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Bonus Content: A Clip Show

July 22, 2008 By: Meg Category: Casual, Season 1, Sodes, Uncategorized 1 Comment →

To hold you over before Episode 19 is released, Bonus Content has been added to the site!

Check out the “Promote” Page.  A “clip show” has been added for your listening enjoyment.  Share with your friends and use it to introduce new folks to the Brilliant Gameologists Podcast!  It’s a 10 minute segment that includes clips from 3 of our shows in “Year 1”- August 2007-April 30, 2008. Enjoy short clips from:

Play like you have to!

Sode #10: Who Do You Owe? (Meta003)

April 06, 2008 By: Meg Category: Diplomacy, Season 1, Sodes 2 Comments →

Gaming is a drug and we addicts need to get our fix. Who is your dealer for this sweet-sweet geeky release? Do you owe them anything? The Gameologists look at publishers, discount websites, convention specials, popular hobby shops and stores and of course the Friendly Local Gaming Store and ask the question, “Who Do You Owe?”

(Shameless plug for our favorite FLGS: Myriad Games)

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ReviewSode #2: CthulhuTech Review

March 30, 2008 By: Meg Category: Review, Season 1, Sodes Comments Off on ReviewSode #2: CthulhuTech Review

The Brilliant Gameologists review the CthulhuTech RPG.

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Sode #9: MinMax Basics (MinMax 001)

March 30, 2008 By: Meg Category: Season 1, Sodes, Strategy 4 Comments →

DadaDUM! It’s here, our initial episode about Min/Maxing. What it is, what it isn’t, and the dangers of spelling.

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Sode #8: Setting Suggestions 2 (Setting 002)

March 09, 2008 By: Meg Category: Season 1, Sodes, Thematic Comments Off on Sode #8: Setting Suggestions 2 (Setting 002)

This time the gameologists look at some settings that do not have strong systems and talk about how to play in them.

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Sode #7: Setting Suggestions (Setting 001)

February 29, 2008 By: Meg Category: Season 1, Sodes, Thematic Comments Off on Sode #7: Setting Suggestions (Setting 001)

Love a particular setting? Listen as the Gameologists will help you decide which system is best suited to fit that setting.

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Sode #6: Game Vs. the Plot (GM 001)

January 06, 2008 By: Meg Category: Host, Season 1, Sodes 2 Comments →

Sort of like Joe Vs. the Volcano, but less lava.

How to Motivate your Players

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Sode #5: Game Balance (System 002)

September 16, 2007 By: Meg Category: Season 1, Sodes, Strategy 1 Comment →

Game Balance discussed- balance between players, the challenges, and what happens when you take balance too far

Sode #4: Player on an Island (Hints for Players 001)

September 09, 2007 By: Meg Category: Diplomacy, Season 1, Sodes Comments Off on Sode #4: Player on an Island (Hints for Players 001)

Gaming Methadone, Player on an Island, Cuddles and BoBo, MinMaxing vs. Powergaming

Sode #3: GenCon Recap (Meta 002). Indianapolis feels like vagina

August 26, 2007 By: Meg Category: Con Report, Party, Season 1, Sodes 1 Comment →

The Gameologists discuss their favorite parts of GenCon:

  • Josh- Socialization
  • Zeke- The quality of the games
  • Meg- Boobies

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Sode #2: The Standard D&D Game/ Media Franchises (System 001)

August 12, 2007 By: Meg Category: Season 1, Sodes, Thematic 1 Comment →

The Standard Dungeons and Dragons Game

· Action Adventure

· Task Resolution instead of Conflict Resolution

· Well Rounded Party, Each Character Having a Niche

· Emphasizes Position Based Tactical Combat

· Strategic Resource Management

· Story and Setting Based Game, Play is Reactive to Game Masters World Narration

· You Need to Roll the Dice

· Characters are Inherently Balanced with Each other

· The game is level based

Games based on Media Franchises

· The good, the bad, and the unnecessary

Sode #1: Gameology (Meta 001)

August 05, 2007 By: Meg Category: Casual, Season 1, Sodes 1 Comment →

Welcome to our inaugural episode.

In our first podcast we lead with our “Manifesto”

Follow up with a discussion of what a “Tabletop Game” is.

We give an explanation of what we mean when we say “Gameology.”

And wrap up with a look at the “Shared Experience”

Questions for you, the listener:

What do you like about games? Why specifically do you play games?

What is a Tabletop Game to You? What is a better or more succinct answer?

What what do you like about Boardgames? Why are they fun to you?

What are Roleplaying Games to you? Why do you play them?

What kind of RPG play do you like? What do you want out of an RPG?

What are some “Shared Experiences” you have come across?

To answer any or all of these questions, visit our forums!


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