Monday, June 14, 2021

Vlog Ep. 216: Rewinding Time with Undo


For tonight's Monday night episode of #BaduyPride, our featured game was Undo: 600 Seconds, the first Undo game we've had a chance to play. This is a deductive mystery storytelling game designed by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach and published by Pegasus Spiele. The game is stated to support 2-6 players, but there's nothing stopping you from playing this game solo.

Given our love for escape-room-in-a-box-style games like Exit and Unlock, we were rather excited about how this game would stack up against the others. But it turns out its playstyle is more like a very light version of something like Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective with a more storytelling approach to things. This isn't bad in itself, but in the video, we discuss a lot of the opportunities we noted and how we wish the game could be even better. 

While we chose today's surprise 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!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Vlog Ep. 215: The In Between Holiday Feeling


For tonight's Sunday episode of #BaduyPride, we tackled another viewer request. In this case, it was all about that sluggish, lazy feeling we all get in-between holiday cycles. We figured it was easiest to address this based on (1) weird mid-week holidays that are in-between workdays and (2) more extended holiday periods that make the in-between work days harder to get through. 

I didn't think too much about the topic initially, but I think we really hit a revelation during the conversation. Tobie raised a great point about difficulty getting back to work can be a manifestation of other issues whether it's motivation or you not liking your work environment or possibly certain colleagues at work? And you might need to address those potentially greater issues in order to bring your working life back into balance with your personal life.

This was a community-contributed topic originally shared by Mitch! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured in a future video.

Vlog Ep. 214: Unboxing the Terraforming Mars Big Box


This unscheduled episode of #BaduyPride was just to cover our unboxing of the Terraforming Mars Big Box. More than being a better storage solution to cover all the different expansions of this game franchise, it also included upgraded tiles to change your game experience. These unboxing videos can run a little long, but if you're into this sort of thing, then watch on!

We first discussed the joys of Terraforming Mars back in our 13th episode and we even unboxed our Kickstarter copy of the Turmoil expansion in episode 27. So this marks our third episode about the same game. And while we super love the game, admittedly there has always been a bit of a "minimalist" feel to the game's component quality as evidenced by the box lacking any inserts at all. This Big Box adds some great new tiles that super upgrade the game experience and we were happy to share the unboxing experience with all of you.

While we chose today's surprise 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, June 11, 2021

Vlog Ep. 213: Discovering Your Sexuality


Tonight's episode of #BaduyPride was all about discovering your sexuality, a viewer request that we figured would be a good part of our Pride Month series of episodes. And while an understanding of SOGIE has helped us all appreciate that there's more to our identity than just our sexual orientation, that wasn't always the case before. 

We started by talking about our own experiences and how we experienced our own "sexual awakening" - or whatever you want to call it. But to keep things light, things eventually shifted to amusing discussions of examples of crushes, movies, TV shows, and even fictional characters that played a role in helping us to first feel things if you get the drift.

This was a community-contributed topic originally shared by Kenny! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured in a future video.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Vlog Ep. 212: The Echo of Earworms


Today's episode of #BaduyPride was all about earworms, Last Song Syndrome (LSS), Involuntary Musical Imagery (INMI), or whatever you want to call that quirky feeling when you get a song stuck in your head. And while we didn't really dwell on what might cause these things to happen, we had more to say about the earworms themselves.

It's interesting that we could actually segment earworms into different segments. We have popular songs, TV commercial jingles, songs with foreign language influences, and apparently mass songs. That Anima Christi is a killer. We even tried to talk about possible "cures" for earworms and I think a lot of us are eager to try out the chewing gum option, should it come along.

This was a community-contributed topic originally shared by Mitch! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured in a future video.
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