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Posted by Seedofpower (3932 posts) 1 year, 3 months ago

Poll: Do you want to see table top content on GB? (267 votes)

Yes of all verities. 37%
No, I only want to see content and hear opinions on video games. 24%
Sure,board and card games only. 7%
Sure, I'm really into minis and just want to see that. 1%
Well, lets start with D&D and see where this goes. 32%

This topic was brought up on the last Unprofessional Fridays that I've missed. This made me wonder on the kind of content Giant Bomb can do outside of video games. Videos when not a lot of games are coming out and there is space to be filled on the site.
I wouldn't mind seeing Vinny start a 40k army or Matt be a DM to a long and awesome D&D campaign. Hell they are already neck deep into cards against humanity, this is only the next logical step.

We're all nerds here and this should only get more awesome. What do you guys think?

#1 Posted by BeachThunder (11994 posts) -

Monopoly would be perfect.

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#2 Posted by Seedofpower (3932 posts) -

Monopoly would be perfect.

Bahahahaha yeah, it would.

#3 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2328 posts) -

Apples to Apples.

#4 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2000 posts) -

I would love to see it, Beer and Board Games is one of my favourite series on youtube, and the GB guys could do something just as awesome.

#5 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Everyone is John, perhaps?

#6 Edited by TheManiacsGnome (270 posts) -

I wouldn't mind them playing some kind of Pen and Paper RPG, doesn't necessarily need to be D&D. I just feel it would only work if you could get a large portion of the group involved. I just hope it doesn't become like Penny Arcade where it feels like half their content is largely tabletop/card games, no offense to any of you fine gents, but I'm not 8-14 anymore fuck TCG's.

#7 Edited by Disaya (290 posts) -

This isn't something I had thought about but that would be pretty cool to see. I would love to see them play D&D.

#8 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11801 posts) -

I think It'd be pretty funny watching them play D&D 4th edition since it's pretty much a video game mechanically anyways. I feel like going any earlier or doing Pathfinder would be funny... but only because the mechanics are a bit more obtuse. Not sure what I'd think about other board games though. That time when they played Ticket to Ride for TNT wasn't so entertaining.

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#9 Posted by Brodin (8 posts) -

We need more cards against humanity!

#10 Posted by ThePickle (4184 posts) -

I already get a lot of DnD action from Harmontown, but something similar from Giant Bomb would be rad.

#11 Posted by Seedofpower (3932 posts) -

Everyone is John, perhaps?

I just googled that and that sounds totally awesome.

#12 Edited by gogosox82 (424 posts) -

I never grew up playing tabletop rpgs so I don't really have a preference but I know a little about D & D so that might be interesting to learn more about it.

#13 Edited by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

I don't know how to answer the poll. I certainly wouldn't mind tabletop coverage, but I'm not actively seeking it. Whether they added it or didn't add it I don't think I would be affected either way. If it existed I would watch it, but if it never does I wouldn't mind.

#14 Posted by StarvingGamer (8287 posts) -

Sure, as long as they don't become the focus, I'd love to see them dabble in some of the stuff out there.

#15 Posted by Demoskinos (14885 posts) -

More CAH please.

#16 Posted by RecSpec (3829 posts) -

As long as it's something they actually seem interested in.

#17 Edited by RPGee (759 posts) -

So there was Ticket to Ride back in the old Whiskey days, which I found to be ultimately pretty dull...

...but then there was Cards Against Humanity, which was amazing every time, and that Fortune Street TNT was basically a board game TNT, and that was fantastic...

I'm going with "let's wait and see". If the personality is there, and it's legitimately interesting, then it could be great. In terms of wanting to see tabletop coverage, not particularly, but maybe I don't know what I'm missing.

And I'm already putting in my prediction that Brad will unfortunately die in the first battle from poor luck, because that would be hilariously appropriate.

#18 Edited by Itwongo (1207 posts) -

Yes, in moderation

#19 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1432 posts) -

Only Axis and Aliies 1940 Europe AND Pacific....hours and hours of Axis and Allies content

#20 Edited by Xeiphyer (5605 posts) -

Possibly a little bit. None of the GB guys are really huge board and tabletop gamers afaik, so watching a bunch of guys learning and/or playing a game incorrectly would probably be frustrating. God knows people flip out when that happens with videogames.

