The 8th Month
August 2nd, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

It’s the beginning of August, and for most people in Canada, that means it was [CIVIC HOLIDAY]! I’m sure everyone had a great time this [CIVIC HOLIDAY], hanging out with their friends and family, trading [CIVIC HOLIDAY] gifts, drinking [CIVIC HOLIDAY] nog, and even dancing around the [CIVIC HOLIDAY POLE].*

Of course, if it wasn’t a holiday weekend where you are, you still have plenty of reason to celebrate — all these videos!

This week on CheckPoint, we discuss Pokémon Go, Bioware, and a heartwarming piece of news about No Man’s Sky.

We also hopped onto the Pokemon Go bandwagon with this Crapshot, featuring our favourite new character Area Man!

Graham and I continue our adventures through Japan with the Day 9 edition, Let Us Showa This Museum. We see the local sights of Takayama, the quaintest town possibly ever.

Speaking of blog news, James decided he didn’t want to let Graham have all the blog fun, and has put up his own JVLOG about a recent trip to the beach.

AND FINALLY, if you’re still looking for stuff to watch, Graham has just re-uploaded the original first season of Commodore Hustle to our YouTube channel. If you missed the first run in 2008 (HOLY CRAP THESE CAME OUT EIGHT YEARS AGO) you should really watch them again — using this handy playlist that starts on episode one!

*[CIVIC HOLIDAY] offer not valid in Quebec.

Con Bravo and More!
July 25th, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

It’s Monday, and that means another blog update! Like the week before (and every other week) we’ve all been busy here at the Moonbase. But first, and most importantly, some non-Moonbase news.

If you happen to be in the Hamiliton/Toronto/Ontario-ish area this weekend, you’ll probably want to head over to Con Bravo. Not only because it’s a sweet con, but because James, Ian and Alex will be there! Here’s what they, and awesome friend of LRR, Featherweight will be doing at the con:

Friday, July 29th:

Tactical Roll Demo:
Come celebrate the recent open beta release of Featherweight’s Tactical Roll starring LoadingReadyRun’s Mercenary Solutions! Tactical Roll is a turn-based tabletop game where players take up the role of mercenaries to go on missions and work together to explore their environment, defeat combatants, and achieve objectives.

CORRECTION!
The Tactical Roll demo will be happening all weekend in the Albion room, and Featherweight will be there to run it, provided he’s not at other panels.

Webcomics Q&A:
Come ask successful web cartoonists about their work! Featuring Featherweight, Andrew Gregoire and Lunarbaboon.
Room 314: 10:30 pm

Saturday, July 30th:

MTG Chaos Draft: Come and chaos draft with James, Alex and Ian! Sets in the Draft: Eldritch Moon, Shadows Over Innistrad, Eternal Masters, Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Khans of Tarkir, Theros, Born of the Gods, Journey into Nyx, Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon’s Maze, Innistrad, Dark Ascension, Avacyn Restored, Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Onslaught, Scourge, Judgment, Apocalypse, Urza’s Legacy, Modern Masters 2015, Modern Masters, Magic Origins, Conspiracy, Magic 2012, Magic 2015.
Registration fee: $25
Max spots: 64
Albion: 2:00 pm

Tinker Tailor, Solder, Fry: Making puppets with Featherweight and Ian!
Room 314: 10:30 pm

Sunday, July 31st:

The LoadingReadyRun Panel:
James, Ian, Alex and Featherweight take to the stage to A your Qs.
Chedoke C: 12:30 pm

Of course, if you’re not going to be at Con Bravo, there’s lots of great new content for you to watch this week. If you missed it, the replay of LoadingReadyLive episode 5 is online. This week, Beej takes Ian, Cori and Alex onto the Dusty Road, we discuss obsolete media formats and Kathleen’s trivia challenge returns!

Setting a bad precedent for weekly updates, there’s another episode of the GVLOG this week. Graham and I hunt Pokemon and continually get the name of the yellow gym wrong. Poor Instinct, they just get no respect.

If you still need to see more of Graham and I on adventures, episode 8 of our Japan vlog is now live. We spend all day in the scenic town of Hida-Takayama, and eat more delicious Japanese food.

And finally, the June 2016 Loading Time is now up. See behind the scenes as we put together two episodes of LoadingReadyLive, make improvements to studio A, and most importantly, eat ice cream.

A Wild Sketch Appeared!
July 19th, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

So, Pokémon Go finally came out in Canada. Not that it matters much, since pretty much everyone had already downloaded it — except me, because apparently breaking the App store rules is a step too far for my wild and crazy personality. (Ha ha no, it’s because I’m lazy and it was too much work.)

