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

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.

July 17, 2017

RitV Special: Politics in Wargames

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Sometimes while we play COIN games we consider how cool it is that wargames are embracing unconventional conflicts and the political motivations that drive them. 

 

In this special epsiode we talk about politics in wargames and how games use these mechanics to add depth.

Games discussed:

COIN System

Twilight Struggle

Labyrinth

Washington's War

Axis Empires

Empire of the Sun

Next War Series

Victory Roads

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.

July 10, 2017

RitV4: The ABC’s (Angry Miners, Battle Badgers, & Conventions)

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Sekigahara 2:30

TMX (Tabletop Minions Expo) *WARNING MINIATURES TALK*
Flames of War & Broken Contract 12:00

"ASL Rule of the Week" 37:35

"Liquid Courage" 39:45

"RitV Ebay Quiz" 49:00

Normandy 44 AAR Part 2 56:30

OCS Relucatant Enemies Update 1:04:25

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.

 

Check out:

Tabletop Minions

https://m.youtube.com/user/tabletopminions

https://tabletopminions.org

 

Battle Badgers 

http://www.battlebadgers.com

 

Broken Contract

http://brokencontract.blogspot.com

July 2, 2017

RitV Special: 4th of July 2017

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Happy Independance Day! It's the first ever Rally in the Valley special episode!

 

Washington's War 3:40

COIN: Liberty or Death 15:05

Battles of the American Revolution: Germantown 40:00

"Stephen's Shame" 45:45

"Continental Cocktail" 49:45

"Ode to Capitalism" 55:30

 

Special Thanks to:

Great Lake Drifters for intro music.

https://greatlakedrifters.bandcamp.com/

 

Meghan Raebel for our logo.