We continue debriefing about MAGFest, with a cameo from Smath stealing some of the thunder from the panel that Megan, Caitlin, and their friend Carrie hosted: LGBT+ Gaming – Where we are, where we can go, and how we can get there. Tune in to hear how it went!
In this episode of Swag Tier, Megan relives a painful massage “therapy” experience where her masseur more or less broke her body, Steven tells the tale of his bus breaking down on the way to Maryland for MAGFest, and unbeknownst to our listeners who don’t read our episode descriptions, Megan accidentally deleted the audio for the last episode of Swag Tier when she uploaded the audio for this episode. Other topics include Megan’s plans to (never) finish her Mamamoo fanfiction and Steven’s plans to volunteer at MAGFest 2017.
Yes, we released episodes precisely on New Year’s and Christmas. No, we didn’t talk about either occasion on their respective episodes. Yes, we’re covering Christmas topics on New Year’s. No, we didn’t even finish talking about everything we planned to. Yes, this is precisely how Swag Tier operates.
In this Pokemon-heavy episode of Swag Tier, Megan tells listeners about a bath bomb experience gone wrong, and Steven recaps a confrontational speed dating experience he had at New York Comic Con. They also prove that their college degrees were not wasted dollars by doing math both correctly AND quickly for the first time on air.
When Megan isn’t busy laughing at Caitlin’s Pokemon GO misfortunes, she’s staying up all night to play Bejeweled Stars. And when Steven isn’t busy keeping busy, he’s putting hours into Final Fantasy XV. Join us on this week’s episode of Swag Tier to hear about these two games, the new iOS exclusive Mario game, and a special Swag Tier prediction of when Megan will finally get around to opening and playing some of the RPG’s she (and others) paid full price for but can probably be found at Five Below these days.
How many computer science graduates does it take to count degrees of separation between people? How much studying does it take to bring out regex jokes in normal conversation? How much do Ariana Grande tickets need to cost for Megan to realize it’s a ridiculous expense? Join us and find out!
Megan never does anything by the book.
- Why perform a Kpop song you’ve practiced, when you could perform one you’ve never done?
- Why play a game enthusiastically, when you could sleep through it while your girlfriend patiently and politely says nothing as your character walks into a wall for five minutes?
- Why have riveting dialogue, when you could have awkward localizations?
- Why have empowering characters, when you could just tell the woman in your party to cook while the men are off fighting?
These are two things I never thought Megan would have enjoyed. But I guess you never really know someone until you bring them onto Swag Tier. Case in point, these photos!
Part of the fun in not planning a strict episode script is seeing where conversations will take you, and feeling free to follow them as far as they’ll go. What starts out as a brief mention about Megan finishing up Suikoden and beginning Legend of Dragoon turns into a discussion about turn-based battle systems with reflex rewards, renting games repeatedly, then covering all manner of rental services: video games, movies, and even Legos! We slip in an overview of Riot Games’ first board game Mechs vs Minions, but honestly (and strangely,) this episode is mostly about rental services.
(Unfortunately, SwagBucks is no longer offering the $10 moneymaker deal for a 2-month Gamefly subscription. But we’ll let you know if it ever returns!)