d-Infinity Live! Series 4, Ep. 14: A Quantitative Analysis of the Game Mechanics of Economic Simulation

This week the senior editorial staff of d-Infinity take a sober and somber look at mechanics that attempt to simulate economic forces within the context of tabletop roleplaying games. Can simulationist game design theory capture the subtleties of supply and demand while still accurately depicting broad financial trends, of is the notion itself a pipe dream and those who engage in the attempt contributing little to the field other than wishful foofarah?