October 13, 2021
Part One: “The Kids In The Hall”:
Our interview with guests, Jacob Stauttener and Evan Switzer, borrows its title from the 1990s Canadian comedy show, "The Kids in the Hall". Two (youngish) grandads, call us The Airfix Generation, put two (youngish) gamers, call them The GW Generation, on the spor to talk about generational differences and crossovers.
We talk about crossovers from the kind of turnkey gaming systems that young gamers find in a Games Workshop store to more "obscure" (shhhh, don't use that word around James!) games. We talk about the appeal of creative and collaborative projects such as Evan's role in The Ninth Age, a player-driven continuation of the old Warhammer Fantasy system. We also wonder if old gamers, like old church people, can stop clutching their pearls about "Where are the young people" and trust that the next generation will find its way into the hobby and make it their own. And that's a good thing, we conclude.
Stuff mentioned in Part One:
Jacob’s Must Contain Minis website: www.mustcontainminis.com
Also look for Jacob’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_dq-xyb2a9bgYKwD9gqTUg
Evan’s Ninth Age Project:
https://www.the-ninth-age.com/community/filebase/index.php?download/3990/ download link for one of our 'full books' we did for ninth age. good example of the quality we're striving for.
Evan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/switz.hobbies.1
Other Stuff Mentioned in This Interview:
Bell of Lost Souls: www.belloflostsouls.net
Jacob on Bell of Lost Souls: www.belloflostsouls.net/ author/jwstauttener
Laurentian TableTop Gaming Group: https://laurentiantabletoporganization.blogspot.com
Universal Battle Software: www.universalbattle2.com
Critical Hit Gaming Lounge, Oshawa, ON: www.criticalhitgaminglounge.com
Game Chamber Store, London, ON: www.thegamechamber.com
Jacob’s Digital Library Contributions:
Joseph A. McCullough, Frostgrave, 2nd Edition, Osprey Press
Blood and Plunder: The Collector’s Edition Rulebook, Firelock Games
Evan’s Digital Library Contributions:
Nathan M. Greenfield, The Damned: The Canadians At the Battle of Hong Kong and the POW Experience, Harper Collins, 2010.
Brent Watson, Far Eastern Tour: The Canadian Infantry in Korea, 1950-1953. McGill Queens University Press, 2007.
Part Two: Canadian Content Corner.
Brad, aka @OTDCanMilHis, as a guest on WW2TV
Ask Me Anything on Canadian military history
Mike speaks with Alastair Nichols, author of Wellington's Switzers: The Watteville Regiment about European redcoats in Upper Canada in the War of 1812.
WELLINGTON'S SWITZERS: THE WATTEVILLE REGIMENT (1801-1816) - A SWISS REGIMENT OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN EGYPT, THE MEDITERRANEAN, SPAIN AND CANADA (KEN TROTMAN, 2014)
Alastair's book is available for purchase at https://kentrotman.co.uk
3) Whats Going On In Canada
- True North LardEhs Game Day #1
- November 27, 2021
- Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Veterans Association Hall, Hamilton, Ontario
- intend for 2 timeslots of (at least) 4 TFL games per timeslot
- trying for curry dinner!
4) Closing Music:
Slow March of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery at Buckingham Palace