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Ludology: Ludology 245 – Play It Again Games


Mar 7, 2021

Emma and Gil welcome Emerson Matsuuchi again to the present to
focus on his expertise designing the
Century recreation sequence
, and what it is like designing 3 “mixable”
video games.

SHOW NOTES

0m37s: We final heard Emerson as a visitor on Ludology
106 – Hide and Seek
.

1m01s: In addition to the Century sequence, Emerson has designed
Reef
and Foundations
of Rome
.

1m45s: When there isn’t any pandemic raging around the globe, Gil
runs a playtest group in New York
City
. Emma and Emerson had been each members earlier than they moved
away. 

4m31s: Ah, the
traditional sitcom misunderstanding

8m12s:
A listing of playing cards presently banned
in Magic: The Gathering
match play.

11m17s: Bruges

13m03s:
Dominion: Second Edition

14m11s: You can watch Emma seem on Table Takes on Gen Con’s Twitch channel.

26m56s: The
Betrayal household
of video games.

29m14s: An API
(software programming interface)
is a software program interface
that permits programmers to permit varied pc packages and
different gadgets to speak to one another. 

31m27s: In writing, “pantsing” means
writing by the seat of your pants
– in different phrases, not
“plotting,” or planning out your story prematurely.

40m58s: Wingspan

46m24s: More
details about Jones Theory
, which means that avid gamers can
optimize their assortment by solely amassing the “greatest” recreation of
every style or kind.

47m40s: ZineQuest, a
Kickstarter initiative for creators to launch small RPGs in zines,
ran for the month of February. We mentioned it with Jeeyon Shim in
Ludology
244 – Games Brought to Life
.

48m32s: Source code management, or model
management
, is a manner for pc programmers to retailer all
iterations of their code, to allow them to simply swap between older
and newer variations of their packages, and combine revisions to
code with different individuals on their workforce. As Emma mentions, some
code-savvy board recreation designers use model management programs like
Git to trace completely different variations
of their video games.

49m47s: We point out legendary board recreation designers Reiner
Knizia
and Uwe
Rosenberg
, and their video games Medici,

Medici: The Card Game
, Caverna,
Agricola

52m39s: Emerson mentions Runewars,
Star
Wars: Legion
, Wings
of War
, and
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
. For an in depth historical past of
these video games, take a look at
Biography of a Board Game 210.5 – Wings of War
.

56m26s: Tom Lehman is dividing his expansions for Race for the
Galaxy into
a number of completely different arcs
, which aren’t meant to be combined.

57m54s: Eric
Lang’s tweet
that Emerson mentions.

1h00m48s: Emerson’s web site, Twitter, and Facebook.



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