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The Nerd Fountain

Nerd Fountain is not a first look-driven outlet, instead we are a podcast and blog that reviews and interviews designers, developers, and publishers from multiple industries to deliver both an inside perspective and a human touch from behind the closed doors that drive nerd culture. We also discuss mid-life dating, give advice, and answer emails. Shows range from The Nerd Fountain's main feed, which features specific discussion points, paired usually with a tabletop or video game review, followed by casual conversation. Other shows include Interviews and shows from the road between Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau and other collaborators.
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Nov 27, 2015

In this episode of Session Impressions, John-Michael Gariepy and Joe review the Cold War Superpower, Twilight Struggle by GMT Games

If you enjoyed this show, or despise it, post a review on iTunes. You can also e-mail us at nerdfountain@gmail.com or check out our Patreon page: patreon.com/nerdfountain 

You can find yet more nerd drivel on John-Michael Gariepy's blog, JMGariepy.com.  And, hey!  Thanks for listening!

Nov 13, 2015

On this episode of Session Impressions Jasmine Butler-Davis and Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau review Resistor_ by The Cardboard Fortress

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you to post a review on iTunes and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page: patreon.com/nerdfountain 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

 

Thank you for your continued support!

Sep 20, 2015

Welcome to the Nerd Fountain, stay awhile and listen...

Episode 8 of the Nerd Fountain has descended from the sky like a warm-rain and through the magical power of cathartic osmosis, we shall penetrate your inner ego and outer beauty. 

Talking points - Weaponized Drones, Top Grossing Films, Marvel Civil War, Pokemon World Champs(My bad, they came from Iowa, which is basically New Hampshire in the mid-west. - Jeff), New Words in the dictionary, BGG Q&A, Star Trek and D&D VHSGames, Live Journal Being Real, Nerd Love and Dating, and Jeff's convention Coverage for 2015 and early 2016!

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you to post a review on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nerd-fountain-presents/id958363400?mt=2

Email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com

Head over to our patreon page and help us keep the mics on: patreon.com/nerdfountain

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

JM Gariepy's work may be found at: http://jmgariepy.com

Thank you for your continued support!

Sep 12, 2015

Welcome to another Secretive Episode of Session Impressions. SI features short reviews of games from a myriad cast, covering a components, overall game-play quality and feel from an product in the tabletop world.

These are not intended to be full fledged reviews, but instead just a taste of our experience with the game.

This episode originally aired in 2009 and was dredged from the vaults of the fountain for your listening pleasure.

In this episode, Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau, John-Michael Gariepy, Hoju, Sara and Dan discuss Dominion.

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you to post a review on iTunes and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page: patreon.com/nerdfountain 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

Sara can be found @AmericanGeekMom 

JM Gariepy's work may be found at: http://jmgariepy.com

Thank you for your continued support!

Sep 11, 2015

Welcome to another Revolutionary Episode of Power to the Meeple. PTTM features long reviews of games from a myriad cast. We fully review one or two products in each episode, as well as some nerdy news. 

In this episode, Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau, John-Michael Gariepy, Joe and guest star Tev review Sedition Wars from Studio Mc Vey and Stack and Attack from EGRA Games.

This show originally aired in 2013 and was dredged from the vaults of the fountain for your listening pleasure. 

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you to post a review on iTunes and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page:

http://patreon.com/nerdfountain

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

JM's musings may be found at: http://www.jmgariepy.com/

Thank you for your continued support!

Sep 8, 2015

Welcome to another Gunslingin' Episode of Session Impressions. SI features short reviews of games from a myriad cast. We cover components, overall game-play quality, and the general feel of a product.

In this episode, Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau, Hoju, John-Michael Gariepy and Joe review Flick Em Up from Pretzel Games, a dexterity game set in the flicky flicky wild wild west

These are not intended to be full fledged reviews, but instead just a taste of our experience with the game.

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you to post a review on iTunes and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page:

http://patreon.com/nerdfountain

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

JM's musings may be found at: http://www.jmgariepy.com/

Thank you for your continued support!

Sep 4, 2015

Welcome to another Delicious Episode of Session Impressions. SI features short reviews of games from a myriad cast. We cover components, overall game-play quality, and the general feel of a product.

In this episode, Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau and Joe review Just Desserts from Looney Labs, a low-calorie, fast and easy to play card game for any fan of food or fun. 

These are not intended to be full fledged reviews, but instead just a taste of our experience with the game.

