Brainwaves Episode 55 – Wheelchair Warriors

The deluge of news is finally slowing and the team takes a well deserved rest in the gardens, whilst still bringing you the latest information from the world of tabletop. This cast covers the Ennie Winners, Roll20 boom, Combat Wheelchairs, Asmodee going alone, Starfinder returning to Alexa and more! As the storm clouds gather overhead the team discuss the relationship between publishers and reviewers and where the line lies between reviews and paid content.  All this and more, in Brainwaves Episode 55.

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Ennies announced

Roll20 reports covid RPG boom

Combat Wheelchair

Aj Le Brun Interview


AEG CEO John Zinser unwell


WOTC drops ACD

Alexa Starfinder RPG grows

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Iain McAllister

Tabletop games reviewer and podcaster based in Dalkeith, Scotland.

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2 Responses

  1. The topic of adverts vs. independent reviews is complicated, I think. I’m still not sure if embargo dates fall within editorial control. After all, they control when you can release your review. You might be ready, but not allowed to publish it. On the flipside, I often tell smaller publishers when I’m planning on releasing my review and am often flexible by a couple of weeks either way. So if they ask me to change the date, does that mean they have editorial control? Or is it still me controlling it, because I have the ultimate decision on the release date? If so, at what points does a publisher setting a deadline become editorial control? After all, I can always ignore them, if I so choose. They don’t control my blog? So many questions that make the issue of editorial control rather vague for me.

    Anyway, this was another amazing podcast episode. Loving it! Great work on all fronts. You’re a great team.

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