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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Ricky Royal joins TC and Joe in this episode to talk about a heavy cooperative game known for its brutal difficulty and well-realized theme. We're talking about Robinson Crusoe Adventures on the Cursed Island by Ignacy Trzewiczek and published in 2012 by Portal Games. The struggle is real, and it's all about survival. Build yourself a shelter out of wood and fur and tune in to this in-depth analysis of a modern classic.

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Here's a crossover episode between The Long View and The Good, the Board and the Ugly. Come join Joe, Trent, and Andy as Geof tells about his experiences at the first ever PAX Unplugged convention held in Philadelphia at the same time as BGG Con.

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

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You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. -Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
We unpack the epic tabletop recreation of war in this episode of the Long View on D Day at Omaha Beach. Here to guide us toward the enemy fortifications is none other than Travis Hill of Low Player Count, right in his element with this solo game! Designed in 2009 by John H. Butterfield and currently ranked 4th on the list of wargames on boardgamegeek.com

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With the help of the man who started the Long View, Geof Gambill, we will travel to Mars! Geof discusses Terraforming Mars, a game he has an inside perspective on which was published in 2016 by Stronghold Games. Let's all hope our corporations fare better than Mark Watney as we bring plants among other improvements to the perilous landscape!

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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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