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September 28, 2017 @ 4:35 pm

Desk-side Talks With Marc #5: State Of The Union (Some exciting announcements!)

Join Marc as he discusses the near future of The Thoughtful Gamer. October and November are shaping up to be a very exciting time. If you have any interest in all with what we're doing, listen in.

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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September 21, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Ep 14: A Conversation With Michael Heron From Meeple Like Us

In this episode, Michael and I confront the age-old question: how much of a podcast can be made up of tangents before the tangents become the subject of the podcast?

Also in this episode we talk about Meeple Like Us and issues of accessibility in board gaming, a bunch of random political things, our favorite games, gender representation, ethical choices in video games, the state of criticism and if it's okay for publishers to pay reviewers for reviews, and....Nazis? 

It was a wild ride, but a tremendously fun discussion.

0:00 - Accessibility

3:40 - Controversial parts of Meeple Like Us

9:47 - Limitations of internet platforms like Reddit and Twitter

15:02 - Working with publishers on accessibility

26:24 - Gender representation/random hotbed political topics

54:36 - Some of our favorite games

1:02:44 - Criticism in board gaming and publishers paying for reviews

1:28:57 - Ethical choices within video games and board games

 

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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September 13, 2017 @ 2:14 pm

Half-Witted Scruffy-Looking Podcast Episode 2

A continuation of the last episode!. Matt tries to reign in Marc, Ben, Jeff, and JR as they nagivate the difficult terrain of the outer rim during the height of the empire, getting into a lot of messes along the way.

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September 7, 2017 @ 5:26 pm

Ep 13: Co-operative Games

(Apologies for the audio quality. I'm investigating what went wrong.)

Marc, Matt, and Orion discuss what makes co-op games unique, what problems can show up in the design, and how games overcome those problems.

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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