It’s fundraising week, and that means we’re going all out! Not only will we talk about the ways (including some new ways) to support The Thoughtful Gamer, but we’re answering listener questions and giving 5 games our “Masterpiece Games” honor! Plus it’s our biggest podcast group ever, with Marc, Matt, Orion, Bubba, and Lindsay contributing their thoughts. Every once in a while Amber mutters a comment from across the room.
3:01 – Fundraising Week!
4:22 – Q&A: Ban a game?
8:27 – What is a Masterpiece Game?
12:24 – Masterpiece Game #1: The Resistance
15:44 – Q&A: Guilty pleasure games
20:31 – New opportunity: Looking for podcast sponsors!
21:37 – Q&A: First board game “crushes”
25:33 – Masterpiece Game #2: Twilight Imperium
28:32 – Q&A: Games co-hosts should try
34:04 – New Opportunity: Voiceovers
35:04 – Q&A: Gluten-free baking tips from Lindsay!
38:28 – Masterpiece Game #3: Magic the Gathering
44:51 – Q&A: How has our approach to gaming evolved?
47:50 – New Opportunity: “Final Look” Rulebook Checking
49:50 – Q&A: Game progression for new players
54:45 – Masterpiece Game #4: Dominion
1:01:33 – Q&A: Game peripherals
1:05:44 – Masterpiece Game #5: Chess
1:10:27 – Q&A: Group social behavior norms
Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction
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We’re doing something new in 2020 by honoring five games we appreciate as the best of the best when it comes to game design. Listen to the podcast to hear our discussion and check out this page to see the selections.
NEW Publisher Services
I’m also offering some new opportunities for publishers: podcast ads, VO work, and a “final look” at your rulebook. You can see the details here.
Stay tuned for more stuff every day this week! Tomorrow: what are the ways you can support The Thoughtful Gamer?