Friday, December 31, 2021

Vlog Ep. 303: 2021 Geeky Year in Review


For our last episode of #BaduyPride for 2021, we decided to do a sort of round-up of all the different geeky things we loved this year. We had already done an episode just about the games we enjoyed this year last Tuesday, so this episode took a broader perspective covering everything from movies, TV shows, books, and other things we enjoy. 

It's easy to want to fall into the trap of investing a lot of time to talk about all the things we didn't like this year, of which I'm sure there were a lot. But it's very much in the spirit of Baduy Pride to get into the practice of finding things to meaningfully celebrate without necessarily taking an unrealistic perspective towards the world around us. It's something that can feel quite emotionally fulfilling and I hope that viewers walk away with a lighter feeling because of the reminders of the many fun things we still experienced this year. 

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Vlog Ep. 302: Favorite Games of 2021


Because it's time for end-of-the-year wrap-up stuff, this gaming-centric episode of #BaduyPride was all about our favorite or most-memorable games of 2021. We didn't limit ourselves to board games that were published this year or anything like that. Instead, we tried to cover all sorts of games that we've played this year regardless of their time of initial release across all different channels. 

We played a lot of different games this year whether board games, card games, computer games, role-playing games, and other interesting stuff. So it was hard to just come up with an arbitrary list of top 5 or 10 games per type, so instead, we just did what we also do and gushed geekily over all the games that we enjoyed this year. And no regrets there - we had a lot of fun revising all the different games we experienced this year and we have so many others to look forward to in the year to come. 

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Vlog Ep. 301: All About Santa


Tonight's episode of #BaduyPride was once again related to the coming holidays - in this case, we decided to talk about everything Santa Claus! Repeated spoiler warnings for kids who may not want to learn too much about Santa Claus. You have been warned. 

There's a certain special magic to Santa Claus, whether you just appreciate his popular representations in fiction, the power of his mythos, or the fond memories born of family tradition. And that's the role Santa plays in many of our lives - a way to believe in magic and to still have a sense of wonder. Believing in Santa Claus is believing in something beyond what we consider to be normal and mundane, and that can be something truly powerful. 

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Vlog Ep. 300: Dead of Winter


This episode of #BaduyPride was our attempt to tie into this being Christmas week by finding one of the few games that we have that include an actual Santa Claus. Surprisingly, this is the semi-cooperative zombie game Dead of Winter created by Jonathan Gilmour and Isaac Vega and published by Plaid Hat Games. This 2-5 player game is the first to use their now-signature Crossroads game system to add a strong narrative to an already very strategic game.

You can feel that a lot of thought went into this game given all the different moving parts that come together to create a very immersive experience. The Crossroads cards, while rather random, really do give a strong sense of tension that helps build a unique game atmosphere for the game. We also go into which of the expansions may be worth your time in this episode, so be sure to check it out!

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Vlog Ep. 299: Our Second Home Called O Bar


Tonight's #BaduyPride episode was all about O Bar, a place that is more than "just" a bar or some other "gay club".  We obviously love the place like a second home given all my many videos of the drag performances and other events there and other good stuff. we still wanted to dedicate another episode to celebrating the legacy of the bar and its recent re-opening 

Of course, the episode managed to extend for about two hours as we recounted various stories across our history with O Bar. I'm sure we covered a number of these stories in other Baduy Pride episodes, but it's never too soon to bring up old stories again, I guess. And it was nice to solve the little "mystery" of the person who greeted us the last time we were at O Bar to tell us he watches the show. Hooray internet connection!

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