The GWJ Conference Call Episode One!

Conference Call

What The Heck Is Going On? Civ: Warlords, NCAA 07, Dreamfall, Dice Wars, E3 Dwindles, Game Violence Bad! (We Love It), Forum Topic of the Week and more!

Welcome to the first ever Gamers With Jobs Conference Call! Appearing every two weeks, join GWJ Co-Founders Shawn Andrich and Sean Sands along with Producer Rob Borges as we talk about what we've been playing, the topic of the week, what's going on in the forums and more. Stay tuned, we're just getting started! Big thanks to the lovely and talented Elysia for burning the midnight oil and creating our awesome logo!

Read on for some links to what we're talking about and some music credits.

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The Games

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Civilization IV: Warlords
Dice Wars
The Settlers of Catan
NCAA Football 2007

Thread of the Week

Thanks to the awesome open source music from the following artists!

"One Big Holiday" My Morning Jacket The Wired CD
"Relaxation Spa Treatment" Dan The Automator The Wired CD
"Dc 3000" Thievery Corporation The Wired CD
"Under Major Influence" New Delhi FM Daylight Confusion
"Noble Race" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
"Relaxation Spa Treatment" Dan The Automator The Wired CD

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Comments

Great show guys, especially for a first effort. I liked the 3 person format and you certainly differentiated the product from the previous Podcast and the Escapist show. I think being a little more site focused is a good idea as long as you can still make it entertaining for people who are casual lurkers or have only heard of the site once or twice.

I really, really enjoyed it.

Desram wrote:
LupusUmbrus wrote:
1Dgaf wrote:

Who is Rob Borges?

Gaald wrote:

Man does it feel good to finally get this show out there. I hope you all enjoy it.

Gaald maybe?

He's the one you frequently hear scream "rabbit/desram/lupus you c*cksucker"

I remember his voice from trying to apologize after he flew our Super Cobra into a telephone poll. Whoops, indeed.

I saw D & D: The Improvised Campain at the Fringe last Tuesday and completely loved it. I wanted to skip my trip to Saskatoon on Saturday just to go to the last session to see how it went.

I wanted to skip my trip to Saskatoon on Saturday just to go to the last session to see how it went.

You Canadians and your made up places...

I saw D & D: The Improvised Campain at the Fringe last Tuesday and completely loved it. I wanted to skip my trip to Saskatoon on Saturday just to go to the last session to see how it went.

Oh man, it was a great show on Saturday. They killed off every character, in the final battle Greyfeather (played by Geoff Hughes, a friend of mine) and Mary Potter, dueled to see who would gain control of all 3 orbs of fire. Greyfeather had a plus 10 modifier, Mary had a plus 5, the d20's were rolled across the stage and they ended up tieing 27 to 27! The crowd went nuts. After a pretty funny battle they were to exhausted to continue and joined forces only to have the 3 orbs blow up in thier face and kill them both. Great show.

They are apparently going to try and bring the show back next year with Advanced D&D.

Gaald wrote:

Oh man, it was a great show on Saturday. They killed off every character, in the final battle Greyfeather (played by Geoff Hughes, a friend of mine) and Mary Potter, dueled to see who would gain control of all 3 orbs of fire. Greyfeather had a plus 10 modifier, Mary had a plus 5, the d20's were rolled across the stage and they ended up tieing 27 to 27! The crowd went nuts. After a pretty funny battle they were to exhausted to continue and joined forces only to have the 3 orbs blow up in thier face and kill them both. Great show.

I really loved how the crowd gets into it, by the end of the play everyone was on the edge of their seats when the dice got rolled and were cheering as loud as they could when the good guys got a good score.

Gaald wrote:

They are apparently going to try and bring the show back next year with Advanced D&D.

I hope they do. I completely enjoyed the whole show I saw. It was a luck of the draw pick for me; hadn't heard anything about it at all and just decided to go based on the premis. SO glad I did!

Great to have GWJ back in the podcast multiverse, thanks guys:)

RE: LARPers

Us rogues have to physicially find and disarm the traps, although they're not as dangerous as deadfalls, swinging blades and the like. We use mousetraps and electric buzzers.

NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERDS.

Also, I could have sworn there were GWJ conference calls in the past...no?

Razorgrin wrote:

NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERDS.

Also, I could have sworn there were GWJ conference calls in the past...no?

You would be correct.

LupusUmbrus wrote:
Razorgrin wrote:

Also, I could have sworn there were GWJ conference calls in the past...no?

You would be correct.

certis wrote:

Episode One

LIES!

Those were transcripts of conference calls, if you will. Now, through the magic of the Internet, we can listen in on what these important CEO types are really saying.

Demiurge wrote:

Those were transcripts of conference calls, if you will. Now, through the magic of the Internet, we can listen in on what these important CEO types are really saying.

Dude, this is the Intarwebs, and the Intarwebs is no place for logic.

Just one more game of Dice Wars and then I'll get back to work...

Mixolyde wrote:

Just one more game of Dice Wars and then I'll get back to work...

It is fun, though odd that I have no say in the distribution of my reinforcements.

Dice Wars rules.

Hmm, Dice Wars isn't up my alley. It'd be a lot of fun if you could redistribute your own forces, maybe, but without that I don't get it.

Elysium wrote:

Hmm, Dice Wars isn't up my alley. It'd be a lot of fun if you could redistribute your own forces, maybe, but without that I don't get it.

You're getting your ass kicked, aren't you? It's ok, I'll keep it between you and me.

Elysium wrote:

Hmm, Dice Wars isn't up my alley. It'd be a lot of fun if you could redistribute your own forces, maybe, but without that I don't get it.

Not to give any formal credence to Certis' theory, but you need non-Risk-like strategies to allow for the randomness. As long as I have more contiguous squares than the other colors, I don't worry so much about conquering every last square that I can, because I know my reinforcements are coming in faster than for the other colors. Building out from a side and leaving a buffer layer of enemy color also helps.

Yeah, over-extension will kill you in that game.

I just won an 8 player game of dice wars. Question is does it get easier or hard with less players?

edit: Just beat a 7 player match as well.

My gut says that more players equals more difficult, since to win an eight-player game you effectively have to win 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 player games as well, as the number of colors gets reduced.

Gaald wrote:

I just won an 8 player game of dice wars. Question is does it get easier or hard with less players?

edit: Just beat a 7 player match as well.

It seems easy to lose a significant number of territories before you even get to move in a high-player game. I've played a couple where a computer gets knocked out in the first round.

Just like to say - outstanding to have some form of cast back - measured and sensible discussion is welcomed

Always nice to see lurkers crawl out of the woodwork Lagrange, thanks

Lagrange wrote:

Just like to say - outstanding to have some form of cast back - measured and sensible discussion is welcomed

Don't forget about Escape Radio also.

That had an excellent flow. Thoroughly enjoyed it, two thumbs up!

Yeah, it was very well done. I was trying to listen to it in the background while I worked but it was just too damn interesting. YOU GUYS ARE SO INTERESTING. OMG.

Excellent job guys!