I sit and chat with a wide ranging set of individuals from both inside and on the outside of the Tabletop/RPG/Boardgame industry about their experience, insight, & motivations.
Put on a show whilst you are painting and hear the stories behind your fellow geekers and the people that created the games you know and love.
I hope you enjoy.
Ep 196: Matthew K (Fellow Nerd)
This episode I speak to yet another fellow nerd in the form of Matthew Kozikowski. A while ago Matthew was a founder member of Dark Omen, and a podcast called Forgot to Feat. Matthew and I talk banana bets, clam chowder, nut meggers, along with his hobby journey, his family life, and how he is more and more drawn to both mini agnostic games, and dead games which are no longer supported by their founding companies, such as GW’s Warmaster game.
It was a pleasure speaking to Matthew and getting to know him and there are certainly other podcasts to come to you from him, I look forward to them. I hope you enjoy the chat….
Ep 195: Hubert (Fellow Nerd)
This episode I speak to Hubert, a native of Poland and a member of our PATM discord server. I am going to keep it very short and sweet this week as the charm of this episode was simply getting to know him, his opinions, his history, and other peripheral parts of him as a person and how he fits into our hobby.
It was great talking to, and getting to know him.
Ep 194: Forrest H (Knuckleduster Miniatures)
This episode I talk to Forrest Harris about his personal history and story, plus also his miniature company Knuckleduster. Getting to know Forrest was a great experience for me, finding out about him and the reasons behind Knuckleduster along with a little bit about his research process and sculpting ethos. Knuckleduster are probably most renowned for their wild west range of miniatures, their game Gunfighters Ball, and their upcoming board game Gunfight Royale which is coming to Kickstarter in January.
I have mentioned it a few times but western games are getting harder to ignore, there are at least 3 rule sets that I want to get in on right now and there are some great terrain sets out there too, maybe in the new year it will be a new project for 2021. Knuckleduster will be top of the list for minis.
Thanks to Forrest for coming onto the show and also being a founder member of PATMOCON that we hosted in April 2020. Forrest and Knuckleduster had a virtual booth and one of the highlights for me personally was the guided tour of their operation with a view into their workshop and casting process, something we just wouldn’t usually have a chance to see at all, pretty special.
I hope you enjoy the show an it is another great insight into a brilliant personality involved in our hobby.
Ep 193: Luke O (Upzone pop up terrain)
This episode is one that has been kicking about in the PATM vault for a few months as I have waited for the project to show up on Kickstarter. I chatted with Luke, the creator of Upzone. Upzone is a range of car pop up terrain for tabletop wargaming. I dont know how I saw it, but I did and I was instantly interested in the story and genesis of it. Make sure you check out the link even just to appreciate the idea and invention of it.
I really enjoyed getting to know Luke, as mentioned we talked a good while ago and a lot has changed for him, partnering with a publisher was a big step, and as I record the KS campaign is into the 200,000+ dollars bracket. A real success story for a gent who just did something productive during his COVID lockdown time. Awesome.
Ep 192: Scott P (Four-color Studios)
This episode I speak to Scott Pyle, the brains behind 4 color studio. Scott has created a number of games, most of which hang off his Goal System set of rules which share common themes. Super heroes, to Sci Fi, to Fantasy Dungeon Delves, there seems to be something there for everyone. We take time in the show to chew the fat about his ethos, games, and intent. PATM and Scott seem to share the same ethos in terms of the things we do and how we like to interact with the hobby, Scott is very candid about the fact that he enjoys the challenge of creating the rule sets and jus having them go out into the wild to do their own thing. No murky or shadowy marketing techniques which is refreshing. A term ‘the empty can rattles the loudest’ comes into my brain more and more via kickstarter and new games in our hobby and it is refreshing to see the polar opposite here, a classy gent allowing his games to speak for themselves. Having said that, and I mention it in the show, could his games have a stronger audience? More on that in a moment. It was great to talk to Scott I really enjoyed our ramble chat, especially the 80’s references, I am sure I speak for all of us when I thank him for his time.
Right! Back to the bigger audience thing. If you are a patron then head over to four-colorstudio.com and check out Scott’s games. If any tickle your fancy then PM me, preferably on discord and I will get the rule set out to you. This way you get a kick back in the form of some rules you want to play, Scott gets a grande caramel macchiato on us also, so its win win. If you aren’t a patron but want to check not only this out but a bunch more other things then meander on over to patreon.com/paintalltheminis and find out all the ways we try to make your hobby deeper, more fun, and to fulfill you a little more one terrible joke and sauce reference at a time.
Ep 191: Davie 'Thommo' Thompson - What Makes A Good Game?
This episode I speak to David Thompson a second time. I spoke to David about himself and also Sniper Elite, the hidden movement game back in episode 181 and I asked him to come back onto the show and we have a chin wag about the things that he feels make a good game. Its a wide ranging chat from nicknames, to game length, to intent, card mechanics, I even get a couple of sauce references in there too.
I have enjoyed the two chats with David thus far, I really seem to click with his ethos and how he decides to create his games. We also talk a little about his new game Dire Alliance. Dire Alliance seems a little like the game the Avengers would make. David is one of 4 designers, the game has 2 game modes, it has card tokens, or you can upgrade to an edition that has plastic minis. Also it seems to have a lot in common with games David has designed previously so I am super excited to see it, plus the addition of minis adds a whole new level of interest. Dire Alliance is a gothic/victorian horror game with vampires, witch hunters etc etc, I am sure you know the trope. But it is a genre I havent painted much of so I am excited to get involved with it. You can check out the link in the description if you feel you may like it. Base core pledge is fiddy bucks, double if you want to add the 70+ plastic minis. Its superb that they offer the sans minis version, I think that is a great shout.
Check out Dire Alliance here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blacklistgames/dire-alliance-horror?ref=android_project_share
Talking of David, we have just started our War Chest league on our discord server, a weekly fun league where we wlll battle it out each week until it is apparent who is alpha nerd, David is also a pretty regular participant on our server and he is pretty cool to hang out with so if you want to talk to these great people who make games we love then come on over, patreon.com/paintalltheminis
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Recently discovered this show and having a great time listening to the back catalogue of shows,whilst painting my minis.A very informal style to the show makes it an easy listen.
I'm an avid mini enthusiast and theres nothing I like more than to sit with a hairy stick and listen to to other people wax liyrical about our great hobby.
Pain all the mini's is a great listen and always has something interesting to say about the topics in hand. I've reccomended it to all my fellow pastic-crack addicts.