September 28, 2020

Brainwaves 57 - Pulsating News

Jamie has returned from the depths of the Brainwaves HQ with the help of Iain C and large quantities of caffeine. As Iain M gets them back in the studio and calms things down the team get back on the news wagon. This cast covers the return of an old friend, more awards, Critical role’s charitable side, old games, new money and much more. Brainstorm returns as the team discusses whether bigger companies should use crowdfunding at all. 

Headlines

Hero Quest Returns

https://hasbropulse.com/products/heroquest-game-system

Iain plays Heroquest with Paul Grogan and others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg4TwGKDsKU&ab_channel=GamingRules%21

 

More Awards

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/the-crew-the-quest-for-planet-nine/news/the-crew-wins-deutscher-spielepreis

https://www.dianajonesaward.org/the-2020-award/

 

Critical Role Foundation

https://critrole.com/foundation/

 

News

Cards against humanity sells cafe

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46589/in-quick-surrender-cards-against-humanity-sells-chicago-board-game-cafe

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2019/11/11/episode-39-selling-up/

 

Viking Game dug up

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/metal-detectorist-unearths-1150-year-old-viking-board-game/ar-BB18UtKK?li=BBoPWjQ

 

Pokemon sells for lots

https://www.geeknative.com/93364/first-edition-wizards-of-the-coast-pokemon-box-doubles-world-record-price/?fbclid=IwAR2BBCpO3wdNVt3Zr8vB0h34lXbvieSUyc82FazjPdmfCVl9glE1lF-4MZ8

 

Patreon Shoutouts

UK Games Expo Interview

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/749676849

 

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

 

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https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain

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game-a-lot.fun/en

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Outro

https://www.zavvi.com/toys-games/monopoly-mandalorian-edition-board-game/12693692.html?fbclid=IwAR0e-NMVnnt9sVIRdbZq50duKCDlUejFTPjL3etKUm56Rirk0bmSN9SS_Jw

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September 14, 2020

Episode 56 - Two’s Company

Jamie’s back from travels and Iain M has had a nice long sleep. Too long though it seems as they missed the last cast! Making up for lost time the pair, Iain C is fixing the coffee machine, cover Eric Lang leaving CMON, updates from previous reports, Avalon Hill changing hands (sort of), and much more on this edition of Brainwaves. 

 

Headlines

Eric Lang leaves Cool Mini or Not(CMON)

https://twitter.com/eric_lang/status/1299401294201917441

https://cmon.com/press/eric-lang-steps-down-from-his-exec-role-at-cmon-to-focus-on-design-and-activism

 

Fantasy Flight Games cancels Organised Play

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2020/8/24/august-covid-update/

 

UK Games Expo Award Winners

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=704305163454777&extid=fn6fbyBbGb9NHyDx

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/plan/at-the-expo/uk-games-expo-awards/

 

News

Curse of Hearts returns to sale

https://www.geeknative.com/87846/curse-of-hearts-controversial-horny-vampire-dd-goes-back-on-sale/?fbclid=IwAR3hh6ywAvPeZ0doGRhYPrWgTSNxyk7VHuuulRLUb91ziaP6zX6YgZYbFbY

https://www.proud-geek.co.uk/product-page/curse-of-hearts-stake-parry-kill

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2020/07/06/brainwaves-52-controversial-machines/

CMON choose new auditor
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46462/cmon-chooses-new-auditor

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2020/04/13/brainwaves-episode-46-non-euclidean-coffee/

Stonemaier Games takes brokerage in house

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46445/stonemaier-takes-distribution-brokerage-in-house?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Avalon Hill changes hands

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46496/management-avalon-hill-board-game-brand-will-move-from-wizards-coast-hasbro

 

Patreon Shoutouts

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

Shaun Newman

game-a-lot.fun/en

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Our Patreon

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Outro

Bob Ross Monopoly

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/bob-ross-themed-version-monopoly-1904610

Root on PC

https://twitter.com/direwolfdigital/status/1296171599977222145

 

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August 24, 2020

Idle Thoughts - August 2020

Welcome to Idle Thoughts our spin-off podcast where the team get together and talk about games they have played recently. This cast was formerly a patreon exclusive that we would occasionally share with the main feed, but it is now going to be a regular fixture of our release schedule. Patrons still get it early and extended, as we do for the Brainwaves cast. 

