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We Wrote for Betrayal at the House on the Hill!

Last year the wonderful Mike Selinker at Lone Shark Games reached out to us with an exciting proposition: an expansion—the first in 11 years—for his game Betrayal at the House on the Hill. He asked us to write for Widow’s Walk, which we did, with help from Richard Malena (our partner in tour, games, and his show Atomic Game Theory)! Ours is a very special haunt where you can betray your friends . . . with cats. No more spoilers, but we’re very proud.

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The whole expansion is amazing. There are new rooms, new omens, and a lot of great content by amazing contributors like Zoë Quinn (Depression Quest), Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time), Max Temkin and Eli Halpern (Cards Against Humanity), Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency), and more!

It was a real treat to get in on helping to design (and playtest, a little!) this game, and it’s been hard keeping the secret for so long . . .

But now you can finally get Betrayal at the House On the Hill: Widow’s Walk—with a haunt by Angela Webber (that’s me!) and Richard Malena—at your friendly local game store or on Amazon! Let us know if you play our haunt, I want to know what you name your cat!

New Podcast Episode: INDIANA JONES!

Our role-playing game/comedy-improv podcast Gosh Darn Fiasco has a new episode this week!

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Join Josh A. Cagan (screenwriter, the DUFF), Joseph Scrimshaw (Obsessed Podcast, writer for Rifftrax), and Lucia Fasano (comedian, Portlandia, singer-songwriter) for a trip into an archaeological dig where we try to make a movie and discover a forbidden holy artifact in a cave full of traps, spirits, and crystals!

Listen on the web: https://goshdarnfiasco.simplecast.fm/20

On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gosh-darn-fiasco/id1074197648#

On Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0&gclid=CPCP5eGm6M8CFcy-fgodjq0AOg&gclsrc=ds#/ps/Ij5a5etdo45qj5wvvfrblo75knq

and on all the podcast apps, just search “Gosh Darn Fiasco!”

You Should Write A Song About That! Episode 1: Sam Maggs talks about Anandibai Joshi

Today we are debuting a new project called “You Should Write A Song About That,” in which we interview a fascinating person about something that fascinates them and write a song about that!

In our first segment we talk to author Sam Maggs about Anandibai Joshi—the first Indian woman to get a degree in Western Medicine—and then we wrote a song about her! Read more about Anandibai and 24 other amazing women in “WONDER WOMEN” – the new book by Sam Maggs, it’s really, really great!

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Full Interview:

This project is made possible by our backers on Patreon who pay $1 or more for each new video we post! Thank you, Patreon backers! You can join them at: patreon.com/thedoubleclicks

Lucia Fasano’s Radio Silence CD release party is this weekend!!

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Lucia Fasano is a wonderful human – we have worked with her on several projects over the last couple years, and we are thrilled to say her album is the first not-us album that we have released with our new indie-artist-crowdfunding label that we started, creatively called “Doubleclicks Records!” The album was produced by Jackpot Recording/Larry Crane, who amazingly generously gave Lucia a shot on this debut solo release. The album is great and we are happy to be even a little involved!

If you’re in Portland, Come hear Lucia’s amazing music as well as comedy and music from us and a bunch of dear friends this weekend: Saturday night, 7pm at Books with Pictures!

We’re celebrity sock judges!

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Some neat opportunities have come our way since we started this band, but I have to say the biggest “WE MADE IT!!” moment came for me earlier this year when we were asked to be “celebrity judges” for Sock It To Me’s annual design contest. “What?” you ask… well… yes.

Sock It To Me makes amazing songs. There are dinosaurs, cats, and space—my three favorite things. And I own lots of their socks. It’s part of who I am. They run a contest every year where anyone can design a sock, and the winner gets $2,000 and their sock design is produced. I think it’s rad. I think we should have interesting socks and we should all celebrate art at all levels.

ANYWAY— the designs are in and you can vote now! Aubrey and I (and other celebrity judges including Lucy Knisley and Lil Bub) voted in the previous round to narrow down to the finalists. We love socks, friends. And we are officially celebrities. So deal with THAT.

