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Sode-The 4th Gameologists’ Daddy Revealed!

July 01, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes 5 Comments →

We’ve been running a poll on our boards to guess Meg’s baby daddy with interesting results.

Instead of just posting the answer, we decided to release the answer in .mp3 format.

So last night, after recording a normal episode, we pushed record and just let the mics catch what we came up with.  Warning- this is completely off the cuff and at times very innappropriate.  It was past midnight and we got loopy.

At one point we have a Survivor: Podcaster Edition and made up characters based on voices we felt like doing at the time- this is NOT commentary on any of the following people! It is meant to just be completely silly and ridiculous.

I kept editing light in this- I cut out our laughter and moved some things around to make it more interesting to listen to, but what you’ll hear is basically what we came up with on the spot.

Podcasters mentioned:

But the real reason for this bonus clip is NOT to accidentally offend other podcasters, but to make a big announcement about the real Gameologists behind the mics.

Talk about the new addition to our crew here and the episode here.

Origins Lightning Round

June 26, 2009 By: Meg Category: Review, Season 2, Sodes 3 Comments →

Nominees for the 35th Annual Origins Awards

If we convince you to buy some of the excellent choices below, why not order from Myriad Games– our partner Friendly Local Game Store.  You’ll get a great game and we’ll get some product to give away as prizes!

BOARD GAMES

Agricola
Z-Man Games, Inc.
Uwe Rosenberg

Ninja vs. Ninja
Out of the Box Publishing
Tushar Gheewala

Pandemic
Z-Man Games, Inc.
Matt Leacock

TOMB
Alderac Entertainment Group
John Zinser

Wealth of Nations
TableStar Games
Nico Carroll

CHILDREN’S, FAMILY, AND PARTY GAMES

Backseat Drawing
Out of the Box Publishing
Peggy Brown

duck! duck! Go!
APE Games
Kevin G. Nunn

Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The
Mongoose Publishing
James Wallis

Living Labyrinth
Bucephalus Games
Julie Haehn

Rorschach: The Inkbot Party Game
Bucephalus Games
Dan Tibbles, Jeremy Holcomb, Joe Huber, and Stephen McLaughlin

Say Anything
North Star Games
Dominic Craphuchettes and Satish Pillalamarri

CARD GAMES

Dominion
Rio Grande Games
Donald X Vaccarino

Monty Python Fluxx
Looney Labs
Andrew Looney

Red Dragon Inn 2
Slugfest Games
Geoff Bottone, Colleen Skadl, and Cliff Bohm

Ticket to Ride Card Game
Days of Wonder
Alan R. Moon

Trailer Park Wars
Gut Bustin’ Games
Lisa Steenson

NON-FICTION

KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 1
by Wolfgang Baur, Nicolas Logue
Open Design

Lost Leaves From the Inn of the Last Home
by Margaret Weis
Margaret Weis Productions

No Quarter Magazine
editor-in-chief Nathan Letsinger
Privateer Press

Things We Think About Games
by Will Hindmarch & Jeff Tidball
Gameplaywright Press

Tour de Lovecraft: the Tale
by Ken Hite
Atomic Overmind Press

MINIATURE FIGURE GAME RULES/ MINIATURE FIGURE OR LINE OF MINIATURE FIGURES

Monsterpocalypse Collectible Miniature Game
Privateer Press, Inc.
Matt Wilson, Bryan Cutler, Jason Soles, Rob Stoddard, and Kevin Clark

ROLE-PLAYING GAMES

CthulhuTech
Catalyst Game Labs
Matthew Grau, Fraser McKay, and Mike Vaillancourt

Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Players Handbook
Wizards of the Coast
Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, and James Wyatt

Mouseguard Role-Playing Game
Archaia Studios Press
Luke Crane and David Petersen

Star Wars Saga Edition Core Rulebook
Wizards of the Coast
Chris Perkins, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Rodney Thompson

Trail of Cthulhu
Pelgrane Press Ltd
Kenneth Hite, Robin D Laws, Jerome Huegenin, and Simon Rogers

More Information

Full list of nominees can be found HERE.

