An update on this podcast (since the last one was so stupidly late): It is 80 to 85% done, and we're working on it a little every day. It will probably be about 90 minutes long, since people seem to like that.
We have some more surprises on the way, so stay tuned!
Quick question for the thread: can anyone here recommend 4X games that are more on the "casual" end of the spectrum? I'm not a fan of micromanagement, and MOO's emphasis on large scale strategy and tactics appeals to me more than babysitting every little thing. I'd like to explore this genre more, but the biggest barrier to entry for me is the heavy emphasis on the micro end of the scale.
After recording the podcast, I also found out that there is a trilogy of Russian scifi novels that is a huge love letter to/fanfic of Master of Orion. Anyone know if these have been translated?
There was a conversion of the board game Hannibal Ante Portas that gave me the same 'simplistic, yet tactical' vibe