New Software for the Back Room Chat Room!

New Software for the Back Room Chat Room!

The Chat Has Changed!

We’re trying a new chat software (Envolve).

Look at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen, and click on the box labeled “Back Room Chat Room.” You can then drag the box larger to see more by holding the top left hand corner and dragging it. You can see the chat no matter which page you’re on while at the website (so you can be shopping AND chatting! ;) ).

In the box immediately to the right of the Back Room Chat Room you can see the list of everyone on the website. To open a private chat session simply click on the “chat” next to their name. If you are not logged into the website, it will create a Guest name for you–feel free to keep it if you want to remain anonymous, or change it in that box. It will give the option to sign in using Facebook, Twitter, or Envolve. Or if you use the “Login” button at the top right hand of the website pages, you are logged in through my website (and you’ll be able to proceed directly to checkout if you win the Free Shipping!).

There is room for a tag line so you can tell everyone information about yourself–sort of like a status update. If you have any questions, open a private chat with Jodi or Clint.

Be sure to let us know if you have any problems. We can’t expect new software to work great the first time out. Describe what happened in an email to

When do I chat with the Guests?

The Back Room Chat Room is now open all the time – you can bring your friends in to chat anytime. But we and our Chat guests will only be here Thursdays 9-10 pm EST (the New York, NY Time Zone, UTC-4). Here’s a good link to try to convert it to your time zone. The Back Room Chat Room is where you can hang with our special guest hosts and win prizes!

A quick reminder about our rules: Show Respect. There Are Children Here. Be Good; Don’t Be Evil. (complete rules here)

Check this page often for more about our guest hosts!

How Do I Win Stuff?

Clint and I will ask each person logging in to pick a card, any card, anything from Deuce to Joker (if we have a ton of folks we’ll go to card and suit). We will draw from a deck of cards until one of those cards is dealt.  The winner will get Free Shipping on one order from the Beautiful Brains website, and don’t forget you always get 10% off with the coupon “ILoveBrains” (To get Free Shipping, just select “Convention Purchase” at checkout). Guest hosts offering a prize will arrange their own conveyance and we’ll do a separate draw. Don’t worry, we’ll shuffle. :)

Upcoming guest hosts:

November 10, 2011

Kurt Wiegel and staff from Game Geeks is in the chat! I bet there are a few questions you’d like to ask him, although he tells you exactly what he thinks of each RPG at his YouTube channel! I’m looking forward to hearing about some of the outtakes. :)

November 17, 2011

post-MACE chat! This is MACE’s 15th anniversary… and Jodi and Clint’s, too. Aw, gamer love…

November 24, 2011

Thanks for Gamers chat! We don’t feel like making our guests work on Thanksgiving, but we will! We are so very thankful to have made friends with all of you. Join us to talk turkey, hang out, and relax. :)

December 1, 2011

working on it…

December 8, 2011

working on it…

December 15, 2011

Paul “Wiggy” Wade-Williams with Triple Ace Games joins us to talk about the release of Leagues of Adventure


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