February 22, 2021

Episode 67 - Virtually News

Iain Chantler has been given time off by Jamie so it’s up the remaining Iain to fill the shoes of two Iains! With fewer big news stories than recently the team have an interview with Ian Parovel of Boardgame Arena regarding their recent acquisition by Asmodee. On top of that they cover some updates to Wizards of the Coasts legal entanglements, the world of Pokemon scalpers, and an ancient game brought back to life in beautiful detail. All this, and more, on this episode of Brainwaves

Headlines

Asmodee acquires Boardgame Arena

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-02-11-asmodee-acquires-board-game-arena

https://venturebeat.com/2021/02/11/asmodee-acquires-board-game-arena-a-platform-for-playing-tabletop-games-online/

 

News

Gale Force Nine and Wizards of the Coast settle

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47558/gale-force-nine-wizards-coast-settle

 

ACD Distribution takes hit in case against Wizards of the Coast

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47603/acd-distribution-required-pay-250k-wotc-fees-files-appeal

 

Pokemon Scalpers Target McDonalds

https://www.ign.com/articles/mcdonalds-strongly-encouraging-restaurants-to-prevent-happy-meal-pokemon-card-scalping

 

Pokemon product supply issues

https://support.pokemon.com/hc/en-us/articles/360056644571-Update-on-Pok%C3%A9mon-Trading-Card-Game-Product-Availability

 

Fantasy Flight Games brings Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game to an end

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2021/2/17/future-of-legend/

 

Royal game of UR faithfully recreated

https://www.reddit.com/r/GameofUr/comments/lfot70/my_replica_with_original_materials_took_10_months/

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Outro

 

Clue Animated Series

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/clue/news/clue-animated-series-announced

 

Monopoly Lunar New Year edition

https://www.toysrus.com.my/monopoly%3A-lunar-new-year-edition-1065654.html

 

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Iain and Iain are having a nice relaxing time in the garden when all news hell breaks loose! Despite their need to kick back, the team gathers once more behind the mics to cover famous names putting their foot firmly in mouth, others moving forward with action, translation issues in the world of virtual tabletops, magic cards breaking records, and Jenga. Yes. Jenga. All this and more, on this episode of Brainwaves!

Headlines

Radho runs into trouble

https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/114062/rahdo-talks-through-episode-69

 

Tascini Update

https://www.facebook.com/daniele.tascini - You can find Tascini’s statements on his facebook page

https://kulturgutspiel.de/politik-und-gesellschaft/rassismus-diskussion-der-fall-daniele-tascini/

https://twitter.com/sebastianwenzel/status/1357632971897995264?s=20

 

Tabletop Simulator outsources translation to Google?

https://steamcommunity.com/games/TabletopSimulator/announcements/detail/3024698921216466933

 

News

Muppets and Chainmail bras

https://mobile.twitter.com/Wizards_DnD/status/1356641032226680832

 

Rose Gauntlet

https://www.rosegauntlet.com

 

Magic card breaks records at auction

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47446/high-grade-magic-the-gathering-alpha-black-lotus-goes-511-1k

 

Asmodee gets scientific

https://www.gameosity.com/2021/01/27/asmodee-brings-science-to-board-gaming-with-game-in-lab/

 

Patreon Shoutouts

 

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Outro

 

Jenga world record

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/jenga/news/jenga-tower-guinness-world-record

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/500643-most-jenga-blocks-stacked-on-one-vertical-jenga-block

 

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January 25, 2021

Episode 65 - Stormy Weather

It’s a solemn week for the team as they dive into all the controversies surrounding comments made by well loved designers. We spent a bit longer on this than we normally would, but we felt it deserved the coverage. 

Over the rest of the cast we update you on Dragonlance, looking at counterfeit games, conventions moving again, and taking a long overdue trip to RPG Corner. 

Headlines

Video for Kickstarter campaign Pingyao: First Chinese Banks

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jingstudio/pingyao-first-chinese-banks

Screencapture on our site

Daniele Tascini

Capture of the original words from Tascini

https://twitter.com/MyCryptomaniac/status/1350493656394952704?s=19

Hans im Gluck Statement

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2582616/statement-regarding-racist-remarks

Rolling Dice interview

https://www.fustellarotante.it/inclusivita-e-giochi-da-tavolo/

Previous form mentioned in the piece

https://www.reddit.com/r/boardgames/comments/1cddhj/tzolkins_designer_responds_to_criticism_about/

Board, Deck and Dice Statement

https://boardanddice.com/about/statement-on-daniele-tascini/

 

