Teach them how to say goodbye…

Friends & listeners, we’ve got an announcement for you. Sadly, after 2 years and 95 episodes Tokens is fresh out. We’re calling it.It’s been hard to do a solo show and provide quality content you deserve. Podcasting is a lot of work, effort & time.So, with a heavy heart and a lot of thought out into it, EIC Tanya DePass is darkening the studio.

She’ll do one last episode of thanks, a look back and updates next week in the usual time slot. Thank you all so much Send in your favorite memories of the show, guests or a short note to be read in the farewell episode: freshoutoftokens@gmail.com It’s been amazing, getting to talk to so many wonderful folks over the last couple of years.

Episodes will stay up on Simplecast.fm at freshoutoftokens.simplecast.fm

Thank you all for two amazing years!

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Top ten @OutOfTokensCast episodes

One cool thing our hosting service does is give stats. So here’s our top ten episodes ever!

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We Got Jimquisited by Jim Sterling!

Games Critique as POC: Pitfalls, Perils and Pearls of Wisdom

Prism Shells, Tres Witchers and E3 Predications!

Dudes, we had the best chat with Holly Brockwell about Gadgette and more!

Tevinter Family Values with @BioFanOfficial

The Great Gita Escapade

We Celebrated our one year Anniversary with Sammus Music ❤

Brooklyn Gamery and Brooklyn Game Dev for the Win

An Altus for All Seasons, on how Dorian came to be with David Gaider

Hip Hop can Help you Code, and #GamingLooksGood thanks to Shareef Jackson

 

 

ICYMI – It was lit when @UGRGaming came through

It’s Lit with UGR Gaming! Brandon Stennis stopped by to talk about Twitch, XSplit, TwitchCon and more.

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Listen on Fresh Out of Tokens // Download the MP3

We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Articles:

Augs Lives Matter in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Twitch Etiquette

Listener Questions for Brandon:

@StubbyStan: Can you expound on how a @SpawnOnMe appearance is the gateway to #Twitch partnerhood? LOL!

@5Tessential: How does one introduce his/herself 2 an indie company n go abt streaming/promoting a game 4 said indie company?

@Thain1982:

What are some of your favorite types of stream viewers?

Do you prefer streaming single-player games or multi-player games more, or does it depend on the day?

What’s one killer feature you wish could be added to Twitch or Xsplit?

What we’re playing/reading:

Brandon: I don’t read. Ha. GTA V, The Evil Within, Getting back into Dragon Age

David: Starbound, Pokémon Go

Tanya: Moon Hunters, Dragon Age Inquisition, CIV 5

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @UGRGaming

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Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

ICYMI we had @GCPDMatt on to talk about comics, puppy dogs and pac man!

Matt Peters joined us to explain the GCPD in his twitter handle and podcast title, talk up comics and SFF and just a bit about PAC Man!

Listen on Fresh Out of Tokens // Download the MP3

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback, feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Matt

@Thain1982:

What is your favorite comic/manga based on a game?

What’s the one comic you’d suggest to someone to show them why comics are awesome?

What’s a comic you wish you could rewrite (for any reason)?

@GeekMelange:

What SF/F story or novel does he think would make a great video game?

If he was a WWE wrestler, what would his character’s name & personality be?

What is the most RIDICULOUS snack you’ve had for Resnackulous Tuesdays? Inquiring minds NEED to know

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Matt: Fallout 4, Shovel Knight, Pac-Man 256/CEDX+ (looks like a Kingdom Hearts title…)

David: Fallout Shelter, Pokemon Go

Tanya: Fallout Shelter, Dragon Age Inquisition

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @GCPDMatt

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Mighty Ink Comics on FB

GCPD on iTunes

@chicagonerds

Uncanny Magazine Year 3 Kickstarter Ends August 16th

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. – @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

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ICYMI – I wrote about Ghostbusters, tropes & missing discourse for @Polygon

The random musings of a 1973 Original

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Ghostbusters is still haunted by negative racial tropes

What the movie got wrong

Opinion – By Tanya D.

I remember the original Ghostbusters movie. I was a teenager when it was released, and I saw it in the theater. It was fantastic for a little nerdling like me to see science and cool stuff and people who won through smarts rather than brute force.

