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December 07, 2010 By: Meg Category: News

Yeah, we know.  We’re working on it.

PlayDate: December 11th!

November 30, 2010 By: Meg Category: News

Join us on December 11th at Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA for a day of games- try something new or reconnect with a favorite with new people, this is a day of fun and games.

Timeline:

11:30-12:00 Registration, check in, coffee, mingling
12:00-1:30: Speed Gaming– Rotate stations to learn about the RPG and Board Games offered.  5-10 minutes per game, hopefully you’ll meet your dream game!
1:30-5:30 Open Gaming: Each RPG will last between 2-4 hours.  There are plenty of board games and gm’less games to fill the extra time so we hope you’ll get to “date” a few choices!
5:30: Yankee Swap!  Bring a wrapped gift and celebrate early! $5-10 limit OR a regift of something cool.  We may order pizza during this time if folks want to wind down and enjoy each other’s company!

Games:

RPG’s
Ideas/ Possibilities:
  • Inspectres
  • Mouse Guard
  • Burning Wheel
  • Zombie Cinema
  • D&D 4
Do you want to run something?  Play something specific?  Let us know ASAP!!

Board Games
Along with the RPG’s will be a collection of board games including Dominion (with both expansions), Race for the Galaxy (also with expansions), Zombies!, Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, Pillars of the Earth, Puerto Rico, Agricola, Word on the Street, Say Anything, Apples to Apples and many more!  If you are counting on a specific game on this list or hope to try one not listed, let us know so we don’t forget it!

Location:

Middlesex Community College Lowell- cafeteria
33 Kearney Square, Lowell

Parking:

MCC has a parking garage- the Lower Docks Garage off of Warren Street with a walkway to the MCC building. There is also on-street parking, but it is limited.

Registration:

Please register ahead of time so we know how much coffee and breakfast items to get and how many games to prep!
Register on:
Admission: $5.  We’re loosing money on the event so need to try and make it up.  We also ask for donations for the snack table.
Donations: Bring a new or gently used game to donate to a children’s room in a local homeless shelter!

Comment / Questions

Post in the comments here, ask us on twitter, or email us!  If you have any questions, need a place to crash the night before, or want to run a game, email away!

Go to BrilliantGameologists.com/Mailer and sign up for the mailing list

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BGShort-November 22, 2010

November 29, 2010 By: Meg Category: Season 3, Shorts, Sodes

The Short for November 22, 2010 (yeah, late, oh well)

Take a listen!

Where We Be:

  • PlayDate: is still scheduled for December 11th, 2010!  Make your plans now!
  • Thanksgiving plans and traditions

Our Game

  • Set up for our Burning Wheel game!

Podcast of the Week:

Hot Game of the Week:

Question of the Week

Contact us!

  1. Leave a comment here for this episode
  2. Post on our boards: Brilliantgameologists.com/boards
  3. Email the 3 of us at gm@brilliantgameologists.com (or individually: MegJosh or Zekeat brilliantgameologists.com)
  4. Twitter: @bg_meg@bg_josh@bg_zeke or our news feed, @bg_podcast
  5. Visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/brilliantgameologists
  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 and see if your co-workers can hear.

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November 16, 2010 By: Meg Category: Season 3, Shorts, Sodes

The Short for November 15, 2010

We recorded this whole episode and turns out the recorder wasn’t on, so we’re pretty silly in this one.  Take a listen!

Where We Be:

  • PlayDate: is still scheduled for December 11th, 2010!  Make your plans now!
  • Some other silly places.

Culture Report

Podcast of the Week:

Hot Game of the Week:

Question of the Week

Contact us!

  1. Leave a comment here for this episode
  2. Post on our boards: Brilliantgameologists.com/boards
  3. Email the 3 of us at gm@brilliantgameologists.com (or individually: MegJosh or Zekeat brilliantgameologists.com)
  4. Twitter: @bg_meg@bg_josh@bg_zeke or our news feed, @bg_podcast
  5. Visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/brilliantgameologists
  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 and see if your co-workers can hear.

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November 01, 2010 By: Meg Category: Shorts, Sodes

The Short for November 1, 2010

Where We Be:

  • PlayDate: is still scheduled for December 11th, 2010!  Make your plans now!
  • Josh and Zeke are at silly places, but Meg is in Anaheim, CA THIS Wed-Sunday!  If you are anywhere in the area, help her be less bored!

