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Listener poll related to Episodes VIII and IX of GDB:

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Have you listened to the following episodes?
  Yes No, and no plans to. No, but plan to. Vote Count
Episode 1 (Mark Herman/Doughan) 78.0% (32) 7.3% (3) 14.6% (6) 41
Episode II (Ed Wimble/Heinzman) 70.7% (29) 14.6% (6) 14.6% (6) 41
Episode III (American Rev War/Panel/Brother Paull) 67.5% (27) 15.0% (6) 17.5% (7) 40
Episode IV (Vietnam/Karp/Thompson) 78.6% (33) 9.5% (4) 11.9% (5) 42
Episode V (Harry Rowland/Team Flip Attack) 65.0% (26) 15.0% (6) 20.0% (8) 40
Episode VI (WBC/Marty & Enrico 2011/12 wargames) 67.5% (27) 15.0% (6) 17.5% (7) 40
Episode VII (WBC/Alsen/Doughan/Amateurs to Arms) 70.0% (28) 15.0% (6) 15.0% (6) 40
Episode VIII (Marty & Nels & Enrico wargames in pipeline/Kingdom of Heaven) 73.8% (31) 9.5% (4) 16.7% (7) 42
Episode IX (Berg) 85.7% (36) 9.5% (4) 4.8% (2) 42
Total Voters 43
I have listened to the following combinations of episodes:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
All of them
48.8% 21
Most of them
16.3% 7
Some of them
18.6% 8
One of them
9.3% 4
None of them - but plan to.
2.3% 1
None of them - and no plans to.
4.7% 2
Voters 43
Regarding Episode VIII (Panel discussion (Enrico, Marty, Nels) regarding wargames in the pipeline. Scott de Brestian, designer of Kingdom of Heaven), please rate the following:
  Great Good OK Needs Work Poor Vote Count
Audio 9.1% (3) 63.6% (21) 21.2% (7) 6.1% (2) 0.0% (0) 33
Content (conversations with guests) 60.6% (20) 30.3% (10) 6.1% (2) 3.0% (1) 0.0% (0) 33
Content (other) 32.3% (10) 51.6% (16) 6.5% (2) 6.5% (2) 3.2% (1) 31
Total Voters 33
Regarding Episode IX (Berg), please rate the following:
  Great Good OK Needs work Poor Vote Count
Audio 5.9% (2) 64.7% (22) 20.6% (7) 8.8% (3) 0.0% (0) 34
Content (Conversations with guests) 71.4% (25) 28.6% (10) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 35
Content (Other) 45.5% (15) 36.4% (12) 12.1% (4) 3.0% (1) 3.0% (1) 33
Total Voters 35
Regarding my interest in Guns, Dice, Butter:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
I am a fan and plan to continue to listen to episodes
94.6% 35
I am planning to listen to my first episode
5.4% 2
I have listened to episodes and NO longer plan to listen to future episodes
0.0% 0
Voters 37
Regarding games mentioned on Guns, Dice, Butter:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
I've purchased games discussed on the show after hearing them discussed.
28.6% 12
I plan to purchase games discussed on the show.
28.6% 12
I've played games discussed on the show after hearing them discussed
2.4% 1
I haven't played or purchased games mentioned on the show, but I've researched them.
16.7% 7
No effect on purchase or play decision.
23.8% 10
Voters 42
I have been a wargamer for:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
4 years or less
37.2% 16
5 to 9 years
9.3% 4
10 to 19 years
4.7% 2
20 or more years
48.8% 21
Voters 43
This year (2012), I plan to purchase the following number of wargames:
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
0
4.7% 2
1-4
23.3% 10
5-9
34.9% 15
10-19
25.6% 11
20+
11.6% 5
Voters 43
Which panel discussion on Guns, Dice, Butter would you MOST like to hear next?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Wargames on Ancient Rome
10.0% 4
Wargames of the medieval age
5.0% 2
Wargames of the American Civil War
10.0% 4
Wargames of WWII (Strategic)
15.0% 6
Wargames of WWII (Tactical)
7.5% 3
Card Driven Wargames
5.0% 2
Wargames that the hobby is missing
7.5% 3
Wargames for wargame rookies
7.5% 3
Multiplayer wargames
2.5% 1
The best wargames ever
22.5% 9
Other (suggest in comments)
7.5% 3
Voters 40
Regarding my participation in the wargaming hobby in 2012...
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
I purchased wargames
97.7% 42
I subscribed to a wargame magazine
23.3% 10
I played wargames
97.7% 42
I attended a big convention (WBC, Orgins, etc)
30.2% 13
I attended a small convention (WAM, GMT East, etc)
18.6% 8
I played using VASSAL
51.2% 22
I played using Cyberboard
9.3% 4
I played using ACTS
20.9% 9
I visited online CSW
58.1% 25
I was a GM for a game
7.0% 3
I authored an article for gaming magazine that was published
4.7% 2
I designed a game that was published
0.0% 0
I recruited a new wargamer
14.0% 6
I listened to wargame podcasts
93.0% 40
Voters 43
This poll is now closed.   44 answers
Poll created by Herr Dr
Closes: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:00 am
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I would most like to hear about games concerning NATO vs Warsaw Pact.
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Cool idea; we're got to play a game of Third World War at monstercon one of these years, Mr.Schulte.
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Why not WBC? You must have some time after POG.
 
