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  1. The closest analogue I can think of is Game Dev Tycoon. I found myself greenlighting game after game of franchises with no real difference except better technology (graphics?). so pretty much http://www.idleballad.com/
  2. I found Cara's voice to be grating and harsh on my ears, compared to the dulcet tones of the normal cast. Not sure why--I have no problem listening to many other British people speak (e.g. The Guardian's podcasts). Maybe it is just me.
  3. I have some $20 coupons that expire soon. PM me if interested.
  4. Space Engineers

    Did anyone here play this? A sandbox builder in space. Maybe there will even be a moon for Chris??
  5. Anyone Remember?

    ^^^ edit: totally beaten, and by someone who is actually up to date on podcast listening. Dang! I'm still a few months behind on 'casts, but I really enjoyed #146 because of this. Chris was gone, and Danielle came in to talk about a lot of video games. There were less rehashes of old jokes and more discussion of actual video games, which was what I remember How Things Used To Be . I feel the discussion is always going to be different if you spend your whole day writing about/playing games, or if you spend your whole day developing one game (or to quote Sean, "product").
  6. Three Wonders of Age

    I think you meant to say that you're playing AoW like you play Civ, but with a side of character makeup studio on the side.
  7. Anyone Remember?

    Anyone remember what the origin of Happy Dishonored ______ is? I must have zoned out during that group of casts.
  8. Three Wonders of Age

    Wouldn't the title of this thread more accurately be Three Ages of Wonder?
  9. Three Wonders of Age

    I'm still trying to figure out whether my city improvements mean anything at all. For a game that RPS claims is At its core, the game is still about building settlements, expanding them and creating armies, I don't really feel like I'm getting much out of growing my cities to be metropolises and then spitting out dudes. To me, it feels like this is a tactical game of moving electronic versions of little Descent (the boardgame)-style figurines across a Rune Wars-esque map. That's a fine game that many people enjoy, but I feel like RPS is off the mark with that quote. Caveat: I have never played any Age of Wonders or Heroes of Might and Magic games, and did not enjoy X: Total War where X = {Rome, Napoleon, Empire, ..}
  10. Banished - The Indie City Simulator

    I'm convinced that disasters are to city building games like shooting is to Bioshock Infinite. Gotta get it in there for (perceived?) mass appeal.
  11. Whatever. Sounds like a good story. Not quite a grenade rolling down a hill but you get the idea. Is this the same game where you had unlimited cash?
  12. Games with interesting economic systems

    Have you considered Victoria 2? While industrializing, you get to deal with the rise of socialist ideologies. Your social policies have a major effect on your country's happiness, and it's satisfying to see that literacy number creep up.
  13. Goodness this title is misleading.
  14. Can't remove from Empire if it is not a cored province, unfortunately. HRE is kind of a pain in the ass if you are a spectator. Did you take religious ideas? Clearly you needed a bigger army
  15. Banished - The Indie City Simulator

    The Simcity where young people go to retire.
  16. My HRE vassal refused to be fed HRE provinces just like my non-HRE vassal refused to be fed HRE provinces. They both had -1000 maluses about Austria being the emperor, which is no fun. How would you structure your trade if Paris was the capital? All of my good trade buildings are around Andalucia so this would be suboptimal but possible. I guess I should be focusing on creating a linear chain for the forwarding % bonuses? Chesapeake -> Carib -> Sevilla -> Bordeaux?
  17. Yeah, I was running about 300% overextension because my plan was to sell conquered provinces to my vassal for 0 gold. Except they wouldn't take it because the provinces were in the HRE. (really fun to figure that out afterwards, thanks paradox) And yeah, I have a minimal amount of manufactories. I raided Swahili, Mali, etc for gold a few times. My inflation was about 10% due to early-game fuckups but is creeping down. Merchants: I have one collecting at Seville for the 10% bonus, one collecting at Bordeaux because my trade power is pretty high there and I don't have anything downstream, one directing at Caribbean because otherwise it gets directed to Bordeaux and I lose ~10g/month, and one collecting at Chesapeake because my trade power is like 95% there. Unfortunately my ability to collect from the Far East is nonexistent.
  18. I'm pretty much at my forcelimits. It helps me expand faster, which creates more enemies arrayed in coalitions against me, which requires that I build more troops. It's a vicious cycle. But the forcelimit penalty isn't really killing my income, it's just the size of my army vs my income. Have some screenshots! The coalition is quite large: You can also see that my dip tech is lagging from blowing it all on peace negotiations. Both other techs are somewhat limited too. Adm is going to stability and coring. Mil is going to cycling through a bunch of useless leaders (anyone with 0 siege gets sacked and re-rolled, anyone with 1 siege is subject to reroll too. and I have 95%+ mil trad) Economy Military and Forcelimits
  19. Banished - The Indie City Simulator

    Those text entry fields are not making me optimistic for the UI. Was Capitalism also a one-man show, because I am getting strong vibes of that. The Anno-esque bits are very promising though. I wonder how well it will scale up!
  20. Have you played a land power like the Ottomans or Russia? I suspect that you had unlimited money simply because, as Britain, you are effectively able to fight wars only on your terms. I'm playing a game as Castille->Spain and all of my money is disappearing due to the massive land army I'm fielding as I sweep across Europe.
  21. PAX Prime 2013

    Well shit, I should have checked this thread before PAX. Enjoyed both Chris's panel (Double Fine) and the GFW Brodeo panel.
  22. These headlines are not bad https://twitter.com/VidGameHeds
  23. Real Lives

    Born as a female in Malaysia to a working-class family Couldn't make it to college because my intelligence was low (despite making reading one of my leisure activities and always choosing to stay late to study). Nurtured my inborn talent in music but that went nowhere. Married a smart guy. Struggled to keep up but quit my job because my endurance level was below 10% Had a kid at 35. Invested several thousand ringgits in a diversified asset allocation incl. bonds, mutual funds, land, high risk stock Cut our spending down what seemed like every other year. Stupid spendthrift husband and me.. Saved up the 110k ringits to move to Canada by age 40 (legally). Just in time for my daughter to start school in Vancouver. Took up a temp job to help out. Quit when my husband got his feet under him in the new country. Got depressed. Gave up trying to stay fit with sports and physical training, volunteered instead. Mood got better. Daughter meets some guy with mediocre stats at age 15. I disapprove but don't kick her out. They get engaged. I disapprove but don't kick her out. They go to college, surprisingly. Incredibly proud to see them both graduate with degrees in math and get decent jobs. And then...
  24. Real Lives

    Has nobody else tried this? Giving the trial a spin... e: Wish the UI here was better. 1) No windowed mode? 2) No way to kill the load menu music?
  25. not to mention an unwitting allegory of the podcast's clean segues