Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 264 – Solo and Cooperative Gaming

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Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by guest Joseph MuCullough for this episode of the show

  • 00:00 – Introduction – We find out how Joe started in the hobby
  • 10:30 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently.
  • 32:57 – Our Hobby – We all talk about our recent gaming and hobby projects, plus a full report of the Watch The Skies Megagame
  • 1:27:02- Solo & Cooperative Gaming – We discuss this aspect of gaming with Joe, with particular reference to how he has addressed these issues during the development of Rangers of Shadow Deep and the forthcoming solo expansion for Frostgrave.
  • 2:40:39 – Outtro – Closing thoughts

We hope you enjoy the show.

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6 Comments on Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 264 – Solo and Cooperative Gaming

  1. jimmylogan0916 // March 29, 2019 at 13:44 // Reply

    Anxious to listen! Played my first ‘coop’ x-wing last week while visiting out of town. Turns out you can play it solo, since the ‘enemy’ is AI controlled plus dice rolls.

  2. Alex Woodrow // March 29, 2019 at 18:14 // Reply

    An interesting episode. I’ve always considered small figure count skirmish games to be games which would be better served as RPGs without the impedimenta of physical props at all, so it’s interesting to hear Joe talk about his desire to make games with progressively greater RPG elements. I wonder if the end result of his game design career which be exactly that – an RPG.

    With respect to Joe, Neil and Mike, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a hobby which appeals largely to men, any more than there’s anything wrong with hobbies that appeal largely to women. That there are greatly fewer women than men playing wargames is nothing to do with “safe spaces” or men having “driven out” women from wargaming, it’s an inevitable effect of most women thinking that grown adults obsessively collecting toy soldiers is sad and pitiable.

  3. Alex Woodrow // March 29, 2019 at 18:18 // Reply

    Oh, and please stop saying “softback”. It’s fine for Joe because he’s American. In real English the correct term is paperback.

  4. A very thought-provoking episode, great stuff.

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