Now a CB like me is forced to wonder how long MWBG will last as an "independent" publication. Two Years a Year, less?
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I really do hope I'm wrong here but I wonder if we are to be further subsumed into more childish crap
The Following day.
I finally - after far too much faffing about- found the appropriate podcast and after I'd wondered why anyone would subject their lugholes to such strange noises on a regular basis found the appropriate part of the Shuck- Hyde conversation . Frankly I'm not convinced though my timespan laid out above was too short - so maybe 3 years then. 3 years is a long time in publishing.
Bizarre or what ?
What I found truly odd about the podcast experience was that people would actually listen to it in the first place. It took 20 plus minutes to get to the bit I was interested in through what I can only describe as fluff and meandering fluff at that. Now I'm being harsh here as it was my first listen and I will in all probability have another bash but the whole podcast looked interminable on my slider. The thing had barely moved after 28 minutes so I'd lose the will to live after twice that.
Not that there weren't interesting bits. There was even mention of the Essen Spieltage- an event I attended for much of the 1990s with the Old Glory Trade stand so I KNOW how big the boardgames market is in Germany- even the Bundespost had a stand with a game- everybody is doing it Mein Herr .
Looking on the bright side maybe Henry will get a chance to put a bit of blue water between MW and TTG in terms of style and content. I'm not hopeful but you never know...