Brainwaves Episode 137 - Cold Embrace
Brainwaves | Board Game and Tabletop News Show
by The Giant Brain
1w ago
The Brainwaves team are back to bring you the best in tabletop gaming news. This cast covers callous corporations, soaring crowdfunding, fantastically diverse awards, and D&D on stage?    Headlines   Hasbro Financials https://boardgamewire.com/index.php/2024/02/13/magic-dd-maker-hasbro-lost-over-1bn-in-q4-predicts-wotc-revenue-decline-in-2024/ https://investor.hasbro.com/financial-information/quarterly-results   Embracer prioritises shareholders https://www.gamedeveloper.com/business/embracer-says-it-s-looking-out-for-shareholders-after-cutting-almost-1-400-jobs?utm_sou ..read more
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Brainwaves Episode 136 - Cold Funk
Brainwaves | Board Game and Tabletop News Show
by The Giant Brain
1M ago
It’s the team of Iain and Jamie this episode to bring you all the best, and worst, in tabletop gaming news. From Funko selling off their best asset, to Mojo award winners, we have all the latest breaking news.    Headlines   Funko sells game division https://boardgamewire.com/index.php/2024/01/17/funko-just-sold-its-board-games-assets-and-prospero-hall-design-team-to-rummikub-maker-goliath/ https://boardgamewire.com/index.php/2024/01/19/how-goliath-bought-prospero-halls-game-assets-but-left-its-heart-behind/   RPG controversy https://diyanddragons.blogspot.com/2024/01/xande ..read more
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Brainwaves Episode 135 - New Knockout
Brainwaves | Board Game and Tabletop News Show
by The Giant Brain
1M ago
The Brainwaves Team are back from our festive hiatus. Every two weeks we bring you the best in tabletop gaming news from the controversial to the down right strange. This episode we cover Hasbro’s unwanted Christmas present, Wizards in AI art trouble (again), Tabletop Mentorship programme expanding, and can you guess what Iain thought he would never type into the show notes? Headlines Hasbro cuts workforce in the run-up to Christmas https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/dec/11/toymaker-hasbro-layoffs   Wizards under fire for AI art. Again https://www.polygon.com/24029754/wizards-coast ..read more
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Brainwaves Episode 134 - Wizards Embrace
Brainwaves | Board Game and Tabletop News Show
by The Giant Brain
2M ago
The team are back after a longer break between episodes and the tabletop world has been busy. From more art theft, to awards, loads of updates, and unfortunate lawsuits Jamie and Iain bring you the best in tabletop news from across the world in the last Brainwaves of the year!    Headlines   Wizards steals more art https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/magic-the-gathering-game/news/magic-the-gathering-artst-apologises-for-stolen-art-lost-caverns-of-ixalan   https://twitter.com/L_Lanfranconi/status/1725886246176587996?s=20   https://imgur.com/0qW5J62   Embracer in trou ..read more
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Brainwaves Episode 132 - Hasbro Halloween
Brainwaves | Board Game and Tabletop News Show
by The Giant Brain
4M ago
It’s a spooky news cast. No not really. Well maybe a bit. At the start. Blame Jamie. This episode of Brainwaves the team bring you a Hasbro heavy episode as that company releases its third quarter earnings, Magic changes its booster format, Wizards starts a TV channel. All this and more in Brainwaves Episode 132.   Headlines   Wizards starting TV channel https://www.polygon.com/23919779/dnd-dungeons-dragons-actual-play-tv-show-encounter-party https://variety.com/2023/digital/news/dungeons-dragons-free-streaming-fast-channel-eone-launch-1235609856/   Hasbro Third Quarter Earnings ..read more
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Brainwaves Episode 130 - Berserk AI
Brainwaves | Board Game and Tabletop News Show
by The Giant Brain
5M ago
In this edition of Brainwaves the team cover Berserk Games not paying their dues, troubles at Haba, and the continued rise of AI in the hobby. All this, and more, on this episode of Brainwaves.   Headlines   Berserk Games   https://twitter.com/digisprite/status/1700078934769987626   https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2757485/seeking-help-regarding-berserk-games-resolved-reop   Dicebreaker Article we refer to in the Jamey Stegmaier quote https://www.dicebreaker.com/topics/tabletop-simulator/news/tabletop-simulator-moderation-transphobia-allegation-1   Haba is insolve ..read more
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Brainwaves Episode 129 - No Dice
Brainwaves | Board Game and Tabletop News Show
by The Giant Brain
6M ago
Jamie and Iain are fresh off their trip to Tabletop Scotland and back in the studio with Oliver for a bumper week for news. This episode we cover thefts, accusations of predatory behaviour, and we have an exclusive on Tabletop News regarding their stance on unions. All this, and more, on episode 129 of Brainwaves   Headlines   No Rolls Barred host accused of predatory behaviour (again) https://www.reddit.com/r/boardgames/comments/15wj09c/adam_blampied_is_on_disciplinary_leave_from_no/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLP-nJ7QYuU https://www.patreon.com/posts/message-from-no-88033991 h ..read more
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Brainwaves Episode 128 - Stolen Magic
Brainwaves | Board Game and Tabletop News Show
by The Giant Brain
6M ago
In Brainwaves Episode 128 the team are reporting on a lighter week for news. Gencon is in the spotlight for attendance and theft, Wizards of the Coast are in trouble (again), and the Zenobia awards make a pleasant return. All this, and more, on this episode of Brainwaves.    Headlines   Gencon Breaks attendance record https://gamingtrend.com/news/gen-con-2023-breaks-attendance-record/   Gencon Theft https://www.wrtv.com/news/local-news/crime/impd-seeking-publics-help-in-identifying-2-people-of-interest-who-stole-300-000-worth-of-gaming-cards https://boardgamegeek.com/thread ..read more
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Brainwaves Episode 127 - Artificial Malevolence
Brainwaves | Board Game and Tabletop News Show
by The Giant Brain
7M ago
The team of three are back together to bring you the latest tabletop gaming news. From AI declarations, to new materials, and games becoming tv series becoming games, no news escapes our watchful eye.    Headlines   Kickstarter walks the line on AI https://updates.kickstarter.com/introducing-our-new-ai-policy/?ref=ksr_email_mktg_AIPOLICY_2023-08-01&lid=ntvmpknk03hh   Drivethru lays out policy on AI https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2023/07/drivethrurpg-brings-down-the-ban-hammer-on-ai-written-content.html   https://help.onebookshelf.com/hc/en-us/articles/127807487781 ..read more
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Brainwaves Episode 126 - Spiel Special
Brainwaves | Board Game and Tabletop News Show
by The Giant Brain
7M ago
Oliver has been on special assignment in Germany attending the Spiel des Jahres ceremony! To celebrate the award, and to learn more about it, we bring you interviews with the winners and with a member of the jury, Martina Fuchs. Never fret though, the cast is still full of the good, bad, and ugly news of the industry.    Headlines   Spiel des Jahres Special https://www.spiel-des-jahres.de/   Martina Fuchs https://www.spiel-des-jahres.de/en/the-jury/martina-fuchs/ https://twitter.com/MissBayBee_de   Fox & Bear Podcast https://www.fuxundbaer.de/   Updates   ..read more
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