Episode 23: Quitting

In which we discuss how, when, where, and why we might quit a game. It turns out we’ve both quit a lot of games for lots of different reasons! Tyr spins this into a beautiful archaeological metaphor, and we work through our site abandonment – whether planned, drifting away or through sudden flood. We talk about a LOT of games.

We also haven’t heard any complaints about the new simple format so we’ll keep doing it that way, which is cheap and quick to do. Thanks Squadcast!

Episode 22: Antiquarianism

In which Tyr, an archaeologist, discusses the Antiquarians Guild in Elder Scrolls Online with Catherine, who is not an archaeologist.

Also: Baldur’s Gate 3, a crying baby, Hades, and why crunch sucks.

Also also: whether you can still enjoy a thing if you disagree with the creator of said thing.

James Acaster on the British Museum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x73PkUvArJY

Jim Salter “I played 15 hours of Baldur’s Gate 3 early access, and I want them back”: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/10/baldurs-gate-3-early-access-mediocre-rpg-amazing-rendering-engine/

Catherine speaking at PAX online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMnd-YYgk10&t=8344s