Pick Up & Deliver 228: The ‘geek Asks 5 – Brendan uses the General Gaming forum as an impromptu advice column to answer. Join us, won’t you?
Brendan responds to a listener question about the “Homer Simpson Car” game he would like to see. Things Brendan would include: Asymmetry Hidden components and bluffing Multiple paths to victory Hidden motives Feeling of not enough Deep Complexity in choices
Brendan shares his early thoughts on the new Martin Wallace game, AuZtralia. AuZtralia A Study in Emerald Have you tried AuZtralia? What do you think of it, or other games like it? Join us over on BoardGameGeek at BGG guild #3269. Listen
Brendan talks about the [toggle] gaming all-day game event, then spends some time talking about hand management games. Show notes: [toggle] gaming Android Netrunner Legendary Marvel Bohnanza A Study in Emerald (1st edition) Something Wakes in the Forest What is
Brendan discusses his history as a Kickstarter backer and the games he’s enjoyed therein. Games mentioned, etc: Brendan’s Kickstarter profile (with a list of all project backed) Miskatonic School for Girls Castle Dice Goonies: The Adventure Card Game A Study
In this episode, Brendan offers up his opinions on ten games from his current Top 50 games. Games discussed: 10. Last Will 9. A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game 8. Anachrony 7. Arkham Horror: The Card Game 6. Brass: Lancashire 5. Star Wars: Rebellion 4. Dungeon
Brendan discusses the Annie Jacobsen book, Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America. He reflects on how games can simulate the murky morality of this kind of activity, and whether that can be fun in a game.
Brendan discusses the different kinds of reasoning games demand of us, and spends a bit of time thinking about the concept of deductive and inductive reasoning. Games mentioned: Mythos Tales Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Mystery of the Abbey The Resistance
Brendan continues his “Top Designers in My Collection” series, exploring Martin Wallace. Games mentioned: A Study in Emerald Moongha Invaders Mythotopia Onward to Venus The Arrival Via Nebula London Dr. Who: The Card Game Hit Z Road Listen below or
In this episode, “On Being a Carebear,” Brendan explores the nuance and emotions of being a carebear player. Games mentioned: A Study in Emerald Nexus Ops Listen below or download the file: On Being a Carebear (mp3)