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I really like this idea. I think there is a lot to toy with in the microgame format that remains unexplored. I've been toying with it with some of the designers I've been working with recently.

I think there is also a huge market space between deckbuilders and LCG/CCGs that remains untouched. This seems to tap into that by making a LCG format affordable and accessible. I'm developing a game that tries to step into this arena by making deckbuilding easier and require less investment of time and money. Good to see others are starting to fill out this zone too.
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+Daniel Solis This is true. POD pretty much makes it so that a game is close to retail. Honestly that's part of why I haven't bought your POD games yet. I'd have to buy 5 to get a decent shipping price.

POD's greatest advantage though is the ability to test and innovate. The previously impossible speed of idea to table makes it easy to explore mechanics and the market. For instance, you have 5 games that you've created in the last year on Drive Thru Cards. While they certainly all have merit, some are probably doing better than others. You can look at those games now and try to reverse engineer why. What resonates with players the most? Is there something they don't like about the games that aren't selling as well?

When in an LCG model this becomes even more crucial. Some sets will only be favored by certain types of players that want to feature a particular strategy. Others will be considered an 'auto-buy' by the community. The 'meta' must carefully be watched for abuse of card combos and 'power creep'. POD allows you to respond quickly to the needs of a growing meta in a very agile way. It could be a quite brilliant innovative way to get into the Expandable Card Game model. I'd love to see what happens if you try it!
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I found the checkers trailer quite compelling despite it sharing some of these faults.
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An important game indeed. This makes the designers making machiavellian war games look bad. I'm going to have to take a look at my own playful designs and figure out how I can make them more important.

Hopefully I won't have to cheat like +rahdo did. :P
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There is a cool new Video about Jehovah's Witnesses in Manhattan.

The displays look great and the reaction of some of the passersby was interesting. I appreciated that the displays were multilingual so that no one would feel left out. This is a beautiful thing.
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Very cool article +Daniel Solis!!

 I've never really taken the time to think how much our considerations of choices and fairness are so tied to our cultural heritages. I'm looking forward to getting more exposure to 'world' games and incorporating them into my designs. Keep us updated when you find something that makes you question your western influenced principles.
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I'm curious about the differences in fairness, too. I wonder how "friendly competition" varies from culture to culture and how that would affect assumptions in how a game is "supposed" to be played.
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I am watching this two weeks in the future. But I got it on preorder, so we're cool. 

It's okay Tif. We understand. The internet needs it's alone time too.
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I appreciate +rahdo finishing out the game though he technically lost at 6:10. It gave me a lot more appreciation for the game. I really love how you emphasized the theme and how it all ties in.

This game looks great! It has that all important element of coop games in it not being exceedingly easy, and still being totally winnable.
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