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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
May 19, 2022
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The seas whip around your vessel. Lightning crashes and winds build to a deafening crescendo. The boat bucks beneath you, threatening to throw you ...
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thegiantbrain
May 12, 2022
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Taking Turns

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The last two years have seen a seismic change in the way the community interacts with games. As the Covid 19 pandemic shut stores, closed conventio...
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thegiantbrain
May 10, 2022
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Jamie’s had some bad OJ and they are recording later than usual.
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thegiantbrain
May 05, 2022
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Boardgaming is a hobby that has its heart in the world of the physical. Despite all the virtual tabletops that have allowed us to play together ove...
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thegiantbrain
April 14, 2022
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In these turbulent times the tabletop community is showing their generosity and Iain and Jamie are highlighting as much of those efforts as they can.
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thegiantbrain
March 23, 2022
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Admired greatly when it first hit the shelves, Azul is a game of tactile joy and simple mechanics. Underneath this sheen of abstract mundanity lies...
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thegiantbrain
March 17, 2022
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Escape the Dark Sector Review

Board Game Reviews
 
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The lights flicker on in your cell. The familiar hum of the space station in your ears, the smell of your fellow detainees pervades the room, the t...
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thegiantbrain
March 08, 2022
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It’s back to a more news focused cast this time round as Jamie and Iain put together the highlights of the last two weeks in Tabletop industry news.
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thegiantbrain
March 01, 2022
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It’s been a light couple of weeks for news so the team has decided to bring you a 2 for 1 deal. Part Brainwaves, part Idle thoughts, all sparkling ...
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thegiantbrain
February 16, 2022
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Iain and Jamie are in the studio to bring you the best in tabletop news. This episode covers all that is going on with Tabletop Simulator, TSR retu...
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