Podcast of the Week:

Hot Game of the Week:

Question of the Week

  • What game books should we look at for our upcoming Peritextual Elements #2 Episode? We’re looking for good and poor examples of:
    • Covers
    • Borders and page numbers
    • Illustrations
    • Font
    • Opening/ Ending material (dedications, etc)
    • Indexes/ Glossaries
  • Post on our Discussions!

Contact us!

  1. Leave a comment here for this episode
  2. Post on our boards: Brilliantgameologists.com/boards
  3. Email the 3 of us at gm@brilliantgameologists.com (or individually: MegJosh or Zekeat brilliantgameologists.com)
  4. Twitter: @bg_meg@bg_josh@bg_zeke or our news feed, @bg_podcast
  5. Visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/brilliantgameologists
  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 and see if your co-workers can hear.

BGShort-20101025

October 25, 2010 By: Meg Category: Season 3, Shorts

The Short for October 25, 2010

Where We Be:

  • PlayDate: is scheduled for December 11th, 2010!  Make your plans now!

Con Report:

Taste in it's mc'deliciousness!

Culture Report:

Podcast of the Week:

Hot Game of the Week:

Question of the Week

Contact us!

  1. Leave a comment here for this episode
  2. Post on our boards: Brilliantgameologists.com/boards
  3. Email the 3 of us at gm@brilliantgameologists.com (or individually: MegJosh or Zekeat brilliantgameologists.com)
  4. Twitter: @bg_meg@bg_josh@bg_zeke or our news feed, @bg_podcast
  5. Visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/brilliantgameologists
  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 and see if your co-workers can hear.

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October 18, 2010 By: Meg Category: Season 3, Shorts, Sodes

The Short for October 18, 2010

Where We Be:

  • PlayDate: is scheduled for December 11th, 2010!  Make your plans now!
  • Las VEGAS at PodcastACon…. or is it PodcastOCon?  January 2011!

Con Report:

Culture Report:

  • RPGGeek.com— like BoardGameGeek but for RPG’s.  Amazing resource!

Podcast of the Week:

Hot Game of the Week:

Question of the Week

  • Still looking for responses to:
    • What RPG’s are coming out soon?
    • What other fields of geekery do you and your group enjoy together?
  • This week: What are you and your group playing right now?

Contact us!

  1. Leave a comment here for this episode
  2. Post on our boards: Brilliantgameologists.com/boards
  3. Email the 3 of us at gm@brilliantgameologists.com (or individually: MegJosh or Zekeat 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 and see if your co-workers can hear.

BGShort-Bonus-10/14/2010

October 14, 2010 By: Meg Category: BS, Season 3, Shorts, Sodes

This “episode” defies explanation.

The weak attempt is:

There is NO show this week.  Repeat, because of cons, there is no real show.  Instead, we are giving you a extra naughty bonus bit of 3 separate outtakes from our upcoming, REAL episode titled, “The Myth of the Great GM”- that one will be awesome.  This one is incredibly raunchy.

If you didn’t think the Penny Arcade Dickwolves strip or the following “We hate rapers and all the rapes they do” was one of the funniest things ever, you won’t think this is either.

Raped by dickwolves

Penny Arcade comic- all rights reserved

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October 04, 2010 By: Meg Category: Season 3, Shorts, Sodes

The Short for Sept 27, 2010

Where We Be:

  • Josh will still be at Burning Con 10/10/10- Are you going?
  • PlayDate: October 16th, Lowell, MA!!  Come, still have couch space available!

Culture Report

A New segment!  We sometimes get questions like “BG’s, you guys are so awesome, I want to like the things you like!”- this is a non-gaming culture thing that we are obsessed with that you should definitely check out.

Podcast of the Week:

Hot Game of the Week:

Question of the Week

  • What other fields of geekery do you and your group enjoy together?

Contact us!

  1. Leave a comment here for this episode
  2. 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 and see if your co-workers can hear.

Question for you!

September 30, 2010 By: Meg Category: News, Question

Question of the Week!  What is the worst gaming advice you’ve ever gotten?  Write it here or better yet, call our voicemail and leave it as a message so we can use it on our upcoming show! (206) 424-4751  or (206) Ha-Girl-1

PlayDate: October 16!

September 28, 2010 By: Meg Category: News

Join us on October 16th at Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA for a day of games- try something new or reconnect with a favorite with new people, this is a day of fun and games.

Timeline:

11:30-12:00 Registration, check in, coffee, mingling
12:00-1:30: Speed Gaming– Rotate stations to learn about the RPG and Board Games offered.  5-10 minutes per game, hopefully you’ll meet your dream game!
2:00-6:00 Open Gaming: Each RPG will last between 2-4 hours.  There are plenty of board games and gm’less games to fill the extra time so we hope you’ll get to “date” a few choices!

