Tag: BattleTech

DNA Podcast 087 – Automating Tabletop Gaming with Brian Welcher

In this episode, Don and Rob sit down with teacher, martial artist, and gamer Brian Welcher to discuss his project to automate some parts of tabletop gaming. The three discuss how Brian first got into gaming, and how his fascination with the RPG Pathfinder led him to look for ways to create scripts that would control the actions of absent players and NPCs. It’s a fascinating discussion that leads to questions about what games actually are, and the possibilities of players being able to work co-operatively in wargaming instead of against each other. All this, and the bard with the worst luck ever, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:
Brian’s Email: sackvilledm@gmail.com
Dungeons and Dragons First Edition
Palladium Fantasy
Robotech RPG
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RPG
Panzer Leader
Avalon Hill Game Company
Dust 1947
Bolt Action
Flames of War
Mekwars.org – Classic Battletech Campaign and Server (I was wrong, it isn’t solo, but just online play- Rob)
Thorn Battlemech
Fallout Tabletop Game
Albedo RPG
Call of Chthulu
The Walking Dead: All Out War Tabletop Game
Creative Commons

DNA Podcast 013: Collectible Card Chaos


In this episode, Rob and Don are joined by James Wegg of No Dice Games to talk about collectible card games (CCGs). The three of them discuss Collectible vs. Living Card Games, the current state and future of CCGs, and the pros and cons of running a gaming store. All this, and (Butt) Crack Gate, are waiting for you in this 13th episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed:

Collectible Card Games
Living Card Games
Magic: The Gathering
Cards Against Humanity
Spellfire: Master the Magic
Illuminati (SJG)
Pokemon TCG
Yu-Gi-Oh TCG
Yu-Gi-Oh vs. Magic (video)
Dragonball CCG
Babylon 5 CCG
Elder Dragon Highlander Rules for M:TG
M:TG Online
Force of Will
Crack Gate