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Iain, Jamie and Sam from The Giant Brain bring you a fortnightly show about Tabletop Gaming News

Iain, Jamie and Sam from The Giant Brain bring you a fortnightly show about Tabletop Gaming News
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Iain, Jamie and Sam from The Giant Brain bring you a fortnightly show about Tabletop Gaming News

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English


Episodes

Idle Thoughts - Episode 1

1/6/2019
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Happy New Year! We are taking a little break from the regular cast this week, but we didn't want to leave you with nothing to listen to. To this end we present the first of our Idle Thoughts podcasts. This is the cast we put out once a month to our patrons and features the team talking about the games they have played in the preceding month. This particular cast went out in November and features our October plays. We hope that this taster of the cast will give you an idea of the benefits of...

Duration:00:28:45

Special Edition - Awards Show

12/23/2018
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On this final episode of the year, we bring you a special cast highlighting games that we have played over the last year or so that we really think deserve recognition in one way or another. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to bringing you more excellent news shows and specials over 2019. Thank you to everyone who has listened to us, got in touch and shared the cast. We are humbled by the response the podcast has gotten. Iain, Jamie and Sam Best short game - plays in under 30...

Duration:00:42:15

Episode 19 - Stocking Filler

12/9/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News. In our final regular episode of the year the guys cover falling profits, surprising mergers, new and ancient games alongside a whole bunch of license based news. Headlines Cmon fall in profits http://www.tabletopwire.com/cmon-reports-losses-stock-continues-slide/ Board & Dice and NSKN merge https://www.facebook.com/boardanddice/ Big Potato Games make a vending...

Duration:00:32:57

Episode 18 - Ninja Scouts

11/25/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News. In this episode we cover controversy at White Wolf, Ninja Division's financial troubles, the launch of Keyforge and more! In Brainstorm the guys discuss the most used mechanics in games over 2018 and peer into the future at what we might see in 2019. Headlines White Wolf Implodes https://www.white-wolf.com/newsblog/a-message-from-white-wolf Ninja Division's $750k...

Duration:00:36:11

Episode 17 - Thieving Ghosts

11/11/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News. In this episode we cover thefts at the Essen game fair, accusations of plagiarism, movies coming to games and games coming to movies as well as the innovations of Tabletopia and Tabletop Simulator. Headlines Essen Thefts https://boardgamegeek.com/article/30345396#30345396 https://twitter.com/ArtipiaGames https://twitter.com/DnDiceUK/status/1056663300648386561 This last link emerged...

Duration:00:30:33

Episode 16 - New Hat

10/28/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News. In this episode we start with some sad news from the world of RPGs move onto some good news about the return and expansion of some of our favourites and discuss if the cult of the new allows some games to get away with low replayability. Headlines Greg Stafford Death https://www.chaosium.com/blogvale-greg-stafford-1948-2018/ Dized KS (now...

Duration:00:32:19

Special Edition - The Dized App

10/21/2018
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Welcome to a very special episode of Brainwaves. We interrupt your normal programming to bring you an investigation into the state of the Dized App, a companion app for boardgames that teaches games through interactive tutorials and rules. We have interviews with Mike Barnes of Who Dares Roll, former UK Regional Manager for Dized, and Jared Miller, Dized Marketing and Social Media manager. We cover a wide range of topics with both our interviewees from the inception of the app right up to...

Duration:01:12:23

Episode 15 - Community Chest

10/14/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News. In this episode Catan gets seedy, Evil Dead 2 rises once more (sort of), a whole truck of deliveries turns up for RPG corner and the guys discuss the difference between standalone games and community games. Headlines Catan Crop Trust - https://www.catan.com/game/catan-scenario-crop-trust Seedbank - https://www.croptrust.org/our-work/svalbard-global-seed-vault/ Evil Dead 2 and Jasco -...

Duration:00:35:23

Episode 14 - Essen Around

9/30/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News. In this episode the chaps cover the latest in Star Trek announcements, more boardgames coming to digital, and computer games influencing RPGs. They also take a visit to the lovely quiet town of Arkham for a swathe of news about Iain's favourite game. Sam gets the lowdown on Essen from Jamie and Iain and they all chat about the benefits, or not, of FAQ and errata in games. Headlines Star...

Duration:00:35:17

Episode 13 - Historical App-lication

9/16/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News. Fresh off their time at Tabletop Scotland, Iain and Sam cover their time at the convention. Jamie and Sam then dive into the rest of the news, the Rock cooks something up in the kitchen, Iain digs some mysterious holes in the Brainwaves garden and Sam goes into The Chair. Once Iain is back out of the garden the gang discuss the rise of apps in tabletop gaming and what they can bring to...

