Featuring the voices of Adam Shaftoe and Matt Leaver

I have some mixed feelings about this edition of the podcast. On the one hand, I am thrilled to have been able to get on mic with my “assistant editor” Matt Leaver. The two of us offer up a review of Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy while also exploring some interesting tangents on the relationship between board games and their digital counterparts. The down side of this episode is that it is abundantly clear that something isn’t quite working properly with my podcast setup. Huzzah for spending the next week trying to isolate what’s gone wrong before throwing as little money as possible into a solution. Yeah, like it ever works out that way.

At any rate, I will beg my audience’s indulgence for production values which aren’t quite up to my usual standards.

Topics under discussion include:

– 4x Games versus Chess

– The evolution of strategy games

– Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

– Star Trek Catan

– Star Trek Fleet Captains

– Master of Orion

Cold Intro Music: The Lady of Vastness by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com

Theme music: Bionic Commando stage 4 (Dale vs Wray mix) (NecroPolo) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0