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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
Associate Writer and Podcaster
 

 

Articles & Podcasts By Iain McAllister

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thegiantbrain
December 10, 2019
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Dragonmeet was one of my very first conventions. A small RPG focused con when I first attended many moons ago, it has now blossomed into cover...
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thegiantbrain
December 03, 2019
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It’s Sunday. I’ve woken up late, had some breakfast, played some computer games and now I am looking at my week ahead. Wednesday is my regular game...
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thegiantbrain
November 26, 2019
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Games allow us to step into roles we never thought we would get a chance to experience: explorer, investigator, wizard, space captain. These roles ...
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thegiantbrain
November 21, 2019
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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
November 12, 2019
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Brainwaves 37: Wizard Brains

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Iain and Jamie are joined by magic man Richard from We’re Not Wizards. Together they cover actual Kickstarter Fraud, Kittens getting their hands on...
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thegiantbrain
November 12, 2019
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Creation is a powerful motivation for playing games: creation of story, of fun, of moments of drama, tension, victory and defeat. There is somethin...
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thegiantbrain
November 07, 2019
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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
October 24, 2019
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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
October 22, 2019
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Brainwaves 36: Creaking Brains

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That sound isn't the Brainwaves HQ starting to strain under the weight of all the new interns, no it's the sound of Creaking Shelves recently insta...
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thegiantbrain
October 22, 2019
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Blockbuster Party Game Review

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I have fond memories of heading to the local Blockbuster store on the corner of South Clerk Street and Bernard Terrace in Edinburgh. To a film nerd...
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