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This time it's board games. Other than the books.

Space-Biff! Space-Cast‪!‬ The Space-Biff! Space-Cast!

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This time it's board games. Other than the books.

    Space-Cast! #13. Lethargic Gods

    Space-Cast! #13. Lethargic Gods

    This week on the Space-Biff! Space-Cast!, we're joined by Ryan Laukat to discuss his latest game, Sleeping Gods! In the process, we also discuss open-world video games, open-world board games, and how to adapt the former into the latter.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Book-Space! #19. Seven Surrenders

    Book-Space! #19. Seven Surrenders

    If our last episode left you confused, today we're doubling down! Twice the confusion! Double! Times two! Continuing the futuristic saga of a golden age on the brink of disaster, we discuss unreliable narrators, miracles real and invented, and what happens when you name your sniper character Sniper. Come along as we dive into Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Space-Cast! #12. Slavery and Emancipation

    Space-Cast! #12. Slavery and Emancipation

    This month on the Space-Cast!, we're investigating a difficult topic — the representation of slavery in board games. To help navigate these waters, we're joined by Patrick Rael, Professor of History at Bowdoin College, to discuss how board games have depicted slavery in the past, what they're doing right now, and how we can use them to learn about sensitive historical issues.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Space-Cast! #11. Beyond the Cardboard

    Space-Cast! #11. Beyond the Cardboard

    As promised, today we're talking about nothing but tech trees — specifically, Dennis Chan's Beyond the Sun, a game about exploring the far reaches of the galaxy by climbing the branches of the humble technology tree. Along the way, we discuss some of...

    • 55 min
    Space-Cast! #10. An Holy Kiss

    Space-Cast! #10. An Holy Kiss

    Smooch! For the Space-Biff! Space-Cast!'s decepisode, today I'm joined by Ben Madison to discuss The Mission: Early Christianity from the Crucifixion to the Crusades. Along the way, we discuss religion as an inspiration in game design, including an...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Book-Space! #18. Too Like the Lightning

    Book-Space! #18. Too Like the Lightning

    At last! A book written for Dan and nobody else. Join Brock, Summer, and Dan as we discuss utopias, renaissances, and golden ages, along with theology, miracles, and messiahs both unapproachable and childlike. It's Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer.

    • 1 hr 27 min

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