Podcast Episode 19: Card Driven Wargames

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Marc and Orion talk about, perhaps, their favorite genre of board game, the illustrious card-driven wargame (CDG). From 1993’s We The People to 2016’s Star Wars Rebellion (I can feel the anger the purists), there have been a lot of different games with the CDG gameplay shell. What do they have in common, and what did they do differently? What innovations have we seen throughout the years?

Also in this episode: the cat makes an appearance, Marc hates on Blood Rage and the state of Wyoming, and we absolutely fail at the closing remarks. Like, really fail. I don’t know how we’re going to top it, frankly.

0:44 – Defining the CDG

8:07 – What CDG’s do well

25:52 – What CDG’s don’t do well

33:31 – Washington’s War

39:05 – Twilight Struggle

45:45 – Here I Stand

54: 38 – 1960: The Making Of The President

59:02 – Labyrinth: The War On Terror

1:02:57 – Star Wars Rebellion

1:08:32 – COIN Games

1:16:31 – Final Thoughts

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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