Raising almost $350,000 for the UK trans support charity Mermaids - in response to other mainstream funding being cancelled after a campaign of organised spite - this colossal achievement had me grinning all weekend at the sheer joy of what now seems possible. A US Congresswoman dropping in on a Donkey Kong 64 stream is exactly the tenor of madness that I get out of bed for - but the whole event has flicked some sort of switch in my head, and I now feel so much better about reality in general. So if you were involved in that in any way - thank you!
Quinns: Wow! I just spent the weekend making some falafels.
As temperatures continue to rise, the boys discuss their secret pastry playtest from Jenn Sandercock's Edible Games Cookbook, and talk about what to do when busy board game conventions become too hot to handle.
Finally, we approach a fiery finale where... oh dear. It seems the temperature of this podcast is reaching dangerous levels. Please, whatever you do, don't click play! Podcast burns are NO JOKE
Quinns: Is there anything finer than sharing a frosted glass of February with some good friends? And what a Games News it’s brought us! With everything from Aztecs to political intrigue to some strange new version of Monopoly that I might actually play.
Paul: You’re kidding.
Quinns: Drink up!