It could be fun to see them bring in whatever games they do have knowledge of though. Assuming its not crazy boring to watch.

TL;DR: It depends.

EDIT: Cards Against Humanity, more of that please.

#21 Edited by mlarrabee (2972 posts) -

The only way I'd want to see that is if Dave Snider spearheaded it.

#22 Posted by TruthTellah (9159 posts) -

Let's not get crazy, but sure, test the waters a bit. A D&D game with the crew just sounds hilarious to me.

#23 Posted by Seedofpower (3932 posts) -

I guess no one is explicitly into minis.

#24 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -

Only if it will feature Dave.

#25 Posted by JacDG (2127 posts) -

I have no interest in most of the (potential) content of this sort, but I wouldn't be against it.

#26 Posted by Seedofpower (3932 posts) -

Only if it will feature Dave.

Awesome, now I miss Dave even more. :(

#27 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5554 posts) -

Fake Table Top, like Fortune Street and Mario Party is the ideal.

#28 Posted by MikkaQ (10294 posts) -

No because I'd rather see them look at older video games if nothing is coming out. I don't really see the appeal in watching board games, but then again I don't see the appeal in playing them either.

#29 Edited by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

So it would be the next dota and dark souls "content"? It won't work. Most people wouldn't care. For table top I watch people on youtube.

#30 Posted by rebgav (1429 posts) -

I think It'd be pretty funny watching them play D&D 4th edition since it's pretty much a video game mechanically anyways.

Nah, they should bring Chris Perkins in for a D&D Next playdate. Vinny, Ryan, Rorie and Drew would make a pretty entertaining adventuring party.

#31 Posted by hyrgulf (2 posts) -

I guess no one is explicitly into minis.

Well, mini's are somewhat of a niche aspect, of a niche market. And the way the question is phrased, for a site about video games, if it was expanded to other genre's of games, would be pretty wierd to expand it only for mini's (which in and of themselves are not a game).

However, I personally think a Giantbomb/Comic Vine style site for miniatures, and their games would be absolutelty awesome. And have actually wished for that in the past.

The ability to set up a wiki around various franchises, manufacturers, scultpors, tools used (think types of paint brushes, paints, basing materials, files, lights, magnification devices) and individual minitatures. Then being able to tag them similar to the way we can tag concepts, so for example, I want to find fire giants, with right hand shield and left hand sword would be great.

People could have their own account, listing what mini's they own (either private or publicly shared), they could upload their painted version of the mini, and link it to the main mini, so anyone that searches for a specific mini, can then see different painted examples.

People could do work in progress posts showing how they paint a specific mini, ask for feedback, etc...

#32 Edited by Winternet (8021 posts) -

Tabletop games? What is this, the 80s? And, on top of that, serious tabletop games? You guys are out of your goddam minds.

#33 Edited by JNeam (77 posts) -

Tabletop games? What is this, the 80s? And, on top of that, serious tabletop games? You guys are out of your goddam minds.

Lol, are you serious right now?

Something about playing DnD, Warhammer, or Magic the Gathering with other people, holding tangible objects and using your imagination is something that video games can't take away for me.

#34 Edited by thatdutchguy (1273 posts) -

Maybe

#35 Posted by Tennmuerti (8123 posts) -

Hell yes!

Just think of all the amazing "I'm a wizard" jokes they will be able to make.

#36 Posted by development (2372 posts) -

No "don't care" option? I feel like that'd be the winner if it existed. It has more to do with if the content is good than if it's tabletop or not.

#37 Posted by Nictel (2422 posts) -

I'm totally not into table top gaming so I would be fascinated by it. Kind of how Brad drew me into DOTA2 with his dailies.

#38 Posted by Wuddel (2094 posts) -

God no. Well... Why tie yourself down to physical things when so much more is possible with digital media.

That being said. I would not mind like a mini-series or a one-off event, just to examine the game aspects and mechanics of this.

