Episode 28 – State of the Podcast

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Welcome to episode 28 of the Element 270 podcast!

In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese take a moment to discuss the recent survey we put out about the podcast and blog. We talk about the responses, and what we hope to do with the podcast, blog and other E270 media into the future.

If you took the time to respond to our survey, a very big and heartfelt thank you! We really appreciated all the responses, as it helped us shape our plan for where we want to go.

Some of you mentioned contributing, either to the blog or the podcast, and we would absolutely love to have our listeners contribute. As far as we’re concerned Element 270 is more about celebrating the hobby surrounding the games we love more than it is a chance for just us three to talk – so if you do have something to share – whether written or audio, please feel free to email us at element270podcast@gmail.com

For those who mentioned they are having some trouble finding us on iTunes, our feed address is: http://element270.libsyn.com/rss – if you put this into the podcast app of your choice, you should have no troubles! Of course – if there are issues – please feel free to contact us and we’ll do what we can to help!

You can find the episode here: http://element270.libsyn.com/e270-028-state-of-the-podcast

Or listen to it directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-028-State_of_the_Podcast.mp3

Also find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/element270/

And on Twitter: @element270

Episode 25 – Time for Planetfall!

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In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese discuss Firestorm Planetfall!

We talk about what the game is all about, the models, how it plays, the boxed set Battle for Proteus Prime, our opinions and finally get to answering some listener questions.

The rule book for Planetfall, as well as all the army lists, are available as free downloads from the Spartan Games website: www.spartangames.co.uk and in our estimation, are well worth a look!

You can find the direct audio file here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-025-Time_for_Planetfall.mp3

Find us also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/element270/

Or follow us on Twitter: @Element270

As always, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to email us at:element270podcast@gmail.com

 

We currently have a survey running for our listeners, if you have a spare couple of minutes we would really value your feedback, you can find the survey at:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9XTMCSN

The Element 270 Survey

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It’s been a little while since the last episode of the Element 270 podcast has been uploaded, and while we’re working to get the next episode out soon, we have also been thinking about how we can improve. We’ve created a survey to get your opinions on what we can do to make our work better, and to align it more closely with what the listeners, watchers and readers of Element 270 want.

The survey is 10 questions long, and while a few of them ask you to write your answers, we really appreciate any and all feedback, as it will only help us strengthen and grow what we do, and hopefully make it better for you!

In any case, you can find our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9XTMCSN

Episode 20 – Planetfall

In this episode, Giles, Peter and Reese are joined by Neil Fawcett of Spartan Games to talk about the newly released game Planetfall!

Neil talks with us about what sets Planetfall apart, some of the aspects of game play, and what people can be looking forward to in the future!

My apologies on the lateness of the episode, it would have been up a couple of weeks earlier, but I have been busy with various things, including the birth of my third child – so the podcast had to wait!

 

You can find the episode here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-020-Planetfall.mp3

Please note that we are updating our RSS Feed, if you’d like to update please head over to our blog site – http://www.element270.wordpress.com and find the RSS image in the right side-bar – which will take you to our updated feed address.  Thanks!

or follow this link: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Element270

Find us, as always, on our blog: http://www.element270.wordpress.com

On twitter: @element270

and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/element270/

 

 

Element 270 – Episode 19 – Dystopian Legions, with Neil Fawcett!

In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese talk with Spartan Games big man, Neil Fawcett about all things Dystopian Legions.  We take a look at some of the more unique aspects of play, as well as the flexibility of the system.  We also talk about the release schedule, and what people can expect to see later this year and early 2015.

We hope you enjoy!

Please note that we are updating our RSS Feed, if you’d like to update please head over to our blog site – http://www.element270.wordpress.com and find the RSS image in the right side-bar – which will take you to our updated feed address.  Thanks!

or follow this link: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Element270

Find us, as always, on our blog: http://www.element270.wordpress.com

On twitter: @element270

and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/element270/

Feed Update for the Podcast

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A big hello to all our listeners!  Soon we will be switching our host over, and in the lead up we have changed our RSS feed.

The new feed can be accessed here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Element270 (which you can also find by following the link in the sidebar to the right).

We will keep the old feed alive for another month or two before shifting, but please make sure you update!  We’ll be mentioning this in upcoming episodes as well.

Hopefully the shift will mean less pressure on us in terms of storage, and a lower cost (hosting a podcast isn’t as cheap as we’d like sadly! 😀 ).

Thanks,

Giles.

Episode 18 – Firestorm Armada!

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In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese take a break from our normal topics of discussion to talk about Firestorm Armada!

 

This epic space battle game finally gets the treatment it never asked for, as three players relatively new to the game try and pull it apart to see how it ticks.

 

Spoiler alert – we enjoy it a lot!

 

Find us, as always, on our blog: http://www.element270.wordpress.com

Subscribe to the podcast here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Element270

Find us on twitter: @element270

and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/element270/

Episode 17 – Full Armour!

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In this episode Giles, Peter and Reese are joined by special guests Neil Fawcett and Derek Sinclair to talk about the Armoured theatre in Dystopian Wars.

We talk tanks, templates and tactics in this episode, and as well as covering how the land game has changed, we also look at how it’s different from the Naval game, and some things to keep an eye open for in the future.

We apologise for the sound quality at times, Skype is a fickle mistress, but we hope what we have is reasonable enough to enjoy!  I must also apologise for the lateness of the episode, while it’s been gathering digital dust on my harddrive, I’ve had work and other business to attend to – my apologies!

 

Find the episode here: http://element270.libsyn.com/e270-017-full-armour

Or directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-017-Full_Armour.mp3

Or even here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWBKU_gGu1c&list=UUSoNv-oKpE4bMbsNEKOfSdw

Find us on twitter: @element270

and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/element270/

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Episode 16 – LEGIONS! With Special guests Neil and Derek…

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In this special episode Giles, Peter and Reese are joined by the inestimable Neil Fawcett (owner of Spartan Games) and Derek Sinclair (one of the clever boffins behind Legions 2).

The Topic?  Dystopian Legions 2

The News? Boxed set, rule book, release schedule, rules chatter, amusement…

We hope you enjoy!

Find the episode here: http://element270.libsyn.com/element270-016-legions 

or for direct download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/Element270-016-LEGIONS.mp3

 

Check out our blog posts with lots of photos of the upcoming legions boxed set:

https://element270.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/codename-iron-scorpion-dystopian-legions/

https://element270.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/iron-scorpion-more-pics/

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Episode 15 – The Commodore Quiz

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Welcome to episode 15 of the Element 270 podcast!  Join Peter, Giles, Reese, and special guest Nick Fisher in the Commodore Quiz!

 

Giles as the Free Nations, Reese as the Imperial Bond, and Nick as the Grand Coalition, lock horns in a do-or-die quiz match to determine which really is the better power.

 

Who will win the day?  Who will falter at the finish?  Who will hang their head in shame and ignominy?

 

Keep a tally of your own scores as we go, and work out whether YOU have what it takes to tackle the titans…  The Commodore Quiz, alliterating without using the same letters since 2014!

You can find the episode here: http://element270.libsyn.com/the-commodore-quiz

or for direct download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/Element270-015-Commodore_Quiz.mp3