February 17, 2020

Episode 43 - Executive Bell

Jamie is gone and Iain is hiding below the recording desk. No not that Iain, the other one. Checking up that their Patreon money isn’t going to frivolous expenditure, the Executive Producers turn up for a performance review and join the team behind the mics. This episode they cover notorious Kickstarter company Golden Bell, Wizards of the Coast setting up games studios, more awards, Archaeological finds and Iain takes his first trip to RPG corner which is definitely not filled with lizards. 

Headlines

Golden Bell Banned from Kickstarter 

https://www.reddit.com/r/boardgameindustry/comments/ewr237/golden_bell_studios_officially_suspended_from/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

https://www.abbynews.com/news/abbotsford-woman-wins-legal-battle-over-board-game-on-reality-t-v-s-the-peoples-court/

WOTC establish Arkwright games studio

https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2020/1/30/21115752/wizards-of-the-coast-archetype-entertainment-bioware-new-studio

As D'or

https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/board-game/news/as-dor-game-of-the-year-awards-2020-nominations

 

News

Coronavirus shuts down factories

https://www.reddit.com/r/boardgames/comments/f283yb/restoration_games_is_reporting_that_no_game/

Boardgame piece found

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/06/boardgame-piece-first-viking-raid-found-lindisfarne-archaeology

 

RPG Corner

RPG industry report from Roll 20

https://blog.roll20.net/post/190665086865/the-orr-group-industry-report-q4-2020-a

Free League Workshop

https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037116592-Free-League-Workshop

 

Thinking Cap

Unboxed Gaming Cafe

https://www.unboxedcafe.co.uk/

Southside gaming initiative

https://twitter.com/d20glasgow

 

Outro

Monopoly: New version announced on Thursday

https://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/18213427.salisbury-running-monopoly-game/

Patreon Shoutouts

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

A good read

https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/board-game/feature/counterfeit-board-games-pandemic-catan

Guest links

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

Lucky Sparrow Gaming Groups

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904084749709801/

https://twitter.com/theluckysparrow

 

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