The AIE Podcast #230 – Losing the Bored in Board Games

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: AIE is getting together in real life
    Mkallah: Wow tokens, get your tokens here
    Tetsemi: The state of AIEU
    Mkallah: Crafting in Heavensward
    Tetsemi: Velazarius is here to talk to us about board games!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #230 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has ben podcast. This is Mkallah, and I am making a mess in the guild kitchen! To my left is Tetsemi – (Darn it I rolled a 7!). Alludra is off digging in the dirt, but should return next show.. This week we are joined by special guest Velazarius who is here to talk to us about Board Games! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be chatting with Vel shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Meetups- With the arrival of spring comes many a meetup! Head on over to the site and sign up for any of the upcoming meetups that the AIE group has to offer. Don’t see one in your area? No worries – you can plan one!

Current upcoming meetups are:
Retro Video Arcade Game night on April 4th at 7 pm at Neon Retro arcade in Pasadena, California –
Raid on Chompies Deli in on April 8th at 6:30 in Phoenix, AZ –
Central New Jersey Brew Pub Invasion at 5 pm April 18th at HARVEST MOON BREWERY & CAFE in New Brunswick, NJ –

And two big events coming up- Nerdtacular from July 30- August 1st in Snowbird, Utah and the Guild Hall at Blizzcon on November 6th and 7th.

Don’t forget Mandatory Fun nights in SWTOR- Tuesdays at 8:50 PM eastern. This week, they planning on doing something on Imp Side!
Also, GrowlyDidge has shared some amazing progress pics from his Jedi costume and lightsaber from his work with the Rebel Legion charity costuming organization. Just beautiful- take a look on the forums.

And speaking of Star Wars, the Escape Podcast # 83 is up!

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-83 talk about game update 3.2 which showed up in the recent dev stream, in the forums and on the PTS. They talk a little about Ziost, the Costume Designer and the handful of other features we’ll see at the end of April. And as always, they cover news for the week from SWTOR in general and from AIE. Find the Escape Podcast at

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 83 – Update 3.2 on the PTS!

Hoots has posted some very important corporation topics in his March 2015 annoucements, including:
The 2015 Corporate Restructure, AIEU POS Empire, Fleet Up and Slack, and the Future of AIE EVE.

Re-Org is on the wiki –

AIEU POS (Player Owned Starbase) Empire

We have a POS Empire that is pretty much fully operational as of this Sunday. It’ll get us a modest amount of money every month, and I’m really glad it’s finally (mostly) done.

In order to manage the empire that I’ve slowly built since-we-invaded-Catch, I told Stu to place less of an emphasis on trucking duties and more of an emphasis on moon goo maintenance

Fleet Up and Slack

Fleet up has some pretty amazing work going on. If you aren’t on, do make it a point to get signed up. I’m going to be moving skill plans to there.

As for Slack, get on Slack. It’s where everyone talks to everyone else in AIEU, and you’re probably going to be really bored if you aren’t there.


The future holds a few challenges for us. As a sov corporation, the sov changes come June are going to require a great deal of planning and execution. They place a really heavy emphasis on small groups and mobility, which is going to be ideal for what we can do, and to that end I’ll be keeping an eye on the changes and my immediate goals are to lock down the constellation we live in from outside intrusion.

WIth the upcoming June 23rd release of Heavensward, they have announced “specializing” in the expansion. From a recent Famitsu interview:
One of the new systems is the concept of Specialsts for crafter classes. Like before, it will still be possible to develop all of the crafter classes without limit to level 60. After you finish training, you’ll be able to choose a profession to qualify as a Specialist which may provide a special action or special recipes. It will also be possible to choose multiple specializations. You will be able to switch but it will take some time. We want to narrow down people’s focus so that rather than wanting to do everything, they instead want to focus on really working on refining just one class.

And with that, let’s get back to Vel and talk about Board Games ..


Please check out the Podcast and website links below

Question of the Week:

Answers to last weeks question – Episode 229 – What MMO (Current/Retired) has the best crafting system?

Kameron Hoffs @IvoryTiger
@AIEPodcast Star Wars Galaxies before they ‘rebooted’ it.

Jon Gardiner @Lothmegal
@AIEPodcast They all seem limited to me, but I also want my single character to be able to do EVERY profession there is!

Shadow VanDark @ShadowVanDark
@IvoryTiger @AIEPodcast If anyone is curious about that system, SWG pre-CU is still up and kicking over @SWGEmu #swg4all

Ratto Zatto @RattoZatto
@AIEPodcast The system in Star Trek Online and Neverwinter. It’s what the Garrison model is based on. Make officers or hirelings make items

-New Question of the Week:
What is your favourite board game?


Mkallah: And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Velazarius for joining us.


If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast.. Alludra is at @alludra_aie, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website!

And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
Ask Miss Mulgara
Mega Minute

Mkallah- next week- we have Velzarius come on to talk all about boardgames! So until then, AIE…

– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

Don’t Forget: Get the show title before closing the broadcast!
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