Games:

RPG’s
List coming soon!  Do you want to run something?  Play something specific?  Let us know ASAP!!
Board Games
Along with the RPG’s will be a collection of board games including Dominion (with both expansions), Race for the Galaxy (also with expansions), Zombies!, Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, Pillars of the Earth, Puerto Rico, Agricola, Word on the Street, Say Anything, Apples to Apples and many more!

Location:

Middlesex Community College Lowell- cafeteria
33 Kearney Square, Lowell

Parking:

MCC has a parking garage- the Lower Docks Garage off of Warren Street with a walkway to the MCC building. There is also on-street parking, but it is limited.

Registration:

Please register ahead of time so we know how much coffee and breakfast items to get and how many games to prep!
Register on:
Admission: FREE but we ask for a $5 donation to partake in the snack table, or bring enough snacks to share with the group!  Our costs at BG are significant, so additional donations are always welcomed and go towards our web hosting fees.

Comment / Questions

Post in the comments here, ask us on twitter, or email us!  If you have any questions, need a place to crash the night before, or want to run a game, email away!

Go to BrilliantGameologists.com/Mailer and sign up for the mailing list

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September 27, 2010 By: Meg Category: Season 3, Shorts, Sodes

The Short for Sept 27, 2010

  • Where We Be:
    • PlayDate: October 16th, Lowell, MA!!
    • Burning Con 10/10/10- Are you going?
    • Teodoro— ok, this is an in-joke, and we need to get better about not including so much, but here’s the story so you feel included.
      • @Tresi, on the twitter, is an awesome guy and lives in the Boston area, so we go to some local cons with him.  He also went to GenCon this year.  He’s really cool.  Josh is going to room with him and @Trapcast_Jenn at BurningCon and we’ve already warned Tresi that Josh may be a bed-shitter and sleep-raper.  Teodoro is Tresi.  Now you know the full story
  • News!
  • Question of the Week: Give us Feedback!
    • Feedback Outlets…

Contact us!

  1. Leave a comment here for this episode
  2. 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 and see if your co-workers can hear.

BGShort-092010

September 20, 2010 By: Meg Category: Season 3, Shorts, Sodes

Welcome to our first SHORT!  Our goal is to put out a short episode weekly that deals with news, con reports, updates, and hot games.  Regular episodes will have “timeless” advice, reviews, etc. but these shorts will be all of the information that is time sensitive and/or isn’t enough to make into a whole episode.

The Short for Sept 20, 2010

  1. Where We Be- Come hang with us

    1. PlayDate-– next one coming up on October 16, 2010 at Middlesex Community College, Lowell MA.
      1. Here’s a link to the last PlayDate– don’t RSPV here, this one is expired!  But the info will be exactly the same, save the date.
    2. Greater Nashua Gamers Meetup if you happen to be in the NH/MA area
    3. Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA if you want to see Zeke slam


  2. GenCon review
    1. Dudes making out
  3. Theory from the Closet
  4. Freemarket
  5. Question of the Week: What games are on the horizon?  Post on the Facebook Discussion

Contact us!

  1. Leave a comment here for this episode
  2. 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 and see if your co-workers can hear.

BSSode-305-Live at DragonCon! (Party)

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

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-304-Doofus and Dyno-mite! (Diplomacy)

August 30, 2010 By: Meg Category: Diplomacy, Season 3, Sodes

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.

Episode Subtitle: We’re swollen with hubris

This episode is a Diplomacy Episode, those which focus on getting along better with your fellow players, GM, and friends.

Doofus Behaviors:

  1. “It’s Someone Else’s problem, I’m the innocent bystander.” (Unblamable)
  2. “You know what we should do – X, You know what we should do – X,You know what we should do – X…” (Harping)
  3. “You’re too slow.  You aren’t playing right. Dumbass.” (Ad honimum attacks)
  4. “You guys all go do that thing I’m doing something else” – (Not me’ing)
  5. “And then what does the taven keeper say? What are all of the 20 stores in this wing of the mall? Describe what every member of the wedding party has on.” (Blocking)
  6. “It’s what my character would do.  I’m bored, I shoot his character in the face.”(Griefing)
  7. “Are we there yet? How long does this take? when is my turn? I never get to go.” (Whinging)
  8. “No(period)” (No)

Dynomite’s Behaviors:

  1. Know the game and use the game
  2. Consider saying yes to things
  3. Be in the game, Don’t play before you play
  4. Have Goals: Player and character
  5. Have fun playing
  6. Play with the other players
  7. Try

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: Meg, Josh 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.

