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Mar. 25, 2015

Brendan's Rooky Errors: A Story of Chess

In a special feature on this ancient pastime, Brendan discovers everything he was taught about chess to be wrong and goes on a quest to learn it properly.

A written transcript is available here.

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Mar. 6, 2015

Paul's Greatest Gaming Memory

Paul: Here's the story of how I bunked off school to play a board game and how that board game changed my life.

Saying that immediately makes me excited to tell it.

A written transcript, with pictures, is available here.

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Dec. 5, 2014

Quinns' Favourite Drinking Games

Quinns spent his youth as a "Keeper of Drinking Games". Whenever him and his friends were boozing as kids, in those empty kitchens or under trees, he'd lay the games out. He wants to share a few with the world now, before he dies.

A written transcript is available here, and Brendan's essay on craic is here.

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Aug. 6, 2014

Leigh's Month as an Assassin

For the month of June 2014, Leigh played a deadly femme fatale in a month long watergun assassination game. This is her story of stalking her prey, shivering in bushes and battling the most dangerous enemy of all. GUILT.

A companion podcast where Leigh, Paul and Quinns review the game itself is just over here, and a written transcript is available here.

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Jul. 10, 2014

Brendan's Correct Way to Scratch

Have you ever considered the humble scratchcard? Brendan would like you to. There's a ceremony involved, you see. Like a papery King Canute, you must take joy in coaxing a tide of wealth forward, and agonise in watching it retreat. Within the scratchcard, perhaps, is all of life.

A written transcript is available here.

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