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.

Links:
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

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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.

Links:
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.

Links:
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/