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2012-05-14 01:14:30 PM
No he's not.
 
2012-05-14 01:14:44 PM
Is this just a thirty minute ad for a board game?
 
2012-05-14 01:47:42 PM

EvilEgg: Is this just a thirty minute ad for a board game?


Yes. Wil, I adore you, but when you take five minutes to describe "short, fun little games" between your longer gaming sessions (which, apparently, are only warm ups to your main gaming session), and the video takes 33 minutes, you're kind of undercutting your main point.

The video looked great, the dragon game was interesting, but I couldn't stay with it. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much confessional cam stuff. Just let us watch the game.
 
2012-05-14 01:59:30 PM

EvilEgg: Is this just a thirty minute ad for a board game?


I know I'm feeling pretty board, now...
 
2012-05-14 04:50:14 PM
I just want to say that I like these as I hate to actually move pieces, roll dice or do math.
 
2012-05-14 04:50:51 PM
Oh yeah, and this is a repeat. But since it's probably a sponsored ad...
 
2012-05-14 05:27:49 PM
Looks like a neat game but I didn't see Dice anywhere in that video.


/Oh!
i229.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-14 05:28:02 PM
What happened to my long rambling post?
 
2012-05-14 05:39:40 PM
*sigh*
I'll try to remember what I blathered on about:

It's like Celebrity Poker but with games that I'd actually enjoy playing!

Other games that I think would work in this format (little hidden information, a play area where one can get a good sense of who is winning, neat looking):
Power Grid
Ra
Kingsburg
Formula D
Dixit
Nuns on the Run (tons of hidden information but with the nifty graphics and confession cam, this would be fun to watch!)

Other celebrities or personalities who have a rep for enjoying the nerdy/geeky side of life:
Nathan Fillion, NPH, Katee Sackhoff, Danica McKellar, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Adam Savage, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, ME, and almost anyone on this list: http://jergames.blogspot.com/2007/04/celebrities-who-play-board-and-ca rd.html

What else did I babble about in my first draft of this post...

Oh yeah: Anything that helps move people from thinking "Monopoly" and "Scrabble" when they think "board games" is awesome in my book!
 
2012-05-14 06:03:18 PM
A 30+ minute video of a no talent washed up child actor, the son of a major prick and two you tube video makers advertising bored games?

Subby must be bored (or getting commission on the game ad).
 
2012-05-14 06:03:20 PM

EvilEgg: Is this just a thirty minute ad for a board game?


Sort of. On the one hand, I now am really interested in Tsuro, a game I've been looking at to buy or several years. Now I probably WILL buy it, and soon. Zombie dice, I'm now not really interested in at all. Think of these as gameplay videos like everyone has for video games.
 
2012-05-14 06:15:07 PM
I'm attributing the fact that I watched the whole video to the fact that I'm hopped up on 880mg of naproxen sodium.
 
2012-05-14 06:16:54 PM
I think I might buy Tsuro. Zombie Dice not so much, and the shark vs. robot game was incomprehensible to me.
 
2012-05-14 06:21:43 PM
Those guys need to drink more, they all seem really nervous and uptight.
 
2012-05-14 06:26:34 PM
Wow. Amazing amount of hate for this series and Wil.

I'm not trying to White Knight Wil but I love board games and I think this series comes from a genuine love for gaming and just wanting to share.
Are Mayfair Games, Days of Wonder, et al paying them to feature their products? No idea. Don't care. Someone has to pay for the production of the videos.

If this were just a home movie shot from a tripod of a gang playing would it be fun? Probably not. There may be some funny moments, but if you didn't know the games already, it wouldn't make sense. Some of these games are very complex and can take a LONG time to explain (Dominant Species and Dungeon Lords anyone?) so editing, graphics, the confession cam etc. are necessary for this to work.

And they're only 4 episodes in, fer cripe's sake! Let 'em get into the rhythm and work out some of the kinks!

Now if I had a complaint, it be Wil's slow, overly deliberate delivery in the intros. Maybe he's over compensating for our (i.e. game lovers) tendency to babble and talk too quickly when we have an audience whose interested in boardgames? Or he's just trying to be careful when introducing new terminology and concepts to a wider audience? Dunno.

