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Luck and Skill in Games


Luck and skill are commonly thought of as opposing characteristics of games. This talk will attempt to explain how the picture is much more complex. Both luck and skill can be just as much a function of the players as the game, creating a difficult challenge for the designer. The methods and advantages of altering the amount of luck or skill in games are discussed. More importantly, we will try to understand what factors may lead a designer to want to change them.

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