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“Board Games Aren’t Just for Geeks Anymore”...

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19 Feb 2019 17:30 #292640 by Michael Barnes
Unless you show up with Monopoly, and then some guy pulls out a gun and blows your brains out.

Everybody is celebrating this video from Actualol (never heard of him) today. Publishers, designers...Rodney is even in it.

But how the fuck are you going to put across a message that games are for everybody and then show someone with the WRONG game literally get murdered?

I get the very tired, very dated, very shopworn joke about Monopoly, oh ha ha ha...but I have to say I was actually pretty shocked by this. It wasn’t funny.

Guess it goes to show the hobby is always going to have gatekeeping, even if it’s “not just for geeks anymore”.
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19 Feb 2019 17:42 #292642 by Space Ghost
I don't like that kind of thing anyway...but, that's really in poor taste.

Who's Rodney?

I would actually be interested in that Monopoly edition that is in the wood box. Looked nice.

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19 Feb 2019 17:49 #292644 by SaMoKo
www.cbsnews.com/news/monopoly-game-ends-...yfriend-say-nm-cops/

www.google.ca/amp/s/nationalpost.com/new...pot-at-mans-head/amp

Seems like armed assault short of shooting is more the style of These Games of Ours. Far more civilized to knife or bludgeon over Monopoly.
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19 Feb 2019 17:50 #292645 by jeb
Aldie's out there registering boardgamegentleman and boardgamegenderneutralpronoun as we speak.
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19 Feb 2019 17:52 #292646 by Space Ghost
We are fast approaching needing to register boardgameoverexposure
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19 Feb 2019 17:55 #292647 by jeb
Anything to keep from thinking about boardgameglobalwarming I guess.

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19 Feb 2019 17:57 #292648 by cdennett
You guys crack me up with your insular exposure to board game media. Actualol is a former TV comedy writer (I believe) turned board game YouTuber that is trying to fund himself via Patreon. I find him mildly entertaining but rarely tune into his stuff. You have to admit that he put a lot of effort into the skit part of his musical number. Yes, the Monopoly joke is tired but I think you need to lighten up if you're actually getting offended by it. Tonally dissonant? Probably was intended.

As for who is Rodney...it's the Watch It Played Youtube guy, arguably the biggest board games rules splainer on YouTube. Also Has Quinns from SU&SD and Becka from GeeknSundry.
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19 Feb 2019 18:02 #292649 by SaMoKo
Rodney has saved me and those I play with hours of frustration because he’s far better at explaining games than anyone in our group. He’s a gem, as was (is?) Will Wheaton
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19 Feb 2019 18:10 #292650 by WadeMonnig
He was shot with a foam Cash n Guns "gun." The proper way to kill him would have been a knife fight in a phone booth.
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19 Feb 2019 18:13 #292651 by Michael Barnes
I don’t think there’s a need to lighten up in this case...the message is clear, and it’s the old “These Games of Ours” chestnut. But it has some weirdly incongruous violence that sort of undermines the whole message. It’s all very well done and clever...and then it’s like “oh, there are right games and wrong games and now a dude got shot”

I get that it’s a foam gun and all that...but the blood splatter, body, and message were unnecessary.
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19 Feb 2019 18:24 #292652 by WadeMonnig

Michael Barnes wrote: I get that it’s a foam gun and all that...but the blood splatter, body, and message were unnecessary.


The blood splatter was over the top but I'm not the one writing/producing/directing it so, their choice. The whole thing is a bit odd "Board games aren't for Geeks anymore" which i will now prove with song and dance and cameos by Board Game Personalities who you won't know unless, you guessed it, you are into board games.
So, here are the same half dozen body odor/geek/bad personal hygiene jokes that have been around for decades put into what felt like a commercial for his patreon.
In short, it didn't convince me to want to support him. so an overall fail?
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19 Feb 2019 18:28 #292653 by Colorcrayons
Knife fights in phone booths aren't spoken of as often as knife fights in phone booths should be.

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19 Feb 2019 18:31 #292654 by WadeMonnig

Colorcrayons wrote: Knife fights in phone booths aren't spoken of as often as knife fights in phone booths should be.

Probably has something to do with the first rule about knife fights in phone booths.
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19 Feb 2019 18:46 #292655 by Not Sure

WadeMonnig wrote:

Colorcrayons wrote: Knife fights in phone booths aren't spoken of as often as knife fights in phone booths should be.

Probably has something to do with the first rule about knife fights in phone booths.


"Deposit 25 cents to begin?"
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19 Feb 2019 18:48 #292656 by Colorcrayons
The first rule of knife fights in phone booths is...

Trigger warning?

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