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You're going to want to set yourself a reminder for March 2nd.

I realize that doesn't make any sense at the moment, but bear with me because this week we're talking about a rad little card game called "Doomlings". To put it simply, Doomlings is described as "A delightful card game for the end of the world" and it's coming to Kickstarter soon on, you guessed it, March 2nd!

We're especially psyched about this one because while Doomlings is cute and easy to learn, it's also surprisingly strategic and we had the absolute pleasure of talking with two of the developers, Eric McCoy and Justus Meyer, all about the creation, development, and challenges that went into creating such a neat game about the world ending.

Alex has already posted some videos over on our Instagram showing a quick run-down of the game and some mechanics. But if you wanted to learn more be sure to check out the Doomlings website, subscribe to their newsletter and keep your eyes peeled for the March 2nd Kickstarter launch!

Enjoy!

-Jr.

Direct download: 2.18.2021_Episode_423.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:05am EST
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With the last episode being such a major departure from what we typically talk about here on OMV, it would probably be a good idea to get back to basics and start talking about comics, movies, and videogames again.

But we didn't. We kinda did. But we mostly didn't.

Have I completely lost you yet? I hope not because this week we got to talk with a super rad guest in musician and YouTuber Christina Pepper! Christina is a professional pianist who has been uploading pieces to YouTube for over a decade now. While that is a feat in and of itself, in 2018 she expanded the channel to include accompaniment tracks with the intent of helping other musicians practice when a pianist isn't readily available.

With the pandemic obliterating everyone's plans for almost all of 2020 and now the beginning of 2021, I don't think anyone would fault Christina for taking it easy and putting her channel on hold for a bit. But she didn't. In fact, according to her video feed she has uploaded almost 20 videos in the last month alone. She has used the pandemic and all this newfound free time as an excuse to help people even more and it's great.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out her channel and various socials. And if you feel like supporting Christina even more, you can donate to her on Ko-Fi and even commission a custom piano accompaniment/karaoke piece!

Enjoy!

-Jr.

Direct download: 2.11.2021_Episode_422.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:03pm EST
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So, yeah.

This one is a bit of a departure from our normal song-and-dance. Rather than discuss the latest happenings in the comics world, the next neat thing coming to Kickstarter, or bothering one of our friends to come on and talk about Star Wars or something....we took a dive into the world of diamond hands and rocket ships. Hedge funds and short squeezes.

Folks. We're talking about the stock market.

One could make the argument that "hey, it's GameStop! Videogames! OMV talks about videogames all the time!" but it really has almost nothing to do with videogames. But, seeing as it's a massive, game changing moment in history that, to this day, is evolving and yet unresolved we thought we take a stab at talking about it.

One thing to note that's probably pretty obvious but needs to be stated: Neither of us are financial professionals and nothing said in this episode should be taken as advice.

With that said, we hope you enjoy our attempt at explaining this whole thing. At the very least, maybe some of the memes will make a little more sense now.

Enjoy!

-Jr.

Direct download: 1.28.2021_Episode_421.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 1:25pm EST
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Happy New Year, ya'll!

We're kicking 2021 off with a bang as this week we had the absolute pleasure of chatting with the founder of LionWing Publishing - Bradly Halestorm!

I case you're not familiar, Bradly and his team at LionWing specialize in localizing Eastern tabletop games for gamers in the West. In other words: they specialize in one of the most challenging and meticulous jobs in the industry. One might think it's as simple as asking the Google to translate some words into English and calling it a day. And one would be wrong. So very, very wrong. There's so much more to it than simply translating text verbatim and in this episode Bradly gave us the inside scoop on all the work that goes into localizing Japanese board games.

LionWing Kickstarted three different games in 2020 alone and, despite the ongoing pandemic, they have no plans of slowing down. They're charging full-steam-ahead into 2021 with their first campaign of the year launching next month. Check out the landing page for Embryo Machine to learn more!

Huge thanks to Bradly for taking the time to join us and to his team for doing what they do. Be sure to follow them on the various socials and keep your eyes peeled for future campaigns...you never know what game might be coming next!

Enjoy!

-Jr.

Direct download: 1.15.2021_Episode_420.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:49am EST
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