Questions for Our Next Podcast

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With Thanksgiving and then the support drive, I completely forgot to post this!

As usual, if you have any questions you'd like to see answered in our next podcast episode, please leave a comment below (questions about BGA, about us, etc)

Edit: We addressed a few of the questions below in the most recent episode and will make sure to pickup the rest in the next recording. Thanks for the questions!

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Supporter11 months ago

1. Have you guys pre-purchased your tickets for Rise of Skywalker yet?

2. List your Top 5 Roman Emperors, with explanations. 

3. If you could be an animal, which one would you be?

4. How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?

5. When is BGA Con?

Supporter11 months ago

2.  LOL

Supporter11 months ago

Brian always asks the tough questions lol

Supporter11 months ago

Hurry up with BGA con! ;) 

Supporter11 months ago

Since the end of the year is coming. Are you going to make an award for best boardgames of the year in a few categories? As "Landmarks on the Board Game Atlas" :)

Supporter11 months ago

What are your 2nd and 3rd favorite board games, and why are they not 1st?

What do you hope for the future of BGA?

What do you know now that you wished you'd known when you started getting into the hobby?

Supporter11 months ago

These are good questions and much more serious than mine 

Supporter11 months ago

lol

honestly i tried to see if I could answer your #2, and i realized all the Roman Emperors I know about were pretty awful, with the exception of Little Caesar, who invented the $5 pizza.

Supporter11 months ago

You, sir, need to study your Roman history. 

Supporter11 months ago

Hadrian built a wall and Constantine moved the capital. Nero lit Rome on fire and Marcus Aurelius thought about stuff. That’s all I got.

Supporter11 months ago

Hadrian and Constantine are generally considered top 5 worthy. Marcus Aurelius is typically top 10. 

Supporter11 months ago

My list :

  1. Augustus. He was a jerk in many ways but he did bring a lot of stability to the empire after years of unrest. He ruled a long time, which is something most of my top 5 did. 
  2. Diocletian. Same as Augustus. He brought a lot of reform to an empire wracked by unrest. 
  3. Marcus Aurelius, in many ways he lived out the platonic ideal of the philosopher king. And, he was a good philosopher AND a good king. 
  4. Trajan/Hadrian. They sort of occupy the same place in my mind even though they were very different emperors. They both had long fairly good reigns over a very large mostly peaceful empire. 
  5. Aurelian. While on campaign he was killed by his officers, after only 5 years of rule. It still makes me mad whenever I think of it. If he had been permitted to rule longer he may have been my favorite. Basically he did more to restore the order to the empire than a long line of preceeding emperors had done. 

It is interesting to reflect about how the personal legacies of these men are mostly bad. The dynasty that Augustus set up gave us gems like Caligula and Nero. The reforms of diocletian helped divide the empire. But, these men were all steller rulers. At least, as long as you are grading on a curve. 

Supporter11 months ago

Where do you put Constantine?

Aurelian (Resitutor Orbis!) is an interesting one. It would’ve been fascinating to see how a longer reign from him would’ve turned out. 

Supporter11 months ago

Constantine would slot in after Aurelian. 

11 months ago

Have you ever bought a game that you thought for sure that you and your loved ones would enjoy only for it to fall completely flat? Even with you?

I've recently had that happen with Funkoverse. I thought my kids would love it and when we played all of us were wanting to like it, but it just didn't catch. I'd like to try again, buy my "sell it!" instinct is catching up.

Supporter11 months ago

This is a good conversation topic.  

Supporter11 months ago

What has been your best surprise? 

*surprise = Game you thought you wouldn't like but do. 

11 months ago

I honestly can say that I've not really experienced this. Most games I play I play because I want to. If there's a game that I don't have an interest in, I usually just don't play it.

Supporter11 months ago

So you have never been in a situation where somebody chose a game you expected not to like? 

11 months ago

In my gaming group I'm usually the one choosing, so no. :)

I guess I could say that Cards Against Humanity wasn't was bad as i thought it would be.