Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Long View

The Long View is a podcast designed to take a closer, more critical look at the games we play. Each episode will focus on a single game. The game will be one that the podcasters will have played many, many times. The purpose is to provide a forum for those who want to know what a game reveals after multiple plays. Discussion will focus on the game play itself. It will not be a description of the rules of the game. Rather, it will be an in depth exploration of the merits or flaws of the game that become apparent when it it played multiple times. Thanks for listening!

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The Long View Episodes

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The Hexagamers are here to talk about one of their favorite games, 7 Wonders. What makes this drafting classic so appealing? How is it that its 2 player spin-off, 7 Wonders Duel, is one of the highest rated games of all time on boardgamegeek.com? Whitney and Wes are here with hosts TC and Joe to answer these and other biting questions in the Long View of 7 Wonders!

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Paul Grogan and Carissa Join TC and Joe as they delve deep into the narrative driven choose-your-own-adventure style detective game! It's a game near and dear to Paul's heart ever since he bought one of the first editions back in the 1980's! How can a game released over 35 years ago still be getting updates and reprints? Find out on the Long View!

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Tony and Kyle of the Dual Gauge Podcast join T.C. and Joe to talk about two of Dual Gauge's favorite 18xx designs: 1837, released in 1994, and its follow up, 1824, released in 2005 and designed by Helmut Ohley and Leonhard Orgler.

Thanks, as always, to my sponsor www.gamesurplus.com for their continued support of The Long View, and thanks, of course, to YOU for listening!

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In this episode we try to wrap our heads around the immensity that is Twilight Imperium 3. Our guide through the sprawling space epic will be Scott Lewis, who has experience with prior editions of the game as well. Twilight Imperium 3 was released in 2005 by Fantasy Flight and designed by Christian T. Petersen.

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In this episode we are pleased to be joined by Russ Wakelin of the D6 Generation Podcast as we discuss one of his favorite games from Fantasy Flight. But which is it? Is it Starcraft The Board Game, released long ago in 2007 in the old coffin box that's unreasonably big and packed with loads of beautiful plastic miniatures? Or is it the "updated" version of the same system set in the Warhammer Universe with streamlined mechanisms and a reduced footprint?.

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In this episode, Geof is back to host an episode about the great civilization-building game, Endeavor. The episode has been finished for quite some time, but was thought to be lost. Fortunately, you'll get to enjoy this bonus episode with the Geof from before he left the podcast.

Thanks, as always, to my sponsor www.gamesurplus.com for their continued support of The Long View, and thanks, of course, to YOU for listening!

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Joe and Andy are joined by T.C. Reid and Geof Gambill to discuss Geof's experiences at the WBC held earlier this August. As an event with a primarily competitive nature, they'll share how this distinguishes the WBC from other conventions.
Reviews:
Joe S.- Fabled Fruit
Geof- Fields of Green
TC- Washington’s War
Andy- Tony’s benevolence

Episode 127 WBC breakdown
Joe S.- London
Geof- 7th Continent
TC- TI4
Andy - Small City

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In this episode T.C. and Joe welcome Joe Wiggins of The Deep End Podcast to discuss Indonesia, published by Splotter Spellen. This unique economic game has a surprisingly simple ruleset but provides an immensely deep platform for interaction. Players will start companies not only producing and selling goods, but also shipping those goods to cities that will grow as players provide them with resources. Involuntary mergers and a tech tree round out some of the features of this modern classic.

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In this episode of Quick Looks from The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by my co-host Elhannan Lloyd Keller, as we discuss two new titles from Capstone Games, Lignum (second edition) and Haspelknecht along with Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley. Are these new editions from Capstone faithful to the original, hard to find editions here in the USA? Did they rework or improve the games at all? How's the production value? What challenges do each game offer? Tune in to hear our thoughts about these new games!

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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by T.C. Reid and as we discuss the transition to their leadership of the show, the future of the show, and finally, the brilliant game of Nippon. What makes this game shine? Is it streamlined or refined? How does it hold up with the rest of the What's Your Game? catalogue? Tune in to hear our thoughts!

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