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Have Games, Will Travel

A podcast about tabletop games by Paul Tevis.

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HG,WT: For A Few Games More #40

Using the play environment in RPGs.Intro by Ryan Macklin of Master Plan.--PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum

9mins

1 May 2009

Rank #1

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HG,WT: For A Few Games More #28

The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 8Notes on A Flower for MaraIntro by Ryan Macklin of Master Plan.--PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum

15mins

2 Jan 2009

Rank #2

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HG,WT: For a Few Games More #17

False choice and flexibility in wargames, inspired by Air Assault on Crete and Fast Action Battles: The Bulge.Intro by Ryan Macklin of Master Plan.--PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum

16mins

29 Sep 2008

Rank #3

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HG,WT: For A Few Games More #12

First thoughts on Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition.Intro by Rob Bohl of The Independent Insurgency.--PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum

13mins

24 Jul 2008

Rank #4

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Have Games, Will Travel #111

Last Night On Earth, Sons of Liberty, and A Long-Expected Party 0:34 - On this birthday episode, I've got a double feature of reviews as my present to you. 1:20 - If you like board games, head on over to BoardGamePodcasts.com. 1:30 - Last Night on Earth is zombie movie board game that reminds me fondly of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and fixes many of the problems I have with Arkham Horror. 24:34 - More of an RPG fan? RPGPodcasts.com has got the hookup for you. 24:41 - Sons of Liberty: RPG or card game with narration? You decide. 50:12 - Have Games, Will Travel is supported by DriveThruRPG.com. 50:33 - It's my birthday, so I'd like to give a little speech. Be sure to check out Gameslinger Enterprises to keep current on what else I'm up to.--PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum

1hr 2mins

23 Jun 2008

Rank #5

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Have Games, Will Travel #96

Engel Matrix Games and the Indie RPG Awards 0:33 - Voting for the ENnies is now open. Before you fill out your ballots, I recommend checking out the Summer Revolution and the ENnies Nominations special episode of Gamer's Haven. 3:18 - Robin Laws gives us his blessing. 3:25 - Engle Matrix Games, from Chris Engle's Hamster Press, provide a unique approach to colloborative story creation. I talk about my experiences with Dracula and Evil Wizard School: The Final Lesson. 16:13 - This show is a member of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 16:22 - John Kim and I discuss the Indie RPG Awards. 29:42 - Mick Bradley flatters me. 29:53 - Before I go, I make a plug for the HG,WT Guild on BoardGameGeek and the next installment in the Strategicon series of conventions.--PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum.

32mins

23 Jul 2007

Rank #6

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Have Games, Will Travel #91

Notre Dame and War of the Ring 0:32 - I’m back to talk about a pair of board games I was able to play a few weeks ago. 1:15 - This show is part of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 1:23 - Notre Dame is one of my favorite new games. Check out Doug Garrett’s overview on episode 71 of Garrett’s Games & Geekiness. (The card game I mention in passing is Fairy Tale.) 15:26 - Ryan Macklin from Master Plan says hello. 15:33 - War of the Ring is a thematically-satisfying, hybrid war game. 27:56 - This show was also a part of the (now-defunct) Gaming Podcast Network. 28:05 - PaulCon V is this weekend, so I’ll be back soon to talk about the games I played.--PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum

29mins

15 Jun 2007

Rank #7

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Have Games, Will Travel #88

Card-Driven Wargames and the GMT Weekend 0:36 - Today, I discuss one of my recent infatuations: thecard-driven wargames published by GMT Games. This episode is dedicated to Jason and Scott of the Point 2 Point Podcast. 1:32 - This show is a member of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 1:40 - In one of my longest segments to date, I give anoverview of how card-driven wargames work, using Paths of Glory, Twilight Struggle, and The Napoleonic Wars (plus a little about Wellington) as examples. 35:01 - Fraser Ronald from Accidental Survivors says hello. 35:08 - I spent last weekend at the GMT Games warehouse in Hanford, CA. In addition to playing some of their card-driven games, I also got a chance to play Down in Flames and to try GMT's new pirate game, Winds of Plunder. 41:30 - This show is part of the Gaming Podcast Network. 41:41 - I'll be at Gamex over Memorial Day Weekend, buthopefully I'll have a new show for you before then.--PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum

