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Dev Purkayastha
Works at Songza
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Sunnyside, NY
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I suddenly miss[c] my minidisc player.
If, like me, you have a vast collection of music stored across antiquated formats, you might be wondering exactly what you can do to save space and get rid of these recordings. In the case of cassette and vinyl, it is relatively simple to record the albums with your computer, enabling you to either place…
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This episode features lots of Stellaris war stories amidst analysis and critique of the game itself. (s/o +Austin Walker​).

I'm not even playing Stellaris and I love to hear stories.
It's a very special, gas giant-sized podcast as the panel discusses Paradox's newest grand strategy game, Stellaris. Stellaris takes the Paradox formula and flings it into space, replacing trade merchants with space merchants, warships with space warships, and regular coalitions with space coalitions. Not content with one, two, or even three guests, Rob welcomes Rowan Kaiser, Austin Walker, Fraser Brown, and Sean Sands to the show to get their ta...
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This one was fun. Barely made it, but I won by letting a runaway monorail hit Voss.
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It's a version of Tak, from Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, designed by James Ernest. The rules are free online and seem interesting!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cheapassgames/tak-a-beautiful-game
Tak is a new abstract strategy game created by James Ernest and Patrick Rothfuss, based on the game in The Wise Man's Fear.
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I got Tharsis for PS4 and just started playing. It is a stressful game of random dice rolls screwing you on the road to inevitable destruction; I might love it. (I just started.)

If I can figure out how, I almost want to stream the next time I flail/suffer with it.
Not at all a spoiler: I don’t get to Mars in my most recent playthrough of Tharsis, the extremely difficult and very fun dice-based strategy game coming to PC and PS4 on Tuesday. This is not a spoiler, because getting to Mars is very hard. Players will fail. A lot. Count on it.
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Ahh yes I love Tharsis

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Out of context: I was describing genre tropes to a friend:

- we fight things, with our friends, every episode
- we learn about our friends
- sometimes make friends with the things we fight
- sometimes we are sad
- sometimes we fight our friends for a bit
- power of friendship and/or trying very hard is really important
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I think manga may be up my alley. Some day.

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Politics question: Do you know of any studies or anecdotes about if calling up congresspeople helps nudge their votes? Is it useful even for congresspeople outside your district?
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uninformed cynic answer: If that method did work, politicians wouldn't be doing what they get paid to do.
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I triumphed over Citizen Dawn in #SentinelsGame... This one was comedy gold. Usually Dawn swamps me with recruiting an army of citizens against me. I cleared them out early, but then...

- Dark Visionary kept messing with Dawn's fate to give her worthless draws all game
- Tempest kept knocking Citizen Spring (a feckless healer) into the stratosphere... Landing her on top of the deck, meaning Dawn kept drawing her, instead of doing useful.
- Tachyon kept stuffing Bunker's hand while he loaded up on gear in Upgrade Mode, until...
- Fanatic gave him extra attacks, just as he entered Turret mode, and just unloaded a wild arsenal

Quite a team.
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Let's do it, I have digital

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running man meme x doges x 90s memes x idk, amazing
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Into 80s nostalgia? Soundtracking your 80s-tastic RPG? Are you literally a time-traveller from a cyberpunk AU? You may like this.
The Metro is RadioFreeSatan's New Wave, Post-Punk, and other retro-music from the 80's. The show is done weekly and is hosted by Citizen JNothing.
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Looks fun, thanks! I'll put this in my podcast feed to check out on the regular.

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the latest thing i posted to my "City of Dis" (Planarch Codex) collection [https://www.pinterest.com/locke61dv/city-of-dis/]
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Clearly we need to make a booklet inspired by Echo the Dolphin.

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Just listened to https://antifur.bandcamp.com/album/humanoid-sound today, actually!
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  • Harvard University
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2004
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Introduction
Techie in NYC, working at Songza. I tweet about games, startups, music and food. I'm usually designing a game. (Or eating while working on a music startup.)

Lots of my G+ conversations happen in non-public circles (especially: game design and NYC happenings), so circle me if you want in on those.
Work
Occupation
Technologist and Web Developer
Employment
  • Songza
    Web Developer, 2012 - present
  • Bold Lantern
    2012 - present
  • ModMetaphor
    Freelance Web Developer, 2009 - 2013
  • Eleven Learning
    Director of Technology, 2009 - 2012
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Currently
Sunnyside, NY
Previously
Morristown, NJ - Cambridge, MA - Somerville, MA - Sunnyvale, CA