Remote Presence - an Infinity Podcast
ep 22

Post ‘Paca Ruminations

Remote Presence back again with Episode #22: Post ‘Paca Ruminations!  Joel and Sean spent a weekend out in Waupaca, WI at WaaaghPaca! 2017 playing in and running Infinity Events, and they’re here to talk about the weekend!

In addition we talk about:

  • Twinfinity Sponsor: Impudent Mortal
  • Being a victim of your own success in Infinity
  • Local “meta shifts” in the Twin Cities
  • Some list help for Bubbles(Yu Jing)
  • A starting Corregidor list request for Roder
  • Listener Emails
  • Infinity Harbour dot com

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ep 21

It’s partially your list… And how you play it.

HOT ON THE HEELS OF KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT THE HELL ALIVE IS!!!

Here is Remote Presence Episode 21: All about the ALIVE Anti Establishment Group and various other ITS Document updates!  Here’s a brief rundown of our topics at hand!

  • A little rules lawyering…
  • ITS Season 8 Document Changes
  • ALIVE Anti Establishment Group
  • Little more pre-paca talk…
  • “It’s partially your list… and how you play it.”
  • We hit three listener emails

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ep 20

The dog and pony show

It looks like someone left the TeamPro software on over here, because today we’re coming at you with an overdue Fireteam Duo featuring Joel and Sean(Don’t worry, Greg isn’t dead.  He’s just uploading into a new Lhost!)

Today we cover a few topics, both in the realm of player behavior as well as some mighty fine strategery!  To sum it up:

  • We have an introductory discussion!
  • Some talk about Twinfinity 2017
  • Twinfinity 2017 Sponsor Profile: Systema Gaming
  • Is Infinity “too complicated”?
  • Player value systems or “What do different players get out of gaming?”
  • Infinity life lessons
  • WaaaghPaca 2017 Talk
    • ITS Achievement Event Missions
    • Narrative event talk

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ep 19

The longest line(of fire)

Welcome back to Remote Presence: An Infinity Podcast!

Today we start by talking about the new releases for December and January and move into a conversation about dedicated ARO pieces and board control.  We read some listener emails about transitioning away from Ariadna to one of the more “high tech” factions as well as one on the topic of model proxies in ITS.

We also give some information on Twinfinity 2017 Registration, which is coming up in just FIVE DAYS!  SO MUCH EXCITE!!!

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After Hours

Unconsciousness Level 2: Holidays and Zombies

Here’s a short outtake recorded towards the end of Episode 18 wherein we gripe about the holidays.

Don’t worry, we also talk about a game.  It just so happens, that game is not Infinity!  It’s Zombicide!

Seriously though, if you haven’t checked Zombicide out, go do so.  It’s pretty damned rocking fun.

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ep 18

How much is the fish???

Ok, I was drawing a blank on naming this episode.  Sorry for that!

In this offering, we discuss a few things:

  • Our somewhat “disjointed” last episode(even though it didn’t seem to bother anyone else, it bothered us!)
  • The eternal topic of “Expensive and Survivable” versus “More dudes”
  • Lack of Buzz/Buzz around AP Rifles/Breaker Weapons and BTS.
  • The Renegade Open 2016 ITS Tournament

I’m keeping this description fairly bare bones today, because I also have a short After Hours episode to release right after this.

As always, we hope that you enjoy this slightly shorter episode.  We will be trying to get one more in right before the Holidays, but if that does not work out we will be right back with you immediately following New Years in early January!

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ep 17

Don’t be a…

Hey all!  Don’t be a…

This time around we spend some time elaborating on what we went into last week, because BOY OH BOY DID WE GET SOME FEEDBACK ON IT! 😉

A lot of it was due to either misunderstanding our message, or us not conveying it as well as we should.  A lot of the misunderstandings came as a result of what we feel is “baggage” from other games and play environments.  It lead to some great chats with listeners on the subject of “being competitive” so we wanted to spend a little more time elaborating on what we think that is: putting your best foot forward in giving your opponent a good game, while still trying to win the game and not being a dick while doing it.

That is kind of a mouthful, but it sums it up about the best way I can think.  In doing this, we kind of re-affirm the purpose of our podcast, and what it means to us as podcasters.

We talk a little about winding down our Escalation league, and about Community building a little.

We also go into the concept of “Rules that win you games” and while I won’t go into that here(you’ll have to listen!) we focus in on some rather neat rules and gear that we consider to be very valuable in helping to tip the tide in your favor while playing games.

We touch on the “Rambo Style” of play that many are fond of and offer some tips and tricks for making this playstyle work in a world of ITS missions and button pushing.

Finally we cover a great listener email from Bryan who asks us questions on ARO Lanes, starting a new Escalation league, some Haqq specific unit questions, and finally about painting tools.

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ep 16

Peak-ing Duck

Peaking. Not many of us actively think about it in regards to gaming, but it’s definitely “a thing that happens” based on conversations that we have with gamers all over.

Joel returns to us to discuss the topic of Peaking in game, and finding interesting ways to get around it, and to stay fresh and on top of your ITS gameplay.

In addition to this topic, we talk some more as a group about The Iowa Incident as well, and about our upcoming ITS Satellite Event: Twinfinity 2017.

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After Hours

Unconsciousness Level 2 – RemPres @ The Iowa Incident Mk 3 Infinity ITS

WARNING: Unconsciousness Level 2(previously known as After Hours) is Explicit!  We drink, we swear, and we drink again.  It is not family safe, is not work safe, but does tend to get a little funny.  This episode is fairly light though, but I made a promise to include a disclaimer, and I’m keeping that promise!  Also, there’s no editing.  Don’t complain, we were in a giant room full of people at an Infinity ITS event and there were five of us!

It doesn’t happen often, but every once and awhile Sean gets a little crazy and packs up all of the podcast gear into a nice cozy container and brings it to an event.

This time around, he brought it to The Iowa Incident Mk3 and we recorded a fine vintage rounding out at just under two hours of your life that you will frankly never get back.

Joining Sean at the table were the following fine folks:

  • Will Thompson, Iowa Warcor and Iowa Incident TO
  • Jeremy Kinser, Iowa Warcor and Iowa Incident TO
  • James Chauvaux, Indianapolis Warcor
  • Chad Nicholson, Indianapolis Warcor

It was great to have time to hang out with these wonderful guys again, all of whom I had met and become friends with during my trip to GenCon!

Our topics range from talking about our first day at the Iowa Incident itself, to Will and Jeremy’s thoughts on going from a 14 person Mk2 to a 34 person Mk3.  We talk about the community and game in general, and painting, and I don’t even remember what else.

It was great to be able to capture a wonderful conversation with these four awesome guys.  We hope that you enjoy it!

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ep 15

Welcome to The Shitshow

Well, I didn’t think that we would actually do this, but we did.  We crammed five guys into my home office and recorded a podcast episode.

Today we had both Sean and Greg, who were joined by Tor, Jamie, and Brian.

It started with Sean totally messing up the intro song.  Also, because we had five people with us we had to break out some of the less-good microphones.  As such, Tor and Brian might be a little quiet from time to time, and I apologize for that.  After this, we will be returning to our usual 3-person format!

I’m not going to list out a timing breakdown, because frankly, it’ll take me time to do that and I am leaving for Iowa Incident very soon and would like to get this published before I leave.

We discuss a few topics:

  • Upcoming new releases
  • The new Limited Insertion optional ITS rule
  • Our local event, “The TERRAINIMENT” and what everyone played
  • Dropping out of games
  • Some of our favorite “tricks” in Infinity

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Greg

Greg

Joel

Joel