I did not expect to wake up a couple of weeks ago to the news that Pope Benedict XVI had announced his abdication. As of last week, His Holiness retired to a monastery and the cardinals now begin convening to choose his successor. There hasn’t been a voluntary abdication since the 13th century, and the […]
Entries Tagged as 'Retro'
March 6th, 2013 · 9 Comments · Creative Assembly, Design, Paradox, Religion, Retro
November 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments · City Builder, Retro
I’ve talked a lot about the Tropico series of city builders and usually dismissed Tropico 2: Pirate Cove with a wave of my hand as if it doesn’t really exist. Developed by Frog City, the makers of the Imperialism games, it has some real talent behind it and you can sort of see the direction […]
July 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Design, Interview, Podcast, Retro, Three Moves Ahead
Ken Levine from Irrational Games drops by the show to talk about what made Freedom Force so special. Is it an RPG or a strategy game? We discuss the virtues of pausable real time play, the fine line between homage and parody and learn about what games Ken plays when he is not writing […]
May 24th, 2010 · 18 Comments · Podcast, Retro, Three Moves Ahead
Good Old Games has made the classic SimTex games Master of Orion, Master of Orion 2 and Master of Magic available for low, low prices. So Troy, Tom, Bruce and Rob spend an hour talking about what made SimTex special. What do we mean by personality in strategy games? Does the UI hold up? […]
April 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Podcast, Retro
It had a great score, a great title and a great design. So it was just a matter of time before one of Tom Chick’s forum friends got around to chatting with him about Emperor of the Fading Suns on his Quarter to Three games podcast.
April 20th, 2010 · 27 Comments · Design, Podcast, Retro, Three Moves Ahead
Troy, Tom and Bruce look at the classic Frog City/SSI games Imperialism and Imperialism 2. What makes this series one of the greatest grand strategy experiences of all time? Can a game this difficult and time intensive be made again? Bruce has a theory, Tom keeps calling Colonization the wrong name, and Troy is […]