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January 31, 2018 @ 4:40 pm

Desk-side Talks With Marc #10: Organization, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, And Pronouns

Hey, all. This one's me talking about how I've organized my life recently to be more productive. I also discuss some very early first impressions of the odd game Vast: The Crystal Caverns. Finally, I weigh in on the subject of using "they" as a non-gendered singular pronoun in game rulebooks and why that's obviously a good thing. Obviously.

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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January 26, 2018 @ 9:28 pm

Ep 23: Board Games vs. Video Games

This is an odd one. Marc, Orion, Matt, and Wes talk about the differences between board games and video games as media and how their inherent qualities shape how we interact with them, and each other. Included are multiple references to Plato and a 20 minute tangent where we question the premise of the entire podcast. Good times!

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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January 18, 2018 @ 11:31 pm

Desk-side Talks With Marc #9: Nuclear Bombs, Piracy, and HATE

Marc discusses his experience with Twilight Imperium 4th Edition and goes over the news of the day, which includes why bad graphic design led to an entire state going into panic, people counterfeiting board games, and why the talk surrounding HATE illustrates a problem with internet discourse.

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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January 13, 2018 @ 9:12 pm

Ep 22: Vacation Time! Harvest, Hunt For The Ring, and Spirit Island

Marc and Orion are on an island. They've also been playing a lot of Spirit Island. Chill with the sounds of the ocean and people barbequeing and hear about three great games.

Harvest - 1:17
Hunt For The Ring - 9:07
Spirit Island - 31:52

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January 2, 2018 @ 7:38 pm

Ep 21: 2017 Year In Review!

It's a MEGA-PODCAST where Marc, Orion, and Matt look over 2017 and all of the great (and not so great) games we've played. We've had some amazing experiences and we've played some of the best games ever made for the first time this year. Plus, lots of lists! Everyone loves lists.

6:47 - What have we been playing recently?

13:44 - The "Shame List" (games we haven't played yet)

28:06 - Top 5 "New To Us" Games

50:26 - The Thoughtful Gamer 2017 Random "Awards" (most innovative, worst game, biggest disappointment, game we keep playing incorrectly, etc.)

1:13:31 - Best of The Thoughtful Gamer in 2017

1:34:40 - Top 5 2017 Games

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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