Archive for March 2021

I'm going to get some flak for this one. *braces self*
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If you ever want to get a group of wargamers talking (like we need the encouragement) just ask them about points systems.  It's one of the most controversial and hotly-contested arguments to be had in our world.
 
In this podcast, I take a look at not only the different approaches to points systems that designers can take, but also at the reasons why designers use (or don't use) points systems.  I discuss the alternatives, what both designers and players should bear in mind when thinking about points systems, and what the future might hold.
 
Required reading for this podcast (j/k) is Douglas Hofstadter's Gödel, Escher, Bach 

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The wargames world - much like the rest of it - seems to be waking up from COVID-19 with a wealth of new miniatures releases ready to swamp us with joy.  But that means that now is the perfect time to be thinking about the post-COVID world and what, perhaps, we should be doing and thinking differently based on what we've learned.
 

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Precinct Omega Podcast - Review #01

This week, in a sight deviation from the usual schedule, I take a look at the last ten months of podcasting and re-visit some of the topics I've talked about, and also bring up some listener feedback for a response.

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Let's take a look at how different companies - inside and outside the tabletop wargames industry - handle intellectual properties and why. Marvel, DC and Harry Potter and the big ones. But what about handling smaller, bespoke IPs? How can it be done and why?
 

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