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Episode 28 – Watch Out For The Devil: Interview with Vince Venturella!

This episode’s conversation is one of my favorites so far, it’s definitely full of surprises for me and has some pretty in-depth conversation about role playing games from a gentleman I had no idea was so into rpgs! Our guest today is none other than the creator of the YouTube series Hobby Cheating, the worldwide award-winning miniature painter and hobby guru Vince Venturella. To kill all of your expectations right up front, I specifically invited Vince onto the show to NOT talk about his miniature painting. His entire YouTube channel is dedicated to miniature painting and Warhammer wargaming. I asked him to come on the show to discuss his love of Dungeons & Dragons and I’m telling you, I had no idea what I was getting into. It’s an awesome conversation, we talk about movies and books, oysters, running D&D marathons, how being fired from his first job had a significant impact on his life, we discuss genre-mixing, rpg horror campaigns while playing adolescent characters, writing and publishing his own games, mind-blowing collaborative character creation rules, pump up the volume, being a positive force in the hobby at large, loving the act of teaching and just loving the communal artistic hobby we all share. And all kinds of other stuff!

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Episode 27 – Hobby Renaissance? Interview with Wyatt Turk, JackOfClubsPainting!

Today we chat with Wyatt Turk, otherwise known as Jack Of Clubs Painting on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube. He provides quick tutorials on his YouTube channel and lessons for hire via Patreon. He’s badass with an airbrush – and in fact he drops one of the best quotes ever describing his relationship with his airbrush, but I’ll let you get to that naturally in the interview – but his overall painting quality is stupendous while still being accessible, meaning he paints up entire armies at an amazing tabletop standard but then can show you exactly how he achieves his signature look. He’s also a strategist and hardcore tournament Warhammer40k player, we talk about sour beers, journeyman painters versus initiates and masters, we discuss how fast you can learn how to get better at miniature painting online, having something to show for your time, we talk about Warhammer40k 8th edition, gaming schedules, Ultramarine fandom, using spreadsheets to help with turning around fully painted armies in record time, competitive gaming, how important it is to know what you want to get out of the hobby, keeping up with the speed of the meta, tetrad color wheels, airbrush gunslinging and his secret love of Blood Bowl!

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Episode 26 – Everyone’s Got Something To Offer: Interview with Ryan Smith @DungeonMapster!

Today we chat with Ryan Smith a.k.a. DungeonMapster. On Instagram and Patreon he’s @ dungeonmapster and I’m sure you can infer from his screen name what type of content you might find on his websites. But in addition to illustrating maps for D&D and Pathfinder and other fantasy-based role-playing games, we talk about audio books, world of warcraft, pathfinder versus dnd5e, meeting friends online, playing rpgs online, we discuss tips for running faster combat, the importance of discovering what you like to do creatively, how to deal with players unwittingly murdering your campaign storyline, voice acting during role playing and even making young adults choose what they want to do fo life at the age of 18!

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Episode 25 – King of the Vampires: Interview with Bartek from Borgnine’s Painting blog!

Today we’re traveling to Berlin! And we’re gonna talk with the King of the Vampires – my words, not his – Bartek Stachurski from Borgnine’s Painting blog. He was great fun to talk with and I’m telling you, Halloween is one of the very best times … to wait until midnight … then head over to his Instagram and web site and revel in all the gory glory of his incredibly cool – and massive! – undead army of vampires and zombies and Shadespire warbands and Blood Bowl teams! Also, the other very best times to head over to the blog is … all the times that aren’t Halloween. Bartek is a master of grimdark and conversions and he also conducts world building and storytelling for his army units and characters. We chat about his tutorials on painting and converting models and perseverance and gamer wives and zombie weddings and motivation and just the pure love of the hobby.

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