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Two young lads talk about wargames, board games, & RPGs. Often humorous.

December 10, 2017

Bonus Special Episode #1: Audio Troubleshooting with Harold Buchanan

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Hello and welcome to the FIRST EVER Rally in the Valley Interview Special! Also, the biggest downgrade in audio quality this podcast may ever see (Tom and Michael are working on it for next time...). In this episode, Tom and Michael talk briefly with Harold Buchanan, designer of Liberty or Death. They begin by discussing his background in gaming, what lead him to design a COIN game, and design choices in Liberty or Death. Then, the juicy bits! Harold talks at length about his upcoming South China Sea and Saratoga endeavors (different titles, not one mega cross-centuries extravaganza). After that, the strange bits! In which our guest graciously answers Michael's attempt to emulate the great James Lipton. 

 
Apologies again on any audio issues. Thank quick thinking on Michael and Tom's part (also Michael's laptop and Tom's phone), Tom's editing skills, and mostly Harold's infinite patience.
 
Check out Harold Buchanan on Twitter (@HBuchanan2), buy Liberty or Death from GMT games because it is SO good, and watch for his upcoming South China Sea and 1777 titles!
 

Contact Rally in the Valley:

Email: Rallyinthevalleypodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @RitvPodcast

Facebook: Rally in the Valley

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.

Harold Buchanan for being an awesome dude, designer, and one of the first people in the hobby to reach out and make us feel welcome.

November 16, 2017

RitV12: The Late-est Episode

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Welcome to the late and latest episode of Rally in the Valley, a podcast about wargames and board games and RPGs and games you play at home! Tom and Michael touch on some emails, then discuss Tom's completion of an ASL Festung Budapest campaign game. Michael also has maybe made up his mind on ASL, finally?! Next, they give some initial thoughts on Table Battles and Ukraine Crisis from Hollandspiele. And we learn that maybe Tom can finally really like a Hollandspiele game. They round the game discussion with some hot-hot strawberry coated RPG action in the form of the Paranoia RPG. Will Michael ever get back to being to properly explain a game? Don't hold your breath! ASL Rule of the Week and Liquid Courage make appearances for better or worse, as does the eBay Quiz. Will they jazz up these segments with musical intros already!?
 

Contact Rally in the Valley:

Email: Rallyinthevalleypodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @RitvPodcast

Facebook: Rally in the Valley

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.

October 30, 2017

RitV11: Large, Cheesey, & Hand Tossed

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The 11th ever Rally in the Valley is here! Shame Tom and Michael weren't though. A podcast about wargames, board games, and tabletop RPGs and... pizza?! You decide! Michael shares his time at NEWGame 2017 and bringing new people into the hobby. Then some emails, with thankfully little about pronunciation. Tom brings us back to hardcore gaming with GMT's MBT. Is it A-OK, TBH? Find out! Then both of our hosts discuss Battles on the Ice and Michael rants (positively) about Hollandspiele. ASL rule of the week is about the coolest way to ride and Liquid Courage is designed to keep you warm. An Ebay quiz that is even more outside of Michael's normal comfort zone seems to round us out, till things REALLY go off the rails. We all knew the full extent of these two dangerously insane human beings was gonna be exposed sooner or later. Ten episodes seems like a good run!

 

Contact Rally in the Valley:

Email: Rallyinthevalleypodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @RitvPodcast

Facebook: Rally in the Valley

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.

October 16, 2017

RitV10: Michael and Pronouns: Nothing Gained but (Bruce) Geryk Emails

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Prepare for the tenth EVER episode of Rally in the Valley, a podcast almost 100% about wargames this time. Tom and Michael are back from another week off, what a bunch of lazy curs! Getting back on track, they start with some emails. Mostly about pronunciation, of course. Next, they discuss Musket and Pike: Nothing Gained but Glory and decide they haven't decided on the game yet. Next, Tom finally gives us his thoughts on Clash of Monarchs. What a wait, he'd better have a lot to say! Also, Michael discusses the solo Agricola: Master of Britain. Is it about farming? Maybe! ASL Rule of the Week is as crazy as ever, and Michael is very pleased on his cocktail recommendations in Liquid Courage. And they finish it all off with a rapid fire Richard Berg Ebay Quiz and imagined past events from Tom. Be sure to check out Tom and Michael's interview on the 13th episode of Wild Weasel with Bruce Geryk! I'm sure you'll agree they were the weakest part of the episode.

 

Contact Rally in the Valley:

Email: Rallyinthevalleypodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @RitVPodcast

Facebook: Rally in the Valley

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.

September 25, 2017

RitV9: Festung Canada

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Welcome to the very ninth episode of Rally in the Valley, a podcast about games mostly! Tom and Michael race (though not too hard) against the clock to finish before Tom goes to play muzak. Michael recounts his bumbling efforts to enact/stop Operation Dynamo in GMT's France '40, while Tom starts the first campaign game of ASL Festung Budapest in earnest. Michael rambles about RPGs for seemingly no reason, then Tom does a strange take on his ASL Rule of the Week. A simple but delicious Liquid Courage cocktail prepares us for a less simple but still delicious Ebay Quiz. Hopefully Canada still loves us, cause we still love them!

 

Contact Rally in the Valley:

Email: Rallyinthevalleypodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @RitvPodcast

Facebook: Rally in the Valley

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.

September 11, 2017

RitV8: Listener Mail Phu: The Final Gamble

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Welcome to episode 8 of Rally in the Valley! Michael and Tom spend far too long on listener mail, and then finally talk about games. Invasion 1066, both Battle of Hastings and Stamford Bridge impress, while Tom finally waxes about Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble. We finish off with some RPG action via Dungeon Crawl Classics. In our regular segments, Tom threatens to blow himself up in his ASL Rule reading. Michael goes off in odd directions and maybe upsets a country full of people (or giant demons?) in Liquid Courage. And a quick eBay quiz calms things back down.
 

Contact Rally in the Valley:

Email: Rallyinthevalleypodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @RitvPodcast

Facebook: Rally in the Valley

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.

August 28, 2017

RitV Special: Wargaming 101

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Welcome to the third ever Rally in the Valley Special episode! Michael and Tom talk about beginner wargames. Topics include a brief and inconclusive discussion on what a wargame is, who might be into wargames and what makes a good intro game, a bevy of recommended games, some advice on gaming accessories, and other thoughts!

 

Contact Rally in the Valley:

Email: Rallyinthevalleypodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @RitvPodcast

Facebook: Rally in the Valley

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.

August 22, 2017

RitV7: Great Eclipses of History

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Crisis: Sinai

Next War India-Pakistan

Great Battles of History: Alexander

OCS: Baltic Gap

August 7, 2017

RitV6: Cudgels in Flames

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Michael goes to the Renisance Fair 4:15

Next War: India-Pakistan 9:15

ASL Poland in Flames 19:45

Blood Before Richmond 28:20

Cuba Libre AAR 34:00

A Victory Lost 49:40

"ASL Rule of the Week" 57:05

NO COCKTAIL RECOMENDATION FOR YOU THIS WEEK

"RitV Ebay Quiz" 59:30

MICHAEL'S PROMISE 1:10:50

 

July 24, 2017

RitV5: Rally To Your Blender

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Normandy 44 AAR Final Report

ASL Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1

Edge of the Empire

Other Non-Wargames

*Time stamps to Come!*

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.