Monday, March 17, 2014
Iteration 080 - Zombie Sasquatch, or Sasquatch Zombies?
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In this iteration, Josh and Ryan talk about world events and how they relate to storytelling and gameplay. Josh leaks more hints about the Collectable Trading Card Game he's working on. Ryan plays Marvel Avengers Alliance and discusses his frustration at random drops. Ryan demands alternative weird storylines from his X-Com games, expanding into ghosts, zombies, and zombie sasquatch. And Ryan asks how you can make your readers and players care more about their characters.
Discussion Topic: Playing as a squad in a game, as opposed to the singular hero, or the massive army. In particular, how does a player manage to care about each individual member of a squad?
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