Monday, October 18, 2021

Vlog Ep. 286: Tides of Time and Madness


Tonight's episode of #BaduyPride is about two separate but related 2-player games created by Kristian Čurla. These are Tides of Time and Tides of Madness, both published by Portal Games. They're based around a very tight system that results in some pretty strategic gameplay within a quick 20-30 minute timeframe.

The core system that drives both games is a great one that is easy to learn but still provides a fair amount of depth for newer and experienced players alike. And for a game of this depth, it also travels very well as the 18 cards in each box don't take up a lot of space. 2-player games are a unique niche in the gaming space but are very welcome companions when you're still in an extended quarantine. 

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, October 15, 2021

Vlog Ep. 285: Halloween Parties


Just because we can't gather for things like parties doesn't mean we can't talk about them on #BaduyPride. So our topic for tonight was all about Halloween Parties and all the fun that comes with them. Not every costume event is a Halloween event and we found ourselves missing the time when more Halloween events were about being scary and not the festive stuff.

We don't have clear plans for Halloween this year and we also wanted to see if we could use today's episode as a venue for coming up with alternate plans that can be done from the safety of our homes. And there are still a fair number of things that people can try to do and we just might try something like a spooky tour or an escape room just to break the quarantine monotony.

This was a community-contributed topic originally suggested 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.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Vlog Ep. 284: Candy Time


For this Tasty Tuesday episode of #BaduyPride, we talked all about CANDY! And since we already had a chocolate-focused episode some time back, we tried to focus a bit more on all the sugary treats - and MAN, that was a lot of ground to cover. Especially when most of our candy-related memories date all the way back to our childhood oh so many years ago.

And while we're still not experts on the "how" of candies in terms of their production and creation, it was fun to just appreciate the sheer variety of sweets out there. There are hard candies and chewy candies, sweets that come in powder form, and others shaped in all sorts of crazy sizes. And I guess we'll never run out of creative efforts to present candy in a new way as a lot of the shapes and styles tend to echo contemporary items of the time and what have you. How delightful.

This was a community-contributed topic originally suggested 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.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Vlog Ep. 283: Last Night on Earth The Zombie Game


Today's episode of #BaduyPride is about one of the older games in our collection - the dice-rolling adventure game that is Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game. This 2-6 player game was created by Jason C. Hill and published by Flying Frog Games. It has players either in the role of our human heroes or the zombie antagonists as the two work against the other side in line with the chosen scenario. 

As much as we love those very strategic European-style games, there's something to be said about a game as dependent on dice rolls as this one. It's a pretty unique system that presents a lot of challenges mainly because of the randomness of the game which is both frustrating and that's also the fun of all this. 

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, October 8, 2021

Vlog Ep. 282: Lucifer: From Comics to Small Screen


Tonight's #BaduyPride discussion was another requested topic, this time about the now rather expansive Lucifer franchise. And while the original request was to talk about the most recent season specifically (which we haven't seen), we instead broadened things to talk about the origins of this version of the character, covered some of his key comic book moments, and of course, got around to discussing the TV series.

You can tell we're pretty big fans of the former Vertigo comic line that helped to launch the stories of the Endless, John Constantine, and of course the Lucifer side of their story world. And while that was a bit of a barrier for us when we first tried to get into the TV show, over time we've come to better appreciate it as an independent creative work that doesn't really tie too strongly to its source material. And it's a show that has had enough of a following to manage to stick around for 6 seasons, so that's something.

This was a community-contributed topic originally suggested by mamyaw! 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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