\\ I'm going to go try Power Grid with just me against two Robots to see if it works...
 
2012-05-14 07:16:52 PM
I liked the show. I'm going to watch more of it. I don't really understand the hate, but then again it's Fark after all.

hillary: shark vs. robot game was incomprehensible to me.


It seemed pretty simple:

1) After the first round of play, the person closest to the shark gets bit and loses a limb. Lose all limbs, you sink and lose the game.
2) Robots changes places based on card value.
3) Exception: robots playing two cards of equal value do not move at all, the others move as necessary.
4) Continue until there is one robot remaining.

Not really my thing, though, but it'd be amusing every now and then. I agree that Tsuro looks like a nice thing to have and that Zombie Dice is definitely not my thing. Not a fan of pure chance games.
 
2012-05-14 08:12:27 PM

patricula: Oh yeah: Anything that helps move people from thinking "Monopoly" and "Scrabble" when they think "board games" is awesome in my book!


Nothing wrong with the classic big names. Heck, if this gets people interested in playing any of those ye olde style analog games it's a good thing. It seems crazy, but they are a nice break from video games. I think that Geek & Sundry has done a pretty good job so far.
 
2012-05-14 08:25:12 PM
A pretty awesome friend recently got me into tabletop games, and they can be a freaking blast. We played Arkham Horror (Lovecraftian Survival Horror, 8 people cooperative) and after 3 hours we won and it was great.

Now I've bought like eight other games and I regret nothing!
 
2012-05-14 08:42:31 PM

vartian: EvilEgg: Is this just a thirty minute ad for a board game?

Yes. Wil, I adore you, but when you take five minutes to describe "short, fun little games" between your longer gaming sessions (which, apparently, are only warm ups to your main gaming session), and the video takes 33 minutes, you're kind of undercutting your main point.

The video looked great, the dragon game was interesting, but I couldn't stay with it. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much confessional cam stuff. Just let us watch the game.


We would use the time between shorter or new games to continue setting up our main game.
 
2012-05-14 08:47:01 PM

patricula: *sigh*
I'll try to remember what I blathered on about:

It's like Celebrity Poker but with games that I'd actually enjoy playing!

Other games that I think would work in this format (little hidden information, a play area where one can get a good sense of who is winning, neat looking):
Power Grid
Ra
Kingsburg
Formula D
Dixit
Nuns on the Run (tons of hidden information but with the nifty graphics and confession cam, this would be fun to watch!)

Other celebrities or personalities who have a rep for enjoying the nerdy/geeky side of life:
Nathan Fillion, NPH, Katee Sackhoff, Danica McKellar, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Adam Savage, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, ME, and almost anyone on this list: http://jergames.blogspot.com/2007/04/celebrities-who-play-board-and-ca rd.html

What else did I babble about in my first draft of this post...

Oh yeah: Anything that helps move people from thinking "Monopoly" and "Scrabble" when they think "board games" is awesome in my book!


Just play Monopoly by the rules, damnit!

Oh, and maybe if you play some more Scrabble then you might have a vocabulary that doesn't rely on surfer lingo.

/the first one seems cool for all ages
 
2012-05-14 08:48:49 PM
cf.geekdo-images.com

/the odds, the odds
 
2012-05-14 09:04:48 PM
It's not a bad series if you enjoy boardgames.


Also:

29.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-14 09:18:50 PM
Annoying confessional cam's aside, I like these vids. It gives me a chance to check out these games I hear about but have never had a chance to play.

/might pick up the dragon one
//need to find some nearby players first
 
2012-05-14 09:34:04 PM
"surfer lingo"? Que?

I highly recommend Boardgames with Scott if you want to learn about a ton of games and spend a crapton of money.
 
2012-05-15 12:40:40 AM
Wil -
I loved it. Thanks for being awesome. Oh, and I am buying Tsuro for the nieces and nephew who play tons o' chess. Great strategy game!
 
