Monthly Archives: December 2018

Card Rebalancing, Card Oversupply and Economic Considerations in Digital Card Games

Previously: Artifact Embraces Card Balance Changes, Card Collection and Ownership, Card Balance and Artifact (good comments on that one and on the current one) Note: The rest of the series does not require or rely on this post, so it can be safely skipped. … Continue reading

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Card Balance and Artifact

Previously: Artifact Embraces Card Balance Changes, Card Collection and Ownership VII. Card Balance To what extent should cards in a collectible card game be intentionally unbalanced? Before Artifact’s recent changes, it was clear that Axe was the best red hero, and Drow … Continue reading

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Card Collection and Ownership

Considers issues raised by: Artifact Embraces Card Balance Changes. Leads to: Card Balance and Artifact III. Card Collection and Ownership What does it mean to own a card? Good question. In different games, with different principles, online and offline, it means … Continue reading

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Artifact Embraces Card Balance Changes

Previously: Review: Artifact Leads to: Card Collection and Ownership, Card Balance and Artifact Epistemic Status: I’m making a note here. HUGE SUCCESS! Only a few weeks after the release of Artifact, a patch was released making two huge changes to the game. The … Continue reading

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Fifteen Things I Learned From Watching a Game of Secret Hitler

Epistemic Status: Not likely to be true things. Right? Liberals know nothing, fascists know everything. Most of the policies democratic governments could pass are fascist policies that expand government power. The remaining policies are liberal policies. There is no such thing as … Continue reading

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Review: Slay the Spire

Epistemic Status: Many hours played Spoiler-Free Bottom Line: Slay the Spire is an amazing single-player roguelike deckbuilding game. When I wrote that Artifact was the most fun I’ve had gaming in a long time, the only alternative to give me … Continue reading

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Prediction Markets Are About Being Right

Response To (Marginal Revolution): If you love prediction markets you should love the art world. Previously on prediction markets: Prediction Markets: When Do They Work?, Subsidizing Prediction Markets I’ll quote the original in full, as it is short, and I found it interestingly … Continue reading

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