Brilliant Gameologists

Play Like You Have To


October 04, 2010 By: Meg Category: Season 3, Shorts, Sodes 1 Comment →

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
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  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.

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 →


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.


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”


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: 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:






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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