Contests!

We have some of these games to give away as prizes!

Contest #1: Post about your experience with any of the games we talk about or help review a game we didn’t see (200 words or more) and you’ll be entered into a drawing!

Linkages:

How dry do you want it?

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Meg and Josh on Kicked in the Dicebags (Bonus: Collaboration)

June 08, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes 2 Comments →

Meg and Josh joined the hosts Chris and Jonathan from the newish podcast, Kicked in the Dicebags to talk about:

  • Brief overview of JiffyCon Greenfield on June 6th
  • Is there a “line” when it comes to taste in gaming podcasts?
  • Revisit our “Kicking People Out is a no-no” stance
  • Chris perfectly illustrates why we say this
  • Most people have no balls
  • Feedback we’ve gotten from our 7 Things We Hate episode
  • Enormous respect we have for Sons of Kryos and Paul Tevis
  • How far is too far for each individual show?
  • Meg defines where the line is for Brilliant Gameologists
  • Josh’s opinions on Gaming Networks
  • Meg’s opinions on the “Geek Guys Rule!” show that KitDB did in which the last 20 minutes or so was reacting to the roundtable she joined with Geek Girls Rule Part 1 and Part 2
  • Gaming cons cross as a venue for costumes, minature painting, and kink
  • Women in RPG’s is ok- why so few minorities?
  • BG upcoming Season 3 sneak peak! (Announcement!!)
  • Our porn preferences
  • Lots of masturbation talk
  • Josh, why DO they call it a clam??
  • Justification for making fun of certain groups
  • Is Josh an asshole?
  • DragonCon vs. GenCon
  • Meg can’t go to DragonCon
  • BG panels at GenCon ’09
  • Magical Bum Adventures at GenCon
  • Meeting people face-to-face- do they live up to expectations?
  • No Picture Policy- abandoning for Season 3
  • Josh’s Twitpict and Meg’s Twitpict
  • Music legality

This is simply a repost of Kicked in the Dicebag’s show- if you like the freeform, explicit nature, check them out.

Sode #41) Getting the Group Together and Heading Off Problems Before They Start (Don’t Kick People Out Pt 4)

May 19, 2009 By: Josh Category: Diplomacy, Host, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

Warm-Up:

Each 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.

Linkages!:

This is our Last episode…

of the second season

Getting the Group Together and Heading Off Problems Before They Start

Favorite Season 2 moment:

  • Josh: They call it a clam, for a reason
  • Zeke: Faux GenCon
  • Meg: Birthday episode and Zeke Orgasms

Big changes for season 3, Zeke will be nude.

Walter Cronkite is dead

Two primary situations:

  1. You have a group
  2. You have a bunch of people to draw a group from

1) You have a group

You need:

  • Ideas from everyone
  • Everyone needs to be invested and excited
  • Do not fixate on your own nuance, explicitly discuss it
  • Be open about what means what

Trust Me

2) You have a bunch of people to draw a group from

  • Be honest
  • Ask everyone explicitly don’t assume

low player count,

  • Group then game
  • pick a night(figure out game)

high player count

  • Game then group
  • pick a game (figure out night)

Bounce Your BoobiesBhu

Zeke likes Songs and fried eggs hanging on a nail

Holly Dollyemisairy666

Holly Dolly is a Donkey From the country who dreamed of being a big star

SheepsMeg’s Aunt

The only form of pure art remaining, Zeke makes up some names “Rivers Cuomo” “Barak Obama”