This is a recording of our opinions about a bunch of games that we played when we met up recently in Glasgow to actually play some games together. We cover Overstocked, Swatch, Biblios, Valley of the Kings, Letterpress and Root!

Going to try something a bit different for the show notes here. I'll link to the companies for the KS games of course but for the ones that are actually out and you fancy buying we are providing Amazon Affiliate links (marked AL as usual). If you buy the game through one of these links we get a small cut. 

Games that we talked about
Overstocked 
Swatch 
Biblios (AL)
Valley of the Kings
I can only find these two on the current Amazon listings. We would recommend Afterlife if you just want to try it out. 
Afterlife (AL)
Deluxe (AL)
Letterpress (AL)
Root
Yeah we wouldn't recommend getting Root from Amazon, heard of counterfeits from there. You can get it direct from Leder Games site with a reprint coming pretty soon. 

The deluge of news is finally slowing and the team takes a well deserved rest in the gardens, whilst still bringing you the latest information from the world of tabletop. This cast covers the Ennie Winners, Roll20 boom, Combat Wheelchairs, Asmodee going alone, Starfinder returning to Alexa and more! As the storm clouds gather overhead the team discuss the relationship between publishers and reviewers and where the line lies between reviews and paid content.  

Headlines

Ennies announced

https://ennie-awards.com/2020-nominees_winners/

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/11/mork-borg-swedish-metal-role-playing-game

Roll20 reports covid RPG boom

https://www.geeknative.com/82373/roll20-reports-2020-q2-boom-in-rpgs-dd-reigns-supreme/?fbclid=IwAR0TuxfLid81m4OLS00i6HplH6Zmc-RFaziDb02k037zWq7pTsm18bEB8cA

Combat Wheelchair

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2020/08/dd-combat-wheelchair-makes-splash-with-wotc-staff-critical-roles-dm-but-not-all-agree.html

AJ Le Brun Interview

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2020/08/12/meeting-of-minds-able-table-gaming/

 

News

AEG CEO John Zinser unwell

https://www.alderac.com/2020/08/03/statement-about-john-zinsers-health/

Asmofair

https://www.toynews-online.biz/2020/08/11/asmodee-introduces-its-own-virtual-trade-event-asmofair-for-2020/

WOTC drops ACD

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46274/wizards-coast-says-acd-distribution-no-longer-option

Alexa Starfinder RPG grows

https://www.engadget.com/amazon-alexa-starfinder-rpg-series-140029360.html?guccounter=1

Patreon Shoutouts

Exec Producers 

Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

Shaun Newman

game-a-lot.fun/en

facebook.com/gamealotboardgames

 

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Metallic Dice Games

https://metallicdicegames.com/

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Outro

Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial mini
https://warlordgames.myshopify.com/products/nhs-tribute-figure

https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/News/nhs-tribute-miniature-from-warlord-games

Albacon

https://twitter.com/AlbaConRPG/status/1294348360007196674

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Excavating Iain Chantler out from underneath a huge pile of news the team are reunited and set about the latest developments in Tabletop gaming with enthusiasm (or at least workman-like efficiency). This episode we take a look at the Spiel des Jahres, Uk Games Expo Award shortlists, a whole bunch of financial news from across the industry, Mind Sports Olympiad. Also the return of RPG corner where the team uncovers tales of HORROR!

 

Headlines

 

Spiel des Jahres Winner announced

https://www.spiel-des-jahres.de/en/aktuelle-preistraeger-2020/

 

UK Games Expo Awards

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/whats-on/show/awards-shortlist/

 

Board Game Sales Data

https://icv2.com/articles/markets/view/46196/hobby-game-sales-hit-1-675-billion-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#.Xx68pgJBDHo.twitter

 

News

 

Time of Legends Update

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/destinies/time-of-legends-destinies/posts/2906454?fbclid=IwAR1sr6O3YAbCbBiHexahZ1seV2JjpNt0kF9qMW966X1MiMHc-Zh-bsy0kIM

 

Open letter to retailers from minority creators

https://medium.com/@cardsforallpeople/minority-gamemakers-open-letter-to-retailers-c9b7472f36b8

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46150/minority-game-makers-urge-changes-big-box-retailers

 

Hasbro reports sales in Q2

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46203/hasbros-total-gaming-sales-down-19-q2

 

Games Workshop thrives despite Covid

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46227/games-workshop-shrugs-off-covid-shutdown

 

Mind sports olympiad
Book Events - Mind Sports OlympiadMind Sports Olympiad

 