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you to post a review on iTunes and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page:

http://patreon.com/nerdfountain 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

Thank you for your continued support!

Sep 1, 2015
Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau interviewed veteran game designer Matt Leacock while attending GenCon 2015. 
 
During this interview we discuss Matt's project with Mophidius, Thunderbirds, which funded successfully on kickstarter and will release at Essen.
 
http://www.modiphius.com/thunderbirds.html
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modiphius/the-thunderbirds-co-operative-board-game-by-matt-l
 
 
We also discuss the Pandemic franchise including the upcoming Pandemic Legacy, which is releasing in both RED and BLUE versions for Season 1 at Essen, as well as the entire Pandemic franchise. 
http://zmangames.com/product-details.php?id=1744
http://zmangames.com/product-details.php?id=1726
 
Pandemic Legacy recently released a trailer which can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RujYMrU1w8
 
We follow this by discussing Matt's history as a gamer and a designer, including his philosophies and approach.

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you rate and post a review on iTunes, as well as email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or our website:
http://nerdfountain.com/

Head over to our patreon page to donate and keep the fountain flowing: 
http://patreon.com/nerdfountain 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter: @not_Jeff

Thank you for your continued support!

Aug 31, 2015

Jeffrey norman Bourbeau interviews Michael Coe and Nathan Hatfield of Gamelyn Games.

 

Together we discuss the history and future of these two gaming luminaries, the Tiny Epic Games catalog, including the upcoming Tiny Epic West and other non-Tiny Epic Games from Gamelyn Games.

http://www.gamelyngames.com/

http://www.tinyepicwest.com/

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you rate and post a review on iTunes, as well as email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or our website http://nerdfountain.com/

 Head over to our patreon page to donate and keep the fountain flowing: 

 http://patreon.com/nerdfountain 

 You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter: @not_Jeff

 Thank you for your continued support!

Aug 30, 2015

Welcome to another Holistic Episode of Session Impressions. SI features short reviews of games from a myriad cast. We cover components, overall game-play quality, and the general feel of a product.

These are not intended to be full fledged reviews, but instead just a taste of our experience with the game.

In this episode, Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau, John-Michael Gariepy and Joe discuss Snake Oil Elixer from Out of the Box Games.

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you to post a review on iTunes and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page:

http://patreon.com/nerdfountain 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

JM Gariepy's work may be found at: http://jmgariepy.com

Thank you for your continued support!

Aug 27, 2015

Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau interviews Ben and Josh of Paw Warrior Games about their card game Ember at DexCon 2015.

 

You can find out more about Ember at:

 

http://www.paw-warriorgames.com/

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paw-warriorgames/ember-shroud-of-the-shadow-demon

 

https://www.facebook.com/pawwarriorgameshttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paw-warriorgames/ember-shroud-of-the-shadow-demon

 

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you rate and post a review on iTunes, and email us through 

 

nerdfountain@gmail.com 

 

Head over to our patreon page to donate and keep the fountain flowing: 

 

http://patreon.com/nerdfountain 

 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter: @not_Jeff

 

Thank you for your continued support!

Aug 25, 2015

Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau interviews Gil Hova on Bad Medicine, The Networks, and Battle Merchants while attending DexCon 2015.

Find out more about Bad Medicine, the Networks, Battle Merchants, and the work of Gil Hova at:

http://gil.hova.net/

http://badmedicinegame.com/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gilhova/bad-medicine-a-party-game-about-pharmaceuticals 

http://www.miniongames.com/store/battle-merchants.html

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/miniongames/battle-merchants-economic-board-game

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/59936/battle-merchants

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/11479/gil-hova

 

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you rate and post a review on iTunes, and email us through: 

nerdfountain@gmail.com 

Head over to our patreon page to donate and keep the fountain flowing: 

http://patreon.com/nerdfountain 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter: @not_Jeff

 

Thank you for your continued support!

Aug 23, 2015

Welcome to another Legacy Episode of Session Impressions. SI features short reviews of games from a myriad cast, covering a components, overall game-play quality and feel from an product in the tabletop world.

These are not intended to be full fledged reviews, but instead just a taste of our experience with the game.

In this episode, Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau, John-Michael Gariepy, Sara, Hoju, Emily and Dan discuss Dominion.

