February 3, 2020

Episode 42 - Parting Thoughts

It’s week two of intern training and it’s Iain’s turn to get Iain behind the mic as Jamie is off doing….something. They start off by covering the latest developments at Monolith games and when Jamie eventually turns up, without coffee, all three of the team cover Kickstarter Boardgame finances, Mythic getting sued, Kickstarter Union updates, charity efforts by gamers, Warhammer 40k escape rooms and mainstream boardgames. In our Brainstorm we answer a question posed by a follower: What RPG would you recommend to a new DM and/or player?

 

Headlines

Beyond the Monolith  

The Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/806316071/beyond-the-monolith-core-system-conan-universe

Brainwaves Episode 36

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2019/10/14/episode-36-creaking-brains/

Official statement from Monolith

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/806316071/beyond-the-monolith-core-system-conan-universe/posts/2731545- 

Tabletop Tribe article

https://www.tabletoptribe.com/beyond-the-monolith-or-how-to-ruin-cool-with-bloat/?fbclid=IwAR1HFYnIOcYAZFzUpv68I0lF06J56VCcDoHRHTafqONVT5SqUS5vowTy0ic

Boardgames on Kickstarter

https://www.geeknative.com/70594/tabletop-games-pledges-at-an-all-time-high-on-kickstarter-but-campaign-success-ratio-drops/

Pascal Bernard sues Mythic Games

The Kickstarter

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

Facebook Thread

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10219452961328525&set=a.2309367647470&type=3&theater

Boardgamegeek thread 

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2341737/pascal-bernards-ip-dispute-hopefully-we-can-hear-h

 

News

Kickstarter Union update

https://twitter.com/aprilaser/status/1220363637597958144?s=19

Gamers band together to donate to Australian Fire relief funds

https://twitter.com/anarchytabletop/status/1220473182152318977?s=09

24 hour boardgame marathon

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1795750387160773/?hc_location=ufi

Auroch Digital gave all money from sales of their game On Mars to an animal charity

https://www.aurochdigital.com/blog/2020/1/20/you-helped-us-save-loads-of-lovely-animals-thank-you?fbclid=IwAR1l5OmqGfKE6HVwwjYHeKxFjYB5Y9ImYPfj9LG2AaEs4RL2DZlsui_BebU

Reaper Minis put out some minis with all proceeds going to the relief funds

https://www.reapermini.com/search/Australia?fbclid=IwAR1SOS6jkXF-yzg1Z-maGypwCoxv7ZKz27kvQuWoAEGKnkYu6FIw8BE1ZUY

Facebook event for Edinburgh “Blob that ate everything event”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1496676043820777/

Orchard Toys in the money thanks to boardgames

https://www.edp24.co.uk/business/toy-firm-based-in-wymondham-attributes-success-to-kids-wanting-to-play-old-fashioned-board-games-1-6478601

Warhammer 40k Escape Room
https://www.escapologic.com/nottingham-escape-rooms/immaterium/

 

Brainstorm

DnD

https://dnd.wizards.com/

Blades in the Dark

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/170689/Blades-in-the-Dark

Inspectres

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/17891/InSpectres?term=inspectr

Genesys

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/genesys/

Rowan, Rook and Decard

https://rowanrookanddecard.com/

 

Outro

Monopoly goes back to the 80s

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45014/usaopoly-the-op-offers-irreverent-80s-nostalgia-with-monopoly-garbage-pail-kids

Tabletop Scotland

https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/

Patreon Shoutouts

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

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