A short episode, attempting to explain in my own terms what casual wargaming means to me, and why it’s not so casual after all.

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  • Sounds great Jeff! One suggestion. When you mention a link, or twitter handle, maybe put it in the notes below the podcast for easy reference!

    • Tibbs

      Yeah, man! I plan to do some kind of transcription and show notes at some point. It’s a bit of work so I’m looking into ways to make it a bit easier on me from a workload perspective. It’s going to be pretty important on some episodes so I’ll do my best to include that. Thanks, dude.

  • This was a really excellent episode; it is good to say some words on it, as I feel many do not seem to realize how much time “casual” players put into their work. I know I spend more time assembling a single model then many competitive gamers do a whole unit, painstakingly removing moldlines and filling seams with green stuff. I am more invested in the hobby then I have ever been, despite virtually never playing, ha ha.

    Alos, I am really exited to hear you have some episodes talking with Mr_Pink!

    • Thanks for all your comments, Eric. And yeah, I think the Inq28 communities probably fall into this category of gamers who don’t really play, but are uniquely hardcore in a sort of casual way.

  • I always had my two brothers to play with, so I never had a huge desire to go to shops to play. Over the years, a lot of friends of mine have started to play the game, so I have always had people to play the game with. I played much more when I was in high school and college, but always with friends. None of us were ever big on competitive gaming, or building the ideal lists (certainly in high school, none of us had the money to build the ideal units). When I went to graduate school, I did not have as much time to play, but still stayed interested in the hobby. My brothers and I started Between the Bolter and Me as a way to keep motivated about the hobby during our time in graduate school. It was also a way of showcasing what we liked best about the hobby, and not focusing on rules and competitive lists.

    Chapter Approved is shaping up to be just the sort of hobby podcast that I am interested in.

    • Thanks! I appreciate the insight. I think there are a lot of “us” out there.

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