June 22, 2020

Episode 51 - Troubling Origins

After the rose tinted glasses of episode 50 we put on the harsh specs of reality and dive into this week’s news. Together the team cover the cancellation of Origins Online, Wizards of the Coast banning cards and striving for diversity, Cards Against Humanity abuse allegations, Golden Bell tolling once more, Everything Board Games imploding and much, much more. 

 

Headlines

Origins Online Cancelled amidst mass walkout of guests over silence on American protests

https://kotaku.com/board-gamings-industry-body-refuses-to-say-a-word-about-1843990186/amp?fbclid=IwAR0mzioSECyHsAtJyW8f8g7v-OPCpkCnQpBGG-fiEO_i1zWKKx85ahcAFmM&__twitter_impression=true

Statement can be found on GAMA facebook page @TheGAMAOnline

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45895/gama-cancels-origins-online

Eric Lang Statement

https://twitter.com/eric_lang/status/1271095405644779521

 

Wizards of the Coast bans Racist magic cards

https://www.geeknative.com/73805/here-are-the-racist-magic-cards-wizards-have-banned/

https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Default.aspx

 

Cards against Humanity under fire

https://medium.com/@anitasarkeesian/ending-my-relationship-with-cards-against-humanity-and-max-temkin-2f25108dfeb4

https://twitter.com/atheresastewart/status/1269310742450393089

 

News

 

Golden Bell Strike again

https://twitter.com/moregamespls/status/1270687206756233217?s=19

Episode 34 cast link

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2019/08/19/episode-34-golden-gnomes/

 

Everything Board Games implodes

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1941412327/everything-board-games-bi-monthly-digital-magazin

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/NDShipley/status/1273357515846189058

 

https://twitter.com/NDShipley/status/1273383596653457410

 

Diversity & Dungeons & Dragons

https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/diversity-and-dnd?fbclid=IwAR08nGlNVFzeFlxaWVIlix7YvyyWd5b0db08bhX1Dw_Xw7dkTpFIWrUCehc

 

Kinderspiel announced

https://www.spiel-des-jahres.de/en/aktuelle-preistraeger-2020/

 

Itch bundle breaks $8million dollars 

https://itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racial-justice-and-equality

Blades in the Dark Review

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2017/07/30/blades-in-the-dark-review/

 

CMON does P&P Foodies
https://www.cmon.com/news/foodies-print-play-edition

Patreon Shoutouts

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https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

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Outro

New reddit! 

https://www.reddit.com/r/boardgamediscussion/

Munchkin Disney

https://theop.games/2020/06/munchkin-disney-game-coming-soon/

Dobble Variants are on the way 

https://twitter.com/ICV2/status/1270386811102101505?s=19

 

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