The State of Games, Episode 6 – The One About Alf

The State of Games, Episode 6 has become self-aware! Oh, wait, maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves. To call this episode a bit high-brow would be akin to calling the Grand Canyon a ditch – but believe us, this is a very good thing. So sit back, grab your pipe and smoking jacket, and make room in your brain for a whole lotta data.

Once you’ve listened to the podcast, you’ll all no doubt want to support Alf in getting The Road to Canterbury published. Head on over to the official Kickstarter page and become a member of the Pardoner’s Guild!

Other links to golden and goofy goodies mentioned in the podcast:

The ontological argument for the existence of God by Anselm of Canterbury (the inspiration for the holy relic The Writing Quill of St. Anselm in The Road to Canterbury)

The Babelfish

Saint Wilgefortis (and her miraculous mustache)

Dark Tower (Flash implementation)

Paul Horn – Illustrator, cartoonist and all-around cool dude.

Games mentioned in the podcast that you should check out

At the Gates of Loyang


Through the Ages

1960: The Making of the President

Lords of Vegas

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5 Responses to “The State of Games, Episode 6 – The One About Alf”
  1. Lee says:

    Great interview with Alf. The flash version of Dark Tower he describes gives a really good feel for how the old board game plays but I’m not sure your link is working correctly. Try this one ( instead.

    Just a thought to consider regarding the sphinx’s demise – I didn’t listen to all of the last podcast since I didn’t want to hear the spoilers. I imagine others may have done the same and that may have contributed to the lackluster response.

  2. dicehateme says:

    Lee – Thanks! Alf was a blast to talk to. It’s strange about the link you provided to Dark Tower – my link works fine for me, but your link goes haywire. What browser are you using?

    About the Sphinx’s demise – that’s a good theory, but participation had dropped over the (relatively small) life of the podcast. We’re thinking of bringing it back, but in a restructured format – and, possibly, with some giveaway opportunities. 🙂 Thanks for listening!

  3. Lee says:

    Weird. Your link doesn’t work for me using Firefox 3.6 or IE8. Since I’d visited that site before I just found my old bookmark and it worked like a charm. I’ve played it twice out of nostalgia again and it sure brings back some memories.

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