The GM tips

  • You are not the boss of them
  • Do not “dispense wisdom”
  • Be honest open and bring everything to the game
  • No one is just an asshole, they have a reason for what they are doing
  • Don’t say “what do you like?” say “what do you want to do?”
  • As soon as they start fighting with you, even slightly, figure out why. T
  • Try to make sure people know their chances before they roll the dice
  • You want to catch problems before people even know they are problems.
  • You must reduce the complexity of the game to the aggregate of the players.
  • Do not be afraid to change games, mod games or create house rules.
  • Check to be sure you have the game right before you go changing things.
  • Eat the frog

People don’t like low magic

  • people enjoy the presence of something cool
  • or the absence of an irritant

Poisonous Ideas

There is a persistent idea that adventures should hold to a “realistic” or “balanced” framework.
Adventures ideally should give everyone in the group what they are looking for.
Anything more is a waste of effort and anything less could be done better.

You know the adage “if you don’t know, make it up” gets tossed around?
Don’t listen to them.  Here’s why.
The people who say that, say it, because that’s what they do and it works.
Because a)they know the game or b)they don’t care about the rules anyway.
The first guys are just not expending effort and doing it right anyway
The second guys suck.

Cliffhanger

Trivia:

Last week’s answer is revealed!

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #40 (Bonus 11): I-con with Robert Bohl

May 01, 2009 By: Josh Category: Con Report, Party, Season 2, Sodes, Uncategorized 5 Comments →

News:

This week we were joined by

We discuss our trip to I-con

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Sode #38) Problem Solving 2: Communication Do’s (Don’t Kick People Out Pt 3)

April 22, 2009 By: Meg Category: Diplomacy, Season 2, Sodes 5 Comments →

Warm-Up:

Each 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.

Linkages!:

Problem Solving #2) The list of Do’s

  • Communication Musts
  • Mediating a problem at the table
  • Solving a problem you’re involved in

Ideas from the episode:

Trivia:

Last week’s answer is revealed! Which one of us had rats as pets?

This week’s question: Which one of us was once accused of buying a suit for a gorilla?

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

BG Bonus Podswap Show: Bonus #11

April 08, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes 2 Comments →

Last week’s April Fool’s “prank” had us switch shows with Z from Radio Free Hipster.  Since we put out two shows last week, we didn’t do one this week.  But so as not to be complete loosers, here’s a link to the clip show we gave Z.  Mostly old content but there is a little bit of new stuff there too.  A good introduction to what the show Brilliant Gameologists is all about.  Maybe.

Radio Free Hipster Ep #64

April 01, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

In Honor of April Fool’s Day we decided to swap podcasts with Z from “Radio Free Hipster” at HipsterPlease.com

(here’s the rss feed)

While Z did not invent drunken podcasting, he did invent drunken podcasting month, endearing him to all BG fans.

Nerd music shares an important philosophical cornerstone with the gaming community.  Nerd music is a culture of participants.  It is not a passive “turn on the radio and buy the CD.”  In fact the only micro culture I know that has as large a percentage of Producers to Consumers is gaming.

Nerd music inspires, not just emotion, but action.  Either directly or indirectly.  Directly by making people want to make their own music, raps, or mashups.  And Indirectly by inspiring other nerd activities like computers, zombie survival and fucking.

Reminders

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #37) Problem Solving 1: Bad Communication (Don’t Kick People Out Pt 2)

March 30, 2009 By: Meg Category: Diplomacy, Season 2, Sodes 2 Comments →

Warm-Up:

Each 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.

  • Aww!  This dog wants to catch the squirrel of his dreams so badly!
  • Do you remember the Watchmen Saturday Morning Cartoon?
  • We retold our Writer’s Retreat in Las Vegas stories.  Funnier than any link we could follow.

News!:

Meg played:

We ask for feedback

Problem Solving #1) The list of Don’ts

1 – Criticize someone while talking to them

“if you weren’t so lazy or stupid we wouldn’t have these problems.”

criticizing, blame, judgments, put downs, diagnoses

2 – Deny responsibility

Putting responsibility on some thing else (a person thing or institution)

“Daddy and I are splitting up because you cry”

take responsibility for your own actions

3 – Use words that imply evaluation not observation

“I feel raped”

I statements are shit

attacked, blamed, criticized, insulted, isolated

4 – Fail at active listening

No autobiographical statements – don’t “one up” them

“You think you have it bad…”

No inquisitive questions – don’t interrogate them

”really? How far up the ass?”

