The Action Points Podcast! Episode 54: Gencon, Godzilla Games and Gamer Bling with Andre Bishop

In this episode:

We chat with Andre Bishop of Campaign Coins and Godzilla Games at Izakaya Chuji about RPGs, board games from GenCon, gamer bling, mahjong and Japan (the entire country). We also touch on freemium games, Pack of Heroes, Netrunner and bemoan the prices of video games in Australia.


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Episode 54 – Gencon, Godzilla Games and Gamer Bling with Andre Bishop 

Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.

Links for the things we talked about:

Come along to Godzilla Games at Izakaya Chuji (alternating Tuesdays) and check out Campaign Coins for your game coinage needs. Andre also founded Kumo Izakaya and Nihonshu Shochu & Sake Bar in Melbourne.

Short Sharp Games Night at Alchemist’s Refuge, Games Laboratory, 328 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Extra Credits’ recent video on design of freemium games

Dragon Coins

Clash of Clans

Boom Beach

Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game

Old school Netrunner

Civilization Beyond Earth and the Australia Games Tax

Australia: Home to Drop Bears, Hoop Snakes, Bunyips, Ned Kelly and Gina Rinehart. Not the Wendigo, however.

Pack of Heroes ($25 + $8 shipping within Australia from Adventureland Games)


Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (which I totally played on my DS during my graduation ceremony)

Fate Core

Fate Tokens from Campaign Coins available on Backerkit until 25 September 2014 (which we covered with Mark Morrison on this previous episode of the podcast)

Keep on the Borderlands

13th Age

Dungeons & Dragons Basic Box, 4th Edition, Next/5th Edition/Whatever Wizards want to call it

Caylus Premium Limited Edition

Puerto Rico: Limited Anniversary Edition

Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery

Firefly: The Game

DnDeeples for Lords of Waterdeep

Mind Games in Melbourne

Eurogames at the Royal Standard

Sony Walkman WM-1

We chatted about Guardians of the Galaxy with Sharona on a previous episode.

Love Letter, Lost Legacy and Cheaty Mages by Seiji Kanai


Machi Koro

Tanto Cuore

Krosmaster: Arena (not technically Japanese, but has a very Japanese anime-influenced aesthetic)

OWACON (which stands for Old World And Code Of Nines)

King of New York

Camel Up

Mice and Mystics

Julian Clarke of Unhalfbricking’s list of prospective Essen 2014 buys

Tragedy Looper

Shadows of Brimstone


RoboRally (which is actually responsible for getting Magic: the Gathering published)

Richard Garfield used to host a podcast, Games with Garfield

Melbourne Mahjong Meetup


One response to “The Action Points Podcast! Episode 54: Gencon, Godzilla Games and Gamer Bling with Andre Bishop

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