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Hey just wanted you guys to know I do listen to these podcasts and enjoy the in depth discussions and humor. Usually while doing household chores. 

 

For example I liked in the NEScape episode when you mentioned that it is an especially entertaining game to play with a bunch of people watching who could come up with ideas that the player would not be able to on their own.

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Hi all -- after some delays, our Space Raft episode should be on the way later this week. In the meantime, check out this interview we did with Hair of the Dogcast at the 2022 Midwest Gaming Classic! This was a fun, short talk about homebrews, podcasting, and our first time at MGCYou can get the audio version here.

 

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Check out our new episode on the NES puzzle platformer Alfonzo's Arctic Adventure! There's also a long conversation about the odd regional cuisine of St. Louis, Missouri, with an emphasis on pizza. You know, if you're into that.

 

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I appreciate the banter - it's refreshing to have that UK voice in there. Personally I only watch UK comedy these days, as I find so much North American comedy is about saying something stupid then laughing as loud as possible about it. Rather than actual joke writing or banter like you get with UK stuff. 

Then again, I'm a Canadian git who lives with a Brit, so I am biased.

As someone who doesn't play a lot of homebrew, I do find the comparisons to other games helpful. That way I can sort of roughly imagine what the game is like, especially when I've never heard of it and have never seen any screenshots or gameplay footage. I wonder if it would be helpful to include a comparison point in the title of each episode? Instead of just the title of the game by itself. That way there's more of a hook to learn more about what the game is about. Like if you said "Alfonzo's Arctic Adventure: Like Nobunaga's Ambition but with Waifus!" or something more accurate but gives me more reason to listen. (Besides your sultry radio voices, that is.)

Also, where do I get my HBGC pint glass?

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Thanks for the feedback!

22 hours ago, tigerwolf said:

I appreciate the banter - it's refreshing to have that UK voice in there.

Thank you! Conor would probably want me to specify that he is Irish, but he has been based out of the UK since July.

22 hours ago, tigerwolf said:

I wonder if it would be helpful to include a comparison point in the title of each episode? Instead of just the title of the game by itself. That way there's more of a hook to learn more about what the game is about. Like if you said "Alfonzo's Arctic Adventure: Like Nobunaga's Ambition but with Waifus!" or something more accurate but gives me more reason to listen.

Just for you, I will try to come up with a comparison to a different Koei game for each episode! In all seriousness, of the three of us I'm the only one with long-term experience in the homebrew scene, so we actually talk about comparisons with other games quite a lot because that's how my co-hosts tend to approach these titles. With that said, I try to avoid pushing this aspect too hard when promoting episodes... I think a lot of developers work hard to make sure their games can stand on their own merits, and I feel like it detracts from that work to only showcase it in light of other, more popular games.

22 hours ago, tigerwolf said:

Also, where do I get my HBGC pint glass?

Why, you can get one of those beauties right here! They are quite sturdy and the print is surprisingly good quality. I recommend hand wash only: https://www.zazzle.com/store/homebrewgameclub

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Just a quick heads up to anyone who hasn't seen it yet -- our podcast is one year old as of November 1st, so to celebrate we're giving away two of our snazzy HBGC logo pint glasses on social media!

The first giveaway is on Twitter. Check out this post for more info.

Our second giveaway is only for fans who follow us on Discord. We have great discussions going for every game we cover, so jump on the server with this invite and follow along! Contest info is in the announcements channel.

Make sure to get your entries in by noon EST on Friday, November 4th. Good luck and thanks for listening!

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Just a reminder to enter our Twitter and Discord pint glass giveaways if you haven't yet. Deadline is noon EST on Friday, Nov. 4 (less than 24 hours from this post). There aren't a ton of entries, so you've still got a good chance of winning!

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