July 8, 2019

Episode 31 - Honest Barrage

Iain and Jamie are joined by journalist Owen Duffy this week to cast their eyes over the gaming papers and see what is worthy of your attention. Amongst news of review bombing, Kickstarter guidelines and boardgame inspired TV shows the gents manage to sit down for a chat about the state of boardgame journalism. 

Headlines

Kickstarter new guidelines

https://www.kickstarter.com/honest?fbclid=IwAR3-yno3b1KjdZhaY3TUokueyFan-2PckwDFit7NXJo1E5h_nZ17oOd6rKk#framing

Watch the skies in a box

https://www.stonepaperscissors.co.uk/games-purchase/watch-the-skies-megagameinabox

Review Bombing on Boardgamegeek

https://www.geeknative.com/66873/angry-geeks-manipulate-barrages-board-game-geek-rating-in-protest/?fbclid=IwAR1w3yFITkDFhmXVCKm1RVZWDoQIQ_mjDH8mkugwr0aRQvppWVuFNrY9sGM

Tarrifs Update

https://icv2.com/articles/columns/view/43524/rolling-initiative-good-bye-lee-garvin

News

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a Tabletop prequel

https://www.techradar.com/news/cyberpunk-2077-prequel-is-on-the-way-in-tabletop-rpg-board-game-form

Ticket to Ride TV show

https://deadline.com/2019/06/ticket-to-ride-propagate-asmodee-entertainment-developing-tv-competition-series-based-on-board-game-1202639225/?fbclid=IwAR0cuA5_ZsnRSIQGFB2ZQwtO8srRSWCGERowYki6HTV4OANFUil253ooOK8

D&D becomes more audio accessible

https://twitter.com/Wizards_DnD/status/1144280363285528576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1144280363285528576&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.belloflostsouls.net%2F2019%2F07%2Fdd-for-all-library-of-congress-makes-dd-more-accessible.html

Archaeologists dig up Roman boardgame

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-48745656?fbclid=IwAR0aFZKiE-DZNgF5oakDhk28ef3ElZRGEtZ6ik0uP129rzFMOBC2twD2hUM

Outro

Monopoly Voice Banking

https://gizmodo.com/the-new-monopoly-has-a-voice-controlled-ai-banker-that-1835593536

Patreon

Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://www.facebook.com/luckysparrowgamescafe/

Owen Duffy

https://boardgame-book.com/

https://twitter.com/BoardGameBook

https://twitter.com/owen_duffy

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