Category Archives: Meeple Shorts

#15: Han Solo VS Malcolm Reynolds (but not like that)

Which of these space cowboys is the coolest, which embodies the essence of the space cowboy (and yeah ok maybe a little bit of a battle)? You can watch this episode on YouTube! Links available further down. We’ve also started a new series on YouTube, “The Quest Report Final Verdict”, a heavily edited version of The Quest Report in which we give our views on a game in 5 minutes or less! Check out the full description for links.

Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick

Richard talks about why he enjoyed Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick, a scifi novel from the author of “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?” in which the world is travelling backwards through time in episode 12 of Tome Talk (which is also available to download as an audio podcast, Tome Talk Reading Recommendations, on iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry, and direct from our website).… Read More

The Shadow Over Innsmouth by HP Lovecraft

Why are the inhabitants of nearby towns so distrustful of the inhabitants of Innsmouth? What causes outsiders to feel a wave of revulsion when encountering its people? Indeed, what is the mysterious shadow over Innsmouth? Matthew and Richard discuss the scifi horror novella by H.P. Lovecraft “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”, the only of his stories to be printed as a book in his lifetime, which has inspired and influenced a wide range of games, books, films, and dramatisations.… Read More

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Richard talks about why he enjoyed Hyperion by Dan Simmons, a science fiction novel about a group of pilgrims who travel to a distant world to meet a terrifying being called the Shrike who will grant 1 of those pilgrims a wish, and slaughter the rest.… Read More

Aztec Century by Christopher Evans

How might history have been different if Hernán (or Hernando) Cortés had allied with the Aztecs? Matt and Richard discuss Aztec Century, a novel by Welsh writer Christopher Evans, in which the Aztec Empire is a global superpower, and what that means for occupied Britain.… Read More

Video Game Crossovers We Want To See

What video game characters do we want to see go off on an adventure in another world? Matt and Richard discuss video game crossovers on episode 12 of Tiny Meeples, Big Talk (also available to download as an audio podcast, the Tiny Meeples, Big Talk audio podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry, and direct from our website). Tell us in the comments what crossovers you want to see! … Read More

Most terrifying host for a Facehugger / Chestburster from the Aliens franchise

In the Aliens film franchise, after a host victim has been ‘impregnated’ by a Facehugger, the ensuing Chestburster gains some traits of its host, since it uses the hosts genetic material to create itself. This gives rise to a truly Big Talk question: Who would make the most terrifying host for a Facehugger to impregnate with a Chestburster? Matt and Richard discuss this in episode 11 of Tiny Meeples, Big Talk (also available to download as an audio podcast, the Tiny Meeples, Big Talk audio podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry, and direct from our website).… Read More

The Ultimate Star Trek Crew

From across all 5 main series of Star Trek, who would make the ultimate bridge crew? Matt and Richard choose their dream team Star Trek bridge crews, featuring series regulars from Star Trek, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Deep Space 9, Star Trek Voyager, and Enterprise. Who would make it into your crew?… Read More