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Professor Scott Rogers is back with the biography of Twilight Imperium.

Duration: 10:20

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_184_Twilight_Imperium.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

Gil and Geoff are delighted to welcome Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier games. We discuss life after Kickstarter, and Jamey's design philosophy.

Duration: 58:18

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

In this classic GameTek, Geoff looks at the relationship between luck and strategy.

Duration: 6:20

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_183_Input_Output_Randomness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Gil and Geoff deconstruct the new Wolfgang Warsch game The Mind. What makes it tick? What does it do right, and what does it do wrong?

Duration: 1:02:19

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EST

Scott Rogers is back with a look at the history of Pandemic!

Duration: 5:17

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_182_Pandemic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am EST