Saturday, May 31, 2008

AGCExtra 21 May 31 2008 (BashCon Part 1) (20:30)

Ben Balestra presents the first in a series of Extras about BashCon! The Origins Awards Travelling Roadshow, Mayfair Games, and an Origins overview.

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Mayfair Games

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

AGC Game Tourney Statement

The statement text follows:

This is Mark Kinney of the All Games Considered podcast, and this is a statement concerning our recent episode in which we announced the winner of the AGC Game Tourney.

In the course of that episode, during the discussion of the general process of the tourney, I, in addressing some posting in Palladium Books' forums encouraging people to vote more than once per day, singled out a posting that, on second look, not only said they were not exploiting the system, but in fact simply referred to being able to vote once per day, which was legal in the first place. For that, I apologize to Palladium forum poster LostOne. I regret the error.

In addressing the posts that did encourage clearing cookies to vote more than once per day, I, in an attempt to balance out those claims, noted that Palladium has a large and active fan base. I should also have emphasized more those posts denouncing any forms of cheating in the tournament, and do so now. In any event, in a stance consistent with my editorial last August about the Fear The Boot/ENnie Awards situation, I will still seek options for the voting to prevent the question from being a factor in future iterations of the Tourney.

And finally, I deny claims that I wanted Rifts not to win the tournament. I encouraged organization among other game fans not to necessarily stop Rifts, but to drum up participation in general. I have in fact held up the Palladium example several times in the course of the tournament as what I want to see not just out of Palladium fans, but game fans in general, including the Palladium fans.

I cannot speak to the reactions of anyone else on the show, nor will I attempt to stifle those reactions. They had nothing to do with the running of the Tourney outside of assisting in the selection process.

Thank you.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

AGC 78 May 20 2008 (The End Of An Era) (1:42:59)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Ben Balestra. Everyone's here! Except Ben, thanks to Skype troubles. ConGlomeration. A convention episode of SLGG. The whole crew may make it to HyperiCon! The AGC Game Tourney finals, and plans for next year. The new high-tech AGC Studio. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Sceptre 1027. Chris takes a look at Hollow Earth Expedition. Arkham Terror: Experimental Therapy and the shape of Matrix Games to come. GenCon talk. Gaming fiction, and fiction from gaming (and more than a couple of asides). An email and ending talk. Talisman online stuff again. Looking for your feedback.

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Secret Life of Girl Gamers
Sceptre 1027 AD (Board Game Geek)
Sceptre 1027 AD (Chess Variants)
Hollow Earth Expedition (Exile Games Studio)
Mad Cat Creations
Hamster Press (Engle Matrix Games)
The Game Geeks (YouTube Search)

The Adventures of Indiana Jim
Basics of the Game
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
The Game Master Show

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

New Episode on the way...

Chris, Carol and I got together last night to record the Third Anniversary show. It should be good, and a nice sendoff for Chris.

Look for it to post sometime Tuesday.

Thanks for sticking with us!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

2008 AGC Game Tourney Update 5 (3:00)

Down to the finals! Mark found last years brackets during the move and gives a little history on the tourney.

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