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Losing in games
I'm playing the just released XCOM 2 this weekend, and that made me think about the game mechanics of losing. To some degree that is an underdeveloped part of game design; there are about a million different rewards games hand out for winning, but only a si...
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Limiting monetization for fairness
When you hear talks on game developer conferences you might think that the concept of giving the player with the biggest wallet an advantage in a game is a recent invention from casual and mobile games. In reality the idea is over 20 years old (not counting...
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RAW
If you are reading about pen & paper roleplaying games on various blogs and forums, you sometimes come across the expression RAW, which means "rules as written". Unlike a computer RPG, where most rules are hard-coded into the game and allow no interpretatio...
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X-Mercs
As I mentioned in a previous post I love games based on the UFO / XCOM heritage and am currently waiting for XCOM 2 to be released. But while I'm waiting I play a game on my iPad which is called X-Mercs , which is very, very similar. Up to the point where s...
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Hate blogs
You might have noticed that I haven't been blogging much lately, and then mostly about D&D and not about MMORPGs. When considering why that is so, I come to the conclusion that it has much to do with the fact that I am not reading other MMORPG blogs any mor...
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Turning D&D into a card game
If you have ever been at a convention or elsewhere watched people seriously playing some trading card game, you might have noticed that they put their cards into so-called deck sleeves, little plastic bags with a transparent front and colored back. The funn...
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Dungeon Boss and Retail Therapy
With my interests in games and economy, I am naturally interested in the mechanics of Free2Play monetization. And my day job pays enough for me to be able to drop a couple of hundred bucks on such a game to explore that monetization without that hurting my ...
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Zeitgeist: The Dying Skyseer - Session 01
In the previous session the group reached the end of the first adventure of the Zeitgeist campaign, and level 2. In this session we started the second adventure, The Dying Skyseer. It is now 3 months later, and the constables have been occupied in Flint wit...
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Netflix VPN blocking
Shelves and shelves full of legally bought DVDs in my house demonstrate that I rather buy video content legally than to pirate it. On the other hand I do use a virtual private network service to rather watch US Netflix than my local version. Not only are ...
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Hunting aliens
I very much like most games of the UFO / XCOM franchise, especially those that remained true to the original MicroProse concept of the game. So while I generally don't pre-order games nor buy them at release, I did pre-order Firaxis' XCOM 2. So I was readin...
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Adventure conversion
The Zeitgeist campaign from EN Publishing that I am currently playing with my D&D group is available in both D&D 4th edition and Pathfinder versions. So I was recently wondering whether they'd also bring out a D&D 5th edition version. But just by toying wit...
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