May 11, 2020

Episode 48 - Golden Brains

It’s time for the most coveted prize in the boardgame award season calendar, The Golden Brains! These coveted prizes are only given out on this cast to categories of our own devising, number two will shock you. Of course we still have time to bring you the best in tabletop gaming news: comic relief DnD, Wingspan sweeps awards and picks up some controversy, Frosthaven rocks Kickstarter, Asmodee takedowns, Union negotiations and much more! In our Brainstorm we look at the thorny subject of boardgame categories and ask if it is time that things are shaken up. 

Headlines

Comic Relief goes Dungeon Delving

https://twitter.com/comicrelief/status/1255814860102828033?s=19

https://tiltify.com/@comic-relief-plays-dungeons-dragons/crplaysdnd

 

BGG announces Golden Geek Awards 2019

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2421320/14th-annual-golden-geek-awards-winners-2019

 

Frosthaven takes eleventybillion dollars

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45687/frosthaven-kickstarter-raises-nearly-13-million

 

News

Hasbro gets lift from lockdown

https://www.wsj.com/articles/monopoly-maker-gets-a-big-lift-from-lockdown-11588169873

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45666/hasbros-total-gaming-business-up-40-q1

 

Kickstarter Union announces negotiated settlement

https://twitter.com/ksr_united/status/1256382357311012871

 

Steamforged Games offer to retailers

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45652/steamforged-offers-retailers-40-affiliate-sales

 

DM’s Guild giving 100% of royalties to Creators until 17th May

https://twitter.com/RPG_EmeraldS/status/1257248719449268224

https://www.dmsguild.com/special.php

 

Asmodee Humble Bundle

https://www.humblebundle.com/games/asmodee-play-with-friends?hmb_source=humble_home&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=mosaic_section_2_layout_index_1_layout_type_threes_tile_index_2_c_asmodeeplaywithfriends_bundle

 

Asmodee takedowns

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2415261/asmodee-ffg-seem-be-taking-down-all-ffg-games-tts/page/3

 

Patreon Shoutouts

 

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https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

 

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Outro

Huge bet on Rock, Paper, Scissors
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/500-k-bet-on-rock-paper-scissors-1.5543533

 

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