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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