Space-Cast! #13. Lethargic Gods

Fun fact: the real-world Aquinas never once looked at a boat.

This month on the Space-Biff! Space-Cast!, we’re joined by Ryan Laukat to discuss his latest game, Sleeping Gods! In the process, we also discuss open-world video games, open-world board games, and how to adapt the former into the latter.

Listen over here or download here. Timestamps and further notes can be found after the jump.


1:58 — introducing Ryan Laukat
8:45 — revisiting older designs
19:42 — storybook games & Sleeping Gods
23:38 — lessons from open-world video games
28:09 — balancing for difficulty
38:21 — identity & the player role
46:56 — keeping players engaged in a cooperative game
51:21 — day-one expansions & other errata
1:01:34 — questions of representation in modern fantasy

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Posted on June 29, 2021, in Podcast and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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