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GamesByRich.com: Classic Games Redefined blog

This is the blog formally known as Docreason's Designer HQ (the rest TBD). It focuses the thoughts of the design process of Rich Hutnik and other things Rich, gaming related (pretty much), finds interesting. The change in name reflects a bit of a change in focus and branding.

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YouTube distractions.

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I am currently trying to work on yet another YouTube channel, so work on my Classic Games Redefined channel is less active, as is other game stuff. I do have a lot of challenges.

Anyhow, this video gives some details, if interested:



The nature of the new YouTube channel puts me right in the middle of gender politics, so I don't want to give any more details on this.

A prior attempt to do a channel like this new one failed, so I am also hesitant to go into details, as it feels like bad luck to me.
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Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:37 am
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Universal Mutator: Duplicate

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In this video, I look at the Duplicate Universal Mutator type. This is used in Bridge and has also been applied to Backgammon and Poker.

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And here is the discussion thread for this:
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/19404235
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Sun Jun 7, 2015 7:01 pm
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I agree with Jonathan Blow regarding videogames and storytelling (video)

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Here is a video I did on a recent interview with Jonathan Blow that videogames suck for storytelling. I agree.

Here is the video on it:



Please comment below, don't just disagree and walk off. Thanks.
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Universal Mutator: Hand Stacking (video)

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My discussion of Deck Stacking on BGG led me to find this related Universal Mutator, in a variant to Magic. I am calling it "Hand Stacking".

Here is the video on it:



And here is the discuss thread for Universal Mutators on BGG:

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/19404235#19404235
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Wed Jun 3, 2015 5:23 am
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Universal Mutator: Deck Stacking (video)

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Rather than shuffle, why not have players stack the deck as they choose, to eliminate the randomness of a shuffle. That is the goal of the Universal Mutator: Deck Stacking. I also suggest that a variant of Magic can be played this want and show off my game Foreknowledge. My game Predestination also uses Deck Stacking.

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And this is a thread to discuss Universal Mutators:
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/19393460#19393460
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Tue Jun 2, 2015 5:27 am
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I am not Steve Harvey! (video)

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I want to go on record that I am not Steve Harvey. After I started using the tagline in my videos (for my YouTube channel), I found out that apparently Steve Harvey managed to have "Don't hate the player, change the game" as a quote, the way I have been using it as a tagline for my videos. Well, I wanted to go on record to say I am not him, and that what I mean by the tagline is different than what Steve Harvey means.

Anyhow, here is the video explaining this:

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Sat May 30, 2015 4:15 am
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The Bobby Fischer movie, "Pawn Sacrifice" is to be released September 2015

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I was wondering when this movie would be released, and it appears to be coming out later this year:

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Universal Mutator: Nomic (video) and a thread to discuss Universal Mutators link.

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I figured I would look a meta-category for mutators, called Nomic, in this video. The concept is so big and vague, and universal I can barely tap my toe into it. But I try. Here is the video on Nomic:



Also, I felt it best to start a discussion thread on Universal Mutators on BGG, to discuss this and others. Here is the link to that discussion thread I started. If Universal Mutators interest you, please go here to the thread here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1376686/my-universal-mutato...
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Universal Mutator: Cheating (video)

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In this video, I look at turning cheating into a mutator type for games. I show Pachisi because I believe I saw it applied there as a variant. If anyone here knows of this cheating variant I mention, please let me know.

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Tue May 26, 2015 5:27 pm
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Universal Mutator: Asynchronous Goals, also showing TaflChess (video)

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In this video, I look at taking balanced goals for the games and changing them to make them unbalanced. This is done with chess, applying the win condition in Tafl to Chess, with the game TaflChess.

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Information on how to play TaflChess can be found here:
http://www.chessvariants.org/index/msdisplay.php?itemid=MSta...
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Mon May 25, 2015 6:51 pm
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