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Pulp Gamer features reviews of board games, role-playing games, card games, and other forms of non-electronic entertainment. Shows also include special guests and commentary about hobby gaming and the industry.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013
File Size: 76.20 MB
GTS 2013; Industry Obituaries; Phoenix Nominations
Pulp Gamer returns from the GAMA Trade Show! Don brings us the numbers from the show, and Scott reports on some stories from the floor, including the premiere of
Star Wars: Attack Wing and Fluxx: The Boardgame, the financial success of Star Wars: X-Wing and Mage Wars, and newcomer success story Chaosmos.
We also acknowledge some industry figures who have passed away, including Diplomacy creator Allan B. Calhamer, Zombies!!! creator Todd Breitenstein, Phyllis Opolko of Alliance Game Distribution, and Richard Martin Leep of Greater Games Industry.
And in network news, several Pulp Gamer webseries have been nominated for awards at
Phoenix Comicon, including The Adventures of Silver and Brass, The Bob and Angus Show, and Zhon: The Alien Interviews.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013
File Size: 76.13 MB
Evil Hat on Kickstarter; Silver and Brass Goes Live
As of this writing, the Kickstarter campaign for
Fate Core has reached over 10,000% of its original funding goal. This week, Fred Hicks ( Evil Hat Productions) discusses the campaign's success with us, and shares his tips for creating and maintaining a successful crowdfunding business model.
In site news, Pulp Gamer has now launched its silent steampunk serial,
The Adventures of Silver and Brass. Meanwhile, Zhon: The Alien Interviews approaches the series finale, and The Bob and Angus Show gears up for its sixth season.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012
File Size: 14.19 MB
Alien Interviews; Designer Don'ts
This week, we sit down with Eric Schumacher and Robert Linden, the brains behind
RobEric Media and Zhon: The Alien Interviews. You can learn more about Zhon and his captors at WhoIsZhon.com. You can also check out Robert's work with Lights Out Fight Choreography, and Eric's work with Picture Arizona.
We also bring you the next installment in our ongoing series, where we ask advice from prominent games industry professionals. This week: What a game designer should
Wed, 29 Aug 2012
File Size: 27.29 MB
Gen Con Wrap-Up; Cheapass Returns; Edge of the Empire
We're back from
Gen Con Indy, with figures and footage from the floor of the best four days in gaming!
James Ernest relaunches
Cheapass Games via Kickstarter, starting with a deluxe edition of Unexploded Cow. We catch up with James on the convention floor for the inside story.
Fantasy Flight releases a full-color beta rulebook for
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, available through your local retailer. We talk with designer Jay Little about the game and its unique beta cycle.
And Don reviews the official beer of Gen Con, the Ale of Destiny from Sun King Brewery. Find out more at
Pulp Gamer will be streaming the Worldwide Catan Championships live from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Tune in September 14-16 on
Fri, 10 Aug 2012
File Size: 20.64 MB
Gear Up for Silver & Brass; Endless Calendar; More Design Tips
This week: Gen Con Indy! Pulp Gamer Media will premiere its newest web series,
The Adventures of Silver & Brass, on the main screen at the convention.
World Wide Catan Championship will be held on September 14-16 in Valley Forge, PA. Mayfair Games and Pulp Gamer will stream live content from the tournament floor.
Our jam packed schedule also includes Out of Character Live on August 21st,
Can't Stop the Serenity Tucson on September 22nd, and the newly-revived RinCon 2012 on September 28-30.
Plus, in our continuing segment, we ask some prominent figures in the gaming industry the questions we want to know! Our last question, "What should a game designer always remember to do?" couldn't fit in a single episode, so we're bringing you even more design advice!
Mon, 09 Jul 2012
File Size: 21.67 MB
Star Trek Catan; Designer Tips; Venus Resolved
Mayfair Games announces the US release of Star Trek Catan. We speak with Bob Carty, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Mayfair, about the upcoming release, the new mechanics, and the decision to distribute through Target.
Fantasy Flight Games and Stronghold Games resolve the publishing rights to Merchant of Venus with some interesting outcomes.
Plus, in our newest segment, we ask some prominent figures in the gaming industry the questions we want to know! This week: What should a game designer always remember to do?
Fri, 27 Apr 2012
File Size: 11.31 MB
Interview with the Orc, Underneath TableTop
Today: We speak with Boyan Radakovich, associate producer for Wil Wheaton's hit new webseries
TableTop, part of the Geek & Sundry network. Also, orc storyteller Grok Bloodface launches Tales of an Orc, a kickstarter campaign to bring classic orcish folktales (NOT fairy tales) to a human viewership.
Wed, 04 Apr 2012
File Size: 11.85 MB
Exclusive Distribution; GAMA Awards
Queen Games signs an exclusive distribution deal with ACD Distribution, sparking heated discussion from the community.
GAMA announces their Power Retailer Awards, recognizing excellence in brick and mortar retail. We speak with Stasi King of The Dragon's Den, winner of Outstanding Organized Play.
Wed, 21 Mar 2012
File Size: 8.34 MB
Online vrs Brick and Mortar Retail, GAMA Trade Show 2012
The Pulp Gamer Crew walks you through the
GAMA Trade Show 2012 experience to include a scheduled debate of Online and Brick & Mortar retail.
Wed, 07 Mar 2012
File Size: 6.51 MB
Hasbro Impresses EPA; Creative Play Day; OOC
Today: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Hasbro in their
2012 Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Out of Character launches its new video iteration.
April 28th is Creative Play Day--a nationwide retailer charity drive to benefit the
Creative Play Project. Visit their website to learn how you can help
Wed, 29 Feb 2012
File Size: 7.28 MB
Let's Play Green Bay; Catan Championship
Today: Pat Fuge tells us about his new convention, Let's Play Green Bay--a show he claims will be a significant departure from the average American convention.
The show will host, among other events, a qualifier for the
North American Catan Championship.
Wed, 22 Feb 2012
File Size: 9.01 MB
Andy Looney; Oz Fluxx; Times Square
Today: Pulp Gamer launches its newest show, Pulp Gamer Prime--one of the two video heirs to the popular
Out of Character series.
The newsrams from
The Bob and Angus Show appear on the Toys R Us Geoffreytron on Times Square, vandalizing an advertisement for The Settlers of Catan.
And we speak with Andy Looney from
Looney Labs about the Oz Fluxx release, the JoCo Cruise Crazy, and the new challenges that face game designers working with public domain properties.
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