#39 Posted by Nev (551 posts) -

I dunno, if you ask me if I want to see _______ content on Giant Bomb, chances are anything you throw in that blank I'm going to say "YES", no matter how terrible it may be.

So yeah, totally.

#40 Posted by joshwent (2218 posts) -

Please start a D&D Campaign.

Please don't let Ryan be a part of it.

#41 Posted by jmood88 (394 posts) -

Nope, I have no interest in table top games and every time they are brought up on other podcasts/websites, it bores the shit out of me. The cards against humanity stuff that they were doing a little while ago wasn't that great and I can't imagine that other non-video game stuff would be much better.

#42 Edited by supamon (1333 posts) -

@joshwent said:

Please start a D&D Campaign.

Please don't let Ryan be a part of it.

Please get Will Smith and Dave Snider for it.

#43 Posted by ajamafalous (12007 posts) -

Eh, feel like none of the poll options really represent me. My response would be "Sure, whatever. Try it out and see where it goes."

#44 Posted by geirr (2584 posts) -

I'd pay to watch them do anything. Anything!

#45 Edited by Gamer_152 (14081 posts) -

I don't think that going full-on tabletop necessarily is the next logical step from them occasionally playing Cards Against Humanity. I think CAH is more entertaining to the average site user than a game of something like Warhammer 40K, just because of the style and nature of those games, and starting up something like a D&D campaign would be a much bigger commitment than them occasionally playing some CAH. I think there are some really entertaining things they could do with a lot of tabletop games that would be cool to see, but I think some of them would play better than others on camera.

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#46 Posted by Brodehouse (9975 posts) -

I'd like a Whiskey Media style site centred on tabletop games. I don't want the guys from Giant Bomb to play tabletop of role playing games because I have a feeling like anyone who actually appreciates RPGs will be immediately disheartened by how the staff would go about playing them.

I can already predict one staff member being completely confused any time they're asked to make a skill check, immediately forgetting where they slotted their points or what bonuses they have. Another will interrupt actual DM hints and suggestions to talk about how intrinsic the core mechanics are to dispelling the ludonarrative dissonance and that they took the feat Improved Power Attack because it ostensibly confers a risk-reward mechanic. Another would find some annoying rules vagary or exploit and obsess over how it's existence unbalances the game. Another would fall asleep.

Inevitably the game ends with Drew carrying their corpses out of a dungeon after a skirmish with kobolds.

#47 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2820 posts) -

They would have to have three things: people who play who are willing to talk about it each week, something to add that isn't being done already by 50 other sites, and a plan for why devote time/energy/space to THIS content over using resources elsewhere.

#48 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5595 posts) -

I'll watch just about anything off of GB.

#49 Edited by Oddish (7 posts) -

80% of the poll choices are "yes". Cool poll bro.

Personally, I want more content like the Giant Bombcast, TNT and UPF so I really hope they don't even consider bringing board games into the mix. We need more video game content, not neckbeard basement dweller crap.

#50 Edited by EchoEcho (828 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

I think It'd be pretty funny watching them play D&D 4th edition since it's pretty much a video game mechanically anyways. I feel like going any earlier or doing Pathfinder would be funny... but only because the mechanics are a bit more obtuse. Not sure what I'd think about other board games though. That time when they played Ticket to Ride for TNT wasn't so entertaining.

Definitely agreed. Wonder who would do the DMing? They'd need someone good to keep them on track, I think. I've... probably said this at least a dozen times over the last couple years, but if they could get Chris Perkins (of Wizards of the Coast and the Penny Arcade D&D sessions fame) to DM for them, that would be magical, dude's really good at what he does. That's kind of a pipe dream, though, and really unlikely -- I'm guessing someone in-house would step up to plate.

@oddish said:

80% of the poll choices are "yes". Cool poll bro.

Personally, I want more content like the Giant Bombcast, TNT and UPF so I really hope they don't even consider bringing board games into the mix. We need more video game content, not neckbeard basement dweller crap.

Hey, duder -- perfectly reasonable stance on the matter. That last sentence, though? Completely fucking unnecessary.