The Mega Meeple

All about gamers and the games that bring them together.

Month: April 2017

International Tabletop Day 2017

April 29 was International Tabletop Day. My FLGS celebrated by having a 33 hr gaming marathon starting at 3PM on Friday and going non stop until midnight Saturday eventing.

There were a lot of games to say the least and raffles were held every hour with prizes and give aways. Proceeds supported the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and One UP Pediatric Foundation.

 

 

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Audio versions of our podcasts will also be available on our YouTube channel. Photos and stills of the games discussed on the episode will appear in the video.

Watch/listen to episode 001 here: https://youtu.be/jJbTWpONzGM

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The Mega Meeple Podcast – Episode 001 – “Don’t Mess With My Childhood!”

In this episode, GM Thomas is still getting familiar with his editing software. He looks forward to International Tabletop Day this Saturday, April 29 and talks about the games that he’ll be playing during a 33 hour long gaming marathon. Thomas also shares his thoughts about the boardgames Element by Rather Dashing Games and Too Many Bones by Chip Theory Games. He also rants about recent Kickstarter games like Stop Thief! and The 7th Guest and the pros and cons of rebooting an old favorite. Will they live up to the expectation or tarnish what was once fond childhood memories. Have a response or opinion of this week’s topic? Go to our website and contact us at any of the social media sites listed. Again, make sure to share, like, comment, subscribe and rate us on iTunes.

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Links to games in this episode:

Element by Mike Richie and Grant Wilson

http://www.ratherdashinggames.com/games/element

Too Many Bones by Adam and Josh Carlson

https://chiptheorygames.com/store#!/Too-Many-Bones/c/22721100/offset=0&sort=normal

Stop Thief! by Restoration Games

http://restorationgames.com/2017/04/08/back-stop-thief-kickstarter/

The 7th Guest by Trilobyte Games

http://www.trilobytegames.com/index.html

 

Podcast is approved for iTunes!

Well, it looks like there’s no turning back now. We just got an email from Apple stating that our podcast, The Mega Meeple Podcast, has been approved and will be available for subscriptions and download by early next week.

We are so excited about what’s in store. We already have some interviews lined up and will be receiving some review copies of games that are brand new and some that are about to go on Kickstarter.

So stay tuned to this website and smash that subscribe button in the widget down below to go to our iTunes Home when it becomes available. If you enjoy it and subscribe, please be sure to leave us a good review and hit all those stars for a rating. It will really help us out a lot to get this puppy off the ground.

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Thank you and we’ll see you at the gaming table.

The Mega Meeple Podcast – Intro Episode

Well, hopefully all my digital ducks are all in a row.

This first episode is simply a short and quick introduction of myself, the podcast, and what to expect in the coming weeks.

I hope you enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe, like, and share.

Small beginnings sometimes grow into big things, so lets start down this road and see what adventures await. Thanks for listening!

Don’t mess with our childhood.

At the time of this post, there are 2 “reboot” games on Kickstarter. One for the 1979 game Stop Thief! and one for the PC horror game The 7th Guest.

As much as my heart skipped a beat when the announcement of these two old favorites of mine being revisioned for modern day, there is a part of me that winces at the thought that they may screw it up and take what was a fondly held memory of my childhood and pile drive into the ground harder than a Tombstone finisher by WWE’s The Undertaker. I am painfully reminded what usually happens when somebody tries to “update” an old favorite like Hollywood making the 58th version of Spiderman. It usually does not live up to the memory of what it once was.

What do you think? Do you expect these new versions to be as good if not better than their long lost originals? Are you gonna purchase them in hopes to relive fun times long past or stay clear of them in preservation of a fond memory and not risk tainting it?

Feel free to contact us with your comments and opinions.

Until then, see you at the gaming table!

Why did you get involved in gaming?

Growing up I never was much into board games. Yea, we played the usual monopoly, risk, trouble, yada yada yada but not hobby board games. I think the closest I got was a copy of Stop Thief! that I got from an good school friend of mine back in 1979 (and I’m very excited that they are making a modern version of it now on Kickstarter). The most I got involved with gaming is video games. I loved Pitfall, Legend of Dragoon, Crono Cross, Resident Evil, and that racing game that had the sadistic clown driver. It’s funny. Back then games like Dungeons and Dragons was regarded as demonic and a portal to hell.

Then in November of 2015, my room mate asked if I’d be interested in helping him test a scenario for his Savage Worlds game that he was conducting at MACE. Savage Worlds? What’s MACE? I figured, what the hell, I’ll join in. I was bored anyway.

And then the bug bit. I was introduced to a group of people that didn’t care about my past experience with gaming. They accepted a relative stranger into their circle and I made a lot of friends over the next few weeks. Not to get sappy – I’ll save that for another blog – but gaming had saved my sanity. It helped get me out of my shell and actually enjoyed being social. As time went on, I found what style of games I am attracted to. I love the board games and I’m slowly getting more comfortable with RPGs. Right now, I’m not very good at role playing or improv. I just wanna know what dice do I roll and who I need to kill. Yea, I’m a murder hobo. Deal with it.

My very first game I bought was a card game I learned at MACE – a gaming conference that is held locally twice a year – called Seventh Hero. I have since maxed out my gaming shelf with the likes of Mage Knight, Blood Mage, The Others, Eldritch Horror, Arkham Horror LCG, Star Wars Destiny CCG, Mice & Mystics, Summoner Wars, and many other thematic story driven board games.

So how did you get introduced to this great hobby? What was the first game you played / bought?

Comment on this post and let’s get the conversation going. If you have an idea of a topic you’d like to see covered, feel free to submit your suggestions at the “Contact Us” page.

Until then, Game On!

 

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