Duration:00:32:34

Episode 12 - Uniquely Deep

9/2/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News. After clearing away the aftermath of the Gencon episode the chaps have a nice relaxing cuppa as they discuss the return of Dune to the Tabletop, Tabletop Scotland, updates on the unique games from FFG and debate about the merits of selling betas of games. Also contains free David Bowie impersonations, 1 per customer. Headlines Dune returns to...

Duration:00:38:31

Episode 11 - Gencon Legacy

8/19/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Boardgame and Tabletop Gaming News. Iain brings a giant sack of Gencon news to the table that the gang all wade through to bring you the tastiest morsels. The boys discuss Keyforge: Rise of the Archons, a plethora of GW announcements, a game you wouldn't expect getting the legacy treatment, and Iain settles down in RPG corner to take a long hard look at the Ennie announcements. Headlines Gloomhaven comes to...

Duration:00:36:35

Episode 10 - Intellectual Dysentery

8/5/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Tabletop Gaming News. On this Episode Jamie and Sam run riot as the boss is away! Covering big mergers, sad departures and a bunch of IP related news and discussion. During their quiet time they snuggle down in the comforting embrace of RPG corner. Don't worry Iain will be back soon to sort everything out, assuming he hasn't died on the Oregon Trail. Headlines Asmodee...

Duration:00:34:48

Episode 9 - Jurassic Plastic

7/22/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast bringing you the best in Tabletop Gaming News. On this Episode Iain, Jamie and Sam cover monopolising the Grim Dark of the Future, withcy goings on in RPGs along with a whole host of other news. In our Brainstorm segment we discuss the rise and rise of large miniature focused kickstarters and whether they are always as luxurious as they seem. The podcast gets interrupted once more by a transmission from Bunker 42. Headlines Jurassic Park: Chaos...

Duration:00:40:20

Episode 8 - Soul Food

7/8/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast, bringing you the best in Tabletop Gaming News. On this Episode Iain, Jamie and Sam cover the latest releases from GW, the collapse of the SLA minis KS, Lord of the Rings LCG and visit RPG corner. They also discuss the dominant position of BoardGameGeek on the hobby, see the return of The Chair and salivate over a tasty new Kickstarter. Headlines GW Announcements Kill...

Duration:00:33:18

Episode 7 - Demolition Run

6/24/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast, bringing you the best in Tabletop Gaming News. On this Episode the boys are back together as they dive into the latest headlines; the end of Netrunner, Origins Award Nominees, Monolith & Kickstarter, and so much more. Also, Iain's past finally catches up with him! Headlines Netrunner reaches end of line. https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/6/8/jacking-out/ Origins Award...

Duration:00:38:33

Episode 6 - Conventional Wisdom

6/10/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast, bringing you the best in Tabletop Gaming News. On this episode...is Sam leaving the Brainwaves team? Jamie and Iain can't find him and decide to talk about their time at Uk Games Expo: does Iain make his hitlist, will Jamie be overwhelmed by his first big con, are they now destitute after spending all their money on plastic and cardboard? Tune in to find out! Expo Chat Iain's Hitlist - you can find links to everything mentioned during this...

Duration:00:38:05

Episode 5 - Indecent Expo-sure

5/27/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast, bringing you the best in Tabletop Gaming News. On this episode Iain, Jamie and Sam discuss yet more awards nominations, Warhammer Fest, Orc Stabbin, and the rapidly approaching UK Games Expo. Intro Rory Somers of Board Meetings Blog https://boardmeetings.co.uk/ Headlines Spiel des Jahres Nominations http://spieldesjahres.com/de/preistraegerarchiv Warhammer...

Duration:00:29:18

Episode 4 - Edition Wars

5/13/2018
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Welcome to Brainwaves a fortnightly podcast, bringing you the best in Tabletop Gaming News. On this episode Iain, Jamie and Sam discuss when new editions of games are necessary, cover more Kickstarter shenanigans and get interrupted by something very odd. Headlines Spacegoat Games Kickstarter...

Duration:00:35:03

Episode 3 - Legal Vampires

4/29/2018
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This is Brainwaves, bringing you the best in Tabletop Gaming News. On this epsiode Iain, Jamie and Sam discuss when Inspiration ends and Plagiarism begins, Jamie goes in 'the chair' and blockchain comes to cardgames at last. Headlines Kickstarter Fraud Calvin Wong Piece Unlucky Frog Gaming Podcast with Calvin Wong Hasbro Earnings Cardboard Edison Award News Uganda Boardgame Convention Crowdfunder Mansions of Madness Computer Game Fury of Dracula 4th edition V:TES Returns Asmodee...

Duration:00:31:16