Tabletop Game Talk: TGT On Topic 226: Story vs Mechanics

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This week we talk about how much story matters in games and what drives us to keep coming back to a game.  Most games don't have any story at all, so why do some try to put so much story into the game and is it at a cost of solid mechanisms? If you want to enter our 2021 giveaway, details are below. And if you're a winner this is the current list of games you get to pick from (more will be added throughout the year): Krosmaster Quest, Arkhanos, Catalyst, Quest: Time of Heroes, Blood Bowl (base game), Card Rogue, High Heavens, Room-25, Stop Thief, Imhotep, Clank!, Clank in Space, Arkham Horror 3rd ed, Between Two Castles, The Captain is Dead: Dangerous Planet & The Captain is Dead: Lockdown, Arabian Nights, Celestia, Mage Knight (base game), Dice City, Adrenaline, Crusaders: Thy will be done, Forum Trajanum, Clash of Rage, SmashUp: The Big Geeky Box (and a lot of expansions), Dire Wild, Firefly Adventures, Reef, Arena of the Gods, Munchkin Gloom, The Legand of the Cherry Tree, Squarriors: The Card Game, Renegade, Arkham Horror: Final Hour, and Steam Rollers 2021 Giveaway Rules (subject to change at anytime for any reason) Email anytime during the year will give you 1 entry for the rest of the year. Active patrons during the drawing will get entries based on their pledge level. Winner must email within 2 weeks to claim their game(s) and work out shipping, failure to do this will trigger a new drawing for that prize.  (In this case, the person will still be eligible for future drawings.) You may only win once in 2021 for this giveaway.  (If we do unrelated giveaways, you will still be eligible to win those.) Winner will pick from the current list of games, new games will be added over the year. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience. Follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/TabletopGameTLK http://twitter.com/GameMasterChris http://twitter.com/LawfulGoodMom http://twitter.com/NetFletch or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TabletopGameTalkPodcast Chris's facebook (let him know you're a listener in the friend request): https://www.facebook.com/steele22374 Join the conversation on Board Game Geek http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg Support us via Patreon http://TabletopGameTalk.com/Patreon

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