Welcome to Ludology, an analytical dialogue of the hows and whys of the world of board video games. Rather than information and critiques, Ludology explores quite a lot of matters about video games from a wider lens, in addition to focus on sport historical past, sport design and sport gamers.
We put up a brand new Ludology episode each different week. In these episodes, hosts Erica Bouyouris and Sen-Foong Lim deep-dive right into a single matter inside sport design, typically with a well-regarded visitor from the sport trade. We usually concentrate on tabletop sport design (primarily board video games and RPGs), however we regularly pull in specialists from all types of video games, from video video games to flee rooms to fit machines.
On weeks the place there is no such thing as a flagship Ludology episode, we are going to alternate between two smaller mini-sodes. Erica and Sen are glad to announce that Sarah Shipp of Shippboard Games and Stephanie Campbell of TTRPGKids will probably be becoming a member of us for the following 12 months, offering extra content material between our longer episodes.
Sarah’s phase, Thinking Beyond Mechanisms, is a month-to-month function that dives deeper into the opposite facets of video games past the cube and playing cards we’re all conversant in.
Stephanie’s phase, TTRPGKids, explores how mother and father and academics can use position enjoying video games with kids within the dwelling and within the classroom.
We hope you benefit from the extra content material!
We intention for many Ludology episodes to be timeless, so you’re welcome to discover our whole catalog. Most of it ought to age fairly properly. The podcast was began in 2011 by Geoff Engelstein and Ryan Sturm, with Mike Fitzgerald taking up for Ryan in 2015. Gil and Scott joined the present in 2017 when Mike stepped apart, and Emma joined in 2019 when Geoff ended his tenure as host. Emma left in 2021, and Erica and Sen joined us. Since then, Scott stepped down in 2022 and Gil will probably be hanging up his mic in 2023, leaving Erica and Sen to hold on this superb legacy.
Erica and Sen are working to carry new voices to Ludology and have some nice issues to announce as gaming expands to incorporate much more folks!
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We at the moment have 3 “First Listen” sequence that can exit to Patrons properly upfront of the audio being launched to the broader viewers.
- The Memories that Made Us (month-to-month) – recollections about gaming experiences that helped form the those who carry fashionable video games to life
- Tales from the Designer Toolbox (month-to-month) – suggestions and tips from trade execs discovered from each success and failure
- Ludology Live – recordings from conventions all over the world
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