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Scott Rogers is back with the biography of Merchant of Venus!

Direct download: Gametek_Classic_193_Merchant_of_Venus.mp3
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Gil and Geoff welcome back Stephen Buonocore from Stronghold Games for their traditional annual State of the Industry discussion. What trends did we see in 2018? What do we see for the future of tabletop gaming?

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_193.mp3
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In this classic GameTek Geoff talks about ties and tie-breakers. What makes a good tiebreaker?

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_192_Ties.mp3
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Gil and Geoff talk about Game Loops and how they can be designed to accomplish a variety of goals.

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_192.mp3
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In this classic GameTek, Geoff talks about the work of Thomas Schelling.

Direct download: GameTek_Classic_191_Schelling.mp3
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Gil and Geoff welcome Scott Rogers to discuss party games. What features make for a good party game? What are the dos and don'ts for designers?

Direct download: Ludology_Episode_191.mp3
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