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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.

December 6: JiffyCon Lowell/ One Shot Game Day!

November 29, 2008 By: Meg Category: News 1 Comment →

December 6th: JiffyCon/ V3: One Shot Game Day Trolley

JiffyCon Lowell, combined with Veni, Vidi, Venatus (I came, I saw, I gamed) is a chance to come and play a new game with other cool folks- including of course, us! The JiffyCon side will feature one shots of indie games- some published, some not, and the Game Day side will feature some more popular traditional games that you haven’t had a chance to try. There will also be a Board Game Corner so you can be introduced to new and exciting board games you’ve never even heard of!

Where: Middlesex Community College- Lowell Campus

When: December 6, 2008

  • 9:00-10:00 Registration and Game Sign up (when they are full, they’re full!)
  • 10:00-1:00 Game Session #1
  • 1:00-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-5:00 Game Session #2
  • 5:00-6:00 Prizes, recap, hang out, plan for the after party!
  • 6:00-? Hang out with the Gameologists!

Specials!

  • Lunch is included
  • Everyone will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes provided by Myriad Games in Salem, NH.
  • Free copies of a special, new, quarterly newsletter will be given to all attendees!

RPG Games Scheduled so far:

Other Tabletop Games in the Board Game Corner (run by BG Meg):

  • Race for the Galaxy
  • Stone Age
  • Pillars of the Earth
  • Thurns and Taxis
  • Vegas Showdown
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Card Games include: Bohnanza, Citadels, Guillotine, Gloom, and Bang
  • Classics include: Carcassone, Risk, Settlers of Catan
  • Too many more to list!

GM’s Still Sought! Games we’d like to see run include:

  • Burning Wheel (one of the published adventures)
  • Shock
  • Dread
  • Savage Worlds

GM’s get in 1/2 price! Let us know your ideas!

To Register:

  • $10 if you register in advance (Thursday Dec. 4th or before) or $15 at the door. There is no limit to how many people we can host!
  • RSPV “Yes!” on the Event’s Facebook Page or
  • Email Meg at Meg (at) brilliantgameologists.com

Children’s Track

  • If there are 3 or more children (3-11) attending (with their parent or guardian!) we will have a children’s track led by a first aid/ CPR certified teacher. Must know by Wed December 3rd!
  • Cost: Children pay normal admission which will cover the cost of the child care provider.

Any questions?

Email Meg at meg (at) brilliantgameologists.com or post on our forums HERE

Sode #27: Payouts (System 04)

November 17, 2008 By: Meg Category: Season 2, Sodes, Strategy Comments Off on Sode #27: Payouts (System 04)

BGios

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.

Our warm up was entirely un-electronic. Zeke yelled at Meg’s neighbors and we had a heated discussion about some posters on our Message Boards.

Icebreaker:

Non RPG’s that we enjoy and the payouts that make us happy.

Race for the Galaxy— great game. Support a great Friendly Local Gaming Store and buy your copy today! With the expansion!

Douchebag of the Week:

The Novelist

Payouts:

Part of our Jargon Series. Part 1 or 2.

What do you like about role playing? What makes you excited? The Payout Model explains why people are different elements to use to fire up your game and players.

  1. Character Payouts- Getting stuff for your character
  2. Player Payouts- What do you enjoy at the table?
  3. GM Payouts- GMs can have fun too!
  4. Visceral Reaction Payouts- Gaming feels good!
  5. Intellectual Payouts- Gamenugen
  6. Creative Payouts- Dra-ma!
  7. Scholarly Payouts- Meg loves her drumlins
  8. Kinesthetic Payouts- Cosplay= ok. Furries = BAD

Some additional info:

1) This is our first shot at a Trivia Question of the Week.  Submit your answer in the thread about this episode on our message boards!

2) We lowered the quality again on this episode to try and keep the file size manageable.  Let us know if it went too far.

Reminders-

We put show updates and random goodies on Meg’s Twitter. Don’t miss out!

Email us at GM@BrilliantGameologists.com

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

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


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