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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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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 27, 2016

Hello and welcome to another intergalactic planetary episode of Session Impressions.

This week we discuss Tiny Epic Galaxies designed by Scott Almes, published by Gamelyn Games.

 

This week, host Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau is joined by guest hosts Jasmine Butler-Davis and Pete Butler-Davis. 

 

We also want to give a shout out to the game's graphic designer Ben Shulman, a long time friend of the hosts that did some great work on this and many other titles we enjoy. Ben joins our podcast by ringing the doorbell around 13.39 then hopping onto the final thoughts segment with some behind the scenes clues on how to win!

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

Jasmine and Pete are the designers of BEARanoia. Learn more about this sold-out Essen release here: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/184443/bearanoia)

Pete produces a great video series covering print-and-play tabletop games called Fresh Cut Games which can be found here: Fresh Cut Games - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQtQMFrPXdUBb37sx7WoFWA
Jasmine is a member of the League of Gamemakes, and her articles may be found here: League of Game Makers - http://www.leagueofgamemakers.com/jasmine-davis/

Thank you for your continued support!

Feb 21, 2016

On this episode of Session Impressions, hosts Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau and co-hosts Jasmine Butler-Davis and Pete Butler-Davis review Riff Raff by Zoch!


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

Jasmine and Pete are the designers of BEARanoia. Learn more about this sold-out Essen release here: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/184443/bearanoia)

Pete produces a great video series covering print-and-play tabletop games called Fresh Cut Games which can be found here: Fresh Cut Games - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQtQMFrPXdUBb37sx7WoFWA
Jasmine is a member of the League of Gamemakes, and her articles may be found here: League of Game Makers - http://www.leagueofgamemakers.com/jasmine-davis/

Thank you for your continued support!

Feb 12, 2016

On this episode of Session Impressions JM, Joe, and Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau review Agents of Smersh, from 8th Summit.

Jeff discusses his love for Richard Launius and other games with a heavy focus on story telling, including his all time fav Arabian Nights.

JM employs his well honed and tested Russian accent.

Joe laughs at our idiocy and corrects our errors.

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we

Around 24:00 we discuss the changes Agents of Smersh made to the genre, including both the benefits and detriments these changes provided.

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

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

Thank you for your continued support!

Feb 8, 2016

Do I hear the tiny footsteps of visitor, perhaps come to dip their mind into the calming waters of the Nerd Fountain?

Behold! We welcome you to our table and give unto you friendship and jokes at our own expense. Yours is the gift of wisdom. Yours if the gift of enlightenment!

Episode 9 of the Nerd Fountain blasts off at the speed of light... with Jeff trying to put every to sleep. Welcome to Twenty-Slowstein.

Don't fret though, things perk up quick with our hosts Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau, JM, and Joe catching up with one another and the audience about their current lives and what they are up to.

Other topics discussed this show (in an order determined by the Start Player App):

Asmodee NA, Z-Man, and the consolidation of the Tabletop industry.

BGG Q+A. (We are not responsible for the questions asked, only our reactions.)

Man-zin-go? (wtf is JM talking about?)

Apple Crazy Dumb Ideas.

Licensing terms and corporate misogyny. 

Dirk Gently inspired JM to visit a speakeasy.

Jeff's cartoon and comic recommendation time. JM counters with his least favorite comics he has read recently. 

JM hypes his upcoming radio-play podcast featuring friends and current hosts. We are super excited for this project.

Jeff discusses his past history with GameSalute and how their past policies relate to Z-Man and Asomodee's new policies regarding online sales and prices.

Rey, the treasure hunting stick wielding jedi from Star Wars Episode VII is missing from board games.

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!

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