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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 #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 →

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.

  • 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.

News!:

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”

(more…)

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 #32: 7 Gaming Resolutions (Meta 08)

January 05, 2009 By: Meg Category: Casual, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

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.

News:

It’s Meg’s birthday this coming Saturday, January 10th!  To celebrate, we are having our first special LIVE episode this Thursday, January 8th!  Come on in and chat with us in real time!  See this blog post for more information.

Icebreaker:

Podcast resolutions!

  • Meg wants more charts and graphs and wants to say “douche” and “fantastic” less
  • Josh wants to do more reviews
  • Zeke wants to party like it’s 1999.

7 Gaming Resolutions

Get your own bingo card and play along! Get Bingo (or “GAMER” as we eventually decided) and get your very own Official GAMER card! We’re playing too! Track our progress on our message boards.

Bingo!

  1. Play New Games- a new story game, new action-adventure game and a new tabletop game.
  2. Pay it forward- convince someone new to play a game.
  3. Put together a character you wouldn’t normally consider
  4. Learn how to play a game differently- use a mechanic you normally avoid, find a new way to solve an old problem or find new problems to solve.
  5. Play with strangers 3 different times (in order to get all 3 checks- playing once with 3 new people doesn’t count!)
  6. Go to a convention- a regional con (under 500 people), a state con (500 or more people), and a national con (2,000 or more).
  7. Why so serious??
    1. Play a crazy game
    2. Convince others to play a game crazy
    3. Put together a fun/silly character in a real game
    4. Do something fun and unexpected in a game
    5. Play with someone crazy or a stranger in a strange spot
    6. Let yourself out of the box- play a character in real life at a con

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

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

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.

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.

Secret Code Contest!

September 26, 2008 By: Meg Category: News 2 Comments →

secret Code contest logo

What do Atomic Array, Brilliant Gameologists, Ogre Cave Audio Report, The Podgecast and The Tome Show have in common besides all being gaming podcasts? They are all offering fabulous prizes from Noble Knight Games!

Listen to the Secret Code Episode of each episode (releasing on or around September 26th) and get the code disclosed in the episode. When you have all 5, send your entry to secretcodes@moonstew.com by 17 October 2008 along with your full name and contact information. 10 correct entries will be randomly drawn and will win a $25 gift certificate to Noble Knight Games.

Participating Shows:
Atomic Array episode 006: New Gods of Mankind

Brilliant Gameologists episode 23: 7 Things We Hate About the Gameosphere

Ogre Cave Audio Report episode on September 12: Ogre’s Choice 2008

The Podgecast episode 11: Professional Min/Maxer (Check out the special guesthost for this episode- hint- it’s Meg!)

The Tome Show episode 85: Wyatt at GenCon

Spread the word and enjoy!

Sode #21: Don’t be the Dwarfs (Player 03)

September 22, 2008 By: Meg Category: Diplomacy, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

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.

  • Gaybar by Electric 6 for 2 reasons. 1) We love Electric 6 and are stocked about going to see them (again) on Fri 11/21in Cambridge MA at the Middle East. 2) Hotpants. It reminds us of one of the Brilliant Fanologists at Gencon who wore hotpants for Meg. Thanks Woodrow.

Icebreaker:

  • DragonCon recap. Meg represented the Brilliant Gameologists at DragonCon and the Parsec Awards. Big thanks to Adam from the Podgecast for offering up hotel space and to Cam Banks from Margaret Weis Productions for a great conversation and Jamie Chambers, also of MWP, for socializing even though we trashed your game.

Douchebag of the Week:

  • +1 Guy

Main Topic:

Don’t be the 7 Dwarfs

  1. Sleepy
  2. Sneezy
  3. Bashful
  4. Dopey
  5. Grumpy
  6. Happy
  7. Doc

Plugs

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

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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