The Ghastlytrump Tinies: we recorded the audiobook!

Register to vote! Put voting on your calendar! Then vote. Promise? Good. Damn this damn election. Game design kingpin Mike Selinker got us involved in a really neat political project he put together this fall, here’s the pitch:

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The Ghastlytrump Tinies is a parody of Edward Gorey’s classic alphabet book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, but with the children representing what we’d lose in a hypothetical (we hope!) Trump administration. It is written by game designer Mike Selinker, illustrated by 26 of the best artists on the planet, and published by Basket of Adorables.

A mere 1,000 copies of this softcover book are available for $25 (plus $10 shipping) – but you can pay that $25 (or more!) as a donation to the Clinton campaign or the Southern Poverty Law Center and only send us ONE PENNY (plus the shipping). If you do that, just email us a copy of your receipt from Hillary Clinton’s donation page or the SPLC donation page. But act now. Once it’s gone, it’s gone like the things in this book will be if we elect Trump.

We recorded the audiobook for “The Ghastlytrump Tinies” – and you can listen to it – and get your copy of the book – at ghastlytrump.com

The Doubleclicks at Dragon Con 2016!

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We’re coming back to Dragon Con for our second year and we’re doing tons of things! Please come see the things!

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Concert
“Much Ado About nerddom” – a 18+ Variety Show at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse! Tickets for that are $20 and available now: http://www.shakespearetavern.com/ – you do not need to be attending Dragon Con to attend this show! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724944504460888/

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West Coast Tour with Lucia Fasano!

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Poster by the amazing Marlowe Dobbe

9/18 – Santa Clara – 2pm – Illusive Comics – $10 suggested at the door

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The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Sunday, Sept 18, the bands will play an all-ages afternoon show at Illusive Comics in Santa Clara, CA! The show begins at 2pm. Suggested cover $10, at the door only.  Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.” Kids welcome!

9/19 – Oakland – 7pm – Endgame – All-Ages Concert! – $10 suggested at the door

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The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Monday, Sept 19, the Doubleclicks will play an all-ages show at Endgame in Oakland, CA! The show begins at 7pm. Suggested cover $10, at the door only.  Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.” Kids welcome!

9/20 – Burbank – 7pm – Geeky Teas – All-Ages Concert! – $10 suggested at the door

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The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Tuesday, Sept 20, the bands will play an all-ages show at Geeky Teas in Burbank, CA! The show begins at 7pm. Suggested cover $10, at the door only.  Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.” Kids welcome!

9/21 – West Hollywood – 9pm – Genghis Cohen – 21+ Concert – $10

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The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Wednesday, Sept 21, the bands will play a 21+ show at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood! The show begins at 9pm. Tickets are $10 and available online at http://tinyurl.com/j6adbcc! Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.”

10/15 – Portland, OR – 7pm – Books With Pictures – 17+ – Concert & Comedy Show

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On Saturday, October 15, join Lucia Fasano, The Doubleclicks, Barbara Holm & Kyle McCormick for a CD release party for Lucia’s album RADIO SILENCE! The show is free (suggested $5 donation for the acts), and Lucia’s album will be available for purchase!

Where To Find The Doubleclicks At Gen Con 2016

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Yes we’ll be BACK to Gen Con and we have a bunch of events! Event registration is open! RSVP on Facebook to have access to all the updates!