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you to post a review on iTunes and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page: patreon.com/nerdfountain 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

Sara can be found @AmericanGeekMom 

JM Gariepy's work may be found at: http://jmgariepy.com

Thank you for your continued support!

Aug 22, 2015

Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau interviews John Dermody of Vanishing City Games on Puppy Dogs From Space! a light  and fun family card game.

 

Find out more about Puppy Dogs From Space check at:

 

http://www.vanishingcitygames.com/product/puppy-dogs-from-space/

 

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/175302/puppy-dogs-space

 

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you rate and post a review on iTunes, and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page: patreon.com/nerdfountain 

 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

 

Thank you for your continued support!

Aug 22, 2015

Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau interviews Neil Hoffman from NineKingdoms on Keep Calm, their upcoming adult-rated and hilarious party game. 

 

We also discuss Titans of Empyrean and the latest ApocalypZe expansion. 

 

Find out more about Keep Calm check at:

 

http://ninekingdoms.com/keepcalmpage.php

 

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174217/keep-calm

 

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you rate and post a review on iTunes, and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page: patreon.com/nerdfountain 

 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

 

Thank you for your continued support!

Aug 20, 2015

At Dexcon 18, in Morristown NJ, Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau interviews Matt and David of Knighthawk Games on thier latest project Rampaging Jotunn!

 

Find out more about Rampaging Jotunn at:

http://knighthawkgames.wix.com/play

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/146762/rampaging-jotunn

https://www.facebook.com/RampagingJotunn?fref=ts

 

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you rate and post a review on iTunes, and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page: patreon.com/nerdfountain 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

Thank you for your continued support!

Aug 19, 2015

Welcome to another Legacy Episode of Session Impressions. SI features short reviews of games from a myriad cast, covering a components, overall game-play quality and feel from an product in the tabletop world.

These are not intended to be full fledged reviews, but instead just a taste of our experience with the game.

In this episode, Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau, John-Michael Gariepy, Sara, Hoju, and Dan discuss Alhambra.

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you to post a review on iTunes and email us through nerdfountain@gmail.com or head over to our patreon page: patreon.com/nerdfountain 

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

Sara can be found @AmericanGeekMom 

JM Gariepy's work may be found at: http://jmgariepy.com

Thank you for your continued support!

Jul 28, 2015

Jeff got a chance to interview Sean Brown of Mr. B Games about all of his latest releases and past work including Realm of Heroes, Clockwork Kingdom, Alien, and Posthuman. richard Launius is discussed as well due to Jeff being something of fanboy. 

Jul 28, 2015

JNB Interviews Erika of Bin'Fa. Erika produced Bin'Fa: The Tao of War and her father Ken Hodkinson redsigned the game from it's original Avalon Hill roots.

Jul 27, 2015

Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau interviews Jay the SpokesDwarf and Tom the Designer of Iron and Ale, a Dwarven Drinking Adventure from Tableforged LLC at Origins game Fair 2015.

Jul 27, 2015

Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau chats with Cameron Parkinson, 1 of the 3 designers of Albion's Legacy.

We discuss Deep Five, a sci-fi worker placement game, Albion's Legacy a cooperative questing game based on the Arthurian Legends, and Sherwood's Legacy a cooperative towerdefense board game based on the mytholgoy fo Robin Hood. 

 

Albion Legacy's creative team is as follows, which I mentioned because the game is so beautiful everyone should check it out, and also I found the gameplay quite enjoyable: Design - Cameron Parkinson, Michael Edwards and Aron Murch. Art – Seth J. Rowanwood and Mike Gauss.

 

Thanks for listening!

 

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Jul 26, 2015

Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau interviews Alan Gerding of Tuesday Night Games detailing their new title World Championship Russian Roulette as well as Two Rooms and a Boom's release hassles, Attending Origins, and The Insular Gaming Industry.

Jul 26, 2015

Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau interviews Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games about Dark Moon and Stronghold's other new releases as well as how the industry is doing. Our interview was cut a little short as during this time their booth was being slammed by customers.

Jul 25, 2015

Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau interviewed Rob Dougherty at Origins game Fair 2015 about White Wizard Games funded KickStarter Epic, as well as the new expansions to Star Realms: Cosmic Gambit  releasing in September and the Colony Wars Box Set, featuring an entirely new trade deck but the same base cards allowing for a 2-4 player game.

Jul 25, 2015

In this short interview from Origins Game Fair, JNB interviews Mark Vargas about his new card game Rumble, launching on KickStarter this August.

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