Phil Eklund

New Ion Games Statement

https://ionsmg.com/blogs/news/essays-and-footnotes-in-our-rules

Eklund’s post alluding to lawyers

https://twitter.com/nakedmeeple/status/1351691573868769281?s=21

And the update

https://twitter.com/TabletopGamesBl/status/1353282878231162882?s=20

 

Jeff DeBoer

Grabs of original posts from Rodney 

https://twitter.com/WatchItPlayed/status/1351262562495684610?s=19

Parallel Games statement

https://mobile.twitter.com/parallelspiel/status/1351620848793366528

Wehrlegig Games

https://twitter.com/wehrlegig/status/1351581382112387079

Braincrack Games

https://twitter.com/BraincrackGames/status/1351545488290541569?s=19

Funagain Games

https://twitter.com/funagaingames/status/1352329830197456896

 

News

Dragonlance Saga comes to an end

https://www.enworld.org/threads/theres-a-new-dragonlance-novel-coming.677551/

Origins and Uk Games Expo move

https://www.originsgamefair.com/

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/content/news/brand-new-dates-ukge-2021/

Counterfeit Games found in Zaavi

https://boardgoats.org/2021/01/11/boardgames-in-the-news-fake-games-from-a-high-street-name/

Uno Anniversary

https://www.toynews-online.biz/2021/01/12/uno-celebrates-its-50th-anniversary-with-a-raft-of-new-product-launches-and-initiatives/

 

RPG Corner

DnD Scouts

https://www.scouts.org.uk/supporters/dungeons-dragons

RPGs to the rescue

https://jaspersgameday.com/

https://itch.io/b/770/solo-but-not-alone

Wellerman
https://twitter.com/TheOtherTracy/status/1349386754651017218

https://theothertracy.itch.io/one-day-the-wellerman-comes 

 

Patreon Shoutouts

 

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Outro

Monopoly Speed

https://products.hasbro.com/en-gb/product/monopoly-speed-board-game-for-kids-ages-8-and-up:420781BC-E579-461A-8FC6-E783D4B64EEA

 

Risk TV

https://www.dicebreaker.com/series/risk/news/risk-tv-series

 

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January 11, 2021

Episode 64 - Beer Robber

The team are back after their close encounter with a rogue sound effect. Brushing off the audio cobwebs, they jump back into the studio to cover Kickstarter Growth, Catan Beer, Dragonlance Lawsuits, Games Workshop profits and much more on this episode of Brainwaves! 

You might notice that Iain Chantler disappears about half way through the cast. Iain had a house emergency to attend to so Jamie and I finished the cast off. 

Headlines

Kickstarter rakes in games cash

https://www.polygon.com/2020/12/22/22195749/kickstarter-top-10-highest-funded-campaigns-2020-video-games-board-games

2020 Vision Cast

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2020/12/28/brainwaves-special-edition-2020-vision/

 Catan Beer taken by the robber

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/catan-1/news/catan-beer-revealed

Catan Snugglies

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/catan-1/news/catan-plushie-collection

FFG permaban themselves and all users

https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/313578-ffg-forum-shutdown/

 

News

Dragonlance lawsuit comes to an end

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2020/12/dd-dragonlance-lawsuit-against-wotc-dismissed-is-krynn-in-the-cards.html

Origins mix up their awards, again

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47206/rpg-categories-origins-awards-changed

Games Workshop announce record profits

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2020/12/games-workshop-half-year-trading-update.html

UK tabletop industry does well in 2020

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-9041163/amp/Britains-tabletop-games-industry-booming-year.html

Nickelodeon Board Game Recalled

https://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/columns/pop/9507192/jojo-siwa-no-idea-inappropriate-content-kids-board-game

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Outro

85th Anniversary Monopoly

https://products.hasbro.com/en-gb/product/monopoly-85-th-anniversary-edition-board-game:2DFDBBE4-8CAA-47E0-8677-BDCFBA42AEDB

 

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Iain, Iain, and Jamie take a bit of a breather from the regular cast to look back at the year. They are joined by Josh Hartley from the Unlucky Frog to look back at the big stories of 2020 and speculate on what 2021 will bring to the world of the Tabletop. Below the subjects we talk about I’ve provided links to the shows that have featured those subjects, should you want to revisit them. 