5 – Try to solve their problems

“What you need to do is grow a beard”

this is “problem solving” not “actually solving problems”

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Sode #39 (Bonus 10): Roundtable Discussion 001: Robert Bohl and Joshua Newman

March 25, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

(Note: Episodes 37 and 38 will be released on the next two regularly scheduled release dates.  As we said, we left this one as is instead of editing things like numbers and details and facts)

News:

The BG’s have one more event coming up.

  • April 3-5: I-Con, Long Island New York- we are featured guests and are going to record some of the guests in attendance! We have panels on Saturday and promise special prizes to anyone who comes and finds us!

This week we were joined by

Icebreaker: We Discuss Negativity on (our) Message Boards

Main Topic: We Discuss Rob’s Live Journal Post about creativity.

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode#36 – Kicking People Out (GM 05)

March 18, 2009 By: Meg Category: Diplomacy, Season 2, Sodes 5 Comments →

Note: We are back on track bitches

News:

The BG’s are attending two conventions and one concert coming up soon!

  • March 19: Uncle Monsterface concert at TT and the Bears in Boston. Good times for nerdcore!
  • March 21: JiffyCon Boston. Our favorite real-play con is coming to our area! If you are anywhere in the area, we STRONGLY recommend attending! It’s a good time!
  • April 3-5: I-Con, Long Island New York- we are featured guests and are going to record some of the guests in attendance! We have panels on Saturday and promise special prizes to anyone who comes and finds us!

Icebreaker:

There Are only 3 arguments More contested than kicking people out of your game

1) Who would win in a fight, a caveman or an astronaut?

2) Which is cooler, Ninjas or Pirates?

3) Who would win in down and dirty street hoops, Gandalf or Yoda?

Kicking People Out Part 1: Don’t Do it

Part 1: Defining terms and laying out the groundwork

  • Don’t Kick people out of your games

Part 2: describing the phenomenon

  • How often does this happen?
  • Are they your friends?  (The counter argument is “it is ok to treat people like shit” OR “kicking people out is not shitty”)
  • What about using creative ways to kick people out?  Changing the game night, not calling them?  = passive aggressive = grow up

Part 3: When giving advice

  • It drowns out useful conjecture. A person looking for advice is looking for actual help. They know they could kick the guy out. They do not need dozens of yes man sycophants, going on about kicking the guy out. They need, and want, actual help.
  • Justification seeking behavior. Some people have made up their minds to be mean to their friend. And rather than down half a bottle of Jack to get their courage up, they are looking for reassurance that what they are doing is right. And it’s not. If you are going to be mean also be an adult about it.
  • You will not actually see it. Statistically the likelihood of someone needing to be kicked out is extremely low. The problem here is margin of error and false positives. If you advise 1% of cases to kick out a players you are drastically over prescribing. 1% means that you will be misdiagnosing over 100 good games for the 1 real case.
  • You Wont Need to. Because you will use problem solving
  • Do Not Consider Failure. This is a big point we call “Assume success” If you assume you will succeed
    • You can work backwards to a solution
    • You will not be preparing for failure

Part 4: The Ethics of Kicking people out

  • Kicking people out is bad. It is immoral of you to force out and shun your friends.
  • Kicking people out is insanely passive aggressive – it is a lack of maturity on your part.
  • don’t fix douchery with douchery
  • You also miss out on picking on the sucker – schadenfreud

Part 5: what to do and who does it

There are three ways to look at responsibility

  1. Everyone is Responsible
  2. The GM is Responsible
  3. The Venue Owner is Responsible

Trivia:

Last week’s answer is revealed!

