August 17, 2020

Episode 55 - Wheelchair Warriors

The deluge of news is finally slowing and the team takes a well deserved rest in the gardens, whilst still bringing you the latest information from the world of tabletop. This cast covers the Ennie Winners, Roll20 boom, Combat Wheelchairs, Asmodee going alone, Starfinder returning to Alexa and more! As the storm clouds gather overhead the team discuss the relationship between publishers and reviewers and where the line lies between reviews and paid content.  

Headlines

Ennies announced

https://ennie-awards.com/2020-nominees_winners/

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/11/mork-borg-swedish-metal-role-playing-game

Roll20 reports covid RPG boom

https://www.geeknative.com/82373/roll20-reports-2020-q2-boom-in-rpgs-dd-reigns-supreme/?fbclid=IwAR0TuxfLid81m4OLS00i6HplH6Zmc-RFaziDb02k037zWq7pTsm18bEB8cA

Combat Wheelchair

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2020/08/dd-combat-wheelchair-makes-splash-with-wotc-staff-critical-roles-dm-but-not-all-agree.html

AJ Le Brun Interview

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2020/08/12/meeting-of-minds-able-table-gaming/

 

News

AEG CEO John Zinser unwell

https://www.alderac.com/2020/08/03/statement-about-john-zinsers-health/

Asmofair

https://www.toynews-online.biz/2020/08/11/asmodee-introduces-its-own-virtual-trade-event-asmofair-for-2020/

WOTC drops ACD

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46274/wizards-coast-says-acd-distribution-no-longer-option

Alexa Starfinder RPG grows

https://www.engadget.com/amazon-alexa-starfinder-rpg-series-140029360.html?guccounter=1

Patreon Shoutouts

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https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

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Outro

Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial mini
https://warlordgames.myshopify.com/products/nhs-tribute-figure

https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/News/nhs-tribute-miniature-from-warlord-games

Albacon

https://twitter.com/AlbaConRPG/status/1294348360007196674

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