It’s not news that Megan and I are between jobs, but this is the first time we’ve discussed how it affects us. Which is to say, how it increased my enthusiasm for volunteering and coaching Overwatch!
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.
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!)
Join Megan and Steven as they demonstrate their world-class mathematical abilities, build hype for MAGFest 2017, and finally get around to discussing Megan’s first Renaissance Festival experience. Other topics include:
- donating (or not) to our alma mater;
- Megan’s intense aversion to hipster headbands;
- Megan and Steven’s “professional” opinions about Lolita;
- why Megan will most likely be killed off after this episode airs.
Megan and Steven discuss the intricate differences between baking and broiling (read: we actually have no idea what we’re talking about). Tune in to also hear about:
- Steven’s pride in recognizing a kpop song played in public (twice!);
- Megan’s hope to establish the Kpop Killers, a Kpop Academy Overwatch group;
- better than mediocre recommendations for two great indie games, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime and Blade Ballet;
- Megan’s money woes, which she plans to solve by suing an ex-girlfriend.
In which we discuss:
- snake weaves,
- whether peacock feathers go on your head or your butt,
- Journey Through Europe, an awful game that requires defacing your game board,
- leaving your driver’s-side mirror at a McDonald’s drive-thru,
- Steven’s non-gaming convention curiosity getting shut down by a slow and deliberate old lady,
- whether Pokemon Black and White are real,
- the Pokérap