Jul 11, 2021
Erica, Gil, Scott, and Sen have a roundtable dialogue about
participant counts. We undergo every of the widespread participant counts, as
effectively as just a few unusual counts, and talk about what’s particular about
designing for them.
0m39s: Our ideas about and normal methods for designing
video games at completely different participant counts.
5m42s: 2-player video games
9m20s: We chatted with Matt Wolfe about resolution scales on
157 – Come Scale Away.
Fate of the Nostromo
24m38s: 3p video games
26m44s: The three-body
Cole Wehrle’s discuss on kingmaking in video games, and the way it may be a
28m37s: Basari, which
was tailored into Edel,
Stein, and Reich in 2003 and modified to attempt to higher deal with a
increased participant rely. Also, a notice on ties with 3-players: it is
unattainable to tie on a vote with 3 voters (or any variety of odd
voters), so long as you might be restricted to 2 selections to vote for.
Once you will have not less than 3 selections to vote for, the chance area
will get way more difficult (see the three-body drawback above).
Rayguns & Rocketships
32m25s: 9-5-2 is understood by numerous names. Here are the principles to
Major, which is a really related recreation; rule adjustments for 9-5-2 are
additional down the web page.
32m58s: 4p video games
40m03s: 5p video games.
Also, a notice: Eagle-eared listeners will discover that you do not
hear a lot from Scott from now till the tip of the episode. He had
to go away our recording session early, so we shortly recorded his
bits for the tip of the episode. And that is how the sausage will get
47m36s: 6p video games
1h02m02s: 1p video games. If you wish to know extra about designing
solo variations of video games, try Ludology
154 – Leave Me Alone! (with Morten Monrad Pedersen), Ludology
234 – Playing With Time (with Dávid Turczi), and Ludology
248 – Solo-liloquy (with Carla Kopp).
Warrior. Sen additionally mentions Ian Livingstone, who created the
Fantasy collection of interactive books with Steve Jackson (that
is, the British Steve Jackson who co-founded Games Workshop, not
the American Steve Jackson who designed Ogre, GURPS, Illuminati,
and Munchkin. To muddy the image additional, the latter Steve
Jackson authored three Fighting Fantasy books himself!).
Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time
1h10m03s: 0p video games, beginning with So,
You’ve Been Eaten. (Note that the BGG header solely reveals it as a
1-2 participant recreation; technical limitations forestall it from correctly
exhibiting as a 0-2 participant recreation.)
1h13m30s: In Ludology
142 – Slots of Fun, Geoff and Mike chatted with slot machine
designer Jeremy Hornik.
1h15m19s: Another hyperlink to Alien:
Fate of the Nostromo.
1h15m43s: Sen’s venture: Avatar: Last Airbender
Frontiers: Mecha and Monsters (known as “Mechs vs.
Chronicles (Jay and Sen have already designed video games with the
Scooby Doo and
The Shining licenses for this collection),
Dungeon & Dragons: Rock Paper Wizard