Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 131 – Valhalla

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Welcome to Episode 131 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

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In this show, host Neil Shuck talks to rules author Paul Brook about his dark age skirmish game Valhalla

As well as chatting to Paul about the design of the rules, Neil also gives an in-depth review.

We hope you enjoy the show!

2 Comments on Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 131 – Valhalla

  1. I’m a huge fan of using technology to manage army list creation and experience in a game so this game does interest me greatly.

    So I’ve had a little play on the Valhalla site and I do agree with some of your comments on the way the website works, however I think they are minor issues and can be addressed fairly easily

    1) I would have some default images that could be used to get passed step 1 when creating a warrior
    2) I would also look at ways to show a running points total when creating a warrior so you have an idea on the cost and can tweak it

    My biggest concern is the way all warbands are generic with no real flavour to separate them, I’m sure this can be changed just by having specific character types and linking them to each faction, for example only Vikings can have berserkers etc

    Also what happens to characters that don’t survive a game? are they lost forever or are they taken to be wounded and can reappear at a later date, I could imagine it would a pain to have to rebuild your warband after a game so this does concern me

    Generally I do like what Paul is trying to do here and I hope it’ll grow and he’ll be able to extend the functionality, I would love to see a web based character generation system and campaign system like Exillis that allows proper tabletop games to be played but with a web based management system to handle the nitty gritty

    In other words, keep improving the site Paul I’m sure it’ll be a success

  2. Many gamers already use software like Army Builder or Battlescribe to manage their armies, so this is not that big of a leap. As described in the interview, it sounds really cool, especially the “all the people I’ve killed” part. 🙂

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