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Symposium: Good Sudoku, January 7, 2021

For our first Symposium of 2021, we’re going to talk about Good Sudoku. Specifically, I’m interested in talking about how Good Sudoku tackles the question of developing skills necessary to successfully navigate a game’s procedurally generated terrain, by providing affordances … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Farewell to Minecraft, December 31, 2020

We’ve been building on our current Minecraft server pretty much monthly since December 2010; it’s been a good decade, but our energy levels are flagging a bit, so we’ve decided to declare victory. The saved data isn’t going anywhere, so … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Minecraft, November 19, 2020

Because of Thanksgiving, we’re moving Minecraft up a week, so we’ll do it this Thursday. Usual time: 8:30 EST / 7:30 CST / 5:30 PST.

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Symposium, November 5th: Hades

When we first talked about the possibility of discussing Hades for a symposium, I figured we would be talking about the game’s success as a roguelike, but I did not anticipate how appropriate it would be to discuss it as … Continue reading

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Symposium Playversation: Arkham Horror: The Card Game, 4 June 2020

I’m fascinated by the co-op LCG genre, so I’ll want to talk about how its mix of deck-building, narrative, and co-op mechanics create its particular style of immersion. When we dabbled in the digital version of Lord of the Rings: … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Minecraft, March 26, 2020

Minecraft this Thursday! 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT.

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Symposium Playversation, 5 December 2019: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Can playing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic save civilization? We’re going to find out! We’ll discuss the question on Discord, from several different perspectives, as I play the classic RPG this Thursday at 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT. … Continue reading

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Symposium and Playversation: Torment: Tides of Numenera, 7 March 2019

I’m hoping to study RPG immersion through performance in the moment. Come join me as I play through the beginning of Torment: Tides of Numenera on https://www.twitch.tv/8mph1 and let’s discuss the game itself and my performance of it on Discord. Questions I’m … Continue reading

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VGHVI Discord

We now have a VGHVI Discord server, to use when we want to chat about stuff between our regular sessions.  If you’re a VGHVI regular, you’re already on the server; but if you’re somebody who’s not a VGHVI regular but … Continue reading

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Symposium: Celeste, April 5, 2018

The April Symposium will be on Celeste, with Pat leading the discussion.  Quoting Pat: This Thursday, we’ll be looking at Celeste, the indie platformer for Steam and Switch.  Specifically, I’d like to look that the odd place Celeste sits in … Continue reading

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