Dragon*Con!

August 26, 2010 By: Meg Category: News

Friday, September 4th all 3 BG’s will descend upon Atlanta and engage in geekery, debauchery, and brilliancy.  Going?  Come say hi!  Have a drink with us!  Dragoncon

We’ll be going to the podcasting track panels, the skeptic track, the animation track and Whedon track for the most part.

We’re also doing a live Brilliant Gameologists recording, Saturday at 7:00 (sober-ness optional) in Hilton 204.

Best way to get in touch with us is to tweet at us: @bg_meg, @bg_josh and @bg_zeke.  I’ll also use the @bg_podcast twitter to give updates on where we all are.

Sode-303-Survey Says!

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

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

GenCon!!

July 25, 2010 By: Meg Category: News

Gen Con, woooo!!Many animals were harmed in the filming of this event

Join Meg and Josh and the holographic, call in image of Zeke at Gen Con!

All seminars are 1 hour

7 Words You Can’t Say While Gaming (SEM1013636)

Time: 8/6 Friday 11:00 am

Location: Westin : Capitol I

Description: Join the hosts of the Award winning podcast Brilliant Gameologists and learn words that will bring out the worst emotions in your gaming group and will counter the real message- either names you could call players (Munchkin, Powergamer, Drama Queen, Rules Lawyer, Meta-gamer) or whining to your GM (It’s not fair! It’s not realistic! You are railroading us!). Learn alternatives to name calling that are just as fun and clarify the real problems.

Humor in Podcasting (SEM1013923)

Time: 8/6 Friday 12:00

Location: Westin : Caucus

Description: Join the Parsec award winning Brilliant Gameologists as the discuss what is funny, and what is not funny. Different kinds of humor and “How to be funny on a podcast.” A must attend for anyone who likes to make people laugh, or laugh themselves.

A Salon on Gameology (SEM1013637)

Time: 8/6 Friday 4:00 pm

Location: Embassy Suites : Coronation I

Description: Salon: An 18th Century term meaning “A periodic gathering of people of social or intellectual distinction.” Gameology: The study of games and the people who play them. The Brilliant Gameologists: An award winning podcast about games and the people who play them. Come join us for a facilitated, interactive discussion about Gaming, the Gaming Hobistry and some nerd-erific jargon-tastic fun.

The Greatest Seminar Ever (SEM1013686)

Time: 8/7 Saturday 11:00 AM

Location: Marriott : Indiana Blrm F

Description: Come to this seminar ready to laugh and love with the award winning podcast Brilliant Gameologists as you share your best (and worst) gaming stories. There will be punch AND pie!

Set a Date to Play with the BG’s!

April 19, 2010 By: Meg Category: News

Join us on Jume 5th at Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA for a day of games- try something new or reconnect with a favorite with new people, this is a day of fun and games.

Timeline:

11:30-12:00 Registration, check in, coffee, mingling
12:00-6:00 Open Gaming

Games:


Board Games
Along with the RPG’s will be a collection of board games including Dominion (with both expansions), Race for the Galaxy (also with expansions), Zombies!, Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, Pillars of the Earth, Puerto Rico, Agricola, Word on the Street, Say Anything, Apples to Apples and many more!

Location:

Middlesex Community College Lowell- cafeteria
33 Kearney Square, Lowell

Parking:

MCC has a parking garage- the Lower Docks Garage off of Warren Street with a walkway to the MCC building. There is also on-street parking, but it is limited.

Registration:

Please register ahead of time so we know how much coffee and breakfast items to get and how many games to prep!
$5 Admission plus we will be collecting game donations that we will gift to a local charity that helps homeless shelters, so bring a gently used game appropriate for kids!  If you bring some snacks to share or a few games, the registration may be waved.
Contact and Registration:

Go to BrilliantGameologists.com/Mailer and sign up for the mailing list

Email us at gameologists@gmail.com and let us know you are coming! If you have any questions, need a place to crash the night before, or want to run a game, email away!

Comment / Questions

Post here!


Things Are Going On!

March 05, 2010 By: Josh Category: News

The Noble Beaver

We here at Brilliant Gameologists are working away like beavers to get the third season up and running.  And that involves the sexiest of all things- infrastructure upgrades.  So things will be changing around here over the next few weeks.

The Big News

  • We have a hard date on the release of new episodes, March 28th.
  • There will be another live show on the 25th (time TBD)

So keep your eves on this space.


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