Carnagecast 51: MEGA Meltdown 2014

Carnagecast logo.In episode 51 of Carnagecast, Alex Clay of the Green Mountain Gamers joins us to talk about the group’s upcoming game day, the MEGA Meltdown in Fairlee, Vermont on April 12th, 2014. The Meltdown, like Green Mountain Gamers’ other events, is a day of open gaming, this one running from 9am to midnight at the Lake Morey Resort, on the shores of Lake Morey in the Upper Valley. There will be lots of people bringing games to share and teach, an Android: Netrunner tournament, a special selection of games to play and win, a silent auction to benefit the Vermont Foodbank, with Brap’s Magic on hand to vend games.

Additionally, this is the Green Mountain Gamers’ first year as an officially organized social club. Anyone paying the entrance fee to the MEGA Meltdown becomes a voting member of the Green Mountain Gamers club, gaining the potential to help steer the organization in its mission to provide places for people to meet, play games, and share the hobby with others.

MEGA Meltdown happens April 12th, 2014 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. It’s a great day of tabletop games, with the chance to make new gaming friends and find that next big game to play. Come by and check it out!

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Carnagecast 20: Nonchalant Gnome Gaming Society and Android

In episode 20 of Carnagecast, Interview with the Gamer travels west across Lake Champlain to talk with Chuck Henry of the Nonchalant Gnome Gaming Society in Plattsburgh, New York. Chuck tells us about founding the Nonchalant Gnome gaming society, some of the methods and techniques to making a public gaming group welcoming to newcomers, growing the gaming scene in upstate New York and their participation in the Play in Public campaign to make tabletop gaming more visible to the public eye through teaching moments.

In Autopsy of a Game, Alex and Dan discuss Android, the science fiction noir detective game from Fantasy Flight Games. Players take on characters investigating a crime in the city of San Angeles, as well as wrestle with their personal demons. Alex’s enjoyment of the game has led him to GM it at Carnage two years running with no plan to slow down. Dan is a fan of the game as well, citing in particular the deep world-building found in the rulebook and flavor text of the game’s components. Continue reading