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In this episode, Mike and Geoff discuss the art and science of selecting a name for your game, and what you should consider.

Duration: 1:13:02

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_122.mp3
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff discusses what we know, what we don't, and how that affects our psychology.

Duration: 05:13

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_121_Known_Unknowns.mp3
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Mike and Geoff are pleased to welcome guest Matt Leacock, co-designer of new #1 game on Board Game Geek, Pandemic Legacy. We get into the spoiler-free details on designing a Legacy game.

What are the special design considerations for Legacy games? What worked and what didn't? How do production considerations enter into the design process?

Duration: 56:16

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_121.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST