Wednesday, October 19, 2016
A strange and compelling little game. For those who like strange and compelling little games.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The board game Posthuman has an odd mechanic that leads to an alternate co-operative ending within what is otherwise a competitive board game. I suspect this mechanic is intended to prevent the problem of "king making," a common unintended consequence of American board game design that players frequently complain about. My thinking about this lead to the following essay:
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Hard to say what I think of Westworld so far. Definitely interesting. Very grim, though.
Along with being grim, it's humorless, which can be the death knell of something so dark. Shakespeare understood this, which is why there is so much humor in his tragedies. Tarantino understands this, too, of course. We'll see how it works out for this show.