Thursday, December 2, 2021

Vlog Ep. 295: The One About Doctor Who


This episode of #BaduyPride is all about the unique franchise that is Doctor Who. We originally meant to discuss our favorite Time Lord last week in time for TARDIS day, but one thing led to another and we had to reschedule. But hey, it's never a bad time to talk about the Doctor and his adventures across all of time and space because there's still so much to love and celebrate about the series, or the franchise, as a whole.

There are a lot of elements that have come together over the years to sort of "define" what the experience is like. We have the many incarnations of the Doctor, the many enemies, and antagonists that have changed and evolved over the history of the show, the diverse Companions who have helped the Doctor in their own unique way and so much else. And it's also way more than "just" a TV show with countless books, audio dramas, toys, and other collectibles all giving us new ways to celebrate this amazing character.

While we chose today's topic, we're always open to suggestions! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured as the focus for an episode!    

Monday, November 29, 2021

Vlog Ep. 294: Developing With The River


This Game Day Monday #BaduyPride discussion is all about The River, a 2-4 player board Sébastien Pauchon and Ismaël Perrin, and published by Days of Wonder. This is a game that involves both tile and worker placement but combines the two game mechanics in a way that results in a game with only moderate difficulty. And that's a gift in itself.

The River fills that niche of moderate games that could lead to more complex ones. It's not entirely gateway, but it's something quick that you can bring in between other games and still have time to teach it and play it a few times. The core mechanics are some pretty popular ones used in different games and you can totally help newer players discover more games of interest based on how they respond to this game.

While we chose today's topic, we're always open to suggestions! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured as the focus for an episode!    

Monday, November 22, 2021

Vlog Ep. 293: Doctor Who: The Card Game


In honor of TARDIS Day being this week, this episode of #BaduyPride is all about one of the better Doctor Who tabletop games around, this being Cubicle 7 Entertainment's Doctor Who: The Card Game. Designed by Martin Wallace, this game supports 3-4 players (ideally) in a time-traveling adventure to conquer one another's locations or successfully defend your own locations from incursion. The game features a generous amount of images from the show depicting the different characters whether these are just different incarnations of the Doctor himself, his companions, and of course his diverse collection of enemies.

It's hardly the greatest card game out there, but it's one whose main reverse drafting mechanic nicely fits with the theme of the series. That plus how this second edition of the game nicely spans a lot of the Doctor Who adventures we think of most fondly, and this game still has a valued place in our collection. And at the very least, it generates some very interesting scenarios that may never come up in the actual show.

While we chose today's topic, we're always open to suggestions! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured as the focus for an episode!    

Friday, November 19, 2021

Vlog Ep. 292: Encino Man and other Brendan Fraser Movies


Today's Friday night episode of #BaduyPride started as being about the 1992 movie Encino Man and expanded into a journey through Brendan Fraser's full movie (and television) filmography. This started as a way to make sure we didn't run out of things to say had we just talked about the caveman movie. 

While a little lengthy given we went over an hour, this episode made for a pretty fun experience as we discovered interesting Brendan Fraser projects that we had never heard of but will definitely try to make time to watch soon. And there are little things like movies that only one of us have watched and now we want to catch the other one up ASAP. 

While we chose today's topic, we're always open to suggestions! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured as the focus for an episode!    

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Baduy Pride @ Twelve

 


This year marks our twelfth year together as a geeky couple and despite the global pandemic, I think we can still say that we couldn't be happier. As much as we're all under a lot of stress because of the unusual times we're all living in, we've also reinforced our bonds as partners. This is the only way we've managed to survive this extended quarantine situation as well as we have and how we continue to keep moving forward even when it feels like our world has ground to a halt.

I wish we could have arranged for a nice dinner somewhere or better yet a fun night with friends at O Bar. But instead, it has mostly been another busy workday save for the fact that I still got to surprise Tobie with a YouTube Music subscription. It's the little things that count, people!

Twelve years. 144 months. 4,380 days. 105,120 hours. 

Not necessarily numbers that make for good song lyrics, but they still signify something special. I can't imagine what my life would have been like had Tobie never entered my life. And I am forever grateful for how he has helped me become a much better person, and a much happier one to boot! And the past year has become a literal demonstration of how we're capable of surviving just about anything for as long as we have one another.

I love you so much, Tobie! Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for finding me. Thank you for choosing me in the way that I've chosen you. 


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