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  1. I'm surprised someone noticed... The short story is that after many years of doing this I asked for the summer off.
  2. The Book List: Neptune's Inferno The Fleet and Flood Tide The Barrier and the Javelin Empires in the Balance Pacific War The Pacific Campaign Hirohito's War
  3. Episode 326: State of the RTS

    This is an Idle Thumbs thing, back in the day on their podcast they had many animated discussions about the genre. They didn't like the acronym M O B A, so they set up the forum autocorrect settings to replace it with "lords management". The same with pine apple. I asked about that one, and they can't remember why ********* is also edited out.
  4. I know nothing about the subject and I thought the episode was a hoot, mostly because it was a great panel. Even if I don't get all of the references, I enjoy listening to people that are knowledgeable and passionate about their subject matter.
  5. Episode 457: A Look Back at 2018

    That's coming up late this week! We had to record it a little later than we usually do, so I hope to have it up by the weekend.
  6. Episode 457: A Look Back at 2018

    Interesting take. I gave Rob and Troy a very clear task of relaying on the show that Into the Breach was my personal game of the year, but they both forgot.
  7. Episode 457: A Look Back at 2018

    That would be "Spanish Flea", most well known for this rendition by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. I haven't used that in a while, it's usually that or "The Girl From Ipanema", which was referenced once a long time ago by Tom Chick. I think I need to move onto something else like Yakety Sax. It was also one of the themes from The Dating Game. You know that's weird, it's embedded in the file and on the soundcloud page, but I must have pasted the wrong version into the thumbs CMS. Either way, I added it to the post: Troy "this is the year my musical theater career takes off" Goodfellow
  8. Thanks for all the feedback, both good and bad. It's always beneficial to hear what people think of the show. Let me tell you, that idea has been kicked around internally quite a bit over the years, we just haven't quite hit on the correct timing / format / procedure yet. Yet. The time investment required by the participants is vastly different for one or even two movies than it would be for the type of meaty books that a discerning 3MA listener would want to hear about. Or I'll just start my own Malazan Book of the Fallen podcast. Maybe Bruce will want to be on it.
  9. That probably means I forgot to put in the link after creating the forum post. I'll double check it! If there's no link inserted when creating the show page, it defaults to the forum page.
  10. That was an issue that I fixed earlier- delete and do a redownload and that should fix it. The wrong file was uploaded to Soundcloud originally.
  11. Glad you liked the show! I’ll shoulder most of the blame for the decreased output over the last few months. Real Life Stuff was happening for most of the main players that plan the show, myself especially. The good news is that, as of last week or so, that’s mostly behind us. We’ve been getting our planning together for what to do after this Thanksgiving week, and I’m pretty excited for what we have coming up. We have some good Winter of Wargaming content planned, several new and interesting games to cover, and something NEW to Three Moves Ahead that I believe will be well received. Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience!
  12. Episode 448: Valkyria Chronicles 4

    Also, I'll re-plug John Bartholomew's chess channel, he was a great guest on the show. Also: Mato Jelic and Simon Williams. All great and informative chess channels.
  13. I firmly agree that we need to work more Dominions into the show somehow.
  14. Yes, I (we) apologize that there has been a gap. We try very hard to avoid missing a single week - much less several - but some personal-life issues have come up and it caused a hiccup in our schedule. Sometimes real life gets nasty and in the way. We have several shows planned and will be back on track very soon. Sorry for the wait.
  15. Episode 432: BATTLETECH

    Taking this point by itself: I would tend to agree with you. It's something I've noticed over a couple of different episodes and I brought up in our chat. Sometimes the panelists dive into the minutiae right away and forget that it can be useful to give an overview of the game at hand for those that are unfamiliar with it. I'm guilty of that, too. Anyway, you have a fair point and I forwarded it on to the group.
  16. Episode 424: Command Ops 2

    Thanks for the kind words. It may be two weeks before we get back to it, though. There are just too many good games being released. We had to break up the WOWAG schedule a bit but there are a few more episodes planned for it.
  17. Episode 424: Command Ops 2

    Here is the AAR mentioned in the episode: https://forums.lnlpublishing.com/resources/command-ops-2-return-to-st-vith-tutorial-aar-part-1-pages-1-30.85/
  18. Episode 417: 2017 in Review

    Haha, I asked about that. Apparently it's an Idle Thumbs thing that goes way back, we just stumbled upon it with our pined apple discussion. No one really knows why it's on the list.
  19. Episode 417: 2017 in Review

    That would be me. It's not supposed to be authentic Hawaiian, it's just supposed to have *********. I had ********* / jalepeno and the combination of sweet and spicy rocked my world. ********* and pepperoni turns out to be way better than the ham version.
  20. The links I promised: 90% of What it Takes to Play Command Baloogan's YouTube Channel Stoic Frog Gaming's YouTube Channel Also something I found handy, a way to put pictures into the database so you can actually see the ships / planes being referenced: Database Images
  21. Episode 355: Stellaris

    Yeah, 2.0 is going to be changing some pretty fundamental systems. We'll definitely be revisiting Stellaris but it will be after the big update and after everyone on the panel has gotten some time in.
  22. Episode 403: Survival Strategy

    Not to mention his rugged good looks and charisma.
  23. Episode 403: Survival Strategy

    Well, we do the best we can. If a few plate clinks bother you now, you'd be pretty enraged by the things I take the time to remove every week. While I'm sorry there have been some instances that did not live up to your expectations, I hope the hundreds and hundreds of free hours of entertainment we provide can make up for it. Sorry to see you go. Bye!
  24. I stand by it! The systems in MM are abstracted almost to the point of the ship systems in FTL. (Think of any spaceship game - you're not an engineer in the future, but after a game or two you can intuit what ion thrusters and mass drivers are doing on your ship.) Tuning your car consists of moving sliders until the little arrows are in the green area, and the feedback from your drivers ranges from angry face to smiley face. You don't need to know about transmission gear ratios, your driver gives you all the feedback you need after the practice laps or qualifying. The feedback systems are good enough that knowledge about how cars work is practically unnecessary. Conversely, FHM offers little to no feedback other than the player statistics. if you don't know how to interpret those, you're really on your own. And accurately interpreting that requires an in-depth knowledge of the game.