RPG Corner

 

Update - Modiphius cuts ties with Adam Koebel

https://www.geeknative.com/77184/adam-koebel-quits-the-dune-rpg-adventures-in-the-imperium/?fbclid=IwAR0X_Baqvl1GRtrEBp1ohnJkUG3k6AP32FKkcRiybnodvkhJLoebzgrVvIQ

 

https://twitter.com/Modiphius/status/1287749933215502338?s=19

 

https://www.adam-koebel.com/blog

 

Lamentations invites Zak S in

https://www.geeknative.com/74747/lamentations-of-the-flame-princess-lose-major-project-over-zak-smith-support/?fbclid=IwAR13LYwW_3HuY20svInOx9JnhGUpn05sJQ3ufL8Ze27NxqvX37YXnATlyLU

 

Green ronin report

https://greenronin.com/blog/2020/07/10/ronin-report-july-9-2020/

 

Patreon Shoutouts

 

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

 

Our Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain

 

Outro

 

Super Mario Monopoly

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1283831264525647874?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1283831264525647874%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamesradar.com%2Fuk%2Fwahoo-nintendo-announces-special-super-mario-editions-of-monopoly-and-jenga%2F

 

Albacon

https://albacon.co.uk/

 

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On this special episode of Brainwaves we chat to two of the people behind Project Nisei, a fan run continuation of the Netrunner card game. Serenity, Community Manager, and Jonni, Design lead, join Iain and Iain to chat about the challenges of keeping a worldwide community going amidst the current crisis, how the game is continuing to evolve, their plans for forthcoming releases, and the best way for new players to get into this fantastic game of cyber criminals and the corps who hate them. 

 

Jonni

http://www.twitter.com/jvtrev

http://www.twitch.tv/jvtrev

 

Serenity

https://twitter.com/exalts

 

Project Nisei

https://nisei.net/

https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI

 

Other things mentioned

 

Duelyst

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duelyst

 

Dave Hoyland vs. Kenny Wong match

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmrfrT1lYfI

 

Make Playing Cards

https://www.makeplayingcards.com/

 

Drivethrucards

https://www.drivethrucards.com/

 

Netrunner subreddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/Netrunner/

 

There you can also find the link to the Green level clearance discord

 

Calvin Wong

https://twitter.com/ithayla

 

 

 

 

 

The HQ is on red alert as the news tubes fill up with more information than they can handle. Setting the interns on the problem Iain M and Jamie set about getting the podcast done to reduce the strain on the system whilst Iain C is lost somewhere in the piles of news! This episode we report on the return of Golden Bell to crowdfunding, Wizards having more employee troubles, Twitter Bans, Scrabble bans, deaths, awards and loads more! 

Headlines

Golden Bell Studios launches crowdfunding site

https://www.reddit.com/r/boardgames/comments/hkxaun/golden_bell_studios_is_starting_their_own/

https://www.thegrowingtreehouse.com/

Wizards Employee Troubles

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2020/07/dd-wotc-employee-quits-sparking-uproar.html

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2020/07/dd-wotc-issues-apology-community-demands-action.html

https://twitter.com/DungeonCommandr/status/1279208531103629312

Eric Lang twitter ban

https://www.facebook.com/eric.lang.1217/posts/10158245957480856

https://www.facebook.com/eric.lang.1217/posts/10158247949970856

News

Mythic Update

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162110258/time-of-legends-joan-of-arc/posts/2893949

Episode 42

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2020/02/03/episode-42-parting-ways/

Jim Holloway has Died

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2020/07/the-bell-tolls-for-jim-holloway.html

Dice Tower Awards

https://www.dicetowernews.com/article/winners-13th-annual-dice-tower-awards-announced

Scrabble bans offensive words

https://kotaku.com/scrabble-bans-hundreds-of-offensive-words-from-competit-1844301407?utm_campaign=Kotaku&utm_content=1594179486&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_source=twitter

Edinburgh Games Lab

https://historyandgames.shca.ed.ac.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1NppB8MBJuIPclig4kEf_Gcmcz-FHtaXT-5tz0rcvrJgDyKj_T4F61Ivc

Asmodee buys Libellud

https://www.geeknative.com/74652/growth-hungry-asmodee-buys-dixit-and-mysteriums-libellud/?fbclid=IwAR2bsVMDqq8JdvmrgJJDef_JXJIXwJ5ydDay2PWwBlSe8ZMs5Jq3OrgMJqk

 

Patreon Shoutouts

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

Our Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain

Metallic Dice Games

https://metallicdicegames.com/

Use code ROLLWITHBRAINS for 10% off and support the show!

