Episode 40 – Nukes and Cue Balls!

So many games, so many discussions!

Pinball: Dennis and Tony cover Stern Pinball’s manual indicating ghosting on inserts is normal, the finalized details of Spooky Pinball’s Total Nuclear Annihilation, Dennis’ acquisition of Sharkey’s Shootout, a ranking poll the guys are running on the best billiards-themed pinball machine (solid state and later only), and they end the segment with more thoughts on Star Wars.

Video Games: A few games are up for discussion this time. Tony starts off with Navalia. After that, there’s a bit more on Overwatch’s new character Doomfist, followed by Dishonored 2, Reigns, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and Jotun. Tony also brings up Battlestar Galactica Deadlock and Cold Waters.

Tabletop: Tony and Dennis got a chance to play the Munchkin card game, and so now they talk about it (amazing)! Tony also provides an update on Planet Mercenaries and Threadbare RPG.

Spooky Pinball’s Total Nuclear Annihilation Announcement on Facebook (7/28/2017): https://www.facebook.com/SpookyPinball/posts/1510145562379999

Poll to rank solid state era (and later) billiards-themed pinball machines: http://www.pollandmatch.com/chooser?pollownerid=5773431236722688&pollid=5668600916475904

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Gameplay Reveal: https://youtu.be/JkCG3nrHmDY

Episode 39 – KantCon 2017

We’ve got three topic categories this time, though KantCon 2017 (a tabletop convention we helped sponsor) is the highlight.

Pinball: We open with a very brief Dutch Pinball update. Then, it’s on to the gameplay footage of Star Wars as presented by Dead Flip. Finally, we dedicate a sizable chunk of time on the recently concluded Pinball Done Quick and the announcement that the donations made to benefit Doctors Without Borders would be refunded due to a conflict between the official rules and the announced plans for the prize drawing.

Video Games: There’s just one topic, Overwatch’s new character: Doomfist.

Tabletop: It’s all KanCon 2017. Dennis and Tony played four games which get attention: a World War II miniatures game, Call of Cthulhu, Dungeons & Dragons 5e, and Z Gate Crashers.

Dead Flip’s 7/5/2017 gameplay footage of Star Wars Pinball: https://youtu.be/Gap7MqXQKnY

Major League Pinball’s 7/15/2017 explanation on Facebook regarding the refunding of Pinball Done Quick (at SGDQ 2017) donations: https://www.facebook.com/majorleaguepinball/posts/442704199461823

Call of Cthulhu: https://www.chaosium.com/call-of-cthulhu-rpg/

Dungeons & Dragons: http://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products

Z Gate Crashers: https://zgatecrashers.com/

Episode 38 – Hey E3 Over!

While post-E3 exhaustion may reign, this is another longer-than-typical episode!

In pinball, Tony and Dennis briefly attempt to describe the Stern Pro Circuit (launching in 2018). From there, they dive into Dutch Pinball, summarizing a webinar the company hosted and also the latest newsletter’s contract manufacturer update. To wrap up pinball, there is a length update about Skit-B and the Predator Pinball fiasco (three hearings plus several legal documents are digested and reviewed and translated into human!).

In video games, the guys hit on a few news items, specifically the SNES Classic console, Pinball FX3’s announcement, and IO Interactive going independent from Square Enix. Tony then talks about Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Tyranny as games he’s currently playing, and Dennis talks about his playing of Dishonored 2, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, and a bunch of sale games he’s recently grabbed.

Stern Pro Circuit: https://www.ifpapinball.com/circuit/

Dutch Pinball’s 6/19/2017 Webinar: https://youtu.be/KN2DjPps9wA

$30,000 Skit-B Settlement Document for Home Owned by Amanda: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByH8OkGICVbWREVNUnFSYm9wcUE

Virtuapin’s Answer to Compliant and Affirmative Defenses: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByH8OkGICVbWYmpZZUlYanFaeVE

Virtuapin’s 6/23/2017 Hearing (audio): https://soundcloud.com/user-800669943/1ap2017-02002-20170623-133311

Kathy Kulek’s 6/22/2017 Hearing (audio): https://soundcloud.com/user-800669943/1ap2017-02000-20170622-143156

Amanda Kulek’s 6/22/2017 Hearing (audio): https://soundcloud.com/user-800669943/1ap2016-02073-20170622-151526

The Link Cable Podcast: https://linkcablepodcast.podbean.com/