Ernie Hudson’s Winston Zeddemore wasn’t a scientist. He wasn’t one of the smart guys who saved folks. That’s what bothered me when I saw the first film the most: seeing a black person on screen, but not seeing them be fully part of the story. We’ve gotten the same old tropes 30 years later, and it’s still a problem. This is why I’m not cheering the reboot with the same unbridled glee as other folks.

THIS IS A TREND

The original Ghostbusters wasn’t an anomaly in this…

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ICYMI – Ladies Night of no chill with @iamlaurenp & @Phunky_Brewster

Lauren, Shannon and Tanya get comfy for a girl’s night in to discuss gatekeeping, nerd social fallacies, being black women in nerd spaces, podcasting and more.

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Listen on Fresh Out of Tokens // Download the MP3

We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show!

Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Article:

Warning: Pokemon Go could be a Death Sentence if you’re a black man

Questions for Lauren and Shannon:

@HellresidentNY: If offered a creative position with Marvel’s films & TV shows or DC’s films and TV shows, which company would you choose to work for & why?

@Thain1982:

Given the choice, do you prefer single player, competitive multiplayer, or co-op?

What fandoms/communities are you happiest to be a part of? (and which do you avoid)

What has been your favorite part of doing @nerdsofpreycast?

What we’re playing:

Lauren: Fallout 4

Shannon :Sims Free Play, Covet Fashion, trying to hang onto Pokemon Go, and Unravel

Tanya: Guild Wars 2, Sims 4, Street Fighter V

Where to find our guests online

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

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INTERVIEW | FRESH OUT OF TOKENS

Thank you so, so much for this love Sammus! ❤ ❤

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Although I’ve been laying low this summer to prep for my next full-length album and get my life back in order after a hectic semester, I haven’t completely dropped off the map. This past week I had the opportunity to chat with my homie Tanya DePass as well as her co-host David Reeves  on the 1-Year Anniversary episode of their Fresh out of Tokens podcast! For those unfamiliar Fresh out of Tokens is a “bi-weekly podcast addressing issues of diversity, inclusion, intersectionality and feminism in gaming.” We talked about all of these topics and more in this very special episode so tune in right here. And to support Tanya personally on Patreon you can head here and you can also support I Need Diverse Games by heading here.

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Burning Out: Self-Care Tips for Creative Minds

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“It’s easy to fall prey to the myth that a good creator is an unhealthy and haggard one. Nothing is further from the truth.” @Finickii

Before I started freelancing, I thought the career path sounded very glamourous. You make your own hours, work from wherever you want, and even decide which projects to take on. (Spoiler alert: it’s definitely not that easy.) As it turns out, you also have to be the one to motivate yourself to work, which can be particularly difficult when you’re struggling with intrusive thoughts and plenty of self-doubt. And when you’re freelancing as a journalist? It can be even harder to parse through all of the reactions to any piece you might publish.

Recently, I spoke at PAX East alongside a few super stellar women in the industry, and we touched on the subject of burnout a bit. Our panel, “How I Got Into Games Journalism,”…

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I visited with the fine folks at @OneShotRPG!

EIC @cypheroftyr had a chance to hang out with the fine folks at @OneShotRPG!

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This week ONE SHOT is offering a double feature!

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Next up, James talks with Tanya DePass of the “I Need Diverse Games” hashtag. #INDG Together they try to clarify what folks mean when they ask for diversity and how that could have a positive impact on the gaming community.
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ICYMI – We’re running away to the Savage Empire with @VancouverTim

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We talked about Kickstarters, Savage Empire, comics & graphic novels, went back in the gaming crates and more with our guest Tim Lewinson

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We’re part of the Geeked.fm network along with Geeks in Sneaks, Chromatic Life and More than Bits. We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks. We’ve got a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.wordpress.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well.

Article: Kickstarter Legislation gets Precedent – Failed KS has to refund money and pay court fees

What we’re playing/reading:

Timothy: Metal Gear Solid V, Destiny: The Taken King, Witcher 3, Theme Hospital

Tanya: Dragon Age Inquisition: Trespasser, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

David: still Shadowrun Hong Kong, 12 hours, (Kiva’s twine game)

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @VancouverTim

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Music:

The intro is from Magical Girls Can Trap; the song at the end is Internet Kids.. Both are from the album Magical Girls Run the World by MGC.

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