 

Outro

Gamemaster Documentary

https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/board-game/news/board-game-documentary-gamemaster-released

 

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Iain M thought he was going to have a nice relaxing time in the Brainwaves studios over lockdown but no! There is so much news that it is threatening to bury the entire HQ! Together the team dig into the giant piles to bring you only the best nuggets of news; CAH revelations continue, WOTC part ways with artist, Ennies deals with their own controversy, AI taking over and much, much more! 

Headlines

Cards against humanity head ousted

https://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com/statement/

https://medium.com/@nicolas.j.carter/how-to-know-youre-not-insane-and-how-a-cards-against-humanity-staff-writer-was-fired-40fe07fbbfe4

https://www.polygon.com/2020/6/30/21308708/cards-against-humanity-unionization-toxic-culture-chicago 

 

Wizards of the Coast parts way with Magic the Gathering artist

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45990/wizards-coast-parts-ways-magic-the-gathering-artist-noah-bradley

https://twitter.com/noahbradley/status/1274670378296774658?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1274670378296774658&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fkotaku.com%2Fajax%2Finset%2Fiframe%3Fid%3Dtwitter-1274670378296774658%26autosize%3D1

Zak S Cast

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-23-stranger-dice/

 

Ennies announced amidst Lancer controversy

http://www.ennie-awhttp://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/2020-nominees-and-judges-spotlight-winners/ards.com/blog/2020-nominees-and-judges-spotlight-winners/

https://www.geeknative.com/74293/ennies-2020-nominee-will-refuse-any-awards-until-organisers-address-2017-controversy/

https://twitter.com/Lancer_RPG/status/1277650899243077632

Meeting of Minds - Loke Battlemats

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2020/07/01/meeting-of-minds-loke-battlemats/

News

DMs Guild removes book from sale for provocative art

https://twitter.com/deathbybadger/status/1277920649055518725

AI set loose on Diplomacy

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/deepmind-sets-ai-loose-on-diplomacy-board-game-and-collaboration-is-key/

Alpha Go Episode

https://giantbrain.podbean.com/e/episode-40-wrapping-up/

Assembly Link 

http://wrengames.co.uk/main/

Tabletop Games Blog Link

https://tabletopgamesblog.com/

Marvel and Games Workshop Team Up

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46004/marvel-comics-games-workshop-reveal-new-warhammer-40-000-comic

Tabletop Mentorship announces Micro-Grants

https://twitter.com/TabletopMentor/status/1278339936761139200?s=20 

Stephen Buonocore to Step Down as President of Stronghold Games

http://strongholdgames.com/press-release-buonocorestepsdown/ 

Boardgamegeek acquires TabletopEvents

https://twitter.com/BoardGameGeek/status/1277615780998365184?s=19 

Patreon Shoutouts

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

Our Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain

 

Our Links

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After the rose tinted glasses of episode 50 we put on the harsh specs of reality and dive into this week’s news. Together the team cover the cancellation of Origins Online, Wizards of the Coast banning cards and striving for diversity, Cards Against Humanity abuse allegations, Golden Bell tolling once more, Everything Board Games imploding and much, much more. 

 

Headlines

Origins Online Cancelled amidst mass walkout of guests over silence on American protests

https://kotaku.com/board-gamings-industry-body-refuses-to-say-a-word-about-1843990186/amp?fbclid=IwAR0mzioSECyHsAtJyW8f8g7v-OPCpkCnQpBGG-fiEO_i1zWKKx85ahcAFmM&__twitter_impression=true

Statement can be found on GAMA facebook page @TheGAMAOnline

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45895/gama-cancels-origins-online

Eric Lang Statement

https://twitter.com/eric_lang/status/1271095405644779521

 

Wizards of the Coast bans Racist magic cards

https://www.geeknative.com/73805/here-are-the-racist-magic-cards-wizards-have-banned/

https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Default.aspx

 

Cards against Humanity under fire

https://medium.com/@anitasarkeesian/ending-my-relationship-with-cards-against-humanity-and-max-temkin-2f25108dfeb4

https://twitter.com/atheresastewart/status/1269310742450393089

 

News

 

