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The Die is Podcast, Episode 67b: To The Death!

The Die Is Podcast is a weekly discussion about games of all kinds: video games, board games, and roleplaying games... pretty much anything you can play while sitting down.

In this episode, we explore the dreary topic of "dying" in games. Is it different from simple failure? Why does it matter? How do different kind of games implement it, and why? What is up with death spirals? And what are some games where the designers really put some effort into making "death" an interesting part of the game?

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The Die is Podcast, Episode 65b: Difficulty and Quality

The Die Is Podcast is a weekly discussion about games of all kinds: video games, board games, and roleplaying games... pretty much anything you can play while sitting down.

In this episode, we discuss the intertwined aspects of "difficulty" and "quality" in games. What is difficulty? Why does it hold interest? How do we struggle when we learn games? Why is a difficult game sometimes mistakenly marked as good, simply because it is difficult? Hopefully we produce some answers.

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We all need to be careful about our attachment to labels. Too many people associate their identity with conformation to a label, yet fail to realize that instead they conform that label to their identity. They equate "the good" with that label and "the bad" with an opposing label.
No label defines an individual, we all fall on a spectrum, thus I have certain liberal ideals and certain conservative ideals. For simplicity I identify as a liberal, but that does not define the whole of my political philosophy. For that you would have to take the time to learn about me.

http://www.vox.com/2015/6/3/8706323/college-professor-afraid

#politics   #philosophy

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Extra special episode of +Alea Podcasta Est, The Die is Podcast.
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If anyone is interested in playing, Diplomacy online, hit me up. I wouldn't mind running a game for some friends.

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The Die is Podcast, Episode 53b: Griefing!

The Die Is Podcast is a weekly discussion about games of all kinds: video games, board games, and roleplaying games... pretty much anything you can play while sitting down.

In this episode, Will and Brandon talk about how many different ways that people can have fun in games not buy doing well, but by creating hardships for the other players. Some of that is called "griefing," but there's a lot of surrounding behaviors that they cover! If you've ever made a move in a game just to watch someone's face when their strategy goes to pieces, take a listen.

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The Die is Podcast, Episode 53a: Samurai Spirit and Magic: Fate Reforged

The Die Is Podcast is a weekly discussion about games of all kinds: video games, board games, and roleplaying games... pretty much anything you can play while sitting down.

In this episode, Will and Brandon have played more games than ever... ever? The latest Final Fantasy 14 expansion sucks Will in, while Brandon can't avoid the siren's song of some sort of Magic: The Gathering release. Dark Eldar still can't get Will on their side, and the guys destroy ever enemy with their cosmic superpowers in Sentinels of the Multiverse.

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The Die is Podcast, Episode 50b: "Getting" a Game

The Die Is Podcast is a weekly discussion about games of all kinds: video games, board games, and roleplaying games... pretty much anything you can play while sitting down.

In this episode, Will, Chris and Brandon discuss the moment when you finally understand what makes a game fun, what makes it a "good" game. What games have we played where this happened? What games have we played where this didn't happen? Is there any way to know if you are judging a game unfairly (i.e. you don't "get" it) or are there some games it just isn't possible to "get"?

We might have some answers!

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