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Episode 2 of Ludology

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The second episode of Ludology is now available.

We discuss why people play games, and share personal anecdotes about our own experiences.

A geeklist for your feedback will be posted soon.

We hope you enjoy this episode. It is a little different than what we plan on typically doing, as we do get more personal, but we suspect that many of you will identify with it.

It's amazing to me when I look back how so many of my memories are bound up in games and the people I've met through them. I have a lot more than what I talked about in the episode. My circle of friends in high school was all about gaming. Then when I went to college I met a guy who was into games during 'rush week' (when you pick your dorm/frat/roommates) and we ended up rooming together freshman year and becoming lifelong friends. I could go on and on (but I won't, don't worry!).

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Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:34 pm
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Recording Day, thoughts on Games

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Tonight we record # 198 and # 199

Our top ten list will be a look back five years ago, on the best games of 2006. We will also have some special guests joining us on the show.


Random thoughts on games today.

The more I play Thunderstone, the more I love it. Dragonspire has added a ton to the gameplay. If you want to get started in Thunderstone, it's a better set than the original.

I LOVE my new poker chips for money, but ever since I got them, it seems we never play a game that needs money.

We've taken one small step towards thinking about starting a mini-con here in Miami. Baby steps, baby steps.

After reading the rulebook for a board game, reading the rulebook for a CCG is a jarring experience, since they are quite different.

I really am going to post reviews soon - keep an eye out!
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Well, we've put together a small gaming network. More news to come, but I thought I'd mention it here.

We have

The Dice Tower Podcast - variety audio show about board games and the people who play them.

The Dice Tower Videocast - board game reviews, and the annual top 100

How to Play Podcast - Ryan Sturm talks about how to play board games

Ludology - Geoff and Ryan discuss the concepts behind games and game design.

We will soon have a combined RSS feed up on the website, as well as a feed for each show. Perhaps you'll see other shows join us in the future. Keep an eye out!
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Here we go!

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I don't know how long this will last - but here we go!

The Dice Tower group blog begins.

I'll post here some initial thoughts on gaming, and perhaps other contributors to the Dice Tower Podcast Network will jump on board.


Hope you enjoy!
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