Space-Cast! #6. Stellar Jamboree
Today on the Space-Biff! Space-Cast!, Dan Thurot is joined by TauCeti Deichmann to discuss his confusingly titled real-time asymmetrical science fiction trade game, Faraway Convergence! I mean Constellation Meeting! I mean Sidereal Confluence! There it is. Listen in as we discuss the game’s origins, its intricate negotiations, and how rational actors would easily arrange better trade deals than humans.
2:04 — Sidereal Confluence: what is it?
12:09 — origin
20:55 — from friend-game to broader appeal
31:34 — the technology system
39:55 — the mathematics of intricate deals
48:21 — timed games
51:40 — the thematic structure
1:00:25 — TauCeti names his favorite child
1:03:50 — social balance and human rationality
1:09:46 — Sidereal Confluence as two game states
Next time, we’ll be talking with one of the most radically interesting publishers in the entire hobby — and hearing his rebuttal to an earlier episode’s claims…