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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In this episode of The Long View, we revisit the classic game Through the Ages. Special guest host Brent Celmins discusses the original game, the new Edition, A New Story of Civilization, the App and the Leaders and Wonders expansion. What's changed? Are the changes for the better? How do you remake a classic? Listen to hear our thoughts.
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In this episode of The Long View, we continue our tradition of being different! Instead of yet another list about the best games of last year, we look back two years, to see what games have stood the test of time. Join me and special guest Steve Oksienik as we attempt to review as many of the awesome games from 2018 as we can. Thanks for listening!
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In this special episode of The Long View, I share my thoughts and experiences from this year's Pax Unplugged in Philadelphia. What games caught my attention? What were the hits of the show for me? What can you look forward to trying? Is this a convention you should consider attending? Tune in to find out! Thanks for listening!
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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by Martin Griffiths as we discuss the game, Time of Crisis. What makes this game so unique? Is it the perfect hybrid euro/wargame? What does the expansion add? Tune in to hear our thoughts about this fascinating game.
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In this episode, I'm proud to be joined by special guest Roger Leroux as we discuss the game of Twilight Struggle. What makes this game a classic in the minds of so many? What makes it so thematic? What, if anything, does the newly released Turn Zero add? Just how much replay value is in this game? Tune in to hear our thoughts. Thanks for listening!
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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by special guest Chris Whitpan of the Game All Nite podcast as we discuss the hidden euro classic Palaces of Carrara. Why hasn't this game gotten a wider release? Is it worth the trouble to track down a copy? Tune in and find out in this episode!
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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by first time contributor Mark Fredrickson as we discuss the hidden gem Bruxelles 1893. Thanks for listening!
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In this episode of The Long View, I'm pleased to be joined by Luke Heidebrect as we discuss the Martin Wallace Classic, Automobile. Is this game more than the sum of your twelve decisions? Does it offer different and unique strategies over time? Does it deserve to be ranked higher than it is in our opinion? Listen and find out! Thanks for listening!
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Join me and Historian Justin Nordstrom as we explore the backstory of Fort Sumter, by Mark Herman. We examine the history behind the game and debate how well the setting informs the game design, and what connections can be found between the actual history surrounding this time period and the gameplay. We hope you enjoy this discussion of Fort Sumter - The Secession Crisis 1860 - 1861.
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Dylan the Boardgame Trucker debuts on the Long View to teach TC and Joe about Mottainai, a brainmelting card game from Carl Chudyk, famed designer of Glory to Rome and Innovation!

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