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Low Player Count

Low Player Count is a bi-weekly podcast devoted to thinking about, sometimes reviewing, but mostly discussing solo and two player boardgames and their place in the current board gaming culture. Instead of just doing reviews, we aim to dissect the larger boardgames industry through our discussions of one and two-player games, occasionally focusing on a specific game. We are three guys with a wide range of gaming interests and tastes, but all have an affinity for solo and two-player boardgames.
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Aug 20, 2017

In this episode, the Low Player Count crew begins a new series focusing on individual categories in the board gaming hobby, with this episode focusing on Exploration games. They also talk about the two giveaways going on and their GenCant plans.

Times:

01:31 - Two Giveaways!

03:25 - GenCant Plans

07:27 - boooooardgametables.com

08:10 - A New Series: Scattergories

09:53 - Exploration Games Definitions

15:10 - What excites us about Exploration themes?

28:50 - Why Exploration games with lower player counts?

35:15 - The Top Exploration games

56:20 - Other Topic Suggestions

57:25 - End Bits 

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Aug 15, 2017

In this episode, the Low Player Count crew continues their popular mechanics discussion with not one, but two mechanics: Press Your Luck and Roll & Write games. They also discuss Travis’ Targi birthday poem giveaway, giveaway Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, and depression & gaming by Katie Aidley.

Times:

02:55 - 50 Fastest Ways to Lose Subscribers

03:00 - Targi Winner Giveaway Poetry Contest

09:30 - Punchboard Media Updates

13:40 - Depression & Boardgames by Katie Aidley

16:30 - GenCantSoloCon News

17:54 - Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft Instagram Giveaway

20:00 - BOARDGAMETABLES.COM

20:30 - Two Mechanics? Crazy!

21:08 - Let’s define things

23:00 - What is it you enjoy?

32:05 - What do you not enjoy?

39:48 - Favorites Press Your Luck

47:45 - Favorite Roll & Writes

52:45 - Final Thoughts

53:10 - GenCant Roll & Write Contest

56:45 - End Bits

 

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Aug 6, 2017

In this episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis sits down with Hollandspiele owner and game designer Tom Russell to discuss his game Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777. They discuss designing logistics games, historical abstraction, the success of Hollandspiele, and the possible future of Supply Lines. Oh, and a contest!

 

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Aug 1, 2017

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgame universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Travis’ Birthday

00:30 - Bill’s Pick: High Frontier 3rd Edition
05:42 - Patrick’s Pick: Cribbage
11:25 - Richard’s Pick: Sword of Rome
15:28 - Travis’ Pick: War of the Ring 2nd Edition Anniversary

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Jul 23, 2017

In Episode 51, the Low Player Count crew discusses a multitude of boardgaming terms from solo vs solitaire to automa vs AI, why they matter, and why rulebooks should be well-written. They also chat about Raxxon from Plaid Hat Games, give away a copy of Targi, and tell you to support Watch It Played’s Season 7.

Times:
01:00 - In Alaska...
02:44 - Ducklings on Kickstarter
04:24 - The Plaid Hat Raxxon Giveaway!
11:30 - The Raxxon Winners
19:00 - A Ridiculous Targi Giveaway Contest
23:22 - Rodney Smith’s Watch It Played’s Indiegogo
25:44 - boooooooooooooardgametables.com
26:21 - A Way With Words
30:30 - Description vs. Gameplay Dissonance
35:30 - Specific v. Generic Terminology
39:44 - Jamie Maltman, Man of Words, Consistent Verbiage
45:50 - Rulebook Lingo
46:45 - Unspecific Term Usage in Game Teaching
48:50 - Porting Over Known Terms
50:30 - Known v. New Concept Terms
61:00 - “Controversial” Gaming Terms
95:50 - Gaming Genres Series
95:56 - End Bits

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Jul 16, 2017

In this episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis sits down with prolific wargame designer Brian Train, to discuss the upcoming 1-2p COIN game release of Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954-62.

Inside GMT Article

Players' Aid Article

 

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Jul 11, 2017

An urgent message for those willing to save the world.  

