- Eric BuscemiUnited States
Bill Corey Jr., first appeared on Episode 107
1. Introduce yourself. Where are you from? What should listeners know about you?
I'm from southeastern Wisconsin. I've been a mobile DJ and karaoke host for over 25 years now, and I'm lucky to have been successful enough to make an actual living out of it for the last 10 years. I also do some freelance work as a voice actor, and I've worked with independent film companies to produce award winning films. I'm active in local community theater productions, both on and off stage, and I've served on the board of directors for multiple non-profit organizations. I am also one of the founders of the Gaming Hoopla, a tabletop gaming convention held in Gurnee, IL that raises money for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
2. What games or types of games are you interested in?
I commonly refer to myself as an "omnigamer", in that I enjoy pretty much all sorts of games. I do tend to favor heavier, more involved games in general, though.
3. Do you have a favorite game or games you enjoy most?
Eclipse, no question. Not only is it a brilliant mix of euro mechanics with Amerithrash dice-chucking, but it can have a cinematic feel that I've never found anywhere else in board gaming.
4. What are some of the most memorable experiences have you had with tabletop board games in the past?
Tough question. I guess I'd probably have to say the first time I went to BGG.con in Dallas in 2014. I had been to a bunch of conventions in the past (most notably 25 consecutive Gen Cons and probably 12-15 Origins), but BGG was the first board game-specific convention I think I'd ever been to. It was an amazing experience for me... not only did I get to play games for five straight days, but I was able to meet some of the luminaries of the board gaming world, including Ignacy Trzewiczek (BIG fanboy moment for me) and a ton of podcasters and publishers. It was amazing, and I never miss BGG now because of it.
5. What is the focus of your WDYPTW segment?
For a while, I did Game Night Done Right, which gave tips and tricks into how to organize a game group successfully, whether it's a weekly game night at your home or your FLGS, but I've since shifted the segment into The Cubist Corner, where I talk about games and gaming related things, using my Cubist "Buy It, Play It, Forget It, or BURN IT" rating scale.
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- Brandon Kempf(Vacabck)United States
Man, now I gotta pretend that I like Bill too?!?!
Just kidding. Of all the people I have met through my board gaming life, Bill is the only one who has slept on my couch, so I hope he knows that means that not only do I consider him a good friend, but also Kerensa.
Bill hopped onto our little show here rather recently, Week 107 to be exact, with a segment he was calling Game Night, Done Right.
But recently, he changed gears and is now doing a Cubist Corner segment, which kicked off with talk about High Frontier (Third Edition) of all things!
By the way, be sure to check out his YouTube series, The Cubist on Monday nights at 9 pm Central!!
I do consider Bill a good friend and someone who I enjoy talking with and honestly, I have learned a bit from him as well.
Thank you Bill!!
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- Bill Corey Jr.(Dourgrim)United States
Vacabck wrote:<snip>If you've only learned a bit, you haven't been paying attention!
I have learned a bit from him as well.
Seriously, though, I'm honored to be a part of WDYPTW (aka "The Justice League of Podcasts"). It's made up of a great bunch of folks, and you make a great Aquaman, Brandon.
EDIT: Find out more about the Gaming Hoopla, a killer fundraising convention in my area: www.gaminghoopla.com
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