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Ludology Episode 184 - Between Two Podcasters

9/24/2018
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Gil and Geoff are delighted to welcome Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier games. We discuss life after Kickstarter, and Jamey's design philosophy. Duration: 58:18

Duration:00:58:17

GameTek Classic 183 - Input Output Randomness

9/16/2018
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff looks at the relationship between luck and strategy. Duration: 6:20

Duration:00:06:18

Ludology Episode 183 - Mind Your Own Business

9/8/2018
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Gil and Geoff deconstruct the new Wolfgang Warsch game The Mind. What makes it tick? What does it do right, and what does it do wrong? Duration: 1:02:19

Duration:01:02:19

GameTek Classic 182 - Pandemic

9/3/2018
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Scott Rogers is back with a look at the history of Pandemic! Duration: 5:17

Duration:00:05:17

Ludology Episode 182 - The Calm After the Sturm

8/26/2018
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Gil and Geoff once again welcome Ryan Sturm to recap the development of Trade on the Tigris. Duration: 1:17:14

Duration:01:17:14

GameTek Classic 181 - Talmud

8/19/2018
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff talks about the Talmud, and it's relation to game rules.

Duration:00:06:40

Ludology Episode 181 - Indy Rock

8/12/2018
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Gil and Geoff broadcast live from Gencon with super-special guest Ryan Sturm! Duration: 51:31

Duration:00:51:31

Ludology Episode 180 - Keep Them Doggies Rollin'

7/29/2018
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Gil and Geoff are joined by special guest Suzanne Sheldon to talk about Roll and Write games! What makes them tick? What special design considerations are there? Duration: 1:03:49

Duration:01:03:48

GameTek Classic 179 - Kill Dr. Lucky

7/9/2018
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Scott Rogers is back with another Biography of a Board Game! This time - Kill Dr. Lucky from James Earnest!

Duration:00:09:28

Ludology Episode 179 - Contested Outcome

7/1/2018
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Contest results! Gil and Geoff wade into an incredibly strong field to pick the top 16 entries in the latest theme/mechanism competition. Who will end up on the top of the heap? Duration: 59:05

Duration:00:59:04

GameTek Classic 178 - Real Time

6/24/2018
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff discusses design considerations for real time games. Plus a coda! Duration: 9:11

Duration:00:09:11

Ludology Episode 178 - Coin Operated

6/17/2018
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Gil and Geoff are pleased to welcome Volko Ruhnke, designer of the COIN series, about Counter-Intelligence operations throughout history. How do you capture the dynamics of these complex conflicts in a game? What are the challenges with designing simulations and general? And what can he tell us about his time in the CIA? Duration: 1:09:25

Duration:01:10:58

GameTek Classic 177 - Agricola

6/10/2018
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Professor Scott Rogers is back with another Biography of a Board Game! This time, Agricola is under the spotlight. Duration: 11:55

Duration:00:11:52

Ludology Episode 177 - AI, AI, Captain!

6/3/2018
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We welcome Theresa Duringer of Temple Gates Games, developer of the Race for the Galaxy app to talk about the process of developing and incorporating AI, how to make it smarter or dumber or more human, and more. Duration: 59:27

Duration:00:59:27

GameTek Classic 176 - Apophenia

5/27/2018
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff talks about how we see patterns even when there aren't any, and what that means for game designers. Duration: 8:01

Duration:00:08:01

Ludology Episode 176 - Taxonomy Driver

5/20/2018
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Since there were humans, they've been putting things into categories. What are some of the ways games are categorized? Is this useful, or a distraction? Duration: 59:56

Duration:00:59:56

GameTek Classic 175 - Talisman

5/13/2018
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Professor Scott Rogers is back with another Bio of a Board Game, taking a look at Talisman! Duration: 9:28

Duration:00:09:28

Ludology Episode 175 - Auld Lang Design

5/6/2018
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Recorded live at the Gathering of Friends, Gil and Geoff have an opportunity to sit down and chat with Eric Lang, designer of Rising Sun, the Dice Masters series, and much more. We talk about his role at CMON, his design process, and the state of the industry. Duration: 44:36

Duration:00:44:36

Ludology Episode 174 - Consensual Healing

4/22/2018
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Gil and Geoff are pleased to welcome guest Naomi Clark, professor at the NYU Game Center, and designer most recently of the card game Consentacle. We discuss tackling adult themes in board games in a serious way, and what she learned during the development of Consentacle. Duration: 1:15:54

Duration:01:15:47

GameTek Classic 173 - Bang

4/15/2018
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Professor Scott Rogers is back with another Biography of a Board Game. This episode he heads to the old west to check out Bang! Duration: 07:55

Duration:00:07:54