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Three Moves Ahead


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Three Moves Ahead is the official podcast of Flash of Steel and the leading strategy game themed podcast on the internet. Troy Goodfellow, founded the show in 2009. Every week by a panel of knowledgeable gamers with strong opinions on strategy and wargames meets to talk about games of the day, design issues and games in the wider world. The regular panelists are:

Rob Zacny: Freelance writer, Gamespy’s strategy columnist and E-sports editor for PCGamesN. Rob became a regular panelist on 3MA starting with a great pinch-hit appearance in Episode 42. He assumed hosting duties in early 2010, after Troy moved on to a job in PR to avoid any impressions of conflict. Also, Rob is pretty good at it. If you have any suggestions for the show, you can email him at robert.w.zacny [at] gmail.

Julian Murdoch: Freelance Writer and co-manager of Gamers With Jobs, home of on the best gaming panel discussions online.

Bruce Geryk: Former freelance writer, and former wargame columnist for Computer Gaming World/Games for Windows Magazine and Games Domain (pre-Yahoo). Bruce is probably best known for his collaboration with Tom Chick in their long running Tom vs Bruce series in CGW/GfW. This partnership has recently been revived online.

Three Moves Ahead is edited and arranged by Michael Hermes. You can find the official forums for the show over on the Idle Thumbs network over here.

For the first half of the run, Tom Chick: Writer, Former SciFi Channel Game Blogger at Fidgit and proprietor of Quarter To Three. Though always welcome on the show, Tom retired as a regular panelist in June 2010 because of his schedule and desire to focus on his own podcasts.

We have had a number of guests on the show, both from journalism and development. Soren Johnson, Jon Shafer, Vic Davis, Bill Abner, Jenn Cutter, Lara Crigger, Chris Remo, Rob Daviau and Dan Stapleton have all made at least three appearances. We’ve also welcomed developers from Irrational, Firaxis, Stardock, Paradox, 2by3 Games, and many other studios large and small.