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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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Now displaying: June, 2015
Jun 29, 2015
In Episode 7, 2/3 of the Low Player Count crew discuss the LPC Microcosm giveaway, streaming of videos, and the addition of mini-sodes to the podcast. We also tackle the good and bad of dummy players in solo and two player games.
 
Times:
1:50 - Texas is Hot
2:20 - The Contest is over
7:54 - Mini-sodes for everyone!
9:40 - Travis doesn’t understand technology
12:20 - Donny likes Periscope
14:43 - What is a Dummy Player?
20:10 - Two Player Variants
25:10 - Player Counts on the Box
28:50 - Why Dummy Players?
37:20 - Passive Dummy Player AI
44:00 - How Solo Games Gets Passed Dummies
49:20 - Active AI Dummy Players
52:03 - What Games Do You Want a Variant for?
61:23 - What Game Would You Love to See?
62:45 - The Winner of #LPCMicrocosm
63:25 - End Bits
 
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Jun 21, 2015

GIVEAWAYS

 

Spiraling out of Episode 6 and into Episode 7, Donny gives everyone a chance to win a copy of Eminent Domain: Microcosm by Tasty Minstrel Games.

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Jun 15, 2015

Episode 6 -  Mano a Mano: Co-op or Competitive?

In Episode 6, the Low Player Count crew is finally all back together. They discuss their recent acquisitions, pose a question to the LPC listeners, and discuss cooperative or competitive play in solo and two player games. 
 
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Times:
1:38 - Recent Acquisitions
3:00 - Shawn gets into wargaming
7:45 - Travis bought stuff too
9:40 - Travis doesn’t understand technology
10:30 - Donny loses self-control
12:00 - Donny cheats at PACG
15:15 - Elysium variants
19:34 - LPC poses a question to you
23:40 - #SylvionKdJ2015
26:00 - 1 Player Guild Awards
27:45 - Co-operative or Competitive?
37:20 - Gaming with a Spouse
40:20 - Hashing it out, again…
44:44 - Donny puts his foot in his mouth
47:00 - Does this game exist?
49:00 - Donny puts his foot in his mouth again
51:45 - Shawn starts to thank people again…
52:49 - End Bits
 
 
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Jun 1, 2015
In Episode 5, the Low Player Count crew discusses the recent Spiel des Jahres nominations and wonder about the inclusion (or exclusion) of solo and two-player only games. We also announce the winner of the Onirim giveaway.
 
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Times:
1:07 - Let’s Talk About the Weather
2:19 - Onirim Giveaway Stats
2:47 - Donny fills in what Travis & Shawn missed
4:44 - Spiel des Jahres
5:38 - Shawn makes a special announcement
7:00 - Spiel Criteria
9:58 - Why are there not many 2 player games in the SdJ?
13:00 - Rosenberg dominates the 2 player recommendations
18:15 - Wargames in the SdJ?
21:50 - Solo games in SdJ
28:05 - #SylvionKdJ2015
31:09 - Donny brings his own SdJ thoughts
37:57 - Donny does KSdJ
43:40 - Donny discusses 1-2 player games
49:17 - New & Noteworthy on iTunes!
 
 
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