But regardless of how you feel about Pokémon Go, you at least have some opinion. Well, at least we have opinions. And that opinion is “get in my damn Pokéball already you little bastard!” Anyhow, we also made this video. We hope you like it!

Speaking of things you probably enjoyed, we hope you enjoyed the Eldritch Moon Pre-prerelease! If you happened to have missed it, or just want to see my sweet deck again, the replay is now up on the LoadingReadyLive YouTube channel.

And if that didn’t scratch your EMN itch, this week’s episode of Tap Tap Concede features Cameron, Graham and myself talking about our experiences and what it was like to play with the new set!

Other new stuff that came out this week (and there was a lot) — a new episode of Qwerpline: the weirdest morning radio show from the weirdest town north of the Mississippi! Derek has been sent down to cover Nsburg’s bi-quarterly property lottery, and what could go wrong? Trick question of course.

If you like trains, you’ll probably be stoked about the newest episode of Graham and Kathleen’s Japan travel vlog. It’s day seven, and we’re on our way to the small but oh so scenic town of Hida-Takayama!

And finally, if you’re still needing a vlog fix, Graham did a random one, covering a very busy and very interesting day he had being the subject of a shoot himself.

As always, to keep up with everything we do, subscribe on YouTube and follow us on Twitch!

P.S.

There’s also a new Feed Dump, a new CheckPoint, a new Sidewalk Slam and THREE NEW CRAPSHOTS.

R.I.P Keg
July 11th, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means it’s time for another blog post!

Last week was an incredibly busy week at the Moonbase. There was a lot going on, but most importantly, we finally put Ian’s Kegerator to the test! We went to Phillips and got a small keg (40 pints) but were somewhat dismayed to discover we needed to drink it all in 5 days because that was the maximum time allowed for rentals.

Luckily this weekend was also the Eldritch Moon pre-prerelease and our assembled guests put in lots of hard and admirable work, i.e., helped us drink all the beer.

Speaking of Eldritch Moon and our special guests, we had the Professor from Tolarian Community College visiting, so of course we had to get him into a magic crapshot.

Of course if you missed the Eldritch Moon pre-prerelease, don’t despair! The replay will be up on the LRR Streams YouTube channel very soon! Until then, feel free to kill time watching all the other videos we put up this week!

First up, Ian and Serge joined me for a very silly Feed Dump. Did you know you can buy silver cake frosting spray and use it to witness yourself like they do in Fury Road? But more importantly, did you know it’s a bad, bad idea?

Graham and Kathleen’s vlog tour of Japan continues with the Day 6 video, covering Chikubushima island and Gifu. This video has it all: fire, stairs, stairs, and more stairs. Also it’s scenic AF.

And I made my grand return to CheckPoint last week with Episode 236, A Spectrum of Censorship. The Korean phenomenon of social eating has come to Twitch, and of course, it’s gotten weird.
As always, to keep up with everything we do, subscribe on YouTube and follow us on Twitch!

Return of the deadly blog post!
July 4th, 2016

Posted by Kathleen
Hey Everyone, guess what’s alive? It’s the LoadingReadyRun blog!

Starting today, the weekly blog post is back and updating again to let you know what all we’ve been up to. Spoilers, it’s a lot of stuff!

Since we haven’t done one of these roundups in a while, this week I want to focus on new things we’ve been up to. If you’ve been watching our Twitch streams, you’ll no doubt be aware that we totally changed up our Twitch streaming schedule back in April. And if you’re wondering what kind of stuff will be happening and what we’ll be playing and streaming, we now put out a weekly stream trailer! For example,this Wednesday we’ll be playing Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes on Crossing the Streams. Check it out!


Speaking of stuff on Twitch, I really hope you’ve been checking out LoadingReadyLive.

Every two weeks we make… a variety show? An IRL Muppet show? A strange and wonderful thing? Whatever LoadingReadyLive is, it’s a lot of fun. Check out the most recent episode if you’re still confused. LoadingReadyLive is every second Saturday, starting at 6:00 pm PDT.

If you’re not a subscriber to our YouTube channel, you might not be aware that Graham has been putting up weekly travel vlogs from a trip we took to Japan last year. The most recent episode covers our visit to Kyoto’s famous Nishiki covered market, and eating something called Tako Tamago.

And finally, if you’re a fan of Magic the Gathering you’ll definitely want to check out the Eldritch Moon Pre-prerelease on Saturday, July 9th! Join us as we play with our special guests Gaby Spartz, Jimmy Wong, The Professor, Marshall Sutcliffe and Wizards of Coast Community Manager Alison!

And as always, to keep up with everything we do, subscribe on YouTube and follow us on Twitch!