Friday, November 26, 2010
Later that day we played a few hands of Dominion. We split the games 2 and 2. After six Eric made it over and we tried our hand at Ravenloft again, still having not won a game. When Paul showed we threw him into the mix and that is when we found that we should have been taking treasure cards on every monster kill... Oops! That made it a much more balanced game and we got our first win!
Afterwards The Eldest went to crash and the Eric, Paul, and I tried a go at Space Hulk: Blood Angel from Fantasy Flight Games. It was late and since I had been up since about 3am, I was a bit tired. The mechanics took a few rounds to figure out, and I would like to try again when I am more focused and we can try three or so games back to back in order to figure out the best way to conduct the cooperative aspects of the game.
On Friday when the Eldest got off work we tried Ravenloft again as a two player and were very close to winning the next adventure. Just one stinkin' gargoyle away from a win! Later we went to the theater and caught RED. I have been wanting to see it as it looked alike a great action flick. It was perfect summer fare at the very tail end of fall. I give it 3 1/2 out of 4 ex-CIA operatives. John Malkovich was a hoot.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I picked up Blood Bowl Legends and have started playing a campaign of that. Also picked up a discount bin casino game and have been doing a bit of Texas Hold'em and such to pass short periods of time.
The Eldest and I played three rounds of Dominion the other night. I went 3-0 and felt bad. She likes the game, but her strategies didn't pan out or took too long to develop.
Tonight headed to Steve's to do what I hope is the last play test before we clean up the rules and ship them out for the next review cycle.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We did three games with me taking two and her stomping me on the third. Just took her a while to get warmed up I guess!
I'm going to try and sign up for the FoW tournament at the Game Shoppe on the the 30th. I haven't played in about 6 months so it is about time to get stomped there too. I'll have to dust off the Italians.
Not much new going on. Hope to go see RED this weekend and looking forward to The Walking Dead on Halloween.
What me game?
Sunday, October 17, 2010
|Look At The Colors!|
|The Other Half On The Lake|
Didn't get much gaming in, but The Eldest and I played a round of Pandemic and Settlers of Catan Card game when I got back. Hope to get in a board game night soon this week.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Since I don’t play games in more… Shessh!
The other half and I went to see The Social Network on Sunday.
In short, it was a good movie. Well written and acted. However it did not persuade me to go and join Facebook. I have my own grumblings on privacy (funny since I blog, well, sort of blog) plus the feeling of its use as a mechanism for malicious code insertion. But, back to the movie…. It is a Hollywood version of the founding and creation of Facebook told from the point of view of two law suits against the founder from people who were either ‘wronged’ or felt the idea was ‘stolen’ from them. I’m sure the facts were played with loosely, as is Hollywood’s right to make the boring entertaining, but it felt like a good story. I particularly liked Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal as it was just geeky enough and snarky enough to be entertaining.
So even though I don’t “Facebook” I found the movie worth the price of admission. I get it 6 out of 8 friends.
Friday, September 24, 2010
A few game to report since my wildly late last post.
First up I picked up ‘Small World’ and gave it a try a few times. First game was a five player game at the Shoppe on the day I picked it up. Solid game, easy mechanics. The rules make it sound actually harder than it is. I then played the Eldest twice each of us taking one game and then as a palate cleanser with Steve after some play testing. The game is pretty fun and I’m sure it will be on the rotation for a while as it is fast and fun.
Play testing – The conversion continues, just real slow. Between travel and work and kid stuff (don’t ask!) I’ve gotten less time than ever, but Steve and I have had two solid sessions and we are looking at one more major change then ship out the next version for the grand editor to review. If folks are interested in a bit of play test, let me know and I’ll hook you up!
Songs of Blades and Heroes Campaign – I did get a game in this Thursday and won! Eric’s Orcs, that thrashed me last time, took a bit of a beating during a Break Through game. However his warboss still was able to kill Bobbie Jr. dead… Long live Bobbie the Third! In the end I left Eric with a few archers as the remainder of Victor’s Boys exited the board scoring victory points for the win. Thanks for the Game Eric.
Civ V was released this week and I did down load it on Wednesday, but only played a bit of the tutorial. Since I have nothing planned this weekend but helping the Elder move back in to the house I’m hoping to get some evening hours to play a few dozen turns…
I blog, honest…