The Membrane

Is A Podcast About Game Design That Is Written, Performed, And Produced By Patrick Lickman.

Season One

Concerning The Fundamentals Of Games.

01. All Games Are Nomic, concerning creative thought in a restricted space, the extent to which Monopoly sucks, the power of interpretation, and opening our minds to the infinite. Download.

02. The Dice Gods, concerning Senet, why abstract games are cool, feeling in control, and creating connections to the unknown. Download.

03. Magnum Opus, concerning games as art, tutorials you don't know you're playing, the spine of the world, and democracy and free will in Transistor. Download.

04. Win And Lose, concerning the loss of all your diamonds, death, "pay to win", and, somehow, Charlie Sheen. Download.