November 25, 2019

Episode 39 - Conventional Thinking

Iain has big plans for the first Giant Brain convention but Jamie is not so sure. Luckily our convention correspondent Mark Cooke is back from Essen with lots of excellent advice. This episode the team cover abuse allegations, industry deaths, awards and more. Iain’s been working on something in the basement and it proves very useful when getting to the core of what convention organisation is all about. No interns were harmed in the making of this episode.

Headline

Industry distances itself from JR Honeycutt after abuse allegations

https://www.thefandomentals.com/abuse-allegations-lead-board-game-industry-to-distance-itself-from-prolific-designer/

https://medium.com/@victoria.mann11/coming-forward-to-move-forward-8608e9c27e74

Esther MacCallum Stewart - https://twitter.com/neveahfs

Chad Jensen dies

https://twitter.com/HeavyCardboard/status/1195355111612129281?s=20&fbclid=IwAR1srh307usDj-jSIhVeh4YVK6ci9Gu08BgBES_2XhS8Tce_JTGbBbZzaB4http://www.dicetowernews.com/the-board-game-community-loses-chad-jensen-designer-of-dominant-species/61302

MTG has made it into National Toy Hall of Fame (USA)

https://www.toyhalloffame.org/toys/magic-gathering

News

MTG player asked to remove card in support of trans rights 

https://dotesports.com/mtg/news/autumn-burchett-told-to-remove-cards-supporting-trans-rights-at-magics-mythic-championship-vi

Gw profits soar

https://www.cityam.com/games-workshop-shares-soar-as-profits-beat-55m/

Amazon Alexa now plays Ticket to Ride

https://www.amazon.com/Days-of-Wonder-Ticket-Ride/dp/B08178MR5M

Catan World Explorers

https://www.catan.com/game/catan-world-explorers

 

Exec Producers

Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

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Outro

DnD Cluedo

https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2019/11/08/theres-a-dungeons-dragons-version-of-clue-now/

 

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