Success! Triumph! Glorious victory. We talk about what makes for a good victory condition, whether or not degrees of victory matter, and also methods you can use to compress your computer files. Then it's on to a game review, where we report on the intelligence we gathered infiltrating spy-themed games [redacted] and Codenames. Yes, Madame Secretary, we got the facts. No, Madame Secretary, no entanglements or complications. The Ukrainian girl? No... just another face in the line of duty...
Intro Gag: Comin’ to ya’ live from a stately pleasure dome, I’m Tom Rich and with me as always is Elizabeth Kublai-Ross, and this is the Mildly Alarming Podcast. Episode 3d8+1: Deeply Confusing Callbacks
Segment 1: Winrars, Winrars, and Chicken Dinrars
- Are there universal characteristics to “winning” in tabletop games, or is it just “whatever this particular game defines it as?”
- Are different “degrees” of winning at all meaningful? For instance, if I say that scoring 10 points is a minor victory but 20 points is a major victory, does that matter even a little bit?
- Can there be a successful game that has a defined ending, but no winning?
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Mildly Alarming Reviews: [redacted] and Codenames
- The boys played a game called [redacted], in which spies sneak around an embassy and don't know what's going on. We also got in on the much-hyped Codenames. Were they games well-purchased? We'll tell you! We'll tell you more than you could ever want to know.
- [redacted] on Boardgamegeek
- Codenames on Boardgamegeek
Outro gag: Get Turnt with Johannes and Tom