Episode 79 – Wizard Workshop

It’s the latest episode of Brainwaves! Join Iain and Jamie as they inspect the underbelly of the industry so you don’t have to. This cast the team report on finances at Wizards of the Coast and Games Workshop, abuse allegations, a games company going under, D&D competitions going awry and much more! They also announce the Brainwaves Apprenticeship. Listen in to find out how to get involved! 

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Headlines

Wizards of the Coast post sales figures

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/26/hasbro-ceo-expects-robust-toy-demand-to-continue-despite-higher-prices.html

https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2021/digital-business-helps-hasbro-make-up-for-lagging-board-game-sales/

Games Workshop Sales, Wages

James https://twitter.com/lagoon83/status/1419634369464082434

Longer Version https://lagoon83.medium.com/working-at-games-workshop-the-nuanced-version-edda9ffb1237

Sophie https://twitter.com/sophisaurus_rex/status/1419738513386397699

Gates Dowd abuse allegations

News

Tasty Minstrel’s bankruptcy issues

D&D cancels competition amid backlash

Z-Man’s new head is oddly familiar

Hybrid card sells a lot

CCG post https://www.cgccomics.com/news/article/8744/pokemon-test-print-blastoise/

Patreon Shoutouts

Shaun Newan

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facebook.com/gamealotboardgames

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Outro

Game of Life: Super Mario edition

Brooklyn 99 Cluedo

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Author: Iain McAllister

Tabletop games reviewer and podcaster based in Dalkeith, Scotland.

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