This week’s question: Which one of the BG’s is a Geek because of Star Trek?

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #35: How to Min/Max 2- The Flowchart

March 09, 2009 By: Meg Category: Season 2, Sodes, Strategy 3 Comments →

Note: Even more delay!  We’ve been so busy.  Zeke and Josh had birthdays (Feb. 12 and 18th respectively) and we went to Vegas.  Vegas baby!  We should be back on schedule now though!

News:

The BG’s are attending two conventions and one concert coming up soon!

  • March 19: Uncle Monsterface concert at TT and the Bears in Boston.  Good times for nerdcore!
  • March 21: JiffyCon Boston.  Our favorite real-play con is coming to our area!  If you are anywhere in the area, we STRONGLY recommend attending!  It’s a good time!
  • April 3-5: I-Con, Long Island New York- we are featured guests and are going to record some of the guests in attendance!  We have panels on Saturday and promise special prizes to anyone who comes and finds us!

Icebreaker:

Having a system for games not usually thought of as having a system

  • Zeke and Meg have a system for Yatzee.  Their book is soon to be released.
  • Josh has a strategy for Jenga.
  • The King of Kong had the nerdiest strategy ever.

spaceship!

How to Min/Max Part2: The Rinse-Wow Method

  • Initial Arbitrary Decision
  • Focus and Expand or Expand and Focus
  • Rinse
  • Repeat

Download your very own (clean) copy in .pdf format here!

MinMax Flowchart

Trivia:

Last week’s answer is revealed! Which one of us uses a ballet inspired ballet program?

This week’s question: Which pair of us never worked together?

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #34: How to Min/Max, Part 1: Definitions and Goals

February 15, 2009 By: Meg Category: Season 2, Sodes, Strategy 1 Comment →

Note: Sorry for the delay in this episode.  We had a lot going on.  Josh was in the hospital (twice), Meg had quick trips out of state (twice) and Zeke got a dog (just once, but he’s awesome enough for two).  We have the next two episodes all recorded and just need to edit and get them out, hopefully on schedule!

Warm-Up:

Each 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.

Icebreaker:

Strange sources of inspiration for gaming

How to Min/Max Part 1:

Before listening, you should be familiar with

The Rinse-Wow Method

Note: To compete this exercise, get a piece of paper and something to write with along with your normal character creation supplies

The Rules:

  1. There are no rules
  2. Never Cram
  3. Don’t try to do everything
  4. Be flexible
  5. Cast a wide net
  6. Hold nothing sacred

Defining Terms

  1. Goal- What you’re trying to accomplish in a character, your intentions for that character
  2. Element- The choices you make in terms of system specific stuff.  The building blocks of character generation.

How to Start:

Step 1: Initial Arbitrary Decision

  • Get inspiration!

IAD’s can fall into several categories

  • A specific race or class or other game element (put on element side)
  • A game mechanic or concept
  • A background or dramatic concept

Brainstorm and Stormbrain

Follow the Steps:

Step 1

Step 2

Download your own sheet here!

Trivia:

Last week’s answer is revealed! Which one of us was kicked out of catechism?

This week’s question: Which one of us uses a ballet inspired dance program?

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Geek Girls Roundtable #2 (Bonus: Collaboration)

February 09, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

We will be back to our reguarly scheduled posting very very soon- we have 3 extremely “crunchy” episodes in the pipeline that we hope you’ll love.  Just a lot of travel and personal crap going on right now that is delaying our normal schedule.  But soon!  Very soon!

In the meantime- check out Part 2 of the Geek Girls Rule Roundtable.  Not as structured as part 1, but Meg announces a “secret”…  wait for it… wait for it…

Reposted from Mickey’s site.  Enjoy!

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Geek Girls Rule! Podcast 9, Part II – Attack of the Girl Gaming Podcasters

Attack of the Girl Gaming Podcasters – The final chapter.

