Friday, February 20, 2009

Welcome to Consoles & Cardboard

Hello Intrepid Listener!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our podcast.

This podcast is a child of passion - which sounds kinky, but it is the truth. It is my passion for games and a push from our producer that got this thing rolling.

Games have been a part of my life for as long as I remember. The earliest game I remember playing is my aunt's boyfriend teaching me poker when I was five years old. That's some pretty crazy stuff - he and my aunt gave me a set of poker chips for Christmas that year.

Around the same time, I was introduced to Pong in the student bar (The Gausthaus) at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where my mother was going to school.

Over thirty years later and games remain an important part of my life.

So when I started listening to podcasts, I naturally found a few that revolved around gaming. Mostly video games, as the 1-Up network had enough personality to cover most gaming podcast needs. However, Fell Calls (a podcast about Privateer Press games) caught my ear as well, with good information and an excellent banter between the cast I've stayed with it for quite a while.

Then the thought came of doing my own. When I told John, he picked up the ball and started pushing. A book on podcasting here, more suggestions on how to get one running there, even a test recording to see how it worked to record.

But while John liked being on the technical side of things, the podcast I wanted to do would be centered on gaming and we needed someone to keep things interesting. Scott is one of the few people I know who has the passion for both video games and board games like I do.

When the current generation of handhelds came out, we both owned a Sony PSP and a Nintendo DS very early on. Mind he thought the PSP would be the lead system, while I was confident that the DS would stand strong, we didn't back down from either system.

[And we both sold our PSPs within a year.]

And on the board game side of things, we met through the collectible card game, Legends of the Five Rings and have continued to play various games over the year - collectible, board and miniature games.

So it was natural to have Scott on the other mic and when he agreed to join in, it was just a matter of getting things rolling. That only took another year or so. But here we are.

So as the title says, welcome to Consoles & Cardboard. A podcast that takes a look at games, both video (the consoles) and analog (the cardboard). Each podcast will take on a topic or two that relates to gaming. We will also go into "The Here and Now" a segment where we discuss a couple of items that have caught our eye.

Thanks for coming by and please feel free to send us feed back at

Be seeing you,


Consoles & Cardboard
Jon Beckett Schreiber - Host
Scott Pagliaroni - Host
John Mack - Producer

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