Play Patterns & Practices Podcast

Podcast #1: Whittling vs. Puttering Mechanics

There are two different concepts in gameplay that often get conflated: whittling vs. puttering. There’s a certain zen to repetitive motions and patterns. There have been a bunch of studies showing that they soothe, calm, and even help people enter a flow state. That’s whittling gameplay: it’s about the moment-to-moment

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