Kristin of This Modern Death, Meg from the Brilliant Gameologists, Jenn from the Trapcast and myself finish our conversation from Part I.

Gamestorm:  http://www.gamestorm.org/
Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress
Magic the Gathering
Wizards of the Coast
Burning Wheel
Prime Time Adventures
Ryan Macklin
GenCon
Babeland
Valerie Strangiato
Charlie’s Kids Evolution Map
Skepticality
Skepchick
Pharyngula
DragonCon
Bad Astronomer
George Hrab
Twitter
Design Toscano

Geek Girls Roundtable (Bonus: Collaboration)

February 05, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes Comments Off on Geek Girls Roundtable (Bonus: Collaboration)

Because I’m so horribly late getting our new episodes out, here’s a show that I (Meg) am featured on to tide you over.

Mickey from the podcast “Geek Girls Rule” had me, Kristen from This Modern Death and Jenn from TrapCast on to talk about Gaming Girl Sterotypes.  We recorded over skype, so excuse the quality, but it was a blast to nerd up with some other ladies.

This is just a repost of Mickey’s show.

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Geek Girls Rule! Podcast #9 Part I – Attack of the Girl Gaming Podcasters

Ok, so this is part one of the Girl Gaming Podcasters Podcast hosted on Geek Girls Rule!  Kristin from “This Modern Death,” Meg from “The Brilliant Gameologists” and Jenn from “The Trap Cast” joined me via Skype for over two hours of giggling chaos.

In this half of the podcast, we discuss how we got into gaming, bad gamer girl stereotypes, the health of my hedgehog Wash and other critters, and what we’re currently playing, as well as pimping our separate podcasts.

Brilliant Gameologists – Meg
This Modern Death – Kristin
The Trap Cast – Jenn

Dungeons & Dragons
Little Fears
Grimm
Unhallowed Metropolis
GURPS
Warhammer
Burning Wheel (don’t let the front page fool you)
Shadowrun
Faery’s Tale
Bad Female Gamer Archetypes
Bad Male Gamer Archetypes

A Very Special Episode: The Intervention of Josh

January 22, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes 2 Comments →

The Bad Boys of Podcasting first project is here and tackles a very important issue that we’ve all been affected by.

Josh is an asshole.

Peer into the inner depths of each of the following podcasters and join us in Josh’s healing process.

Intervention Moderator:

Intervention Participants:

Intervention Target:

The music featured was Adhesion’s “Float Up from Depth” found on the Podshow’s Podsafe Music Network

This intervention was recorded over skype.

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #33: Special LIVE Episode! Happy Birthday Meg!

January 11, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes 3 Comments →

Meg with birthday muffin

Part 1: Pre-recording!

Join the Brilliant Gameologists on January 8th at 9:00 EST/ 6:00 PST P.M. on UStream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/brilliant-gameologists. Come in and chat with us and we’ll answer questions live on air. Plus, it’s a chance to say Happy Birthday to Meg!

The official topic is Gaming Parties- how to throw your own gaming themed party- birthdays, holidays, “because it’s Saturday” etc. Play role-playing games, tabletop games and board games for fun and profit! Well, fun at least.

Let us know if you’re coming! Comment here, RSPV on our Facebook event page, or on UStream or on our boards in THIS thread.

Part 2: Post-Recording!

Here’s the show, completely unedited and as heard by the 31 members in our chatroom!  Warning- we are all over the place and it won’t offend us if you don’t listen to it!  This is complete total bonus and has zero gaming advice.  We will do some of these periodically for those interested in our personalities, but know that if you tune in for gaming content, just skip these ones.

We listed some of our favorite podcasts in this show based on a question from the chatroom.  They are:

Comedy:

Information

Music

Gaming:

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #32: 7 Gaming Resolutions (Meta 08)

January 05, 2009 By: Meg Category: Casual, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

Warm-Up:

Each 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.

