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BG-Bonus: Meg talks Video Games

March 11, 2011 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 3, Sodes Comments Off on BG-Bonus: Meg talks Video Games

On March 2nd, Meg joined the guys at The Way of the Game to talk about her favorite video games of all time.  

Any guesses as to her Top 10 list before listening??

Check out the episode!

Note- This is NOT a Brilliant Gameologists episode, but rather a “party” episode wherein we appear on other people’s shows.  So don’t start here, but if you’re interested in the people more than the show, give it a listen!

BG-Bonus-Meg’s BW Recap

January 26, 2011 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 3, Sodes Comments Off on BG-Bonus-Meg’s BW Recap

We’re still recovering from holidays, so in the meantime, check out Meg talking about the BG’s Burning Wheel game on The Podge Cast.

No Thank You!

This is NOT a Brilliant Gameologists episode, but rather a “party” episode wherein we appear on other people’s shows.  So don’t start here, but take a listen in prep for our post-holiday return!

http://podgecast.com/archives/tpc-119-the-burning-fellowship-player

Hint: Meg doesn’t like Burning Wheel very much!

There is some discussion of this episode at The Spookyouthouse Forums

BSSode-305-Live at DragonCon! (Party)

September 13, 2010 By: Meg Category: BS, Party, Season 3, Sodes 1 Comment →

Episode Subtitle: Rock you like a hurricane

This episode is a Party Episode which includes those not typical (so don’t start with these!) and live episodes.

On Saturday, September 4th, the BG’s recorded an episode in front of a live, studio audience (no zombies among them!) as part of the offical Podcast Track.  The room had quite a few people in attendance, which made us happy, and we had a good time.  Like all good literature, it drags in the middle, but a wave brought everyone back.

The BG’s at DragonCon!

We had a blast at DragonCon.  A weekend filled with awesome nerdery and sexiness- what’s not to love?  The quote of the weekend was “Don’t make it weird”- and that needed to be said many a time.  Seriously.  Some highlights:

Meg got 235 points on the Debachathon and officially “won” at DragonCon.  Most surprising achievement was making more friends than Zeke.  Also, got her boob signed by Doc Hammer.

Zeke got down to Electric 6 in the lobby, entertaining dozens.

Josh went all Napoleon over a panel’s ass.

Look at how tall we are!

So tall!

Links:

Contact us!

  1. Leave a comment here for this episode
  2. Visit the thread about this post on our boards: Brilliantgameologists.com/boards
  3. Email the 3 of us at gm@brilliantgameologists.com (or individually: MegJosh or Zeke at brilliantgameologists.com)
  4. Twitter: @bg_meg@bg_josh@bg_zeke or our news feed, @bg_podcast
  5. Visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/brililantgameologists
  6. Call us and leave a message (click to see message suggestions) (206) 424-4751
  7. Say hi in person- check out the schedule of where we’ll be appearing under the News Category of our website.

This episode, like all of our episodes, is “Not Safe For Work.” Use headphones or at least look around a bit to see if your co-workers can hear.

Sode-303-Survey Says!

July 31, 2010 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 3, Sodes 9 Comments →

Meg joins Adam (Podgecast) and Scott (Story Shtick) to discuss the 2010 Gamer Podcast Listener Survey which you can download here:

Podcast Survey Listener Results

Check out Meg’s (and many others) article (and picture!) in the RPGirl Zine here:

RPGirl Zine Project

Meg and Adam will be at GenCon- be sure to come find us!  Twitter us: @bg_meg or @bafadam

Check out our brand new Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/brilliantgameologists

Sode-302-Gamers are Lazy SOBs (BS)

December 31, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 3, Sodes Comments Off on Sode-302-Gamers are Lazy SOBs (BS)

This episode was recorded live on November 22, 2009 on ustream.  It is completely unedited except for calling out our intermission and had over 50 people viewing.  There were people in the chatroom contributing ideas as well.

Shoutouts!

BG_Baby aka Valentine was born on Dec 6th and already loves her D&D Board Books

BG_Baby aka Valentine was born on Dec 6th and already loves her D&D Board Books

We’re Thankful!

Laziness

We’re Not Lazy!

We’ve been busy- just not putting out shows.  Going to cons (see our “appearance schedule”!)

