#183: App Assistance


Here comes Fantasy Flight’s body, mourned by Michael Walker: who,
though he had no hand in its death, shall receive
the benefit of its dying, a place in the
hobby; as which of you shall not?

Friends, gamers, hobbyists, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Fantasy Flight, not to praise it.
The evil that publishers do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Fantasy Flight. The noble Bigney
Hath told you FFG was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath FFG answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Bigney and the rest–
For Bigney is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men–
Come I to speak in FFG’s funeral.
It was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Bigney says it was ambitious;
And Bigney is an honourable man.
It hath published many games home to Rome
Whose playing did the gaming public thrill:
Did this in FFG seem ambitious?
When that the games were broken, FFG hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Bigney says it was ambitious;
And Bigney is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Bigney spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love it once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for it?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin box there with expansions,
And I must pause till it come back to me.

01:32 AYURIS: Imperial 2030 (Mac Gerdts, PD-Verlag, 2009)

Games Played Last Week:
04:08 -Yokohama (Hisashi Hayashi, Tasty Minstrel Games, 2016)
07:54 -Vampire Queen (Wolfgang Kramer, Schmidt Spiele, 2016)
11:40 -Regicide (Paul Abrahams, Luke Badger, & Andy Richdale, Badgers from Mars, 2020)
12:13 -Pickomino Deluxe (Reiner Knizia, Zoch Verlag, 2018)
14:25 -Equinox (Reiner Knizia, Plan B Games, 2021)
18:33 -Rhino Hero (Scott Frisco & Steven Strumpf, HABA, 2011)
18:33 -Rhino Hero: Super Battle (Scott Frisco & Steven Strumpf, HABA, 2017)
21:50 -The Search for Planet X (Matthew O’Malley & Ben Rosset, Renegade Game Studios, 2020)
23:15 -Descent: Legends in the Dark (Kara Centell-Dunk & Nathan I. Hajek, Fantasy Flight, 2021)
31:00 -Beyond the Sun (Dennis K. Chan, Rio Grande Games, 2020)

News (and why it doesn’t matter):
32:42 Fundraiser for Food Banks Canada with Badgers from Mars and Regicide! Saturday, Oct 2nd, 3 PM EST on Twitch
33:21 Mini Yura Yura Penguin
33:52 Shout out to SVWAG Guild on Boargamegeek: https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/3236
34:41 Sushi Boat on KS soon
35:05 G.I. Joe RPG
35:57 CMON getting into NFTs
38:16 Parasocial Saturdays: Streaming Equinox on Saturday, Sep. 11 at 10:30 AM EST on Twitch

38:34 Topic: App Assistance

1:15:27 SVWAG Presents: Masterpiece Theatre: F9

OK, that’s an instant boycott from me. Not that they’ll care; I’m not in their target market anyway.


and I have all I need from them anyway… I need to catch up with the podcast. But wtf NFTs???

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Well, Chaosium (publishers of RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu RPGs) just took in a few hundred grand off selling them. (I’m boycotting them too, again not that I’m a big customer of theirs.) Who cares about the environmental damage or the intrinsic valuelessness of something that can vanish at any moment, there’s money to be made.

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NFTs are about the dumbest [insert preferred expletive here] anyone invented recently…


If there is an interest… there is a market. It reminds me of those shops that sell memorabilia from movies, particularly pieces of film with photograms from famous movies that could or could not be the original…

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