Episode 9 – Revisiting the Past – The Paradox of History

In this 2-part episode, Kyle takes over and forces Derek and Terrell to talk about history and strategy games again. Joined by special guest Henry Gorman, History PhD candidate and lover of Paradox games, the four talk through what it means for games to be historical or to represent history, the various ways we can approach historical games critically, and the differences in how games like Crusader Kings 2, Civilization V, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance allow the player to engage with the possibility space of history.