Tag: Video Streaming

Malts and Meeples – Onirim Live Stream

Malts and Meeples – Onirim Live Stream

I’m back with some more gaming. Still Onirim, but I wanted to one live stream before I got the set-up in place for doing some Pandemic Legacy Season 1. Expect to see that start up on Saturday as I have some time at home. Join […]

Malts and Meeples – Onirim Playthrough

Malts and Meeples – Onirim Playthrough

First solo game play through is up on the Malts and Meeples Youtube page. Check out my playthrough of Onirim by Zman games. It’s a really good solo game that can be played with two, but is really a solo game. Definitely works great as […]

Nerdologists Video Streaming

Nerdologists Video Streaming

This is more of a house keeping post to help myself focus in on what I want to do with video streaming and give all of you an idea of what you can expect.

My Reason for Doing This
This is a two fold thing.

  1. I wanted to play more solo or solo playable board games.
  2. I want to help create interest in this type of game and in the hobby in general.

Now, to unpack that a bit more.

I Want to Play More Solo or Solo Playable Board Games

Why don’t I just play them? I could, but I like to talk through my strategy. I’m not someone who just looks at the board in silence when I play. In a competitive game I will, but in a solo or cooperative experience, I’ll talk through my plans. I find it weird talking to myself. Even if no one is there while I live stream, I feel better talking to that invisible audience than I do to myself.

I want to help create interest in this type of game and in the hobby in general.

I think part makes a lot of sense. I have gotten further into my interest in table top gaming, both RPG and Board Games because of content like podcasting and video reviews and game plays. I want to add that content on our website and onto YouTube as well so that more people can find good content on solo games and board games in general.

What Isn’t It Going to Be?

Right now my plan isn’t for it to become another review channel. And I don’t plan on it becoming a how to play channel. The Dice Tower does an amazing job with tons of reviews, and Watch It Played puts out a lot of great rules videos, so you can find them easily on YouTube.

Now, let me add in a little more information with that, I am not just going to sit down and start playing a game without any rules talk. But I’m not going to spend a lot of time going over the rules ahead of time. I’m going to talk about the game that I’m going to play, and then go through the rules as they come up in the game. So it might not teach you precisely how to play, but especially early in games, you’re going to see more rules talk and then the game go faster as time goes on.

Image Source: Z-Man Games

Is It Just Going to be Board Games?

As of right now, probably. But that’s going to be for right now. I hope to add in RPG content as well eventually. Whether it’s more character creation videos, game play, or what else it could be, I’m not sure. Eventually I want to grow what I do with these videos beyond just a stream every couple of weeks or sporadic into something more consistent. When that happens, expect the content to become broader as well.

YouTube, why not Twitch?

Because I’ve done some streaming on YouTube already so I know how that works, generally. Expect to see some hiccups with that, but right now the plan is YouTube. I could see doing both YouTube and Twitch or having different content on both mediums, but right now, YouTube is the plan.

Hopefully this gives some clarity as to what I’m doing. I think it is something that I’m going to have a lot of fun with. I also want to ask for patience with this as I’m sure there are going to be a lot of ups and downs, especially to start.

Image Source: Fantasy Flight

So the last question I want to ask:

What Games are I Going to Stream?

I am planning on throughout the year playing a number of games, a lot of campaign or legacy style of games, some I’m planning on possibly doing are:
Pandemic Legacy Season 1 and 2
Aeon’s End Legacy
Arkham Horror LCG
Robinson Crusoe
Legacy of Dragonholt
Tainted Grail
Mansions of Madness

And there are so many more I’m interested in doing. As you can see, I have a pretty big backlog of games that I can work on, so it should hopefully be a fun time.

The reason I’m writing this now is that my desktop should finally be coming at the end of this month, so expect some test streams early in February before we really launch into a lot of content. I might start with a few hands of the game Onirim to get everything figured out, and I’ll let you know when that’s happening.

If you have questions or suggestions about streaming, let me know, and I’ll try and answer them.

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Peder’s 2019 Nerd Year Resolutions

Peder’s 2019 Nerd Year Resolutions

So I talked yesterday about the resolutions for Nerdologists and the changes that are going to be coming. Now, those are also my nerd years resolutions, but I have some more resolutions as well. I resolve to play the games that I got in 2018 […]

Nerdologists New Years

Nerdologists New Years

Time for the New Years State of Nerdologists Address Ladies and Gentlemen, Nerds and Geeks, lend me your beers. Alright, what’s coming in 2019 for Nerdologists, enough being goofy. 1. The podcast is going to be done for a while. As you know, with having […]

Holiday Gift Guide: RPG

Holiday Gift Guide: RPG

Back into the world of gaming, but what can you get for the nerd in your life who is big into RPG’s? Like the super hero post yesterday, you can branch out way beyond just getting books.

