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July 28, 2018 @ 12:02 am

Ep 36: Ameritrash

Marc, Orion, and Bubba talk about that most peculiarly-named genre of game: Ameritrash. We talk dice rolling, card pulling, combat-focsed narrative games. What makes some of them some of our favorite games of all time, and what makes others frustrating to the extreme?

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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July 18, 2018 @ 7:01 pm

Exciting Patreon Update!

It's fundraising time for The Thoughtful Gamer and I promise it's pretty much going to be limited to this podcast and associated posts/social media postings. Fundraising and self-marketing is weird and awkward, so let's all be awkward together! In all honesty I think there's a lot of cool new rewards lined up for people who support The Thoughtful Gamer, and this will outline them.

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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July 17, 2018 @ 12:19 am

Ep 35: The Chillcast 2: The Chillcastening

We've got no particular agenda. We're just going to sit back and chat. Marc and Matt are joined by Orion who is all the way across "the pond" in Scotland. We talk about some games, we listen to Scottish restaurant ambient noise, and we make long-term hiking plans. It's all very chill. Mostly. Charterstone incites some anger. 

2:06 - Brass
10:39 - Codenames: Duet. Also, Orion turns into a robot
23:27 - The Gallerist
29:06 - Charterstone
30:54 - Charterstone spoilers begin
40:03 - Quidler
42:20 - SET
45:59 - Game Design

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July 6, 2018 @ 6:51 pm

Ep 34: Elegance

Marc and Orion talk about elegance in games. Is it a simple matter of rules complexity vs. strategic complexity? Or are there additional elements that go into our conception of elegance? What kinds of games tend to be more elegance, and is elegance always a good design goal?

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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