 

Subjects

 

Coronavirus

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-43-executive-bell/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/brainwaves-45-multiplayer-solitaire/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-49-cancellation-crisis/

 

Black Lives Matter, representation in the industry

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-50-going-strong/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-51-troubling-origins/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-55-rolling-wheelchair/

 

Wizards of the Coast bad PR year

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-51-troubling-origins/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-52-controversial-machines/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-53-meddling-wizards/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-59-rap-shoes/

 

Kickstarter Union Efforts

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-44-robot-club/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-47-courtroom-melodrama/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-48-golden-brains/

 

Asmodee buys and sells

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-44-robot-club/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-53-meddling-wizards/

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-61-galaxy-gale/

 

Unlucky Frog

 

https://www.unluckyfrog.com/

https://twitter.com/TheUnluckyfrog

https://www.facebook.com/unluckyfroggaming

 

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December 21, 2020

Episode 63 - Potato Detour

It’s the last cast of the year, and over the Christmas break Iain McAllister is rebuilding the HQ. Thankfully the studio isn’t affected and the team gather for one last time in 2020 to cover companies going bankrupt, Gencon announcing new dates, Alexa grabbing more games and the return of RPG corner.

 

Headlines

Sans Detour goes under

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sansdetour/confrontation-classic-the-legendary-skirmish-game/comments

https://www.chaosium.com/blogstatement-about-ditions-sansdtour/

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2224909/sans-detour-red-flags-thread

 

Gencon announces dates for 2021

https://www.gencon.com/press/holidays-2020-and-gen-con-2021-updates

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47186/gen-con-pushes-back-badge-registration-event-submission

https://eu.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/24/gen-con-threatens-move-convention-gov-mike-pence-signs-religious-freedom-bill/70393474/

 

Alexa catches a hot potato

https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/News/alexa-play-big-potato-games

 

News

Max Brookes leaves FFG

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/star-wars-x-wing-miniatures-game/news/max-brooke-leaves-fantasy-flight

 

Dungeons & Dragons Film

https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/News/chris-pine-cast-in-dungeons-dragons-film

 

Jewish anthology of RPGs

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/doikayt-a-jewish-ttrpg-anthology/news/doikayt-jewish-anthology-tabletop-rpg

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/5527230/doikayt-a-jewish-ttrpg-anthology/description

 

Cyberpunk bundle on itch

https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/roleplaying-game/news/cyberpunk-asian-creators-game-jam-itch

 

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December 7, 2020

Episode 62 - Metal Oceans

It’s Christmas time at Brainwaves HQ and the two Iains are decorating the tree! It shines magnificently in the corner of the Brainwaves studio as the team cover sinkings, new awards, old awards, Wizards dropping the ball (or should that be snitch?), and the feud between Uri Geller and a card game. 

 

Headlines

The Zenobia Award

https://www.dicebreaker.com/companies/the-zenobia-award/news/zenobia-award-historical-board-game

https://zenobiaaward.org/who-we-are/

GAMA Makes more Changes to the Origin Awards for 2020/2021 Cycle

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47053/gama-makes-more-changes-origins-awards-2020-2021-cycle

Games Shipped to Abyssal Floor

https://www.dicebreaker.com/amp/games/good-puppers/news/good-puppers-card-game-shipping-accident?__twitter_impression=true

 

News

Update: Netflix Settles Bandersnatch “Choose Your Own Adventure” Lawsuit

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/25/21720533/netflix-bandersnatch-chooseco-lawsuit-settlement-choose-your-own-adventure

MODCon Announced, the Online Convention of Modiphius and Dragonmeet

https://www.modiphius.net/pages/modcon

D&D Racial Improvements will “take years”

https://www.dicebreaker.com/amp/games/dungeons-and-dragons-5e/news/dnd-improvements-racial-depictions-take-years?__twitter_impression=true

Wizards being prepped for sale?

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47054/rolling-initiative-a-case-possible-sale-wizards-coast-being-horizon

Knight Models bungles Harry Potter Response

https://twitter.com/little_lizzie22/status/1333285477001154563?s=19

Uri Geller retracts feud with specific pokemon

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/pokemon-trading-card-game/news/kadabra-uri-geller-lawsuit

 

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James Naylor’s mental health first aid
https://twitter.com/naylorjames/status/1332320278639243265

Outro

 

Sea of Thieves Monopoly

https://www.raregames.store/rare-store-exclusives/sea-of-thieves-x-monopoly-limited-edition-rare-store-exclusive

Metallica Monopoly

https://www.metallica.com/store/monopoly-world-tour-edition/MONOPOLYWT.html

 

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November 23, 2020

Episode 61 - Galaxy Gale

The Brainwaves team are back to bring you the best in Tabletop Gaming News. This week they cover the sad closure of Girls Game Shelf, troubles in a galaxy far, far away, legal troubles here on earth, convention cancellations, interesting kickstarters, and much, much more. 

