A disorganized and rambling panel deals with multiplayer gaming in general and some war stories is specific. Bruce and Tom give the not-so-secret history of Tom vs Bruce. Julian sings the praises of the Gamers With Jobs community. Troy explains how he and Bruce used to spend lazy Sunday mornings.

And Tom outs himself as a cheater. A dirty, no good, cheater.

The Story of the Crispy Gamer Fiasco

Quarter to Three
Gamers With Jobs
Brettspielwelt
Direct download: ThreeMovesAhead010.mp3
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This week, the panel has a special guest. Stardock's Brad Wardell joins Troy, Tom, Bruce and Julian to explain just what was up with Demigod's botched multiplayer launch. We also get a little bit of information on Stardock's upcoming fantasy turn based strategy game, Elemental: War of Magic.

And stay tuned to the end, where we give the details for a prize drawing.
Direct download: ThreeMovesAhead009.mp3
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A full panel today as the experts ramble about symmetry and asymmetry in strategy game design. What do we even mean by an asymmetrical game? When is asymmetry just a cheat to hide poor game design? Listen as Julian poses hypothetical questions, Tom praise the King of Asymmetry, Troy challenges Tom's logic and Bruce tries to stay on the sidelines.

Tom's first Demigod diary

Ogre/Gev
Bruce's first article on board games vs computer games
Direct download: ThreeMovesAhead008.mp3
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The full panel is on hand this week and Troy is way out of his element as they talk about Collectible Card Games as strategy games, starting with Battleforge and moving through Star Chamber, Culdcept Saga and Magic. Should Bruce by a PSP? Who uses the phrase "synergy of modalities of gameplay"? And what game does Tom absolutely not want any of you to buy this week?

Listen here as these and more questions are answered.

Troy's Battleforge review
Star Chamber
Pox Nora

Direct download: ThreeMovesAhread007.mp3
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