#251 David McDonough Supports the Player’s Story
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Firaxis designer David McDonough joins the show to talk strategy game design with Dirk and David. Topics in their discussion include: player stories vs game stories, the spectrum between full sandbox games and historical simulations, and how immersion in player stories can be encouraged. Along the way many games are covered, including both the Civilization series and the XCOM series.

So Very Wrong About Games
So Very Wrong About Games
Mike Walker & Mark Bigney
#157: Trick Shot
Wheel, snipe, celly boys. Crushin' sandos. Superstar power poses? Pfft. I could run a clinic on this, boys. The flow, and the snow. That's it, tarps off boys! You looking for a tilly, buddy? It's time for a donnybrook! Ferda. Games Played Last Week: 01:17 -Crystal Palace (Carsten Lauber, Feuerland Spiele, 2019) 08:21 -Schotten Totten 2 (Reiner Knizia, IELLO, 2020) 11:04 -Blackout: Hong Kong (Alexander Pfister, eggertspiele, 2018) 15:20 -Cthulhu: Death May Die (Eric M. Lang & Rob Daviau, CMON, 2019) 17:14 -Anachrony: Fractures of Time (Richard Amann, Viktor Peter, Dávid Turczi, & Mindclash Games, 2020) 23:38 -Scape Goat (Jon Perry, Indie Boards & Cards, 2020) 26:33 -The Court of Miracles (Vincent Brugeas & Guilhem Gautrand, Lumberjacks Studio, 2019) 29:07 -Res Arcana (Thomas Lehmann, Sand Castle Games, 2019) 30:03 -Medina (Second Edition) (Stefan Dorra, Stronghold Games, 2014) 31:47 -Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 (Rob Daviau & Matt Leacock, Z-Man Games, 2020) News (and why it doesn't matter): 31:47 Glorious return of Pandemic Legacy Patreon show The C.U.R.E. Files 32:24 Black History Month at Boardgamegeek 33:26 Core Worlds: Empires 33:58 Metal Gear Solid board game reverts to Matsuuchi, future uncertain 34:41 Stroganov by Andread Steding 35:14 More Great Western Trail(s) 35:58 Let's Role on Kickstarter--online tabletop roleplaying 36:37 Concordia Solitaria 37:08 Feature Game: Trick Shot (Nikita Krylov & Artyom Nichipurov, Wolff Designa, 2021)
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The Quackalope Podcast
The Quackalope Podcast
TWQ #31 - The Weekly Quack - We're Going Live!
Grimoires, windows, and teensy tiny dungeons! Today in Shelf or Sell Jan brings a hidden gem from 2019, Alex focuses on Moonrakers and Jesse answers the question: which is his favorite worker placement + deck building. Afterwards on the Medley Minute, Jesse reminisces about his favorite show, Jan addresses the allegations against Roxley Games and Alex brings in Red Rising by Stonemaier Games. Later in On The Radar Jesse enters the Tiny Epic Dungeons, Jan celebrates international titles by highlighting the Oink Games Kickstarter and Alex discusses the latest Zombicide! All that and more in this week’s episode of The Weekly Quack! *We hope you enjoyed this week's episode! Have a question you'd like featured next week? Leave it on our website at **theweeklyquack.com**! We'll pick our favorites and talk about them on the show!* *Join our Facebook Group **here**. Join our BoardGameGeek Guild **here**. Consider supporting us by joining our Patreon **here**.* *Time Stamps- * Shelf or Sell-  03:04 -* **Obscurio** *ft. Jan 12:58 -* **Moonrakers** *ft. Alex 22:43 -* **Lost Ruins of Arnak** vs. **Dune Imperium** *ft. Jesse  Medley Minute-  37:52 -* Birds and Deers *ft. Jesse 40:55 -* **Radlands - Intellectual Property Dispute** *ft. Jan 48:01 -* **Red Rising** *ft. Alex  On the Radar-  50:46 -* **Tiny Epic Dungeons** *ft. Jesse 1:03:47 -* **Oink Games 2021 Series** *ft. Jan 1:13:01 -* **Zombicide: Undead or Alive** *ft. Alex  1:26:28 - Audience Feedback  Support the show (http://patreon.com/quackalope)
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