Monthly Archives: January 2019

Book Trilogy Review: Remembrance of Earth’s Past (The Three Body Problem)

Epistemic Status: Stuff that keeps not going away so I should write it up I suppose. Brief spoiler-free review, then main talk will be spoilerific. Spoiler-Free Review I read the trilogy a few months ago, on general strong reviews and … Continue reading

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Game Analysis Index

This post links to this blog’s posts discussing game design, balance, economics and related topics, as well as any strategy posts. It does not contain new content. Much of the blog is relevant to gaming, but these are the explicitly … Continue reading

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Less Competition, More Meritocracy?

Analysis of the paper: Less Competition, More Meritocracy (hat tip: Marginal Revolution: Can Less Competition Mean More Meritocracy?) Epistemic Status: Consider the horse as if it was not a three meter sphere Economic papers that use math to prove things can point … Continue reading

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Disadvantages of Card Rebalancing

Previously: Artifact Embraces Card Balance Changes, Card Collection and Ownership, Card Balance and Artifact, Card Rebalancing, Card Oversupply and Economic Considerations in Digital Card Games, Advantages of Card Rebalancing This is the last post in this sequence, although we will doubtless return to related topics … Continue reading

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Advantages of Card Rebalancing

Previously: Artifact Embraces Card Balance Changes, Card Collection and Ownership, Card Balance and Artifact, Card Rebalancing, Card Oversupply and Economic Considerations in Digital Card Games VIII. Card Rebalancing and Gameplay Benefits Let us presume we’ve gotten economics out of the way. We’ve chosen a … Continue reading

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