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18 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
Zenobia Award Winners Announcement
Zenobia Award Winners Announced! Over 11 months, 150 applicants to 46 proposals led to these 8 finalists then voted on for the 3 winners. Watch here for the announcement https://youtu.be/IvK6QpPi2D8 Congratulations to all the winners, finalists, participants, volunteers & sponsors!
28 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
The Zenobia Award 2021 announces the 8 Finalists and 2 honorable mentions
The Zenobia Award announces the 8 Finalists for 2021. Also included are 2 Honorable Mentions for Game Play and History. For the complete video and more detailed discussion see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWhv6mU7ghQ https://zenobiaaward.org/
68 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Podcast #41 SD Hist Con COIN FEST KICKOFF August 7 2021 Gene Billingsley, Voko Ruhnke and others
We recorded the SD Hist Con COINFEST KICKOFF meeting with GMT President Gene Billingsley, The COIN father Volko Ruhnke and other COIN designers. We discuss COIN history and why the universe of COIN has grown so fast and continues to explode! We check out toward the end to go to our various gaming assignments. Recorded August 7, 2021. The boardgame convention was Virtual on Discord.
64 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Podcast #40 Ananda Gupta discusses innovation and his work at Riot Games
Ananda Gupta Interview From May 2021 SD Hist Con On Line where we discuss innovation in boardgames and his work at Riot Games.
73 minutes | May 4, 2021
Podcast #39 SD HIst on line May 2021 Steering Committee Meets!
Join our steering committee for a meeting to discuss what's coming up at the May 2021 SD Hist Con on line. We talk about who will be there and what we learned from the 2020 on line con. I also have a brief discussion with Mark Miklos regarding his latest work - BAR #10 White Plains and his attendance at the convention! SDHIST.com
58 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Podcast #38 SD HIst November 2021 Herman Butter
We visit with John Butterfield and Mark Herman at the San Diego Historical Games Convention in November of 2020 to discuss their days at SPI and since!
97 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Podcast #37 SD HIst November 2021 COIN REUNION
A reunion of COIN game designers including Volko Ruhnke, Mark Herman, Brian Train, Morgane Gouyon-Rety, Bruce Mansfield Mike Bertucelli and me discuss the series and a few great stories about the history and development. Recorded live at the San Diego Historical Games Convention in November of 2020.
60 minutes | Jan 3, 2021
Podcast #36 PART 2 of Harold and Volko interview Lee Brimmicombe-Wood Part 2 of 2
PART 2 of 2 Harold and Volko Ruhnke have been playing The Burning Blue designed by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood and published by GMT Games. They interview Lee on his history in Wargaming, what he thinks about The Burning Blue and the other designs. This was also captured on Video and you can see that on Harold's channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8k3d4emMK0&t=17s
69 minutes | Jan 3, 2021
Podcast #35 Harold and Volko interview Lee Brimmicombe-Wood Part 1 of 2
PART 1 of 2 Harold and Volko Ruhnke have been playing The Burning Blue designed by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood and published by GMT Games. They interview Lee on his history in Wargaming, what he thinks about The Burning Blue and the other designs. This was also captured on Video and you can see that on Harold's channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4D4xZ0jsQM
35 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Podcast #34 An interview with Dana Lombardy
Dana Lombardy spends some time with Harold discussing his career and his latest project: MacGowan & Lombardy's THE GREAT WAR fast-playing card game. Available on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/680099836/macgowan-and-lombardys-the-great-war-fast-playing-card-game
75 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Podcast #33 An interview with the great Rodger B MacGowan Part 1
Podcast #33 Podcast #33 An interview with the great Rodger B MacGowan Part 1 Rodger Mac Gowan has worked on over 500 wargames and designed various game magazines in his career. He is the holder of numerous games industry and hobby awards. Rodger started playing wargames in high school in Oceanside California. His first amateur magazine was titled Arquebus in 1974 and in 1976 Rodger founded Fire and Movement magazine, an independent and professional magazine devoted to reviewing games. Fire and Movement Magazine has won 6 Charles S Roberts Awards for best professional magazine and was included in the Origins/GAMA Hall of Fame in 1999. In 1976 The Avalon Hill Game Company approached Rodger to designed their wargame packaging. Rodger’s first package design for Avalon Hill was “The Russian Campaign in 1976, followed by Squad Leader in 1977, Cross of Iron in 1978, and Flat Top in 1979. Rodger would design the packaging for most of Avalon Hill’s Wargames over the next ten years resulting in over 24 designs along with cover art and interior art for the General Magazine. Along with Avalon Hill, Rodger also created packaging designs for Game Designers’ Workshop, Simulations Canada, Operational Studies Group, Peoples Wargames, Yaquinto Games, Quarterdeck Games, Hobby Japan, 3W Game Company, Australian Design Group and others. In 1990, as Art Director and Senior Vice President, Rodger helped to launch GMT Games. Over the last 30 years Rodger has been in charge of the visual I.D. of GMT Games by designing the game packaging, company and game logos, physical systems for the games, and the marketing image of the company. In 1992 he designed and co-founded C3i Magazine with a focus on GMT Games products and the History of the Board Wargame Hobby. I met with Rodger in Los Angeles and we spent several hours discussing his life, career and the state of the wargaming hobby. This will be the first part of our discussion with the intent of giving you a unique view of the history of the hobby; through Rodger MacGowan’s eyes.
69 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Podcast #32 Jerry White discusses Skies Above the Reich, Enemy Coast Ahead and his 2 names
Podcast #32 Jerry White discusses Skies Above the Reich, Enemy Coast Ahead and why he answers to both Jerry and Jeremy.
61 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Podcast #31 Ananda Gupta discusses pre production Imperial Struggle and other things
Podcast #31 Ananda Gupta discusses pre production Imperial Struggle, winning, and player engagement profiles.
42 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Five Pack # 25 Players Aid
Interview with Grant and Alexander from Players Aid blog and YouTube channel!
54 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Five Pack #24 Riccardo Masini
Interview with Italian second generation wargamer and writer on wargames.
43 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Five Pack #23 James Pei
interview with dominant Card Driven games player James Pei
36 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Five Pack # 22 Fred Serval
Interview with Designer of Red Flag Over Paris Designer Fred Serval - available at GMT Games on P500
48 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Five Pack #21 Brant Guillory
An interview with Podcaster, editorialist and organizer Brent Guillory
61 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Five Pack #20 Volko Ruhnke and Morgane Gouyon-Rety
An interview with Designer Volko Ruhnke. See additional podcasts with Volko Ruhnke at: Harold-buchanan – Harold-on-games-podcast-1-with-volko-ruhnke Harold-buchanan – Special-podcast-1-2018-san-diego-historical-games-convention See additional podcasts with Morgane Gouyon-Rety at: https://soundcloud.com/harold-buchanan/podcast-17-morgane-gouyon-rety https://soundcloud.com/harold-buchanan/five-pack-13-morgane-gouyon-rety
43 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
Five Pack #19 Mark Miklos
Am interview with Designer Mark Miklos
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