 

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Jul 9, 2017

The Setting the Table minisodes are designed to discuss the deeper implications of theme in boardgaming. Donny interviews board game media, designer, fans, and personalities, speaking deeper into why specific themes matter in our favorite games.

This week? Star Trek with Patrick Hillier and Jake Bock.

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Jul 2, 2017

In Episode 50, the Low Player Count crew discusses the BGG Top 50 games: what they have played, what they enjoy, and if any of these things matter. They discuss their recent partnership with Game Surplus and briefly recap Origins 2017.

Times:
00:50 - “Self-Deprecation wins every time.”
01:45 - The LPC bylaws
03:48 - A Game Surplus Sponsorship!
07:25 - Origins 2017 by Travis
14:42 - boooooooooooooardgametables.com
15:30 - The BGG List
16:50 - Number of Games We Have Played
17:22 - Number of Games Have/Currently Owned
18:50 - Most Played Games in the Top 50
21:44 - boardgamegeek.com/browse/boardgame FYI
22:35 - Why do rankings matter?
27:15 - Does the Top 50/100 influence you?
30:10 - Problems in a ranking system
43:30 - Games that should not be in the Top 50
51:15 - Games that should be in the Top 50
65:00 - Personal Top 3 Picks
71:00 - Do rankings matter?
78:00 - Silence
79:00 - Games we recently obtained
81:50 - End Bits 

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Jun 25, 2017

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgame universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Essential Gaming Accessories

00:30 - Brandon’s Pick: Plastic Baggies
04:08 - Travis’ Pick: Poker Chips
09:12 - Cathy’s Pick: Box Inserts
12:53 - Bill’s Pick: Muffin Cups
18:32 - Donny’s Pick: Playmat

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Music:

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Jun 20, 2017

In Episode 49, the Low Player Count crew discusses a slew of micro-topics from our listeners, the future of LPC swag, and we reminisce about the 90s.

Times:
00:50 - Texas Summers are Here
02:10 - Analog Gamer is Shutting Down
06:30 - Donny’s a New Father
10:10 - The New Website
11:58 - 1995
16:04 - boardgametables.com
16:46 - Micro-Topics Galore!
18:20 - What Theme Would You Want?
41:10 - Dealing Cards
45:35 - Our Love/Hate Relationships with Certain Games
51:15 - A Birthday Revelation
54:40 - Shawn’s June Resolution
55:35 - PONG’s Top of the Stack
56:40 - PnP Basics
63:25 - The 5 Games We All Agree On
73:20 - Lower Play Count / Low Play Counter
74:27 - HABA’s Game Design Competition
74:57 - End Bits

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Music:

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Jun 8, 2017

In this minisode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis recaps HeavyCon 2017 from Denver Colorado. He talks about the games he played, the people he played with, and sets and achieves a goal. Thanks to Heavy Cardboard for the awesome convention!

 

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Jun 5, 2017

In Episode 48, the Low Player Count crew discusses a ridiculous amount of short games. They also launch the new website, talk about bad TV from the early 90s, our allying with Punchboard Media, and they remind you that LPC will be at Origins.

Times:
01:05 - 80s-90s Scary TV Shows
03:18 - Donny reminisces about dubious shows
06:25 - There’s a New lowplayercount.com!
08:55 - A PayPal Donation Link?
10:25 - Travis Goes to Origins
12:27 - “Glad-Handing”
12:53 - Punchboard Media
20:00 - boardgametables.com
20:50 - Short Games!
22:40 - Let’s Define Short Games
27:30 - What’s the Appeal of Short Games?
42:00 - Travis Scored OOP Urbion
49:10 - Deep Space D-6: Armada Kickstarter
52:20 - Shahrazad from Osprey Games
54:00 - Filling in the Gaps
65:38 - End Bits

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May 29, 2017

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgame universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Beautiful Artwork

00:30 - Eric’s Pick: Islebound
03:30 - Patrick’s Pick: Kanagawa
09:20 - Bill’s Pick: World’s Fair 1893
13:44 - The Brandt’s Pick: Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
18:24 - Cathy’s Pick: Yedo
21:44 - Donny’s Pick: The Gallerist / Elysium

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May 23, 2017

In Episode 47, the Low Player Count crew discusses the “worst” things about solo gaming, while also talking about Charterstone playtesting and convention season!

