#274: Cruel Betrayal of Expectations

David Hume argued that all ideas are either simple or complex, and that in turn all complex ideas are merely composed of simple ideas. He wasn't a huge fan of some of those complex ideas; he used the example of a chimera, where you take a lion, a snake, and a goat (three simple ideas, but we can quibble with that later if you like) and smush them all together to get a complex idea. Hume was sceptical about complex ideas, to say the least.

We can agree or disagree with Hume on many fronts, and indeed this is a podcast fundamentally aligned with German Idealism; but we would happily ally ourselves with the Humeans to declare with one unified voice that "phygital" is an abomination that must be purged.

01:37 AYURIS: Ultimate Railroads (Helmut Ohley & Leonhard "Lenny" Orgler, Hans im Glück, 2021)

Games Played Last Week:

04:43 -Witchstone: Full Moon (Martino Chiacchiera & Reiner Knizia, R&R Games, 2023)

11:57 -Lacuna (Mark Gerrits, CMYK, 2023)

16:20 -Dice Miner (Joshua DeBonis & Nikola Risteski, Atlas Games, 2021)

18:11 -Pavlov's House (David Thompson, Dan Verssen Games, 2018)

25:06 -Marvel United (Andrea Chiarvesio and Eric M. Lang, CMON, 2020)

30:05 -Demon Ship (Malev Da Shinobi, Black Site Studios, 2023)

36:47 -Caverna: The Forgotten Folk (Uwe Rosenberg & Alex Wilber, Lookout Games, 2018)

42:03 -Pocket Master Builder (Wei-Min Ling, MaiMin Games, 2022)

46:30 -Flick of Faith (Paweł Stobiecki, Jan Truchanowicz, & Łukasz Włodarczyk, Awaken Realms Lite, 2019)

49:45 -Oros (Brandt Brinkerhoff, Aesc Games, 2023)

56:08 -Fantasy Realms: Deluxe Edition (Bruce Galssco, WizKids, 2022)

News (and why it doesn't matter):

58:38 Walker complains about marketing copy buzzwords

59:55 Digital "ownership" vs. "actual" ownership as applied to Altered

1:02:11 Tiny Laser Heist!

1:03:28 Magic: the Gathering Heist at GenCon; persons of interest and incriminating t-shirt 

1:04:58 Richard Garfield's Spynet reborn as Shadow Blades

1:05:56 IANAL, Farms Race and Fair Use

1:11:46 Topic: Cruel Betrayal of Expectations

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