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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!


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!


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.


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

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

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MinMax Flowchart


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?


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

Sode #15: The Joys of Min/Maxing (MinMax02)

June 09, 2008 By: Meg Category: Season 2, Sodes, Strategy Comments Off on Sode #15: The Joys of Min/Maxing (MinMax02)

In this episode we cover the brighter side of life with min/maxing. We open with what gaming, day-to-day life, and god would be like if non min-maxed and then go into why it is advantageous to have a min/maxer as a fellow player, to have one as a player when you are GM’ing, and to be one yourself. We have an enlightening PSA from Josh and then finish with the 12 (or 4 or 20) different types of min/maxers.

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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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