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hpr2381 :: Benefits of a tabletop

Klaatu talks about the benefits of analogue gaming

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Hosted by Klaatu on 2017-09-18 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Duration: 00:44:10


Klaatu talks about the benefits of tabletop gaming over computer gaming.


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Comment #1 posted on 2017-09-19 00:43:51 by gurdonark

good episode

The closest I come to gaming on the table-top is chess, and my on-line gaming life is more about casual FOSS games than PC gaming. But even as a non-gamer, I really enjoyed this episode.

It spoke to me because it reminded me how much I like science fiction novels better than science fiction on film. Like the tabletop games in your story, the power of imagination in a sci-fi story trumps, for me, even the most well-done special effects in a science fiction movie.

You make at least 7 good points here, in a show I found a good listen.

Comment #2 posted on 2017-09-21 23:51:48 by Shane Shennan

I like how you put that!

I enjoyed your comment about a GM being a person that has too much imagination for one person. Well put!

Comment #3 posted on 2017-10-02 05:18:45 by klaatu

Thanks for the comments

Thanks gurdonark and Shane, glad you enjoyed the episode! The comparison between books and movies is such a great, meaty topic. Somebody ought to do a series on the subject.

Comment #4 posted on 2018-05-02 23:26:51 by Brian DeRocher

open source games

What does the FLOSS landscape look like for fantasy games?

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