What else can be said about Dan Pancaldi that hasn't already been said. He's short. He's Italian/Canadian. He is an amazingly funny guy who loves the hobby and creates the incomparable No Enemies here as well as music for Stuka Joe's YouTube channel. Dan gets real with us in this episode talking about stories passed down from World War II and giving us some insight into his professional musician days. Do not miss this final episode of Season 1 of Hexy Talk!
If you've been on BoardGameGeek you've seen his Fun City Game Club blog talking about the amazing people and games that play regularly in a wargamer's dream den. If you're an Advanced Squad Leader aficionado (or newbie), then you've surely at least seen the name if not played against JR at a convention. An eminently generous and nice guy, JR shares his decades of experience with us in this episode of Hexy Talk!
Today, we're welcoming Carsten Hensel to the podcast to talk about being a new wargamer. He's a German transplant living in Brazil! We get some insights into how he found his way into wargaming from historical Eurogaming and get an understanding of the complications of getting games into his country. Lots of interesting insights from another great gamer!
Today, we're talking to Patrick Mullen about, among other things, his new game A Hot Dry Season.
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In this episode, we're going to meet Miami University of Ohio senior Jordan McMullen and hear about how he's a part of the next wave of wargaming hobbyists! Jordan is an interesting guy who has completed some significant wargaming accomplishments with regard to the Operational Combat Series. He isn't shy about jumping into the deep end of the wargaming world and we're excited to have him as the first ever guest on Hexy Talk!
Welcome to Hexy Talk!
The Hexy Talk podcast will be launching soon. We are in the process of lining up guests and setting our recording dates.
What is Hexy Talk?
There are already some great podcasts in the community that share information about upcoming games and valuable insights from designers and industry veterans! There aren't enough podcasts that share the incredible stories of wargamers who make up the majority of the hobby.
From new gamers to grizzled grognards we're going to get a chance to talk to as many as are willing to come on the show and share their journey.
Who would make a great Hexy Talk Guest?
Everyone has a story to share whether it's a 2-year long game of DAK or the story of 50 years spent wargaming with friends. So many people who consider themselves "just gamers" do so much more for the hobby, like tirelessly answering forum questions, playtesting, creating top quality content on blogs, podcasts, and websites to help promote their favorite games. Other people have incredible stories about serving in the military and then gaming that same topic and how that made them feel and approach the topic.
If you have a story to tell...we want to hear it and preserve it as a record of the amazing folks in the wargaming community. Let's own the narrative about who we are rather than letting people simply assume our intentions and interests!