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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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Jan 31, 2015

This is a legacy episode of Power to the Meeple that aired originally in 2013. Rob and Jeff sat down to discuss star realms a year prior to it's delayed kickstarter launch. 

Power to the Meeple is a podcast about board games, nerd culture, video games, comic books, and anime. Each episode features reviews, news, and specualtive nonsense about the tabletop industry. 

Jan 29, 2015

Power to the Meeple listeners! We are back from the altars of hell with holes in our heart and rings on our fingers. 

This episode landmarks the return of the Power to the Meeple podcast crew with a semi-weekly show featuring news, reviews, and speculative bs on the nerding world. This will be known as the Nerd Fountain Podcast. Power to the Meeple will live on as Jeff's podcast series from the road.

This episode features a review of Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age designed by Tom Lehman and published by Eagle & Griffon Games. 

Before this the crew discusses Amiibos, the ocean, online dating for nerds, space!, The Age of Ultron comic line, and weird Chinese news (of course).


Jan 14, 2015

On episode 5 of Power to the Meeple, Jeff, JM, and Joe review Kazume Goddess, and Shadows Over Camelot: The Card Game is reviewed in the end at 01h03m, for those who want to skip ahead.

And do we babble about random tech and nerdy news in between? Of course we do!

Including a declaration of the very first Enemy of the Meeple!

Jan 14, 2015

On Episode 4 of Power to the Meeple we add our permanent and illustrious third chair, Joe! 

We go on to provide full reviews of both the Lord of the Rings: The Dice Building Game as well as Sentinels of the Multiverse.

In addition, News!

The hyped-up Ouya is discussed, followed by a lengthy discussion of next-gen consoles and how the video-game press seems to have missed the point with the Ouya.

Further news topics include the beloved Roger Ebert being Remembered, and how SJG looking to buy games from studios that are already successful, while Upper Deck is accepting submissions from studios that aren't.

Then JM reports some more news from China, with close friend to the show Fan Bingbing coming up once more, all in the hopes that our syndication will be banned from the country.

Enjoy!

Jan 14, 2015

We kick off Episode 3 with our usual irrelevant, yet educational news about comics, movies, and the hobby games industry. This includes Chinese skeleton phobia, firefly's 3rd licenses gaming property, Uno newso.

Escape: The Curse of the Temple is reviewed, with Space Alert and Robo Rally references.

Then Jeff discusses his journey to PaxEast. This includes a review of Emperor's New Clothes, as well as his impressions of Krosmaster Arena, City of Remnants, Von Drakks Manor, and Magic 2014.

JM and Jeff then discuss the upcoming magic block, Theros, after which a lengthy discussion of CCGs ensues, including topics such as the WoW TCG's innovations on the genre, Duel Masters, Yu-Gi-Oh,Pokemon, Kaijudo, and Cardfight Vanguard, and Hearthstone, also announced at PaxEast.

JM and Jeff discuss their distaste and enjoyment of icv2's listed top-sellers of Fall 2012 in the following categories: Card/Building Games and Board games.

Jeff then gives you his thoughts on Bioshock: Infinite. Beware of minor spoilers.

Jeff also teases a future review of Motto Cuore!

Jan 14, 2015

Well hello there fancy pants,

On episode 2 of Power to the Meeple, we discuss recent deck building games released during the holiday season, including Marvel: Legendary, and DC comics: the DBG.

Jeff then goes on to discuss his trip to Total Confusion back in February, along with his shenanigans playing Aloha with Tom from the dice tower, as well as the Dice Tower dinner.

And of course, the normal gaming news and nonsense ensues in between.

Jan 14, 2015

Episode 1 features reviews of Western Town, The Convoy, Pittsburgh 68, as well as news and speculation from the board game industry.

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