44mins

4 May 2007

Rank #8

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Have Games, Will Travel #68

Origins Wrapup and Top Ten List 0:37 - I introduce the episode and explain why I'm doing a top ten list. 1:39 - Be sure to check out The Dice Tower, where you can also hear my list. 2:52 - I get down to business and go through my Top Ten Favorite Things from Origins 2006. What are they? That would be telling. 14:06 - Jared Sorensen really is crazy. 14:12 - I dig through my bag and talk about things that I brought back from Origins, including Dubious Shards, Mortal Coil, Weapons of the Gods, The Order of the Stick Volume 2, Mimic, and Duel of Ages. 22:30 - I give my final thoughts on Origins and thank the folks who participated in the podcasting panels I organized. 22:56 - This is show is, of course, part of the Gaming Podcast Network. 23:07 - I take a look at what's in my review pile right now, including Contagion Revised Edition, Bloodlines, Lacuna Part 1 (2nd Attempt), Questers of the Middle Realms, and Don't Rest Your Head. 26:33 - There won't be an episode next week because I'm going to be in France, but when I come back, I plan on doing a review pile roundup and a GenCon survival guide. --PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forums

28mins

11 Jul 2006

Rank #9

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Have Games, Will Travel: GenCon SoCal Special #6

Paul interviews Luke Crane of the Burning Wheel. Discuss this episode in the HGWT forum

32mins

28 Nov 2005

Rank #10

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Have Games, Will Travel: Polaris Special #1B

The session itself.Show notes:Polaris Reference sheet for the Key Phrases Discuss this episode in the HG,WT forum

1hr 45mins

14 Oct 2005

Rank #11

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Have Games, Will Travel: Polaris Special #1A

Paul introduces his group's second session of Polaris.Show notes:Polaris Reference sheet for the Key Phrases Discuss this episode on the HG,WT forum

5mins

14 Oct 2005

Rank #12

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Have Games, Will Travel #13

Paul reviews a six-pack of PDFs from Ronin Arts and goes off on a bit of a rant.Show notes: Ronin Arts Modern: 101 Urban Legends Modern: 101 Occult Books Modern: 13 Classified and Experimental Ammunition Types Future: 6 Free Sensor Contacts Future: Starship 15 -- The Taurus Future: Datastream 07.2005 BoardGameSpeak

18mins

20 Sep 2005

Rank #13

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Have Games, Will Travel #12

Paul reviews Tigris & Euphrates (board game) and opens the Have Games, Will Travel store.Show notes: Tigris & Euphrates Have Games, Will Travel store

16mins

16 Sep 2005

Rank #14

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Have Games, Will Travel #6

Paul reviews Dogs in the Vineyard (rpg) and heads off to GenCon.Show notes: Dogs in the Vineyard

22mins

16 Aug 2005

Rank #15

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Have Games, Will Travel #5

Paul annouces the HG,WT Logo Design Contest winner, answers listener mail, talks about the show, and reviews Code of Unaris (rpg).Show notes: Boardgames To Go Truth & Justice The SciFi Podcast Network Unhappy Homes ENnies Awards Dream Date auctions Goldleaf Games -- Code of Unaris Chat log for "The Edict, Part 1"

27mins

12 Aug 2005

Rank #16

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Have Games, Will Travel #4

Paul raves about Ticket to Ride (board game) and challenges all comers.Show notes: Ticket to Ride Ticket to Ride online

16mins

9 Aug 2005

Rank #17

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Have Games, Will Travel #3

Paul answers listener questions, discusses the Diana Jones shortlist, and reviews Amun-Re (board game).Show notes: Iron Heroes Free Northern Crown adventure The Diana Jones Award Amun-Re

22mins

5 Aug 2005

Rank #18

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HG,WT: For A Few Games More #50

So long and thanks for all the fish.Intro by Ryan Macklin of Master Plan.--PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum

21mins

1 Jan 2010

Rank #19

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HG,WT: For A Few Games More #48

My love for Dominion, explained and explored.Intro by Rich Rogers of Canon Puncture.--PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum

24mins

22 Nov 2009

Rank #20