Times:
00:54 - Introductions and Cats
01:50 - End of School
03:40 - Charterstone Playtesting
08:57 - Travis Goes to Origins!
10:30 - Pikachu’s Butt
16:10 - Shawn’s a Barista?
18:45 - Donny Says Some Things He Might Regret
20:50 - boardgametables.com
21:30 - The Worst Things About Solitaire Gaming    
22:10 - Initial Thoughts
27:40 - Obtaining Games
34:55 - The Social Aspect
45:09 - Rules Issues
58:00 - The Spiraling End of the Episode
65:00 - End Bits

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Music:

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May 21, 2017

Things are a bit different this week, so here's an update with what's going on.

 

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May 15, 2017

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgame universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Card Drafting Games

00:30 - Cathy’s Pick: Unfair!
06:39 - Travis’ Pick: Sylvion
10:59 - Cliff’s Pick: Roll Player
16:31 - Bill’s Pick: Among the Stars
20:50 - Richard’s Pick: Mage Knight
24:23 - Patrick’s Pick: Through the Ages
29:26 - Eric’s Pick: The Networks

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May 8, 2017

In Episode 46, the Low Player Count crew returns to the Popular Mechanics series to discuss deckbuilders. They also talk about some of their favorite non-boardgame related podcasts.

Times:
00:28 - Intros
05:19 - Podcast Recommendations #1
10:35 - Podcast Recommendations #2
16:19 - Grammar is Important
18:33 - Podcast Recommendations #3
22:33 - BOARDGAMETABLES.COM
23:09 - Deckbuilders
35:51 - Can Deckbuilding Stand Alone
45:41 - What Deckbuilders Do We Enjoy?
49:05 - Top 10 Games with Deckbuilding
64:00 - Not Deckbuilders
68:00 - Our Favorite Deckbuilders
79:22 - End Bits

 

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Apr 23, 2017

In this minisode of Big Fun in a Little Box, Shawn takes on One Deck Dungeon, what he loves about it, and why it’s a great segue into his next venture.

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Apr 16, 2017

In Episode 45, the Low Player Count crew kicks off year three with a discussion on Epic Games! They also talk about some of the kickstarters they are the most excited about.

Times:
00:50 - Introductions & Podcast Magic
05:50 - Kickstarter Highlights
08:16 - Button Shy Games 
14:55 - 18CZ  
19:50 - Petrichor  
24:35 - Gloomhaven  
31:25 - BOARDGAMETABLES.COM
32:14 - Let’s Get Epic!
33:50 - Defining Epic
43:15 - But Why Epic Games?
52:38 - Epic Genres
56:45 - Favorite Epic Games
87:15 - End Bits

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Music:

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Apr 9, 2017

In this episode of Variant Species, Donny takes a look at the process of developing a solitaire variant for Alexander Pfister & Stronghold Games' Great Western Trail.

Donny's Great Western Trail Solo Variant

 

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Apr 5, 2017

Contest is over!

Winner is the one and only Mark Evans. Thanks to all for participating.

 

Apr 3, 2017

In Episode 44, the Low Player Count crew celebrates its two-year birthday with friends and others. It is off the rails from the beginning. They talk about Vigilante Gaming Bar and also how to deal with people asking about Game Recommendations.

Times:
00:51 - Happy Birthday!
05:35 - Podcast Time Magic
06:54 - Vigilante Gaming Bar in Austin, Texas
14:40 - Constantinople App
18:00 - Weekly Slack Shill
19:50 - BOARDGAMETABLES.COM
21:28 - Game Suggestions
23:25 - Is Recommending Games a Difficult Thing?
34:24 - Knowing Your Audience
46:00 - Words of Advice
58:50 - Ridiculous Game Suggestions
71:30 - End Bits

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Music:

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Mar 26, 2017

If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgame universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Games That Surprised Us

00:28 - Eric’s Pick: Patchwork
04:29 - Cathy’s Pick: Legendary Encounters: Firefly
06:45 - Richard’s Pick: 1st and Goal
12:06 - Donny’s Pick: Ginkgopolis
16:28 - Travis’ Pick: Herbaceous

 

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