In this episode Brandon and James chat about incentive structures in games. James proposes a taxonomy for mechanical incentives and Brandon, a trained behaviorist, pokes a lot of holes in that theory. They come around to a solid conclusion.



Here is the original Incentives Reddit thread James was reading.

Between when we recorded and when these notes were written Reddit user FreeXenon write a helpful summary of the Fate Point economy and some guidelines.


Games mentions in this episode:

Apocalypse World

Fate Core

Masks: A New Generation

Urban Shadows

Dungeon World


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