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Interview with Brian Train

 

In this episode, award-winning game designer Brian Train joins host Eduard Gafton to talk about his game Brief Border Wars and using a card-driven system to model the chaotic, stop-and-start nature of impromptu wars.

 


 

Time Stamps

  • 00:00:00 – Start
  • 00:08:01 – How did Brian get into games?
  • 00:33:17 – How does asymmetry make for interesting match-ups?
  • 00:43:40 – Should games be historically accurate?

 

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  • The launch event to mark the release of our brand-new wargame, Lion Rampant: A Viking in the Sun, was a huge success! To buy, access this link: www.linktr.ee/HistoryandGamesLab.
  • The History and Games Society is meeting on 11 October! This meeting is a great opportunity to speak with the committee, meet other HGS members and contribute ideas to future society events. The Zoom link will be sent to all members of the society. Register for the society here: https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/activities/view/historyandgames.

 

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Intro/Outro Music:

Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3470-call-to-adventure
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license