I just heard about the new podcast Gameopolis through a convention acquaintance. It’s so new that hosts Jeff and Mark only have two episodes posted as of this writing. It sounds good, technically and they have some nice sound effects and music sprinkled in there. The episode I heard first, a play session report of Car Wars 5th Edition caught my attention because it’s one I’ve played and enjoyed greatly in the past.
Usually, I have a hard time with board game-oriented podcasts, because the topic is so visually oriented and I’m just sitting there listening to people talk about their favorite game. And often, I’m not familiar with the game up for discussion, so it becomes an even more abstract conversation for me. The nice thing about session reports as Gameopolis plans to provide is the players describing their thinking and choices often helps to clarify how the game plays and the kind of play it encourages.
Plus, Mark and Jeff get points for being New England gaming podcasters. New England is sorely underrepresented in tabletop gaming’s online communities, so I’m glad to welcome them to the podcasting scene.