Welcome to the Mega Meeple. A show where we talk about gamers and the games that bring them together.
The Mega Meeple Podcast launched on April 20, 2017 with our YouTube channel following soon after. Over our first year, we have grown, evolved, and improved to a point of having a very loyal and engaged audience. We have had famous game celebrities on as guests and met even the hardest of subject matter head on without flinching. The Mega Meeple has been and always will be a place to come to for good laughs and a space where we support people going thru a difficult time. We are more than friends, we are family.
The Mega Meeple is also one of the contributors to The Dice Tower's Board Game Breakfast videos on their YouTube channel. If you support The Mega Meeple, you will automatically get priority in suggesting topic ideas for my segments to the shows.
The purpose of this PodPledge crowdfunding page is to primarily help with website and RSS feed hosting costs. If enough money is raised, it will help with upgrade and maintenance of video and audio recording equipment. If a tremendous amount is raised, it will go towards funding travel and lodging at gaming cons such as Origins or GenCon where PodPledge supporters will get advanced videos / podcasts of interviews with the participating designers / publishers talking about the newest games announced at the cons.
I host a weekly podcast where I occasionally rant and give color commentary on topics in the gaming hobby. In addition to talking about what I played this past week and whether or not I would recommend it, I discuss the current hot trends as well as some ol' gems from our glory days. We also rock out to some cool tunes!
For the most part, our show is laid back and chill, having the atmosphere of sitting around the game table just BSing about games with your friends over a few IPAs (personally, I prefer stouts). But sometimes we also shake the tree just to see what falls out. For example, in Episode 29- Taboo Topics, we discussed what we would do if someone wanted to play a game like Secret Hitler and player/s had an objection to the game setting. In Episode 17- Sh*t Get Real, I tackle such sensitive topics as depression & suicide and how gaming has been instrumental in bringing me back from the brink. I addressed the problem of misogyny and sexism in the gaming community in Episode 38 - The Pink Elephant. In Episode 40 - Sex and Violence, we talk about how adult themes are depicted in board games. So yea, we have fun with the obligatory Top # List of Blah Blahs but we 're not one to shy away from the hard stuff.
I also interview various gaming designers/creators from big name powerhouses to small Mom & Pop companies. Some noted guests we've had on the show are Jamey Stegmaier 3x (Scythe, Charterstone), Suzanne Sheldon (The Dice Tower), John D Clair (Mystic Vale, Edge of Darkness), Michael Coe (Gamelyn Games, Tiny Epic Series), Mandi Hutchinson (The Dice Tower), Brittanie Boe (BeBoldGames), Rob Daviau (Restoration Games, Pandemic Legacy, Seafall), Chaz Marler (The Dice Tower, Pair Of Dice Paradise), Brenna Noonan (Starling Games), Paul Grogan (Gaming Rules), Jonathan Gilmore (Dinosaur Island, Dead Of Winter), Ivan Von Norman (Geek & Sundry), Uwe and Gunter Eichert (Academy Games), Seth Locke (Board Games UnLocked), and Cathy Ford (Our Turn).
The podcast is also supported by our YouTube channel where we have videos of unboxing, Kickstarter previews, and reviews of games and gaming accessories. Everything from board games to card games to RPGs. You might even see our cat, JJ.
All links to our other social media pages can be found at The Mega Meeple website.
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See you at the gaming table!
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