A couple of hours ago, I finished my recording session with 8one6 and W.D.R over at Undergopher.com, along with Tim from ThatDamnPunk.com. The subject for this episode was 'An Introduction to Wargaming', and over the hour or so we recorded, I think we covered a lot of the basics, with plenty more to discuss for later visits. We discussed the history of the hobby, both overall and for each of us, what facets of the hobby appeal to us, games for beginners, what we actively play, and a (very simple) breakdown of play. The focus was mostly on Warhammer 40K, as it's the one game that W.D.R., Tim, and I all share, but we also touched on Flames of War, Warmachine, Warhammer Fantasy Battles, and Arcane Legions.
I want to give props out to the Undergopher crew for creating a comfortable environment where we were able to just converse freely without worrying about technical issues. Even though this was only their fourth podcast, they've really been working on stepping up their game and putting more polish on the finished product. In the end, we were able to just sit back on a couch, knock back a beer or two, and geek out on about one of our favorite hobbies - with the added bonus of having people around the world able to listen in. I hope that I get invited back to talk again; it was a lot of fun!
The podcast should be up before midnight Monday night. Please, go check it out!