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Ludology: Ludology 254 – Make It Count


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.

SHOW NOTES

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
Ludology
157 – Come Scale Away
.

13m08s: Inhuman
Conditions

13m59s: Belfort

16m24s: Alien:
Fate of the Nostromo

19m41s: Pandemic

22m06s: Tokaido,
High
Rise

24m20s:
Scott Pilgrim Miniatures the World

24m38s: 3p video games

26m44s: The three-body
drawback
.

27m38s: Here’s
Cole Wehrle’s discuss on kingmaking in video games
, and the way it may be a
good factor.

28m16s: Churchill

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).

30m52s:
Rayguns & Rocketships

32m25s: 9-5-2 is understood by numerous names. Here are the principles to
Sergeant
Major
, which is a really related recreation; rule adjustments for 9-5-2 are
additional down the web page.

Also: Carolus
Magnus
, Bargain
Hunter
, End of
the Triumvirate
(Gil was improper, it could possibly play 2 gamers),

Three Kingdoms Redux

32m58s: 4p video games

38m24s: Stuffed
Fables
, Between
Two Cities

39m14s: Tichu

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
made!

41m10s: 7
Wonders

44m16s: Alhambra,

Alhambra: The Vizier’s Favor
,
Catan: 5-6 Player Extension

47m36s: 6p video games

50m44s: Godfather:
A New Don
. The “different Godfather recreation” Sen is hinting at is
The
Godfather: Corleone’s Empire
by pal of the present Eric
Lang.

54m43s: Floor
Plan
, Welcome
To…
, Take It
Easy
, Time’s Up,
Karuba

56m11s: Werewolf,
Two
Rooms and a Boom

57m11s: The
Unlock!
collection of video games, Cranium

1h00m59s: Terra
Mystica

1h01m23s: Arkham
Horror

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).

1h05m12s: Onirim

1h06m38s: Chainsaw
Warrior
. Sen additionally mentions Ian Livingstone, who created the
Fighting
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!).

1h07m33s:
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.)

1h11m34s: Strat-o-matic
Baseball

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
RPG
, Tiny
Frontiers: Mecha and Monsters
(known as “Mechs vs.
Kaiju”), Coded
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

1h16m34s: Erica’s initiatives: Rat
Queens: To the Slaughter
, Disney
Sidekicks

1h17m37s: Gil’s initiatives: Networks
Broken Token insert
, transport points,
con season arising



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