 

Headlines

Girls’ Game Shelf shuts up shop

https://girlsgameshelf.com/2020/11/not-goodbye-but-hello/

Asmodee moves Star Wars minis from FFG to Atomic Mass Games

https://www.atomicmassgames.com/special-announcement

Gale Force Nine sues Wizards of the Coast

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47010/gale-force-nine-sues-wizards-coast

 

News

Pokemon Auction 

https://comics.ha.com/itm/memorabilia/pokemon-first-edition-base-set-sealed-booster-box-wizards-of-the-coast-1999-/a/7236-92312.s?ic4=GalleryView-ShortDescription-071515

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47011/heritage-auctions-sets-new-record-sale-price-sealed-pokemon-1st-edition-booster-box

GAMA 2021 cancelled

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46933/gama-cancels-expo-2021-reno

Endangered Alphabet Project

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/ulus/news/board-game-ulus-mongolian-language
https://www.endangeredalphabets.com/

DnD Combat Wheelchair resources released

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/the-witcher-trpg/news/witcher-trpg-disability-resources

Comic Relief DnD

https://twitter.com/TabletopMag/status/1329400465113706498?s=19

 

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Outro

Uno to become tv game show

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/uno-game-show-1234833785/

Cluedo: Disney Villains

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/clue-disney-villains/news/clue-disney-villains-board-game

 

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November 9, 2020

Episode 60 - Critical Strike

Viva le Revolution! Iain Chantler leads the charge in strike action at the Brainwaves studio! After a brief negotiation involving coffee, the team resolve their differences by coming together behind the mics. This cast we cover new studios, old money, sad partings, pay deals, auctions, and more! 

Headlines

Critical Role announce boardgame studio

https://critrole.com/announcing-darrington-press-our-game-publishing-company/

Ex-Blizzard dev starts Tabletop game studio

https://warchiefgaming.com/2020/10/27/chris-metzen-charges-back-into-world-development-with-warchief-gaming/

Pokemon deal goes south

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/oct/28/how-live-streamed-375k-deal-for-pokemon-cards-ended-in-disaster

Hasbro Earnings call

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46853/big-gains-hasbro-gaming-q3

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46855/hasbro-developing-d-d-tv-more

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4381371-hasbro-inc-ceo-brian-goldner-on-q3-2020-results-earnings-call-transcript?page=1

 

News

Martin McKenna dies

https://officialfightingfantasy.blogspot.com/2020/11/martin-mckenna-1969-2020.html

Asmodee launches P&P online guides

https://connect-and-play.asmodee.fun/

Wotc strikes deal to pay DMs

https://www.geeknative.com/99894/wizards-of-the-coast-strikes-a-deal-to-pay-some-dms/

http://heraldsguild.com/virtual-dd-weekends/

…..and auctions off unique items
https://www.geeknative.com/101016/wizards-of-the-coast-to-hold-unique-dd-item-ebay-action/

 

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Outro

Monopoly for Sore Losers

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8114895

 

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October 26, 2020

Episode 59 - Rap Shoes

The team is excited to bring you their first cast live from Essen! Turns out it’s been cancelled. Boo. Gathering themselves and retreating back to the confines of their hotel room the team diligently bring you the latest in tabletop gaming news: Wizards getting sued, more awards, chess cheating continued, rappers, pokemon and much, much more! 

 

Headlines

Wizards taken to court over Dragonlance Books

https://www.geeknative.com/99114/racism-and-sexism-blamed-for-ruining-multi-million-dollar-dragonlance-deal-as-wizards-of-the-coast-are-taken-to-court/

International Gamers Award Game of the Year Nominees Announced

https://therewillbe.games/news-newsflashes/8206-international-gamers-award-game-of-the-year-2020-nominees-announced?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Chess Cheating Crisis Continues

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/oct/16/chesss-cheating-crisis-paranoia-has-become-the-culture

 

News

Wu-Tang Clan play chess for Charity

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/chess/news/wu-tang-chess-rza-gza-charity-match

https://www.chess.com/news/view/hennessy-wu-tang-maurice-ashley-chess

Rapper Logic buys pokemon card for $200,574

https://twitter.com/ICV2/status/1317169445534535680?s=19

Geek Retreat to expand

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54599300?fbclid=IwAR0a1yjtf4hwkyb8dj3LWYCN5hyFhimu-Z1pZpOKTuN85VwKu90B0cRGt-o

Dragonmeet Cancelled

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragonmeet

Sign up to GM https://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/gms.html?fbclid=IwAR0axku_DzAR-LguWhTa-moeKq40OZtGu5jPZiTn4bRlfl3h3-BkEU09EMc

 

Haba USA gets new CEO

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46698/haba-usa-gets-new-ceo

Hasbro President retiring

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46718/hasbro-president-retiring?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

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Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

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Outro

Catan Shoes?

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/catan-1/news/catan-footwear-collection-plainview

https://mojo-nation.com/catan-footwear-collection-way-plainview/

 

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