The G*M*S Magazine Podcast Episode 55-Gencon and Achtung! Cthulhu

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102940A long weekend warrants two podcasts. One for boardgames, and one for RPGs.

First of all apologies for the sound quality. Rob, being the intrepid explorer he is, lives in Bulgaria and had to use an Internet cafe to get some connection and the background noise can be a bit overwhelming at times. But I’ve cleaned the audio a bit, so it’s not too bad.

This episode has a post GenCon report from Vickey, who sounds like she had an amazing time. Probably because GenCon is getting bigger with attendance numbers being much higher than they’ve ever seen. I suppose that means people are, far from being tired of games, rather getting to grips with the fact that they’re suitable for all ages. Huzzah!

Rob, Vickey and I also talk about some controversy that has been raised recently in EnWorld and about homosexuality in games. The thread is about homosexuality in games. I pose a very simple question: Why are we readier to accept and/or play a female character than a transgender or a gay one?Are we really as open minded and tolerant as we like to believe?

We also have an interview with Chris Birch, creator of a new publishing company called Modiphius. Their first product, Achtung Cthulhu! is a World War II setting in which… well… I think “WWII + Chulhu” gives a pretty clear picture. However what you don’t know yet is who’s been writing this terrific work.

If you’d like to find more information about Modiphius, their Facebook page is here and you can click on Achtung Cthulhu! for the setting’s website.

But you’re in luck. It’s all in the interview!

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4 Responses

  1. just got to the end of this one today on my cycle home from work, and since you were asking after feed back, here it comes.

    I like the way you have the podcast split up a little so each bit feels a bit easier to digest as opposed to one huge lump. You’re a great host, and have a really easy manner about you when it comes to getting people to talk about there stuff, you also manage to not make it sound like you’re just there to advertise said stuff.

    If I had one criticism, it would be some minor sound issues, but other than that, a solid listen, and I’ve got 56 on my phone for tomorrow.

    • The sound issues are tough to sort out. I do have some fair equipment my end, but sometimes people can’t get to a location where they can achieve good sound quality.

      My knowledge of filters and sound cleaning is, to say the least, limited, but I’ll see what I can do to improve the audio quality. I’ll try to get a book or two on the subject!

      • Don’t take it as a huge negative whatever you do. Some of the none gaming podcasts I listen to are recorded over the phone between continents, and if the what’s being said is of a high enough quality – as it is in your case – I can easily ignore some minor technical issues.

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