Back from a longer than expected hiatus, Dan & Lance skim past the news and cover some random Guild Ball topics that have been on thier minds. Dan discusses drafting tactics when facing the mirror match and Lance helps reveal whats really going on with the Farmers so that you won't be caught with your pants down.
Dan and Lance had a slow news week so we instead decided to do another list. This time Lance ranks the top 10 ball fondlers in the game and then they both answer listener questions. Also, there is currently a Tee Spring campaign going on for Midwestwargaming t-shirts so buy one. https://teespring.com/new-midwestwargaming#pid=46&cid=2753&sid=front
For our first episode of 2018 Lance and Dan break from thier normal news-reporting habits and get into the nitty gritty of Blacksmiths. Lance has been known to dabble in these waters and Dan has lost to his brother's Blacksmiths before so they are both experts. Come listen to thier expert opinons and they'll tell you why the midwest is right and why the UK is wrong.
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As per usual, Dan and Lance start off by going over some latest SFG news items (resin reboxing, painting contest, ATC cancelled, new regional tournament struction). Then to switch it up a bit Lance and Dan do some shout-outs. Lance has been loving Guild Ball Scrum app and Dan really appreciates Tectonic Craft Studios. Next, Lance talks about his recent tournament experience at Geek City in North Liberty, IA and finally Dan & Lance talk more about some goals for 2018.
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Dan and Lance recap SteamCon US keynote, take turns passing judgements and giving thier two cents and then they both just pluck from thier memories thier favorite SteamCon US experiences. Lance talks about Rookie League, pundit party spoilers and meeting people and Dan talks about the LCQ, Snake Draft and grinding games.
In this episode Dan and Lance go over all the recent spoilers and news snippets that SFG released this weekend at SteamCon UK. Basically, if you missed the keynote you should listen to this episode.
If you like Steamforged news than this is the episode for you. Lance and Dan go over all the latest happenings for an hour. At approximately the 1:10:00 mark they pivot to a Theron discussion where Lance explains why he isn't a Theron fanboy and Dan regurgitates every bit of Theron tactics he's consumed from the internet.
In Episode 3 Lance & Dan bring on a guest, Mike White. They all start with a discussion on the news from Steamforged, their holiday themed undead farmers, Octoberfest esters and pumpkin obulus. Lance updates everyone on the Union in Chains event and Dan then talks about the inclusion of Guild Ball at the ATC. The rest of the episode is Mike and Lance discussing Esters and Dan being tipsy.
In Episode 2 Lance & Dan provide an update on Steamforged's Union in Chains global event and let you know which guilds are currently winning and throw our two cents on the new models. After news they proceed to do a battle report from a recent Des Moines tournament, Lance played his Blacksmiths and Dan brought Morticians for the first time. Lastly, Lance and Dan combine all of their combined intelligence to figure out Scalpel.
In Episode 1 Lance & Dan recap the latest news from Steamforged, Union in Chains, as well as talk about new players to the Blacksmith's Guild, Alloy and Hearth. At the 32:00 mark Dan & Lance do a battle report from their recent tournament in Minneapolis.