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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.

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Iain McAllister
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Articles & Podcasts By Iain McAllister

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thegiantbrain
February 20, 2020
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Megacity Oceania Review

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In the far flung future as sea levels rise, we will need to find ways to live on the oceans, to thrive despite our mistakes. We will succeed, we mu...
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thegiantbrain
February 13, 2020
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It’s week two of intern training and it’s Iain’s turn to get Iain behind the mic as Jamie is off doing….something. They start off by covering the l...
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thegiantbrain
February 11, 2020
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It seems every day we see a new $100+ game arriving on Kickstarter, hey I’m backing Oath myself just now. To my mind those games have to be great, ...
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thegiantbrain
February 06, 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
February 04, 2020
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The range of theme in hobby games took a long time to break out of its geek origins. The majority of games were sci-fi, fantasy, or real world war ...
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thegiantbrain
February 04, 2020
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“Rome was not built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour”. Ok so we aren’t going to build Rome, but we are going to build an entire civ...
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thegiantbrain
January 31, 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
January 30, 2020
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The Brainwaves studios are dusty, Jamie has been sleeping under a desk and there has been some confusion over who was booking the next guest. Lucki...
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thegiantbrain
January 28, 2020
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This article represents my impressions after the first play of a game. It should not be regarded as a full critical analysis of the game. I may wri...
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thegiantbrain
January 21, 2020
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Circle Undone Review

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I’m not always on the cusp of Arkham Horror LCG releases, but one of the joys of the game is that you don’t have to keep up with the Joneses. As th...
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