Posts tagged Paint Ramble Podcast
Episode 144: Mike Hutchinson (Gaslands)

This episode I speak to Mike Hutchinson the writer of Gaslands, the post apocalyptic game of vehicular combat and racing, and also the upcoming game A Billion Suns which comes in 2020.

I loved talking to Mike as his demeanour, candour, and insight makes for a great chat. Its obvious from our chat that he is a positive & hard working guy and there were so many threads I would have liked to chase down but alas time marched ever on and I could ask all I wanted to. One key area that came up in our pre show and mid show chat was the idea of having a growth mindset, if you aren’t aware of what a growth mindset is then go and do some reading on it as it is something that I truly believe that can help in personal and professional situations. Carol Dweck is the person you need to look into.

Its something I dont claim to be perfect at, and Mike quite rightly pulls me up on some slack thoughts I put out there in regard to games but there is a common thread that pops up regularly on the show with people who have ‘done something’ in the hobby industry and that is their ability and craft are developed and honed with time and experience. Sounds simple and straight forward when you read of it but the execution is what separates people like Mike from other people who maybe have a great idea but just dont ever do anything with it.

I really do hope that I manage to get Mike back onto the show in the future as the hour literally flew by and it was a true pleasure.

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Episode 143: Olly Gibson (Liberum Esse & PATM)

This week I talk to Olly Gibson an average Joe just like you and me who enjoys the hobby but also has his YouTube channel Liberum Esse where he posts his thoughts. I will let Olly tell you what this means in due course. The show was a run rambly chat as it should be and covers a wide variety of things. It was great speaking to him and it is people like Olly that have made, will make, and currently make my experience in this hobby a positive one. I really subscribe to OIly’s ideas and the way he goes about things, very laid back, down to earth, and positive. I hope you enjoy the show!

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Episode 142: Alessio Cavatore (River Horse Games): What makes a good game?

This week I talk once again to Alessio Cavatore of River Horse Games. I spoke to Alessio back in episode 51 so if you want more info on his personal history then go and check that out. In this episode we talk about what he has been up to since our last chat, we poke about the diverse set of games and activities he has been up to with some huge and well known IP’s, and we also talk about what he thinks makes a good game. I am really enjoying revisiting previous podcast guests and asking them what they think makes a good game. Both Lardy Rich and Joseph McCollough have been on recently with their opinions and it has been so interesting to hear their opinions. From reenacting historical scenarios, to narratives, to sophistication though simplicity of rule set. Its always fun talking to Alessio and I hope you enjoy the show!

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Episode 127: Seb Lavigne (Professional Painter)

This week I speak to Seb Lavigne. Seb is an amazing painter and is currently a studio painter for Mythic Games, you have probably seen his work for Time of Legends: Joan of Arc, Solomon Kane, or Reichbusters. You may have also seen his work on Moonstone from Goblin King Games which was featured recently on the podcast. We cover his personal history and chat over anything interesting that came up along with some more painting focused questions on his preferences and experience.

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Episode 122: Thomas Stoesser (Stoessi's Heroes)

This episode I talk to Thomas Stoesser the creator of Stoessi’s Heroes, a company that makes historical characters to form part of your WW2 tabletop war-game factions. I wont spoil the story about how all this came about but what I will say is that the minis that are created for Stoessi’s Heroes are brilliant and would certainly take pride of place in your armies and give you a brilliant painting challenge.

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Episode 116: Dan Faulconbridge (Wargames Illustrated Magazine)

This week I speak to Mr Dan Faulconbridge of Wargames Illustrated. Wargames Illustrated is a monthly magazine by war gamers for war gamers that comes in both a physical and electronic format. They also offer a Prime service where you can get a more in-depth experience in the form of video content plus also access to their back catalogue which is certainly worth a look. 

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Episode 107: Tyler Schulz (PATM & Dreadpathzone)

This week I talk to Tyler Schulz. Tyler has been moonlighting recently on the PATM site giving us content from the walking dead. It was great to get to know Tyler a little more, his history, his insight, and also the things in the hobby he has enjoyed since he started doing it.  Many thanks to Tyler for coming onto the show I hope you all enjoy it!

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