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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
November 26, 2020
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I’ve been thinking a lot about the pressure a reviewer can put on themselves. More than any other year I’ve been feeling that this year. Got to put...
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thegiantbrain
November 12, 2020
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Bouldering

Staff Blogs
I keep reasonably fit, I think. My job in bike retail and repair requires a fair amount of me being on my feet for most of the day and I cycle into...
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thegiantbrain
November 03, 2020
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The team is excited to bring you their first cast live from Essen!
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thegiantbrain
October 21, 2020
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Spirit Island Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
 
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They are here. With their ships, their towns, and their people. They have invaded our land, killed our people, taken what they think is theirs by r...
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thegiantbrain
October 18, 2020
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The cast has hit 10000 downloads and Iain M is throwing a party! 
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thegiantbrain
October 15, 2020
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Influences

Essays
Dicebreaker recently put out an article about the most influential games since Settlers of Catan which arguably began the modern boardgame renaissa...
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thegiantbrain
October 13, 2020
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Episode 56 - Two's Company

Podcasts & Videos
Jamie’s back from travels and Iain M has had a nice long sleep. Too long though it seems as they missed the last cast! 
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thegiantbrain
October 06, 2020
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Welcome to Idle Thoughts our spin-off podcast where the team get together and talk about games they have played recently. This cast was formerly a ...
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thegiantbrain
October 05, 2020
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Agon RPG - Review

RPG Reviews
 
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This is going to be a review of Agon, the most recent RPG from designers John Harper and Sean Nittner, but first I would like to think a little bit...
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thegiantbrain
September 30, 2020
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Brainwaves 56 - Pulsating News

Podcasts & Videos
Jamie has returned from the depths of the Brainwaves HQ with the help of Iain C and large quantities of caffeine. 
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