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Iain McAllister  (He/Him)
Associate Writer and Podcaster

Iain McAllister lives in Dalkeith, Scotland with his wife Cath and their two dogs, Maddie and Gypsy. He has been a keen member of the local gaming scene for many years setting up and participating in many of the clubs that are part of Edinburgh's vibrant gaming scene.

You can find more of his work on The Giant Brain which publishes a wide range of articles about the hobby including reviews, previews, convention reports and critique. The Giant Brain is also the home of the Brainwaves podcast, a fortnightly podcast covering industry news that Iain hosts with his friend Jamie Adams.

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Iain McAllister
Associate Writer and Podcaster
 

 

Articles & Podcasts By Iain McAllister

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Ordering
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thegiantbrain
June 30, 2020
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Iain C is having some outside time in the Brainwaves garden, leaving Jamie and Iain M to get on with the business of the cast. 
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thegiantbrain
June 25, 2020
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Oceans Board Game - Review

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The world is full of diverse life from plants growing atop the highest mountain to creatures living in the depths of the ocean trenches of the plan...
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thegiantbrain
June 23, 2020
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It’s time for the most coveted prize in the boardgame award season calendar, The Golden Brains! 
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thegiantbrain
June 18, 2020
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Prisma Arena - First Thoughts

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As we adjust to a new reality on a daily basis, it is good to be able to take comfort in the familiarity of games. For many of us that means turnin...
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thegiantbrain
June 16, 2020
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This week on Brainwaves Iain Chantler is on trial for crimes too heinous to write down! 
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thegiantbrain
June 11, 2020
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This article will look at an individual scenario of Arkham Horror: The Card Game. These will be my impressions after playing through the scenario a...
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thegiantbrain
May 22, 2020
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Getting It

Rants & Raves
In a recent conversation I had on Twitter I was told I didn’t ‘get’ the Star Trek Adventures RPG, my review of which is pretty negative. This did t...
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thegiantbrain
May 05, 2020
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The Team are all together in Brainwaves HQ and Iain C has made his way back from the non-euclidean geometry of the coffee machine. Joining Jamie an...
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thegiantbrain
April 30, 2020
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Brainwaves HQ is a lonely place for Iain M to be on his own: Iain C is self isolating, and we’ve sent all the interns home for safety. Contemplatin...
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thegiantbrain
April 23, 2020
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Barenpark Board Game Review

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If you go down to the woods today you are in for a big surprise, because that part of the park was specifically zoned for Panda bears and now they ...
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