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Iain McAllister  (He/Him)
Associate Writer and Podcaster

Iain McAllister lives in Dalkeith, Scotland with his wife Cath and their two dogs, Maddie and Gypsy. He has been a keen member of the local gaming scene for many years setting up and participating in many of the clubs that are part of Edinburgh's vibrant gaming scene.

You can find more of his work on The Giant Brain which publishes a wide range of articles about the hobby including reviews, previews, convention reports and critique. The Giant Brain is also the home of the Brainwaves podcast, a fortnightly podcast covering industry news that Iain hosts with his friend Jamie Adams.

 

Iain McAllister
Associate Writer and Podcaster
 

 

Articles & Podcasts By Iain McAllister

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Ordering
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thegiantbrain
May 22, 2020
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Getting It

Rants & Raves
In a recent conversation I had on Twitter I was told I didn’t ‘get’ the Star Trek Adventures RPG, my review of which is pretty negative. This did t...
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thegiantbrain
May 05, 2020
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The Team are all together in Brainwaves HQ and Iain C has made his way back from the non-euclidean geometry of the coffee machine. Joining Jamie an...
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thegiantbrain
April 30, 2020
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Brainwaves HQ is a lonely place for Iain M to be on his own: Iain C is self isolating, and we’ve sent all the interns home for safety. Contemplatin...
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thegiantbrain
April 23, 2020
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Barenpark Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
 
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If you go down to the woods today you are in for a big surprise, because that part of the park was specifically zoned for Panda bears and now they ...
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thegiantbrain
April 20, 2020
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I love elegant design: small boxes, precisely targeted to do one thing really well, just the right amount of mechanics tied to a strong theme. I wi...
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thegiantbrain
April 02, 2020
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This article will look at an individual scenario of Arkham Horror: The Card Game. These will be my impressions after playing through the scenario a...
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thegiantbrain
April 02, 2020
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Shame

Essays
Our hobby is one filled with great excess; huge games, buckets of miniatures, deluxe editions, and thousands of releases a year. Many try to stay o...
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thegiantbrain
March 19, 2020
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This article will look at an individual scenario of Arkham Horror: The Card Game. These will be my impressions after playing through the scenario a...
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thegiantbrain
March 19, 2020
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Roll Player - Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
 
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To many people the best part of Role Playing Games is creating your character; Pouring over rulebooks, thinking up a backstory, finding the maxes a...
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thegiantbrain
March 12, 2020
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Brainwaves 44 - Robot Club

Podcasts & Videos
Iain Chantler has established a Robot Fight Club in the basement of Brainwaves HQ and who better than James Hewitt to help him get it setup. Iain M...
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