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Just in case you're not a regular Ludology listener

Ludology Episode 140 - Training Day

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Though he does not have his own podcast...Mark Herman is the most prolific wargame podcaster. Dude is on everything. Says a lot about how interesting and generous of a guy he must be.

Keep it up Mark...and the rest of the podcasters.
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gamesontables wrote:
Though he does not have his own podcast...Mark Herman is the most prolific wargame podcaster. Dude is on everything. Says a lot about how interesting and generous of a guy he must be.

Indeed! If you've ever played a social deduction game with him, you know that he gives away everything!

But seriously, the Ludology podcast is one of the great boardgame podcasts out there. And having worked with Mark and having counted him as a friend for a few years now, there is a lot of good insight into his way of designing games. The guy has seen, heard, and experienced things that most consimmers only dream of.
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This spot reserved for Judd Vance.
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Having read Wargaming for Leaders, I was intrigued to hear him talk about how he recruited the "competitor" teams for the business simulations and a little more about how they measured the results.

It was also delightful to hear him credit others for helping him create the card mechanic of We the People and share how the CDG mechanic evolved from game design to game design.

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I could listen to Mark Herman all day.
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Any remarkable quotes or news from it?
 
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recon28501 wrote:
This spot reserved for Judd Vance.


thumbs up.

I think Mark is a great designer, but I didn't like Churchill solo and I still have to learn his Pacific game. These days I like simpler systems.

Looking back his games I liked most were France 1944: The Allied Crusade in Europe and The Great Battles of Alexander

I think the problem these days is that the big names in wargaming all go just a little too deep in complexity. Berg, Volko even my favorite John Butterfield (Enemy Action: Ardennes) all went a little overboard in their career sometimes.

There is a reason The Russian Campaign: Designer Signature Edition got 820+ pre orders in 2 months time and Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! (second edition) with its solo expansion got critical acclaim recently.

Everyone has his/her own upper limit to learn heavy rules of course but mine is certainly not growing anymore now that I turned 60.

 
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Talonz wrote:
Any remarkable quotes or news from it?


News - no.

Otherwise, the stuff about professional and military wargames is very interesting indeed. Anecdote City, population 1.
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