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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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Jun 14, 2018

In this minisode, Travis interviews Jeff Beck from Uproarious Games, designer of Getaway Driver out now on Kickstarter.

Check out Getaway Driver on Kickstarter.

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Jun 5, 2018

In this episode, Donny and Travis discuss the importance of game names, and how they persuade or dissuade us from playing them. They also give away a copy of Legacy of Dragonholt, courtesy of Game Surplus, and make a huge announcement about supporting the show.

Times:

02:00 - Bad News/Good News
05:30 - We now have a Patreon!
13:45 - Legacy of Dragonholt giveaway!
16:30 - Cloak & Meeple
17:00 - Game Surplus
17:30 - What’s in a Name?
80:30 - End Bits

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May 20, 2018

In this episode, Donny and Travis are joined by friend Cliff as they discuss their Tabletop Day 2018, the first multiplayer one in a while! The LPC crew also gives away a copy of LEgacy of Dragonholt, courtesy of Game Surplus.

Times:

00:45 - Introductions
03:50 - boardgametables.com
04:40 - Inadvertent Tabletop Day
06:40 - Let’s Give a Rundown!
68:50 - Favorite Games of the Day
72:40 - GameSurplus.com Giveaway!
74:13 - Draft Mechanic podcast
74:50 - End of School, Tabletop Network Conference, Penny Rails, Arboretum
80:30 - End Bits

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May 15, 2018

In this episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis relives his solitaire-only Uwe Day back in March, recounts why he loves his Uwe so much, and answers some questions.

 

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Music:

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Apr 22, 2018

In this episode, Donny and Travis discuss the age old question if solos games are just puzzles. After navigating the delicate topic, they go over the results of the Future of LPC and You Survey along with giving away Indian Summer!

Times:
00:50 - Concept to Table Episodes, Tabletop Network Presentations
14:00 - Boardgametables.com
14:35 - Are Solo Games Just Puzzles?
49:10 - GameSurplus.com is So Good
49:45 - Indian Summer Giveaway
52:15 - Survey Wrap Up
67:00 - End Bits

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Music:

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Apr 9, 2018

In this episode, Donny and Travis return to discuss gaming categories. This time? Farming games! The LPC crew also talks about the Future of LPC Survey and remind you about the Indian Summer giveaway.

The Future of LPC and You! Survey

Times:
01:20 - Surveys, Crowdfunding, Being Professionals, and Release Schedules...
18:20 - Boardgametables.com
19:10 - Farming Games, What Makes Them Great, and more...
58:55 - Indian Summer Game Surplus Giveaway!
60:30 - April 15th Deadlines
62:00 - Van Ryder Games & Maple Games
75:00 - End Bits

 

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Music:

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Apr 4, 2018

In this minisode of Travis Gets Heavy, he recaps the small, intimate route-building & war-gaming weekend that was Trains & Chit.

Geeklist

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Music:

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Mar 27, 2018

In this episode, Donny and Travis return to discuss Returning to Older Games. They also talk about the future of LPC, give away a copy of Indian Summer, and blather on about BGGcon and more.

Times:
01:00 - Shawn’s Abduction (Not Really)
02:00 - BGGcon Return
06:15 - Golden Geek Award Nomination!
08:32 - Spring Break Azul Trip
13:55 - Boardgametables.com
15:15 - Returning to Older Games
56:10 - Game Surplus Indian Summer Giveaway
58:30 - The Future of LPC and You! Survey
67:30 - The Hiatus
72:00 - End Bits

 

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Music:

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Mar 4, 2018

In this minisode, Cliff continues his discussion about perceived and inherent values in gaming.

 

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Feb 18, 2018

In this minisode, Shawn talks about what’s been going on in his life and dovetails that beautifully into boardgame implementations of video games.

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Music:

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Feb 12, 2018

In this episode, the LPC Crew hits a bunch of micro topics, ranging from our greatest shame to inserts to setup efficiency to deeply satisfying turns. Come jump in the fun!

 

Times:

00:30 - Banter

02:00 - Micro Topics III

05:00 - Secret Shame

14:00 - Setup Efficiency

23:30 - Selling 5 Games

29:21 - Multiple Characters

35:25 - Temporal Questions

39:05 - Deeply Satisfying Turns

44:45 - BOARDGAMETABLES.COM

45:30 - Anewsments

45:40 - Vast Giveaway Winner

46:20 - Supporting LPC

48:05 - Kickstarter Excitement

54:10 - End Bits

 

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Music:

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Feb 4, 2018

In this interview episode, Travis sits down with prolific game designer Todd Sanders to discuss PnP, his multitude of games, lower player counts, and the recently-released Pulp Detective on Kickstarter. 

Todd Sanders Current Projects
Pulp Detective on Kickstarter
Todd Sanders Printer Studio

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Music:

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Jan 25, 2018

In this episode, the LPC crew discusses ancient board games, shipping privilege, and all about the category of Space Opera in games! Plus a giveaway, plus cool stuff from some of our favorite publishers.

Times:
01:30 - Shipping Privilege
04:58 - Ancient Gaming
07:20 - booooooooooardgametables.com
08:11 - Scattergories: Space Opera
08:50 - What even is a Space Opera game?
19:10 - Games Meeting this Description
33:15 - What does or does not appeal to us about Space Opera
games?
43:50 - Space Opera for 1-2p
47:20 - Final Thoughts on Space Opera
51:15 - Game Surplus Giveaway!
52:20 - Van Ryder Announcements
58:50 - End Bits

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Music:

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Jan 15, 2018

In this minisode of Cliff’s Corner, Cliff begins a multi-part series about logical fallacies in boardgaming: statistics, expected value, unconventional strategies in gaming, decisions and decision-trees, and rules orientation.

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Jan 7, 2018

In this episode, the LPC crew wraps up 2017 as they talk about their favorite moments, biggest regrets, and ponder what 2018 might hold for gaming.

Times:
00:45 - Banter
02:20 - Shipping Costs
08:50 - BOARDGAMETABLES.COM
09:33 - Favorite Gaming Moment
17:45 - Biggest Gaming Regret
27:20 - Gaming Resolutions
38:00 - What does 2018 hold for boardgames?
44:25 - What are you looking forward to?
48:30 - One Game to Watch
55:45 - 2018 Hot Take
70:35 - End Bits

 

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Music:

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