Golden Bell Strike again

https://twitter.com/moregamespls/status/1270687206756233217?s=19

Episode 34 cast link

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2019/08/19/episode-34-golden-gnomes/

 

Everything Board Games implodes

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1941412327/everything-board-games-bi-monthly-digital-magazin

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/NDShipley/status/1273357515846189058

 

https://twitter.com/NDShipley/status/1273383596653457410

 

Diversity & Dungeons & Dragons

https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/diversity-and-dnd?fbclid=IwAR08nGlNVFzeFlxaWVIlix7YvyyWd5b0db08bhX1Dw_Xw7dkTpFIWrUCehc

 

Kinderspiel announced

https://www.spiel-des-jahres.de/en/aktuelle-preistraeger-2020/

 

Itch bundle breaks $8million dollars 

https://itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racial-justice-and-equality

Blades in the Dark Review

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2017/07/30/blades-in-the-dark-review/

 

CMON does P&P Foodies
https://www.cmon.com/news/foodies-print-play-edition

Patreon Shoutouts

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

Our Patreon

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Outro

New reddit! 

https://www.reddit.com/r/boardgamediscussion/

Munchkin Disney

https://theop.games/2020/06/munchkin-disney-game-coming-soon/

Dobble Variants are on the way 

https://twitter.com/ICV2/status/1270386811102101505?s=19

 

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Brainwaves Statement on the U.S. Protests

Hello everyone, before we get to the cast proper we wanted to take a moment to address how the Brainwaves team feels about the current situation in America. We feel that even though our voice is small, it is important to speak up when events like this occur.

As 3 white guys we will not pretend to understand what the black community has experienced worldwide during our lifetimes and for centuries beforehand. However we do stand with the protesters who are seeking justice for the killing of George Floyd and the countless other black Americans who have been unlawfully killed.

The United States is being run by a fascist who wants nothing more than to line his pockets and those of his rich, white friends. He doesn’t care about people, especially those who look different from him. We hope his rule is brought to an end in November. Our own country is being run by people who foster the fear of ‘the other’ to score political points, to divide, and make money. Whilst they have not quite sunk to the levels of the Trump administration, it is all too easy to imagine a scenario where they would. 

For our own part we will be endeavouring to highlight the work of BAME UK designers more. We are conscious of the fact that we have not had a diverse range of voices on the cast or in interviews.  We'll be striving to do better on that front over the coming weeks, months, and years. Our goal has always been to lift up smaller publishers and designers and we also need to add diversity to that goal. We, and games, are all made better by listening to and understanding diverse voices. 

It is easy to feel powerless against what is happening in the US, and in the UK regarding Brexit, at the moment. We hope in our own small corner of the internet that we can do better, and that we can help lift up a diverse range of voices through our actions. 

Black Lives Matter.

Show Notes

It’s our 50th episode! Before we break out the bubbly, the team bring you the choicest slices of tabletop games news from Magic competitions going digital to pintable trains. In a longer than normal cast, we look back on how the cast came to be, what the future holds, and chat about our experiences behind the scenes. 

Headlines

Spiel des Jahres nominations out

https://www.dicebreaker.com/topics/spiel-des-jahres/news/spiel-des-jahres-2020-nominations

Wizards of the Coast announces major changes to M:tG competitive play.

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45828/wizards-coast-announces-major-changes-to-competitive-level-magic-the-gathering-events?fbclid=IwAR2SXWztpeqgqdkvYTc8MG_WtrsAKrqAsu5H_BGvaU3NRn9iiCJ4ZAbKWqI

Gen Con online
https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/News/gen-con-online-registration-to-open-1-june-2020

 

News

Boardgame design lab hires J.R. Honeycutt

https://mobile.twitter.com/BGDesignLab/status/1268505651522740224

Ticket to Ride Print and Play

https://print-and-play.asmodee.fun/files/tickettoride/Ticket-to-Ride-Stay-at-Home-A4_en.pdf

Aquelarre RPG now coming out in English
https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/News/aquelarre-rpg-out-now?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=news&fbclid=IwAR36vxnSIpoRNLacCsxqRkNxw1b80uXhrovIpSfxYJfSAhp2dygGkSLTYkE

 

Retrospective

Meeple People Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/user-434999721

First Player Token

https://twitter.com/1stplayertoken?lang=en

Unlucky Frog

https://www.unluckyfrog.com/

We’re Not Wizards

https://werenotwizards.podbean.com/

 

Patreon Shoutouts

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

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