May 25, 2020

Episode 49 - Cancellation Crisis

Iain C is having some outside time in the Brainwaves garden, leaving Jamie and Iain M to get on with the business of the cast. This week we cover convention cancellations, Avengers’ board game night, BGG Geek Game store, Spartacus returning, Hot Zones for free and more. In Brainstorm we discuss the possibility of a silver lining to all the convention cancellations: are release schedules going to get a little more spread out? 

 

Headlines

Coronavirus cancels conventions

Uk Games Expo

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/virtually-expo/

Tabletop Scotland

https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/tabletop-scotland-2020-cancelled/

Essen

https://www.spiel-messe.com/en/covid-19/

Gencon

https://www.gencon.com/press/updates-gen-con-covid19

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45767/gen-con-officially-cancelled-2020-over-covid-19-concerns

 

Play boardgames with the Avengers

https://www.fanatics.com/giftcards/virtual-hangout-with-chris-evans-and-five-of-his-super-close-friends/o-32270109+p-9276001395646+z-9-3629237344?_ref=p-SRP:m-GRID:i-r0c0:po-0

 

Boardgamegeek announce new geek store- Geek Game Shop

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2432453/announcing-geek-game-shop

 

News

FFG takedowns follow up

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2020/5/15/play-together-while-apart/?fbclid=IwAR0dRBzFH4IA5y373NIxiS7By1-BrOVMeYMlkIDQXMrFClajGDzEK7xsxsM

Pandemic Hot Zone
https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/pandemic-hot-zone-north-america/news/pandemic-hot-zone-print-and-play-demo

Spartacus returns

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45726/spartacus-returns

 

Patreon Shoutouts

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https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

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Outro

Breaking Bad Monopoly

https://twitter.com/joindicebreaker/status/1259778023789867009?s=19

The Child Monopoly

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45730/baby-yoda-monopoly

Godzilla Monopoly

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/monopoly-godzilla-monster-edition/news/monopoly-godzilla-edition-announced

Guardian article about DnD

https://amp.theguardian.com/games/2020/may/20/dungeons-dragons-in-lockdown-as-my-universe-contracts-this-game-expands-whole-worlds?fbclid=IwAR1ON45rfLEqJON8mDu2GCOJ2hGr4kM0UpUH4i2Q-tSi8fDf1y5sErDKZW4

James Wallis head of UK Games studio

https://twitter.com/JamesWallis/status/1262323767910502400?s=19

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