Dice Tower Network Podcast: Ludology

The Ludology site is about providing an analytical discussion of the how's and why's of the world of board games. Rather than news and tgreviews, Ludology explores a variety of topics about games from a wider lens, as well as discuss game history, game design and game players.

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Ludology Episodes

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What would you do if you were playing Rock, Paper, Scissors for $20,000,000?

Duration: 04:42

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Gil and Geoff are pleased to welcome Professor Scott Nicholson from Wilfrid Laurier University to discuss Escape Rooms. What are they, how do they work, and what lessons do they hold for game design?

If you're not familiar with Escape Rooms, please check out this video from Scott with an overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqnw7g5iIFQ

Duration: 1:19:47

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Gil and Geoff host the first-ever Ludology live Q&A from Gencon 50!

Duration: 51:39

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Gil and Geoff are pleased to welcome guest Matt Wolfe, to discuss the concept of Decision Scales in games.

Duration 1:10:04

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In this classic GameTek, Geoff dives into the details of Alpha Go, Google's Go-playing AI.

Duration: 06:41

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 Gil and Geoff are joined by the gang from the Flip The Table podcast to talk about Roll & Move games. What works (and doesn't) with this much-maligned mechanic?

Duration: 1:07:00

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Scott takes a look at the history of the Mystery Rummy series, by a designer y'all might know...

Duration: 6:24

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Gil and Geoff talk about different methods for using mathematical modeling and simulation during the design process.

Duration: 1:12:12

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In this classic GameTek, Geoff takes a look at the physics behind the coin toss.

Duration 5:39

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