The Simulationist Podcast
About This Show
Video games, roleplaying games, novels, movies, television, and culture can be considered simulations of reality. Hosts Ryan Kirkby and Josh Treleaven cover a wide range of topics pertaining to simulations.
Most Recent Episode
Iteration 218 - Magic and Blood
We start the podcast off with talking about the adventures we have personally had in video games this week. Josh plays Dwarf Fortress and rebuilds his old fort, getting tips from Ryan on better defences. Ryan plays Minecraft with the Thaumcraft mod, and experiences video game bliss. And another review from Zoey, this time of the film the Road to El Dorado. And this movie inspires our main topic this week, which is blood magic, and how magic always seems to cost something. We ask why it should cost anything to use magic, and if you were designing your own world, what choices should you make as to the cost of magic? References and Recommendations: The Road to El Dorado: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138749/