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« on: August 12, 2008, 12:46:52 PM »

See post with mp3 file and full links here: http://brilliantgameologists.com/blog/48

Warm-Up:
Best Game:

Wach time we record, we watch a video or find a picture to get us in the mood for the episode. It doesn't always have anything to do with the episode, but frames our minds, so we're going to share so you can be appropriately framed as well.

    * Listened to a couple of songs- Mirah's The Garden and Robyn's Cobrastyle.  Have nothing to do with anything, but they got us in the mood.

Icebreaker:

    * The Olympics!  We're big fans and discuss our favorite events.  Meg reminds everyone she has a vag.

Review Guidelines:

Good, Bad, Wintry Mix

    * Good:
          o Elegant
          o Fuckin' A
          o Fiddly Bits
    * Bad:
          o Idiot
          o Full of Crap
          o Asshole

Our rating scale is:

    * 1= If you are only going to buy 1 book, get this one.
    * 3= If you are going to buy 3 books so you have a "main game" plus a fun pickup, this is the book for you
    * 10= If you are going to get 10 books for a bit more variety, get this one
    * 0= Don't buy it.

Best Writing:

Nominees:

    * Changeling: The Lost, White Wolf Publishing
    * Monsters and Other Childish Things, Arc Dream Publishing
    * Two-Fisted Tales, Precis Intermedia
    * Grimm, Fantasy Flight Games
    * Trail of Cthulhu, Pelgrane Press
          o Honorable Mention:  All Tomorrow's Zombies!, Eden Studios

The Good:

    * Trail of Cthulhu: Elegant, Fuckin' A writing, and some really good Fiddly Bits.  Rating: 1
    * Grimm: Fuckin' A.  Rating: 3

Wintry Mix:

    * Monsters and Other Childish Things: Some Fuckin' A, but Full of Shit too.  Rating: 10

Bad:

    * Changeling: The Lost: Idiot, Full of Shit, and Asshole.  Rating: 0

Can't even Review:

    * Two-Fisted Tales: This should not have been in this category.  Not good nor bad.  Just like the writing in every other book. Rating:10


Best Rules:

Nominees:

    * Aces and Eights, Kenzer & Company
    * Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition, Wizards of the Coast
    * Witchhunter:  The Invisible World, Paradigm Concepts
    * Epic Roleplaying Game Manual, Dark Matter Studios
    * Trail of Cthulhu, Pelgrane Press
          o Honorable Mention:  Traveller, Mongoose Publishing

Good:

    * Aces and Eights: Fiddly Bits.  So so so many fiddly bits.  Rating: 1
    * Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition: Fuckin' A and Elegant. Rating:1

Wintry Mix:

    * Witchhunter:  The Invisible World: Fuckin' A, Fiddly Bits, but also Asshole.  Rating:3
    * Trail of Cthulhu: Wish the game had been "completed".  Fuckin' A, Fiddly Bits, but also Asshole. Rating:1

Bad:

    * Epic Roleplaying Game Manual: Needs refinement and an overhaul.  Not fair to review at this time. Rating:10


Best Game:

    * Aces and Eights, Kenzer & Company
    * Og, Firefly Games
    * Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition, Wizards of the Coast
    * Monsters and Other Childish Things, Arc Dream Publishing
    * Witchhunter:  The Invisible World, Paradigm Concepts

Good:

    * Aces and Eights: Fuckin' A, Fiddly Bits, Elegant.  Rating:1
    * Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition: Elegant, Fuckin' A.  Rating:1

Wintry Mix:

    * Witchhunter:  The Invisible World: Elegant, Full of Shit.  Rating:3
    * Monsters and Other Childish Things: Fuckin' A, Asshole.  Rating:10

Bad:

    * Og, Full of Shit, Asshole.  Rating:10

Product of the Year:

    * Aces and Eights, Kenzer & Company
          o Josh and Zeke hope this wins.  Rating: 1
    * Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition, Wizards of the Coast
          o Meg hopes this wins: Rating: 1
    * The Savage World of Solomon Kane, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
          o Rating: 1
    * Grimm, Fantasy Flight Games
          o Rating: 3
    * Witchhunter:  The Invisible World, Paradigm Concepts
          o Rating: 3
    * Monsters and Other Childish Things, Arc Dream Publishing
          o Rating: 10
    * Changeling:  The Lost, White Wolf Publishing
          o Rating: 0
    * Pirate's Guide to Freeport, Green Ronin Publishing
          o Didn't get the product in time to review
    * Pathfinder #8: Seven Days to the Grave, Paizo Publishing
          o Didn't review.  Didn't get enough "notice" to deserve this category
    * Traveller, Mongoose Publishing
          o Not interested.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 01:26:30 AM »



Wow. I thought you were joking about the synchronized diving.

Anywhoozle...I appreciated the outline and all the links you included. I'll hold out some hope that some of those picks do win.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 10:44:49 AM »

So sure enough bad luck hits right when Zeke's part starts and the thing cuts out. i'm currently downloading the whole episode so I can hear he rest of the cast.

One comment so far, though. For Best Writing: You all seem to agree that in this category Changeling: The Lost isn't an Asshole, but you still put it up there as one. So which is it?
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