Time Saving Techniques

  • Make an outline or to-do list for your game
  • Cut out distractions
    • 10-2 Method- 10 minutes of straight work, then 2 minutes for scheduled goof-off time
  • Eat first.  Schedule Pee.
  • Schedule your big rocks first
  • Plan with a focus group, not everyone
  • Don’t reinvent the wheel
  • Perfect is the enemy of done
  • Doing things right or Doing the right things?
  • Replace the word “time” with “money” when talking about management
    • Replace with Lubricant- too much and too little are both uncomfortable
  • Don’t delegate- empower
  • Steal with both hands

Worth the Time

  • Learning a new system
  • Know your character

Not worth the time

  • Reading the entire book
  • Detailed Maps!
  • Don’t learn every rule- at first
  • Crafting tons of NPC’s

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

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

Sode-301-The Obama Baby Bump (BS)

November 19, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 3, Sodes 5 Comments →

This episode was recorded live on November 18, 2009.  It is completely unedited except for calling out our intermission and had over 90 people viewing.  There were people in the chatroom contributing ideas as well.

Our favorite fat, bearded men

Our favorite fat, bearded men

Shoutouts!

  • Brant– our blamestorm includes him for being too man-pretty and distracting us.
  • Adam– Thank you.  You are officially the BG’s savior.
  • We won the Best Gaming Podcast at the Parsecs!!
  • Epidiah Ravachol: Author of Dread, Time and Temp, Swords without Masters, and overall cool dude.

We’ve been playing:

Fatbeards are ruining the Hobistry

  • Fatbeard self check
  • You might be a fatbeard if…
  • Why they are ruining the hobistry
  • How to avoid fatbeard tendencies

Contest!

Vote on when Meg is going to pop out the 4th Gameologists!

Laziness and Procrastination

We didn’t get to this.  We will have another live episode on Sunday, November 22nd at 8EST to have part 2 of this sode!  Join us to discuss why gamers are inherently lazy and time saving techniques!  We are going to try to have this as a call in episode, so stay tuned for details

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/brilliant-gameologists

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

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

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.

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 #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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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 #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.

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 #22: Drunk Cast- Part 1 (Bonus 03)

October 06, 2008 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes Comments Off on Sode #22: Drunk Cast- Part 1 (Bonus 03)

NEWS: Reminder that the Secret Code Contest entries are due by October 17th!

Warm-Up:

This episode is our response to Radio Free Hipster‘s “September is Drunken Podcasting Month”.  Therefore, our warm-up included:

  • 4 22-oz beers
  • Lots of Rumplemintz
  • Several Meghan-tini’s
  • Jagermeister
  • Eagle Reserve Whiskey

We attempted to have this be Drunken Podcasting, not wasted Podcasting, but one of us utterly failed.  (Hint- it was Meg)

As a result, before listening, read the following warning:

This episode is NOT a normal episode.  There is actually VERY LITTLE gaming discussion and an overabundance of hanky-panky talk.  The subtitle of this episode should be “Jesus Likes Anal”.  If that turns you off, you may not want to listen.  Fair warning.

Also, this show has little editing.  We left in some of the mistakes and re-records on purpose.  A LOT was cut though.  Mostly because it was just TOO off topic but also a lot more that was far too sexual and personal.  We may put those clips together or the full thing for some secret bonus prize at some point.  If you’d like to hear the entire thing, let us know!

Icebreaker:

Our favorite fake holidays:

Before recording we had planned to talk about Talk Like a Pirate Day as it too was in September but … well… drunk, remember?

Main Topic:

Drinking while Gaming.  This is the first 1/10th  of the conversation.  We started to talk about drinking at conventions but didn’t really get anywhere with it.

Random Plugs:

Reminder- we put show updates and random goodies on Meg’s Twitter. Don’t miss out!  She twittered while recording as well so go back and check them out!

Email us at GM@BrilliantGameologists.com

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is explicit! It is NOT work safe.

Sode #20: GenCon Recap (Meta 05)

September 08, 2008 By: Meg Category: Con Report, Party, Season 2, Sodes 5 Comments →

We’re back from GenCon! It’s taken a while to recover. We fully admit to being the last podcast to put out their GenCon recap, but hopefully it was worth it.

We talked about quite a few products in this episode:

Favorite Publishers:

Cam Banks and Jamie Chambers from Margaret Weis Productions

Pelgrane Press with Robin Laws for the Gumshoe System

Fantasy Flight Games for Grimm

Paradigm Concepts for Witch Hunter: The Invisible World

McNeil Designs for Reader’s Digest vocab game

Dark Matter for Epic RPG

Interesting Buys:

Mispent Youth by Robert Bohl

Factions at War by Other Court Games

Cool People:

Luke Meyer from The Podgecast

Daniel Perez from The Gamer Traveler and The Digital Front

Rob and Fraser from The Accidental Survivors

NPH

The Brilliant Fanologists!

The ENies:

We gave the prepared statement:

“The ENnies need to make serious format changes if they’d like to be taken seriously as an award.”

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread and find out how you can get your very own boob-curve business cards!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit and is Not Work Safe. It is intended for adult audiences.

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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