Monday, March 7, 2011

Another discussion of randomness

A recent episode of Three Moves Ahead took on my latest favorite topic, the role of randomness in games. Three Moves Ahead occasionally delves into boardgames, though its real bailiwick is computer strategy games. However, if you start talking about randomness, it's hard not to focus on boardgames, since they expose the random elements in ways that computer games don't. Or, as the panel in this podcast explore, maybe randomness plays a more important role in a game like Successors or Command & Colours: Ancients than it does in Starcraft? A great discussion, definitely worth a listen.

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