March 2, 2020

Episode 44 - Robot Club!

Iain Chantler has established a Robot Fight Club in the basement of Brainwaves HQ and who better than James Hewitt to help him get it setup. Iain McAllister is enthusiastic about the idea but James really needs to help out around the place if the club is going to stay, so he joins the Iains on the cast. This episode we cover Kickstarter unions, DTRPG categories, Hasbro Finances, Replacement policies and more. In Brainwaves we cast our eye to the new Federal Trade Commision rules on influencers and discuss the relationship between the press and publishers. 

Headlines

Kickstarter employees form union

https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/3a8pp5/kickstarter-employees-win-historic-union-election?__twitter_impression=true

Kickstarter Hires law firm that advertises maintaining a union free workplace

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a8vyk/kickstarter-hired-a-law-firm-that-advertises-maintaining-a-union-free-workplace

DTRPG launches LGBTQ+ and Romance genres

https://www.geeknative.com/71220/drivethrurpg-launches-lgbtq-and-romance-genres

Episode 43 link - Free League Workshop

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2020/02/17/episode-43-executive-bell/

Hasbro Finance report, MTG up 30%

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45147/magic-the-gathering-up-30-including-digital-2019

 

News

Daniel Scott Palter, of Final Sword Games, passes away

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45207/r-i-p-daniel-scott-palter.

Asmodee Replacement Parts policy

https://www.asmodeena.com/en/customer-service-faq/

FFG to end RPG production

http://www.d20radio.com/main/fantasy-flight-games-long-term-plan-will-discontinue-rpg-development/

 

Brainstorm

FTC announces crackdown on undisclosed influencer advertising

https://www.inputmag.com/culture/ftc-social-media-influencers-new-rules-instagram-youtube-tiktok

Advertising Standards Authority

https://www.asa.org.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA1-3yBRCmARIsAN7B4H1ZvU-F4FCfCCJVsSYqt-Jlr4Bwq79YLyN56VSi7k9KHpJTOt8WfyIaAoDXEALw_wcB

Fyre Festival Documentary

https://www.netflix.com/title/81035279

Outro

Monopoly News: 

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45149/the-op-partners-toho-international-two-godzilla-brand-games

 

Patreon Shoutouts

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

 

Guest Links

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lagoon83

Website: https://www.needycatgames.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/needycatgames/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/needycatgames/?hl=en

Robot Fight Club: https://www.needycatgames.com/robotfightclub

 

Other Links

Bugglebots https://www.bugglebots.com/

Bristol Bot Builders - audio from one of their fights was used in this cast https://bristolbotbuilders.com/

 

Our Links

Twitter: @thegiantbrain

Instagram: giantbrainuk

Facebook: The Giant Brain

Website: giantbrain.co.uk

Email: giantbrainuk@gmail.com

 

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