2012-05-15 05:29:15 AM
Started watching this from episode 1 because of Sean "Day[9]" Plott. It's a fun way to learn about cool new board games.
 
2012-05-15 08:20:44 AM

vartian: EvilEgg: Is this just a thirty minute ad for a board game?

Yes. Wil, I adore you, but when you take five minutes to describe "short, fun little games" between your longer gaming sessions (which, apparently, are only warm ups to your main gaming session), and the video takes 33 minutes, you're kind of undercutting your main point.

The video looked great, the dragon game was interesting, but I couldn't stay with it. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much confessional cam stuff. Just let us watch the game.


Here's how you do it (from PAX East 2012):

Crokinole
 
2012-05-15 01:07:12 PM

casual disregard: II agree that Tsuro looks like a nice thing to have and that Zombie Dice is definitely not my thing. Not a fan of pure chance games.


Zombie Dice is a combination of Can't Stop and Yahtzee. It does take a bit of skill to know when to gamble.
 
2012-05-15 08:23:18 PM

PanicMan: A pretty awesome friend recently got me into tabletop games, and they can be a freaking blast. We played Arkham Horror (Lovecraftian Survival Horror, 8 people cooperative) and after 3 hours we won and it was great.

Now I've bought like eight other games and I regret nothing!


Arkham Horror is one of my favorites. You should also check out the Battlestar Galactica game. Yes, it's based on a TV show and therefore you'd think it would suck, but it's actually a fantastic game. Also, boardgamegeek.com has a ton of info about boardgames. I highly recommend it.
 
2012-05-15 10:06:15 PM
I thought that was pretty damn cool, actually. There are a lot of games I'd like to look into, but didn't know how they played or if they would be fun. Gonna buy Zombie Dice now that I've seen it run through. As someone else said, I don't care if it is a paid ad, either on Fark or paid for by the game companies and Wil gets a cut. I enjoyed it, I like Wil (even if he is a pinko commie scum*, hehe), so yeah... hatersgonnahate.jpg. Screw you. Keep makin' 'em Wil.

*I'm kidding

\I also liked Wesley and Dr. Pulaski. Sue me you angry, angry bastards.
\\Is Kivas Fajo still collecting shiat on Warehouse 13?
 
2012-05-16 04:16:49 PM
patricula

Wow. Amazing amount of hate for this series and Wil.

Attention whoring is rarely smiled upon. (Not you Patrica, the 4 in the commercial. In fact, before I continue, none of the snark is pointed at you, it is solely aimed a the 4 attention-whores in the infomercial)

I'm not trying to White Knight Wil but I love board games and I think this series comes from a genuine love for gaming and just wanting to share.
And the fact that the games were by child-star and current con-leach's buddies was purely coincidental?


Are Mayfair Games, Days of Wonder, et al paying them to feature their products? No idea. Don't care. Someone has to pay for the production of the videos.
Fine, make your infomercials and good luck to ya. But...
1) How many infomercials get greenlit here?
and
2) Be honest about it (Again statement directed at the "starts" *scoff* not you Patrica) and call it a commercial.



If this were just a home movie shot from a tripod of a gang playing would it be fun? Probably not.
And it's not fun/funny here either. It's a once-was, a son of someone, and 2 "internet stars" doing an infomercial. It deserves all the ridicule aimed at it.


And they're only 4 episodes in, fer cripe's sake! Let 'em get into the rhythm and work out some of the kinks!
If Fark is gonna green-light the entire infomercial series, just be honest about it and put the link in the ad bar on the side.

Now if I had a complaint, it be Wil's slow, overly deliberate delivery in the intros. Maybe he's over compensating for..
or maybe He's just a crappy crappy "actor" (and is why he's relegated to cons (both meanings?) and internet infomercials.
 
2012-05-17 11:41:15 AM

OnlyM3: [Whole bunch of mad.]


You seem upset.

Seriously upset.

Did Wil touch you?
 
2012-05-17 11:59:42 AM
Poprocks Psychology

>>>> OnlyM3: [Whole bunch of mad.]

[ white knighting ]

i79.photobucket.com
 
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