Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 06 - It’s All in the Cards

July 25, 2016

On the Blood of Kings Podcast, we discuss ALL things related to the Highlander franchise.  There are so many different and fasciniating dimensions to this incredibly rich property; from the movies to the television series, the RAVEN spinoff, audiobooks, novels, anime, fan-fiction and for this show in particular - the Collectible Card Games.  On this episode, we continue where we left off on Blood ok Kings Episode 5: It's All in the Cards.

Your Blood of Kings co- host Norman C.  Lao and new Kingmaker Mike Sellers futher discuss our history with the Highlander Collectible Card Game, how we became involved with it back in 1995 and how it continues to resonate with us today - over 25 years later.  We also delve deeper into the actual playing mechanics of the game and focus more on the overall game itself; from the card types, the card mechanics, basic rules, deck designs, how to find players and build a playing community, the possibility of SKYPE or online play - and the most important reason to play this game - the SWORDMASTER System itself -  THE sole reason why the game is as good as it is.

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast - Episode 05

July 12, 2016

In Blood of King, we cover and discuss ALL things related to the Highlander franchise and for the past several episodes, we have focused a great deal of attention towards the legendary television series of the 1990's.  But there are so many different and fascinating dimensions to this incredibly rich property; audiobooks, novels, anime, fan-fiction and for this show in particular - Collectible Card Gaming.  On this episode of BoK, we are going to take a different look at the franchise as your Chronicler Norm and special guest and NEW Fandom Podcast Network crew member Mike Sellers review Highlander: The Collectible Card Game!

Based on the Highlander franchise of films and television series- players simulate the form of a sword duel with players alternately playing attacks and defenses and win when their opponent is utterly exhausted or, as in keeping with the lore of Highlander, when they lose their head!  Yes...even in the card game...THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!  Please enjoy our trip down memory land as Mike and I discuss how we first started with the game, the epic nature of the Jersey Disco fries, our humble beginnings as burgeoning players, and how a small game from Kanas City, Missouri continues to make an impact in gaming communities almost 30 years later.

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast - Episode 04: The Watchers Pt.2

July 4, 2016
Observe. Record. Never Interfere. This is the oath of The Watchers; a secret society that was introduced to Highlander the Series at the very end of Season one. However, who were these people and how did their organization manage to survive for over 4,000 years? Most importantly, what changed in their ranks that made one of their most influential leaders, James Horton, turn their trust to ashes as he perverted their organization for all time?
In this second part of Who Are The Watchers, your podcasting Kingmakers Kevin Reitzel and Norman C. Lao take a look at the decline and eventual fall of The Watchers. James Horton and Joe Dawson, unbeknownst to them, started a cataclysmic chain reaction in the Watcher’s organization that culminated into a Civil War. Friendships and loyalties on both sides, mortal and immortal, are put to the ultimate test and the true casualty in this war is the Truth…the Truth about Immortals. Can Ammelatu the Akkadian’s once noble cause survive this crucible? Please join us for another fantastic episode of Blood of Kings to find out!