August 9, 2021

Episode 79 - Wizard Workshop

It’s the latest episode of Brainwaves! Join Iain and Jamie as they inspect the underbelly of the industry so you don’t have to. This cast the team report on finances at Wizards of the Coast and Games Workshop, abuse allegations, a games company going under, D&D competitions going awry and much more! They also announce the Brainwaves Apprenticeship. Listen in to find out how to get involved! 

 

Headlines

Wizards of the Coast post sales figures

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48915/wizards-coast-digital-gaming-segment-sales-surge-q2?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2021/07/dd-digital-roleplaying-is-in-the-cards-after-wotc-leads-hasbro-stock-surge.html

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/26/hasbro-ceo-expects-robust-toy-demand-to-continue-despite-higher-prices.html

 

https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2021/digital-business-helps-hasbro-make-up-for-lagging-board-game-sales/

 

Games Workshop Sales, Wages

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jul/27/warhammer-maker-games-workshop-hands-staff-5000-bonus-after-lockdown-sales-surge

 

James https://twitter.com/lagoon83/status/1419634369464082434

Longer Version https://lagoon83.medium.com/working-at-games-workshop-the-nuanced-version-edda9ffb1237

 

Sophie https://twitter.com/sophisaurus_rex/status/1419738513386397699

 

Gates Dowd abuse allegations

https://gatesdowd.com/

 

News

Tasty Minstrel’s bankruptcy issues

https://www.dicebreaker.com/companies/tasty-minstrel-games/news/tasty-minstrel-games-virtual-bankruptcy

 

D&D cancels competition amid backlash

https://www.geeknative.com/133777/dd-beyond-cancels-anniversary-competition-after-a-backlash/

 

Z-Man’s new head is oddly familiar

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48990/asmodee-places-sophie-gravel-back-helm-z-man-games

 

Hybrid card sells a lot

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/pokemon-trading-card-game/news/pokemon-mtg-hybrid-card-blastoise-sold

 

CCG post https://www.cgccomics.com/news/article/8744/pokemon-test-print-blastoise/

 

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Outro

Game of Life: Super Mario edition

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/the-game-of-life-super-mario-edition/news/game-of-life-super-mario-edition

 

Brooklyn 99 Cluedo

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/brooklyn-nine-nine-lives-on-as-a-clue-board-game/

 

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