FTN Episode 435 – How Much Balance is Enough Balance?

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Pleasant Kenobi joins us in the middle of the show for a special segment where we compare how often Wizards of the Coast balances Magic The Gathering vs how often Games Workshop balances Warhammer.  Is the game doing too much or too little to keep the competitive environments healthy?

Hey folks,

Please consider grabbing an FTN T-shirt to help us celebrate the shows anniversary. The link can be found here. Proceeds will go to doing something nice for cast members of the show. The sticker is cool too and has been on my laptop for a year.

We don’t exactly solve all the problems in Warhammer in this episode but more just talk about the idea of intentionally crafting a healthy competitive environment.

Pleasant Kenobi joins us again.  You might remember him from the last time he was on the show and earlier in his Warhammer journey.  You can find his YouTube channel here.

Its a fun conversation and we hope you enjoy it.

This episode is split into three parts as we had to juggle schedules this week but it comes together nicely in post!

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The hobby segment is largely about a tutorial I watched recently on painting yellow and the use of oils and weathering powders for Heresy miniatures.  We have some t-shirts a really cool sticker up for sale to celebrate us being nine years deep into this show. Check them out here.

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Paul Murphy – Host

Adam Camileri
Red Powell
Tanya Gates

Justin Troop – troopsmash
Christopher Morgan – captain morgan
Ricky Addington
Josh Ginn