May 16, 2022

Episode 98 - Contagious Conventions

Iain’s been stocking up on infinite mugs to get ready for the big 100th and the builders are in to rearrange the non-euclidean geometry to accept beings of a celestial nature. Seeking refuge in the Studio Jamie and Iain cover the latest in tabletop news: GAMA membership problems, UK Games Expo Covid Policy (or lack thereof), Accessibility, Unions, Awards, and much more from across the tabletop industry. 

 

Headlines

 

Gama Membership controversy

 

Rodney’s original Tweet

https://twitter.com/watchitplayed/status/1521875544698236928?s=21&t=ZhnXI8ogZz9etBvlDvCAIg

 

Tiffany Leigh was keeping track of developments

https://twitter.com/tiffanyleigh/status/1522322448569581569?s=20&t=GjHrIqHU33EMZlVPnUOezQ

 

https://twitter.com/tiffanyleigh/status/1522673007486984192?s=20&t=NP6KLdRUciRvGFzuFbV0pw

 

Jon Del Arroz N Word tweet

https://twitter.com/WatchItPlayed/status/1521924178768809985?s=20&t=KKXi5ppRlo5LMja7fGNk7A

 

A list of Jon Del Arroz’s behaviour

http://www.jimchines.com/2018/01/jon-del-arroz/

 

Games Expo Covid Communications

https://twitter.com/tburrellsaward/status/1520285907026337793?s=20&t=zOJ6QX8LLdrsPCiVBznCxA

 

Asmodee accessibility studio

https://www.gameosity.com/2022/05/10/asmodee-announces-access-studio-to-create-accessible-board-games/

 

Updates

 

Paizo Union go to White House

https://www.polygon.com/23059106/united-paizo-workers-cwa-white-house-visit-president-biden-kamala-harris

Card Kingdom Union officially asks

https://twitter.com/CKUnion_/status/1524141334679855104?s=20&t=ghjSPHybDKyaeWz--vYjaw

 

Golden Geek Awards announced

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2859849/16th-annual-golden-geek-winners-2021

 

News

 

Reproductive Justice Bundle

https://www.dicebreaker.com/topics/charity/news/rpg-reporductive-justice-bundle-dtrpg

 

Death over stolen Pokemon

https://kotaku.com/pokemon-card-police-shooting-florida-target-shoplift-vi-1848870113

 

Magic Secret Lair celebrating Pride Blocked in some regions

https://twitter.com/WargamerCom/status/1521490548380606465?s=20&t=33jtX2E5-rOrQHImM-COew

 

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Outro

 

It’s a cookbook! A cookbook!

https://twitter.com/BoardGameGeek/status/1524849645796868096?s=20&t=v1m_Kg-nd79HjhXlktkeJA

 

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