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So here's a new endeavor that we're working on - a video show called "All Things Geek." This inaugural episode is related to board games, and features Jess Damerst - who will be coming with us to Spiel 2011 and working in the booth interviewing. A lot of effort went into this video, and we hope you like it!

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"You're basically going to do the same thing again"
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"You're basically going to do the same thing again"

Precisely. Man, I can't believe 7 Wonders won the SdJ. zombie
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I like it!
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Well done!

Very easy to watch and quite well presented.
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Hm... yeah... Do we really need another video series explaining how games are played? Especially one that is so "rehearsed"? I mean, you can almost hear the scrolling of the auto-queue.

I have nothing against BGG producing its own videos, but with BGG's access to designers and producers of board games, I am pretty sure something a lot more interesting could be created.
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Yes, agreed! BGG, please take us to the backstage of things, cut the guts of the games open and bring us the sweet scents of the inner workings.
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Especially one that is so "rehearsed"? I mean, you can almost hear the scrolling of the auto-queue.


I agree with that
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This looks promising. What's going to be the general focus of the series? Are they all going to focus on reviews?
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It's the first episode guys, cut Jess and BGG some slack. Geeze. And yes, I think there's more than enough room for a new video series. Especially one with such high production quality on it.

I don't understand why that Quirkle move at 5:45 is illegal. It's a set of 3 in all 3 ways, and doesn't interfere with anything.
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Good production and a pleasure to watch.

One suggestion: Add a bumper between segments. So viewers can catch their breath and it's clear a new segment is starting.
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UnknownParkerBrother wrote:
I don't understand why that Quirkle move at 5:45 is illegal. It's a set of 3 in all 3 ways, and doesn't interfere with anything.


Agreed. Looks legal to me.


A more pertinent question is why the player on her right in 7 Wonders dons a colourful bracelet for round two. And possibly changes sex.



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This is a well produced (although rather soulless) rules run through but I would prefer to see the effort/resources spent in the production of a video of this sort to go to the development of something that brings something new to the table -- the previous poster's suggestion of interviews with designers, publishers etc. seems like a more interesting direction. That said, it is the first in a series and I hope to see the show develop over time. Good luck with the project!
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I get the idea and the lure, and I like the idea of a show, and where you can take this. However, this might come off as a little over hypercritical, but we might as well get this out early and make for more of a successful showing.

The talent was a bit rough.

And I understand the reasoning behind it and all. I'm sure she is a great person, and loves all things geek, but we all can't have a face for radio. And there will be people that will say, it's the first time and will get better as the episodes come in. But truthfully, this kind of talent isn't learned, it's natural. And IMHO, I'm not feeling it.
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Legolas_Katarn wrote:
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Especially one that is so "rehearsed"? I mean, you can almost hear the scrolling of the auto-queue.


I agree with that


I agree with this agreement. It's a little BtD.
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I love the idea of making a "geek news" type show (which is where this seemed to be headed at first), like Destructoid but with a wider "geek" focus.

Upcoming games, convention news, interviews... I'm salivating at the thought of it.

Just a few ideas. Not that you asked.

thanks,

Brian
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One error in the Qwirkle segment: You can place pieces at both ends of a column or row. They don't have to touch each other. This is shown in example E of the rules.
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My review is a non-review. Just from reading the comments here, I didn't even give it a try. I don't need someone reading me the rules to a game. Simple games, at that.
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I found it useful. I'm sure I never want to play 7 Wonders now.

What's with Qwirkle getting the SdJ this year? I've been seeing it around for years. I'll probably pick it up eventually. Nice to have some games around with rules that obvious.
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There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said no. Somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time.
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Great idea. I was looking at a Tric Trac TV video just the other day and thinking "why doesn't BGG have this?"

First episode so I'll give it some slack. For the most part a nice video.
Maybe tighten up on the editing & cuts a little.
Think about continuity (it seemed weird to have an empty seat on either side of her, interspersed with scenes of mysterious hands from those empty seats passing her the cards).

I agree with others that this would be a great venue for interviews with designers and publishers, behind the scenes stuff, etc.

Oh and yeah, great shooting location, what a house! (Actually almost distracts my attention from the games)
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Clear explanations, easy to follow and understand the game. Very nice, thanks for the effort!
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rshipley wrote:

What's with Qwirkle getting the SdJ this year? I've been seeing it around for years. I'll probably pick it up eventually. Nice to have some games around with rules that obvious.


It only just got published in Germany this past year. This is a German games award.
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Aldie wrote:
So here's a new endeavor that we're working on - a video show called "All Things Geek." This inaugural episode is related to board games, and features Jess Damerst - who will be coming with us to Spiel 2011 and working in the booth interviewing. A lot of effort went into this video, and we hope you like it!


Cool! Whose game collection is that?
And Miss Damerst is another good reason to visit you guys in Essen meeple


Edit: snipped the "[/q]" by accident
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