May 31, 2021

Episode 74 - Coiled Prison

Jamie’s away so Iain gets Oliver from Tabletop Games Blog in the studio for a tryout. Jamie’s surprise return puts things on a rather awkward note but together they come together to report on this week’s news. From distributors getting themselves tied in knots, Kickstarters getting cancelled and convention season looking a bit wobbly, no news corner is too dark for the Brainwaves team to stick their snout in. 

Headlines

 

Coiledspring games promotion with Mumsnet sparks backlash

https://twitter.com/coiledspring/status/1396058393287213056?s=19

https://twitter.com/coiledspring/status/1397643793248161795?s=20

 

Spiele des Jahres

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48381/spiel-des-jahres-nominations-revealed

 

Games Expo to go ahead, tickets on sale

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

 

Gencon Indy has big exhibitors bail

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48400/big-companies-continue-bail-attending-gen-con-indy-2021

 

News

 

Plastic Soldier Company cancels Prison Architect Kickstarter after controversy

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pscgamesuk/prison-architect-cardboard-county-penitentiary

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2666011/statement-prison-theme-designers

 

Bruno Faidutti likes a drink and thinks you should to

Blog post https://faidutti.com/blog/blog/2021/05/23/jeux-et-alcool-alcool-and-games/

 

Hobby finances look good

https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/board-game/news/board-game-sales-2020-digital-fatigue

 

Dungeons and Dragons stats

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robwieland/2021/05/19/2020-was-the-best-year-ever-for-dungeons--dragons/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Patreon Shoutouts

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Tanya Pobuda’s Research

https://twitter.com/PobudaTanya/status/1395786235399049217

 

Polygon on Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft

https://www.polygon.com/22440453/dungeons-dragons-ezmerelda-davenir-retcon-van-richtens-guide-to-ravenloft?utm_campaign=polygon.social&utm_content=polygon&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3nqg5-MEym40HqoOvlhOcFE10-09FR356pL-QJq1gu5Rd2g2XXluf3mMY

 

Outro

 

D&D Monopoly

https://theop.games/2021/05/monopoly-dungeons-dragons-available-now/

 

Oliver’s Links

 

Website: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/

Radio: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/radio/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TabletopGamesBl

 

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