Image Source: Wizards

Core Books
I say you don’t have to get just books, but definitely consider getting just books. If you know someone who has been playing D&D for a while, as a player who doesn’t have the monster manual and they’ve been talking about getting into DM’ing, get them a monster manual or the Dungeon Masters Guide. Same can be said for someone in any of the game systems. If they don’t have one of the core books, consider getting it for them. Or if you have someone who is playing Star Wars: Force and Destiny consider getting them the Edge of the Empire core book.

Extra Content Books
Hey, more books, but we’re just getting the different types of books out of the way, one more to go after this one. When I say extra content books, also known as splatbooks, I’m talking about things like Volo’s Guide to Monsters or Xanathers Guide to Everything. These provide extra content for your game and might be world or class specific in games, but they aren’t going to give you a specific game that you have to play. Most game systems the longer they are around get more of them, so consider buying your DM extra content, or find the books that have player classes and get those for players in the game.

Campaign Books
Final type of book, these are the pre-generated campaigns that DM’s can run. These I would say be most careful when getting. If the DM you are getting it for runs games in their own world or in an existing world but their own stories, they might be pretty improv heavy or like to come up with their own stories in a very specific way. So a campaign book might not be as useful for them. However, maybe that’s what your group runs, if that’s the case, go ahead and find one that your DM doesn’t have, or go onto something like DM’s Guild and there are lots of things out there for campaigns (as well as other things).

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Maybe your DM or player already has all of this that they want. I have yet to meet an RPG player who wouldn’t gladly take more dice. Depending on what system you use, the dice might be different, but if they are playing Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder, you are going to be using the standard set of dice, so look for something that has a twenty, twelve, two ten, eight, six, and four sided dice. Or if they are playing the Dragon Age RPG, some six sided dice, or for the Fantasy Flight Star Wars RPG, the specific dice for that. Dice sets are generally not that expensive, so they make nice stocking stuffers. But it could be that you want to give a nice set of dice, consider Easy Roller Dice which can be made out of metal, so it’s a really nice set. I will say, I really like my metal dice from there, and because they are heavy, they roll very with a satisfying thud.

Dice Accessories
What are dice accessories? They are things like dice trays, dice towers and dice bags. These things just add a little bit of fun accessory wise for your game. A dice tray is nice, especially if you have metal dice because those can ding up a table or are just loud on a table. The dice tower means that your dice will roll a bit more randomly as it’s just something aesthetic to drop your dice into and have them bounce down through it. And a dice bag is really nice as it helps you move around your sets of dice more easily. For the dice bag, you could also just give them a bottle of Crown Royal whiskey as that can come with a bag that a lot of people use as a dice bag.

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Spell Cards
Spell cards seem extra to the hobby, you can always just look up your spells in the players handbook or whatever supplement you have spells from. But Spell Cards allow you to track what you have available a whole lot easier and what spells you might have used or not have access to anymore. They aren’t that expensive when they are in print from Wizards of the Coast, so they can make a solid stocking stuffer.

RPG Video Game
Now, this one is completely different because it isn’t part of the table, it’s something that they can do separate from their regular gaming. While there aren’t a ton of amazing RPG video games out there, in my opinion, there are some really good ones. Consider grabbing one of them or grabbing a trilogy of them like the Dragon Age games. I’m sure there are a lot of other good ones out there, Diablo III comes to mind as well, so find one that you think would match what the person likes and get it for them on the system that they have. This can be trickier though, because they might not be a big video game fan, so if they aren’t, don’t force this one, there are plenty of other good things, or there are always dice.

I’m sure there are a whole lot more things out there for RPG players. If they are doing a podcast or video stream, that opens up a whole other realm of possibilities. Just spend some time figuring out what game they play as that might change up what they want, and I’m already thinking of other things that I could have put down, so use your imaginations for that RPG gamer in your life.

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Nerdologists Video Streaming: Building Aragorn

Nerdologists Video Streaming: Building Aragorn

Here is an example of what I’ve been doing on youtube. I’m going to be wrapping up Gimli soon (tomorrow the 21st of February) and we are going to be looking at adding in more streaming. Checkout these videos and if you enjoy them, consider […]