re: Robot battles
@TheGiantBrain Well this feels relevant to my interests 😁
My podcast co-host Jamie and I swapped recording mics for commentary mics this last weekend at a local robot battle. We had a blast. It gets quite loud!
I don’t normally do this, but my old FLGS was broken into twice this weekend. They supported me when I entered the tabletop industry, as they’ve supported the gaming community for 10+ years.
Donations of any amount and shares would mean a lot, thanks ❤️
Hey, I'm Iain! I'm a web developer and dad to a toddler. I'm passionate about board games and sustainability.
I'd started creating resources for publishers /designers/ consumers with Sustainability in Games, but then life (aka baby) very much consumed every waking minute and more. Hoping to get back to the project soon!
I was part of the Giant Brain boardgame podcast with @TheGiantBrain & Jamie, where I had a lovely time, and you can catch me on their discord.
Tomorrow night at 8pm on the GB discord I'll be interviewing Flavien Loisier of Hachette Boardgames UK. Come and listen in and ask your own questions in our q&a after the show.
I create very small board games. So small that they fit on greetings cards.
I’ve currently got these on Kickstarter — my most recent game-on-a-card, plus the previous games as add-ons. Go check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dissentgames/penguins-a-game-on-a-christmas-card
Every couple of months I invite a guest to the Giant Brain HQ, our Discord, for an interview. Next Tuesday, the 22nd, I'll be interviewing Flavien Loisier, head honcho of Hachette Boardgames UK. You would be welcome to join us and ask questions in a q&a after the show.
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A hectic first 24 hrs of GridCon. I've played Food Chain Magnate, Scout, Unconscious Mind, Pingyao and Beyond the Sun. Lighter games tonight, I'm mentally drained!
Also bumped into several people I've not seen for ages, or never met, including a certain @Gamefreakgeek !
Good times ❤️
Hope I'm doing this within the rules. I write a series called Beyond the Veil for the Arkham Horror LCG that breaks down the mechanisms in scenarios and how they reinforce story, or don't. My latest one is out for the penultimate Circle Undone scenario. Contains extensive spoilers.
Thought I would try this again as I didn't grok the rules before my first post.
I'm Iain McAllister a tabletop critic and podcaster based in Scotland. I've been writing about games for about 8 years and podcasting for coming up on 5.
I write about all sorts of tabletop games and topics on The Giant Brain website. My podcast Brainwaves is industry news focused and sometimes covers less than savoury topics.
You can find all my work here:
A bit of self-promo today, as my week of French game reviews continues.
Today it's the turn of Pearladora, from La Boîte de Jeu. It's a clever game of area control which reminds me of the old coin-op game, Qix. You can check out the review here:
Tabletop Critic. Co-host of the Brainwaves Podcast.
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