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Adam Blinkinsop
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I've used the Oculus Rift DK1, HD and DK2 for hours and hours and enjoyed my time with each of them immensely, but on each occasion, I'd feel some sense of
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+Sage LaTorra realistically, that already happens with many families. Just because we're not wearing headsets does not mean we're not immersed in our own screens.
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There is just a ton of setting here.  I like it.  The options for friends (with names!) bootstraps my least favorite part of BW circles rolls.  Devil's Bargain is a cool variation on "helping dice".  Gather Information / Planning is pretty awesome.  The roll X, take the highest is a great mechanic.  I want more L5R roll X, take Y, though. :)

Makes me feel like building up an enormous planning pool for a massive critical moment (in BitD, the detail) could be really cool in Empire.
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This one was recorded a week early, and my own game on the topic has morphed a bit. Still a good cast, though!

EDIT: We got reports that this one got cut off in the middle of a sentence, around the 41 minute mark -- if you have this problem, re-download and you should get the full hour.
In which we discuss long-term planning, desert power, and what must flow. TWURPS Dune (unknown) En Garde! (Darryl Hany and Frank Chadwick, 1975) Dune: The Board Game (Bill Eberle, Jack Kittredge, a...
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I believe it's "Pulp Empire?"
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AquaSphere!
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Loved it!
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Teaching Twilight Struggle.
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In this game, I won in the headline phase of turn three.
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This is the first transcript we got from Scribie, and it's looking pretty good.

Just a few minor transcription errors, but it's an hour of content!
 
Looking for a game that's less difficult to master than Freemarket or Burning Wheel? I think I have one for you.
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I sent it in. Don't know if there's a subscription service.
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#51in15  -- it just keeps going...

36. Ancient Terrible Things
37. AquaSphere
38. Argent: The Consortium
39. Cards Against Humanity
40. Deus
41. Dominion
42. Hanabi
43. Kobayakawa
44. Progress: Evolution of Technology
45. Twilight Struggle
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Now, that's just crazy.
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XCOM: Several turns in, haven't lost ... yet!
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Highly recommended. Once I hit ten plays, I'll write a more detailed review. :-)
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It's Würfel Bohnanza on Arrakis.
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Looks like less non-active player interaction than I hoped, but ... intriguing.
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Got a quick introductory play of Argent: The Consortium in today, and I'm comparing it to other worker placement games (for Jones Theory purposes). One in particular stands out:   Dominant Species.

Both games are long, with lots of player interaction outside of just blocking.  I think the big differentiator is that A:TC gives you a bunch of possibilities outside of pure worker placement, while DS is almost entirely worker placement.

Initial impressions are good, in spite of the component design.
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"Bruno Faidutti Shares His Design Process" on an unfortunate domain name.
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  • Portland State University
    Computer Science, 2007 - 2007
  • Seattle Pacific University
    Computer Science, 2002 - 2005
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Google
    Site Reliability Engineer, 2007 - 2011
  • Columbia Sportswear
    Programmer Analyst, 2005 - 2007
  • Seattle Pacific University
    Student Web Associate, 2004 - 2005
  • Applied Technical Systems
    Intern, 2001 - 2001
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Delicious and very French. Always busy.
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