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  • In this episode we interview Bruce Beard to discuss the strategy he uses playing 1861 and 1867.

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  • In this episode Eric and Johnny talk about some things you might want to consider when exploring a new 18xx title for the first time. Maybe they'll start doing these things too when they try new games now - who knows!

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  • Johnny and Eric are joined this episode by Jonathan Cox of Jon Gets Games to talk about his recent dive down the Cube Rails rabbit hole - we discuss what about these games caught his attention, what games he's enjoyed playing so far and some of the interesting experiences he's had playing them so far. 

    In the episode we reference his tutorial for Trans-Siberian Railroad, which you can find here.

    Additionally here are his tutorial videos for Iberian Gauge, Northern Pacific, and Southern Rails.

    The Booth Junkie video Eric mentions in the episode can be found here.

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  • Warning! No 18xx talk in this bonus episode at all!

    Eric and Johnny have a quick 10 minute chat and test recording in Johnny's new studio space and discuss some of the upcoming improvements to the podcast's recording gear that we're excited about. Your patreon contributions are helping us immensely and we wouldn't be able to consider these kind of improvements without them.

    This bonus episode is still being recorded on Blue Yeti microphones (soon to be replaced by Electro Voice RE20 microphones, not Shure SM7B as we mention in the recording) but was edited for the first time using Reaper as a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) instead of Audacity or Garageband. We've been learning a TON about what gear we should invest in, mic technique, editing and mastering technique, etc so hopefully as we move forward you'll notice an increased quality in our recordings.

    That's all - sorry for the lack of train talk!

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  • Johnny and Eric are joined this episode by Jeroen Doumen of Splotter Spellen to talk about 18xx games, the influences they've had on his life as a game designer, what his 18xx likes and dislikes are, and more!

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  • In this Episode we go back to the basics, talking about 18xx news, recent plays, and discuss Bankruptcy - how frequency correlates (or not) to experience level in players, and the other implications in 18xx games. We round out the episode with the first installment of a multi-part train fact!

    Links mentioned in the episode:

    Drawing of Lewis Pullman's machine for lifting buildings

    Photo of the raising the John M. Van Osdel-designed Briggs House

    Fact research credits: 

    George Mortimer Pullman: Builder of Hotel Rooms on Wheels By Stanley Turkel, MHS, ISHC

    Historical Resource Study of Pullman National Monument, Illinois

    https://www.classicchicagomagazine.com/moving-buildings-with-george-pullman/

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  • Eric and Johnny are joined once again by Eric Brosius and new guest to the podcast Avery Bailey - both of whom have well over 300 plays of 1846 under their belts - to discuss advanced strategy for the game. We dive deep into strategies for each company, discuss combinations of privates with different companies, par prices, stealing companies, and more!

    Links mentioned in the episode:

    Tao of Gaming 1846 strategy article: https://taogaming.wordpress.com/2020/07/20/1846-strategy-by-people-smarter-than-tao/

    1846 Tournament: https://18xx.daniel.sousa.me/tournament

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  • Welcome prospective 18xx players - you've come to the right place!  In this episode dedicated entirely to those of you who are curious about the wild and wonderful world of 18xx games but haven't yet taken the plunge Johnny and Eric give an overview of some of the features common to many 18xx games, talk about some of the common misconceptions about these games, and then give some of the reasons why they love them so much.

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  • In this episode Eric and Johnny are joined by Tom Russell - the designer of many cube rails games including Irish Gauge, Iberian Gauge, and the upcoming Dual Gauge.

    Here is a link to the reddit Train Tuesday question discussion we mentioned.

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  • Eric and Johnny are joined by Len Kay to talk about their top 5 18xx games.  This "bonus" episode turned into a full-length-and-then-some discussion so buckle up for some opinions!

    Update - 18EU's Minor Powers Variant is the result of a collaborative effort between Paul Zieske, Franklin T. Adams-Watters and Richard Price.  

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  • Johnny and Eric muse on the differences between Curvilinear and Lawson track. If you want to follow along with pictures, click the link below. Here's a link to a visual reference to some of the tiles we discuss in the episode.

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  • Johnny and Eric are joined by Scott Peterson of All-Aboard Games to talk about a host of topics ranging from his recent successful Kickstarter for 1822 to his experiences designing games, to his future projects. 

    Here is the link to the Smithsonian article about the Crash at Crush: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/train-company-crashed-two-trains-you-will-believe-what-happened-next-180964237/ 

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  • Eric and Johnny thought that we were recording a bonus episode but it turned into an hour long discussion.  Great! We talk about our recent plays of 18EU, 1822MRS, 1817, 18CZ (2-player variant), and 2038, as well as continuing some of the conversations that were started on Twitter regarding aesthetics, inclusivity, and other topics in 18xx games.

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  • Eric and Johnny are joined by Joe Huber to talk about how to play 18xx faster. TLDR: Just decide to do it!

    Join us on 6/22/20 at 8:15pm EST for a streamed game of 1846 with Eric Brosius!  Subscribe to our youtube channel (www.youtube.com/trainshuffling) and hit the bell for a reminder when we go live!

    Link to the spreadsheet discussed in the episode.

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  • Johnny and Eric are joined by the illustrious Eric Brosius to talk all about his varied and rich history in gaming. We talk about his many many plays of 1846 - diving into some strategy tips, discuss his thoughts on the upcoming 1833NE, as well as his other titles of interest, and more. Here are links to Eric's video series on how to play 1846: Part 1  -  Part 2  -  Part 3  -  Part 4  -  Part 5

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  • Johnny and Eric have a relaxed episode going over the recent news in the 18xx world, talk briefly about what games they like to play outside of 18xx, and what they've been doing during lockdown.

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  • Johnny and Eric talk about 1833NE, our recent plays of some cube rails games, and general musings on Finances for companies in 18xx games.  Here's a link to our stream of Irish Gauge and Chicago Express if you want to follow along with our discussion about the game(s).  

    Here's the P500 Page for 1833NE 

    The Listener Question for Next Episode is: How have you changed your gaming routine during the COVID-19 Outbreak?  What suggestions do you have for others for ways you've found to have fun gaming while maintaining your social distance?

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  • Johnny and Eric talk about the horrible mistakes during recent plays of 1824 and 1880, as well as upcoming remote streams on Tabletop Simulator, and COVID-19. Here's a link to our streamed game of 1880 if you want to follow along with our discussion about the game. 

    The Listener Question for Next Episode is: What percentage of your gaming time is dedicated to 18xx, and how much game time do you get per month?  If you play non-18xx games what are your favorite titles? If you play non-18xx, is there anything in particular you’d like us to stream? 

    Find out more and purchase tickets to Traxx East here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/traxx-east-2020-tickets-96900936309 

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  • Johnny and Eric recap their first night at TotalCon!

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  • Johnny and Eric discuss Johnny's recent play of 1880 and make a special announcement about an upcoming stream/Kickstarter release. 

    Join our 18NewEngland Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54XkT0KsG2k 

    1822MRS Stream on 2/10 @ 6pm EST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wpQ_UzCZ9A 

    Sydney 18xx Convention: https://beholdgames.com.au/pages/18xx-sydney-convention

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