FULL CONCERTS (require Gen Con Badge & tickets)
An hour-long Doubleclicks concert for all ages! Both shows will be roughly the same, songs-wise.
Friday 3pm (ENT1684480) – Westin Grand Ballroom V – $6
https://www.gencon.com/events/84480
Saturday 3pm (ENT1684483) – Westin Grand Ballroom V – $6
https://www.gencon.com/events/84483

GOSH DARN FIASCO LIVE (requires Gen Con Badge & tickets)
We play Fiasco for your entertainment for ONE HOUR with special guests: Steve Segedy & Will Hindmarch!
Saturday 8pm! (ENT1690540) – Westin Grand Ballroom V – $4
https://www.gencon.com/events/90540

Fiasco is a tabletop role playing game where terrible things happen. Gosh Darn Fiasco is a podcast where Angela Webber (THE DOUBLECLICKS) and funny people play Fiasco. The Gosh Darn Fiasco Show is a show where Angela and her very funny friends play a very special game-show-style version of Fiasco for your entertainment, with audience interaction, special guests, dice, deaths, goofs, gags, and so on.
Writer and designer, Will Hindmarch, whipped up such Fiasco playsets as “The Zoo” and “All The Damn Time,” in addition to co-writing “Saturday Night ’78,” which they played on Geek and Sundry’s show, TableTop. Will co-founded Gameplaywright Press with Jeff Tidball and co-created the online storytelling game, Storium. He is one half of the Design Games podcast with Nathan Paoletta. Look him up on Patreon, but do not talk to him about airships or we will be here all night.
Steve Segedy is a game publisher, a web developer, and a dad to two great boys. He is the man behind the curtain at Bully Pulpit Games, handling the day-to-day operations as well as production, editing, and occasionally a bit of writing for an award-winning line of games. He is also the lead organizer for Games on Demand, an all-volunteer organization that puts on gaming events at Gen Con, Origins, PAX, and other regional conventions. Steve has been hooked on gaming since the first time he set his eyes on the Monster Manual in 1981, and he still longs for the day when he can play in a successful, ongoing sci-fi game.
OTHER EVENTS
Women in Gaming Meet & Greet! (SEM1694833) – Thursday night
https://www.gencon.com/events/94833
Signing/selling CDs at the Worldbuilders Booth Sunday morning 10:30-11:30

OFFSITE SHOWS (no Gen Con badge required! open to the public!)
FRIDAY 8pm – Georgia Street Tent – free and open to the public!

Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for updates on this schedule!

The Doubleclicks at PAX East 2016

We’re going to PAX East! RSVP on Facebook for additional updates! Here is our schedule, please come see us!
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MAIN STUFF: 

FRIDAY, 7pm, Dragonfly Theater.
GOSH DARN FIASCO, THE SHOW: We’re both going to play the game FIASCO live on stage with KRIS STRAUB and GRAHAM STARK from LOADING, READY, RUN! Hosted by RICHARD MALENA. Fiasco is a tabletop role playing game where terrible things happen. Gosh Darn Fiasco is a podcast where Angela Webber (THE DOUBLECLICKS) and funny people play Fiasco. The Gosh Darn Fiasco Show is a show where Angela and her very funny friends play a very special game-show-style version of Fiasco for your entertainment, with audience interaction, special guests, dice, deaths, goofs, gags, and so on.
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SATURDAY, 8pm, Main Theater
DOUBLECLICKS CONCERT! Sammus, Paul and Storm, The Doubleclicks, and VGO (in that order) are playing Saturday night! Our set will be in the middle, between 9:15-10:15!

ADDITIONAL STUFF:

SATURDAY, 5pm, MAGfest Jamspace
PROFESSOR SHYGUY CONCERT! One or both of us will be stopping by to do a song with Professor Shyguy! Shyguy is great! Come to his show!
SATURDAY, 7:30pm, Bumblebee Theater
PITCH YOUR GAME IDEA PANEL: Angela will join Kris Straub & Jeff Kalles to critique game idea suggestions from YOU, the people! You’ve got 45 seconds to deliver your idea to our panel of experts. The top three pitches will be picked for prizes and swag!
ALL WEEKEND:
Whenever we can, we’ll be at our booth at BANDLAND with the other bands! Come say hi and check out our brand-new shirts and things!

Oh And By The Way

We’re going on tour this summer and we’ll be playing in Boston, New York, and all kinds of places over the Northeast, East Coast, Midwest, and so on. Full details at thedoubleclicks.com/tour

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