Tabletop Deathmatch!
February 27th, 2015

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone,

Do you like board games?

Do you like seeing undiscovered board games get the spotlight they deserve?

Do you like Cards Against Humanity?

If you answered yes to all (or any) of those questions, you should really check out Tabletop Deathmatch!

Tabletop Deathmatch is an independent game design contest run by Cards Against Humanity. They assembled a panel of expert judges to pick an exceptional unpublished board game, brought the creators to Gen Con, the biggest board game convention in the world, and then invited us to make a super cool web series out of the contest!

New episodes are going up twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday on the CAH YouTube channel.

This week we got to meet Zach Barton and his game Bad Detectives — a game of murder and police procedurals.

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We also take a look at Adam Rehberg and his game Brewin’ USA, a game about staring your own craft beer empire.

My beers shall rule the earth!!!!

 

Tribblethop Derpmarch!
February 23rd, 2015

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means new videos! First up this week is Unskippable! Graham and Paul riff the opening cutscene of Sacred 3. I fully admit I know very little about this game, but judging by this cutscene, I’m extremely surprised that this is the third game in the series. Luckily, the worse the game, the better the Unskippable episode.

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Next up is Tabletop Deathmatch episode 2. In this episode we meet Matt Stockwell and his game Charm City Blues. Tabletop Deathmatch updates TWICE weekly! Tuesday and Thursday! Check out the sweet Kris Straub animations!

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Last week’s episode of CheckPoint is now online too. Did you know Apple is promoting a strange new type of app — the PAID game? We ask the hard hitting questions like “do 13 year olds even know what a paid game is?” and “what have we become?”

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Finally, did you watched the latest Feed Dump? Serge and Paul discover that people from Belarus have weird fetishes.

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TABLETOP DEATHMATCH!!!
February 18th, 2015

Posted by Kathleen

Hey LRR fans!

Do you like board games?
Do you like Cards Against Humanity?
Do you awesome new shows?

Then you’ll love the second season of Tabletop Deathmatch!

Tabletop Deathmatch is a board game competition and reality web series. Cards Against Humanity put on a contest where game designers with great, unpublished board games could win an all expenses paid, no strings attached first printing of their game. They picked 8 finalists, then hired professional artists and graphic designers to help the finalists bring their games to live, then brought the finalists and their amazing games to Gen Con, where a panel of board game design gods played the game and picked a winner. And we filmed it!

The first episode is live now on Cards Against Humanity’s YouTube channel, and I highly encourage everyone to check it out!

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Assassins, Loading Time, Crapshots and Magnums!
February 16th, 2015

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone, it’s Monday here in Canada, so that means it’s time for me to write a blog post summing up a bunch of the content we’ve put up over the last week. There is so much content you guys.

First up, it’s part two of Unskippable’s look at the opening cutscene for Assassin’s Creed Rogue. (If you missed the first part of the series, you can find it here!) Remember being an awesome dude on a ship? Well, no more of that. Now you get to be… a corporate lackey! OH BOY! An exciting video game escape from reality! Have fun waiting for an elevator and being prompted to fix your co-worker’s computers. Truly a thrill a minute this game is.

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We still have Ian working in the Loading Time mines, digging out rich nuggets of behind the scenes footage and editing them all into videos for your enjoyment as well. This week we get a look at the process of filming Dirty Money. Did you know it’s surprisingly hard to get good looking fake money? Like, annoyingly so? Can’t imagine why…

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In exciting MYSTERY BOX news, we launched the first of our secret projects, the Magnum Rewatch podcast! Graham and I go through every episode of classic 1980s TV show Magnum P.I., crack wise, discuss the historical context behind the show, what happened in the episode and the neat filmmaking stuff we noticed about it! If that doesn’t spark your interest, perhaps this great artwork Featherweight made for it will? It’s available on iTunes and you can listen to it by checking out our podcast listings too!

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And finally, there’s been a hearty, weekly dose of crap(shots) for you to enjoy!

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The Professor

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The Fog

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The Piles

 

Continuing Weirdness from Pagan Min, CheckPoint Hijinks
February 2nd, 2015

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everybody! We’re back from PAX South, and that means I (Kathleen) am back in charge of the blog. That doesn’t really change much to be honest. But hey, maybe you missed me a little bit?

Anyhow… This week on Unskippable we have part two of the Far Cry 4 intro. Honestly, Min seems like he’d be right at home as an Archer villain. There’s even a part where an “are we not doing phrasing anymore?!” wouldn’t be out of place.

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Ash and Graham guested on last week’s Feed Dump, The Less You Know, for an episode where we finally learned what to yell when you’re sexing a mailbox. Oh, you’ve never thought about that? Or thought about trying to copulate with the thing you put mail in? You my friend, lack imagination.

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We’ve also got episode 17 of Temple of the Lava Bears (turns out that temple is a busy place) AND a new episode of the LRRcast, now with even more embarrassing personal injury stories!

Speaking of Temple of the Lava bears, we’re also getting down to the wire if you want to get a Lava Bears shirt! It features a sweet design by Featherweight, and will be printed on an all new, extra soft, cotton/poly blend shirt. —check the new sizing chart here (the lower chart).

Additionally, we’re printing the design without an undercoat, meaning two things: it eliminates the feeling of a heavy screen print pressing against your chest, and it lets some of the heather texture of the shirt through, which looks really cool.

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And finally, have you been watching Season 3 of crapshots? We’ve got two new episodes up!

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The Rain

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The Hat