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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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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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