like to take a moment to thank all the brave Skorne players who are muscling through their CID, trying to balance their Faction. Carry on, my wayward soulstones!

Marc would also like to let everyone know that he wrote over ten thousand words in the last three days on his fourth novel. Progress! It’s still 30k from being finished, but that’s okay!

Podcast 206 – Retribution Dynamic Update!

To all our Canadian listeners: happy Turkey Day!

To everyone else on Earth… happy Monday, I guess? Unless you’re not reading this or listening to this on a Monday, in which case… yeah, moving on.

The Retribution CID released, and we sit down and talk about it! Takes us a bit longer than usual, but it is interesting stuff, give it a listen while eating turkey… or whatever you’re eating, I suppose!

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Also, a heads up: Marc is away in a cottage in the middle of nowhere for the next week or so to try and get all his writing done for the year (November and December are extremely, extremely busy months), so can’t say for sure there will be a podcast next week, but we will try!

No Podcast This Week!

Just a quick note that we won’t be recording or putting out a podcast this week due to Nick spending all weekend watching the WTC and Marc spending that time working.

Yay work. It’s… something.

Anyway! We’ll be back this week with new shinies! Sorry for the delay, hope everyone enjoyed the WTC, and obviously a huge congratulations to Australia for winning! Way to go, guys!
(We’re also extremely proud of all the Canadian teams, obviously!)

Podcast 201 – Dark-Skinned Menites and Gay Swans

We have a weird one for you this week, folks. Prompted by a question by the incomparable Jason Lucas (hi Jason! I still have your sweater!), Nick, Darrell, and I discuss the issue of race(s) in the Iron Kingdoms, as well as briefly touching on the issue of LGBTQ+ in WarMachine.

Before that we talk GenCon, new releases, tournaments… lots of WarMachine this week, as well as some interesting talking points.

As always, we’re happy to hear from any of our listeners through e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook, and we don’t claim to be experts on these issues, but hey, it was a slow week for playing games!

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We’ll be back next week with more game-stuff, fewer bizarre talking points. Probably. Thanks for listening!