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Listening to the "in the pipeline" podcast I really enjoyed hearing you talk about `Colonial/Imperial` - "Maori Wars", "Great Game", etc.

There seems to be no love for this period (except for ACW) with the Crimean War being very neglected. I would`ve thought a war featuring a multi-national coalition might have had some resonance today. It made me wonder why "Musket & Pike" gets volume after volume of expansions and yet "Rifle & Sabre" is largely forgotten. Baffling!!

I also very much enjoyed hearing the snippet about "Tanga 1914" and "Sideshow". My interest in WWI lies out of Europe in the more mobile theatres. The exception being "Strafexpedition 1916" whose terrain is amazing. (I gotta buy a copy soon!)
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"There seems to be no love for this period (except for ACW) with the Crimean War being very neglected."

Agree; not quite sure why. Some great stories begging to be told regarding the numerous conflicts.
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Also in this period is the Franco-Prussian War, which also has very little support in wargames.

It seems to me that the FPW would be a great topic for a card-driven wargame which could handle all the political changes that occurred.
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I still haven't played Miranda's game (looks interesting) on the subject.
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I second this, im reading 'The Great Game' currently.

I bought Ameatuers to Arms after listening to the show. So theres some more specific market research for you.

One topic i'd like to hear some discussion on is in what ways can you apply the content of strategy guides such as; Art of War, Clauswitz, Machiavelli etc, to war game play, and potentially design. My expierence is much of the discussion material in these books (politics, subterfuge, army raising and training regimes) is either hard programmed into the game as some simple decisions or heavily abstracted.
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I voted "Best Wargame Ever" for the next episode, but I'd love any of the subjects!
 
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I answered that I'd like to hear some discussion about ancients, but that's followed pretty closely by ACW.

I feel like, with your having recently done your The Siege of Jerusalem (Third Edition) AAR, and trying to get through Carthage: The First Punic War, there could be some rich discussion here of the different systems out there that cover ancient warfare. This would probably be a good discussion to get Enrico back on the pod, too, considering that he's vidded so many GBoH scenarios.
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Agree on Enrico; if it's strategic and pre 20th century, it's Enrico.
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I'm a big Dean Essig fan, especially the CWBS and LoB series on the Civil War and the OCS series on WWII. The latter is especially notable, because there was never a game on WWII that "hooked" me before, but OCS does it. I knew OCS was different when I started thinking about supply lines as I played (something the generals always did in history books, but I thought was ridiculous.)

I'd love to see an episode with Dean in which you discuss his design philosophy and these series in particular (I know he's also done other series, like SCS and TCS, and you can talk about those two if you want...)
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Eric Brosius wrote:
I'm a big Dean Essig fan, especially the CWBS and LoB series on the Civil War and the OCS series on WWII. The latter is especially notable, because there was never a game on WWII that "hooked" me before, but OCS does it. I knew OCS was different when I started thinking about supply lines as I played (something the generals always did in history books, but I thought was ridiculous.)

I'd love to see an episode with Dean in which you discuss his design philosophy and these series in particular (I know he's also done other series, like SCS and TCS, and you can talk about those two if you want...)


This would also be a good excuse to get Ed Beach on the show. I know most people would want to hear him talk about Here I Stand and Virgin Queen, but I'd love to hear him go into some detail on GCACW and future plans for new games in the series as well as the work underway on re-printing all the older games.
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Dean was just on a podcast not long ago (last month?), but, I would like to talk to him. I was big customer of the gamer and really liked their monthly magazine (Operations?).

Having Ed on the show is a great idea; I'll drop him a line.
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Herr Dr wrote:
Dean was just on a podcast not long ago (last month?)

He was on Hex Encounter back in April. If he's been on any other podcast, I missed it (and would appreciate knowing where!)
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Another great episode Herr Docktor! I love the musical content as well in each episode. I even bought the Edith Piaf song on iTunes while listening to the episode. You are staying on the cutting edge of wargaming with these guests.

I'd like to hear more about how your Siege of Jerusalem game went too.
 
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Myself and Edith thank you. Got a line on some great guests for 2013 - and want to get various panels of gamers on soon.



While Mr.Berg received the highest ratings thru the first 9 episodes, great to see all the guest ratings over 4.0 for the year. Looks like the Applenista will get a Christmas bonus for improvement in audio quality...although we still have a ways to go (she can only cover my garage band challenge only so much)
 
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