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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: September, 2015
Sep 28, 2015

In Episode 13, the Low Player Count crew discusses luck and randomness in games. They also talk about some Essen releases, a contest extension, and more, all in the mix of some minor technical issues. Huzzah!

Times:
1:39 - Shawn Gets Belligerent
3:00 - Shirt Design Contest (extension!)
4:48 - A Review Please?
5:55 - Convention Season
9:22 - Upcoming Essen Releases
19:46 - Virtual Flea Market at BGGcon
20:35 - Luck in Games
21:15 - Are Randomness & Luck the Same Things?
41:00 - Randomness in Solo Games
45:45 - Donny Schools Travis over Bell Curves
48:05 - Randomness in Two Player Games
55:00 - Roll and Shout!
63:00 - A Final Quote
66:40 - A Half Dozen People…
67:00 - End Bits
 
 
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Sep 20, 2015
In episode 2 of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis discusses the massive resource and transportation game, Roads & Boats. He pulls some interesting comments from the BGG forums and asks about the solo design process from Jeroen & Joris, the designers of Roads & Boats. 
 
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Sep 14, 2015

In Episode 12, the Low Player Count crew, minus Shawn, kicks off our mechanics discussion with Worker Placement. We also discuss a contest that has already begun and how you can win some gift card money by being creative.

Times:
1:09 - Poor Shawn...
3:42 - A Creative Contest for You!
9:24 - The Worker Placement Discussion Begins
11:15 - The Very First WP Game
13:44 - “Blue!”
22:20 - What Feeling a Player Gets in WP
29:05 - WP Competitively vs. Solo
34:55 - The Downsides & Pitfalls of WP
46:02 - Theme in WP
59:30 - Close vs. Open in WP 
63:30 - The Future of WP
69:30 - Top 3 WP Games
74:00 - End Bits
 
 
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