News:

It’s Meg’s birthday this coming Saturday, January 10th!  To celebrate, we are having our first special LIVE episode this Thursday, January 8th!  Come on in and chat with us in real time!  See this blog post for more information.

Icebreaker:

Podcast resolutions!

  • Meg wants more charts and graphs and wants to say “douche” and “fantastic” less
  • Josh wants to do more reviews
  • Zeke wants to party like it’s 1999.

7 Gaming Resolutions

Get your own bingo card and play along! Get Bingo (or “GAMER” as we eventually decided) and get your very own Official GAMER card! We’re playing too! Track our progress on our message boards.

Bingo!

  1. Play New Games- a new story game, new action-adventure game and a new tabletop game.
  2. Pay it forward- convince someone new to play a game.
  3. Put together a character you wouldn’t normally consider
  4. Learn how to play a game differently- use a mechanic you normally avoid, find a new way to solve an old problem or find new problems to solve.
  5. Play with strangers 3 different times (in order to get all 3 checks- playing once with 3 new people doesn’t count!)
  6. Go to a convention- a regional con (under 500 people), a state con (500 or more people), and a national con (2,000 or more).
  7. Why so serious??
    1. Play a crazy game
    2. Convince others to play a game crazy
    3. Put together a fun/silly character in a real game
    4. Do something fun and unexpected in a game
    5. Play with someone crazy or a stranger in a strange spot
    6. Let yourself out of the box- play a character in real life at a con

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #31: Venues– The Comfort-Focus Axis (Setting 06)

December 29, 2008 By: Meg Category: Casual, Season 2, Sodes 2 Comments →

Warm-Up:

Each 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.

Curious Cow says Moo?

Icebreaker:

Strange places we’ve gamed:

  • Josh had fun in the blackout party!
  • Zeke played in a schoolbus.
  • Meg played at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico.

The Grid:

Meg's original artwork

Miscellaney

  1. The answer to last episode’s trivia question is contained! Think you know the answer to this week’s? Post on the thread about this episode here.
  2. A challenge to next to V3 event. Many will enter. One will win.
  3. Submit your board game fanfic to GM@BrilliantGameologists.com!

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #30: Gifts for your Gamer Geek (Meta 07)

December 18, 2008 By: Meg Category: Casual, Season 2, Sodes 4 Comments →

News:

Nominations for 2008 Zeekies are still being accepted! Share your favorite holiday commercials, please! The field is looking grim.

Warm-Up:

Each 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.

Icebreaker:

What we want for Christmas

  • Meg wants a new sound board and Brilliant Gameologists fanfic.
  • Josh wants either Bacon of the Month or Stripper of the Month.
  • Zeke wants Ham of the Month and will take Josh’s bacon.
  • Meg wants fanfic! Board game fanfic and Brilliant Gameologists fanfic. Make this a very special Christmas and email her!

Gift Ideas:

Cheap:

$20-$30

Games People Should Have

Gateway Games- games to play with your non-gamer family/friends

Party Games

The Real-Nerd’s Essentials:

High Price/ High Profile

Gaming Girl

Gaming Baby/ Pet

Kits

Brilliant Gameologists Kit: CD of our shows, boob card, ShamWow, Crown Royale, Con shirt worn in protest, Hatorade, Burning Wheel with pages stuck together, Vampire Toilet paper, cake

Gifts to you!

  • Hug Coupon from Josh and Smearless Hug Coupon from Zeke
  • Boob Curve Cards

Miscellaney

  1. The answer to last episode’s trivia question is contained! Think you know the answer to this week’s? Post on the thread about this episode here.
  2. A challenge to next to V3 event. Many will enter. One will win.
  3. Submit your board game fanfic to GM@BrilliantGameologists.com!

Shout-Outs

  1. Podgecast and V3 event
  2. Phil, friend of Podgecast and of The Gaming Grid
  3. Myriad Games, our Friendly Local Professional Game Store. Support the show by buying game supplies online and say we sent you- more prizes to give away!

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.


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