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  1. It took some effort, but I got a couple of other people together to play My Father's Work. It is an app based worker placement game where you attempt to create scientific wonders, like giant spider robots or lycanthropic strength, over the course of several generations. There is a gothic horror feel to the setting. Lots of fun. Would love to play it again, but it is long and takes a bit of commitment from the players.
  2. I tried to get a smaller game night going with a few friends, so I headed down to their neck of the woods and brought some games. First up was Marvel Dice Throne. This game was recently delivered from its Kickstarter and I wanted to get it to the table. Its mostly a 2 player game, though it has rules for 3 people or team play. The third player showed up right as we started, but declined to play and just watched. I'm not saying it went over well, but both of my friends bought a version of Dice Throne the next day. After dinner we went to Star Wars: Outer Rim with the Unfinished Business expansion. We had Doctor Aphra, IG-88 and Hera Syndulla. It is a long game, but I don't think the base expansion added much time to it (several optional features of the expansion absolutely will add time). They did a good job of adding players and what to do if you get a bounty on another player. We got a few of the rules wrong because it was getting late. It was a close game and overall I think everyone had fun.
  3. Got mine assembled on Saturday, then played some Outer Rim on it. It is a good, solid piece of furniture. I'm happy I got it. One of the cupholders is warped JUST enough so that it doesn't fit in the outer rail but does fit (extremely tightly) in the inner rail. Otherwise everything works fine. Time for new chairs!
  4. Yeah, I did something similar to the same result. I also did a Google search for Milton Bradley Cowboy Board Games, since they put out a ton of games in that era. Nothing really fit the bill that I saw. You MAY want to try the Board Game Geek Facebook page, but that way lies madness. There was a contributor to the Dice Tower videos who did classic, 1970's games. However his name escapes me at the moment and I haven't watched those videos in ages so I'm not sure if he still does that. And he's not on their website for contact information so...I'm stumped. 😞
  5. Yeah. I'm not happy but I sucked it up. Apparently the shipping for Galactus was particularly bad, but I never was planning on getting him.
  6. I have been a slacker in painting AND on posting to these boards lately. But my friend came up for PAXEast and we were able to play a few games over the long weekend. The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged - Its a very quick skirmish game. Very rules light, not too much crazy terrain. We played a couple games (elves vs humans) and split them. Fun game for a quick, light skirmish game. The GI Joe Deckbuilding Game - I really like this game. Co-operative Deck builder where you try to send Joes on missions to thwart Cobra's schemes. Each game consists of trying to defeat 9 Cobra schemes in a particular storyline as they get progressively more difficult. There is a lot of randomness, in that you have to roll some dice to beat the mission, but that is balanced somewhat by the ability to put new cards on the top of your deck, so you have some idea what is coming next. Vehicles are also a fun mechanic, limiting how many Joes you can bring, but possibly giving you other bonuses. The Transformers Deck Building Game - Another fun deckbuilder. This can be played in either co-operative mode, where you just try to beat the big baddies, or competitive mode, where you score points for trashing Decepticons. We played the game both ways and it was fun in either mode. Instead of buying cards from a "river" or specific cards, you do it from a Matrix (of course). Wrath of the Lich King - If you know Pandemic, you know this game. It plays slightly differently, and honestly makes it easier to understand and learn, since there is only one way to lose. Everything that would make you lose in the original Pandemic just contributes to lowering the despair track, which ultimately causes you to lose. You have to go around and complete missions while keeping the board cleared of baddies and not dying. Once all the missions are clear, you can attempt to defeat the Lich King mission. First time I played it and it was very fun. My friend loved it too but they love Pandemic so I was expecting that.
  7. Renegade Game Studios is Kickstarting their new cooperative GI JOE game, Mission Critical. It is based on the same system as their Power Rangers game, and apparently they are both compatible with each other, if you want to mix IPs. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renegadegamestudios/gi-joe-mission-critical/description
  8. I finally decided to play some Batman: Shadow of the Bat in solo mode. To make my life a little bit easier, I went with the "Dark Knight" mode, which allows you to just control one character (Batman), and gives him some boosts so you can actually do everything you need to do with just one character. It was really well concocted and a good way to play. My only real complaint is that I can only be Batman, so I don't get the variability of playing with different heroic characters.
  9. I'm not a CMON backer either, but I enjoyed my friend's copy of Zombicide - Black Plague and I'm a sucker for super hero stuff, so I'm in. Not Galactus though. That's a bit much for me.
  10. Did you play as fully cooperative or against each other? I played some GI Joe The Deckbuilding Game. It is fully cooperative and has some neat mechanics where you need vehicles to take on missions against Cobra. We wound up loosing but it was a learning experience. We played some of the rules wrong and corrected as we went. And after we were done we realized we made other mistakes.
  11. I have started it. I haven't read the books in a LONG time and I stopped around book 8 or so. So far, they are hitting the high points. They've moved some things around, chronologically so the timing of things is different but the story is working for me. They've missed a few things that I'm assuming they'll come back to, though one of my friends is somewhat upset that they skipped a particular segment of the book. There are a few odd changes that don't make sense to me, but I'm enjoying it so far. I'm doing a lot of "Oh, yeah. I remember that" while watching. I'm curious as to where they'll end season 1. I am disappointed in the Gleeman's Cloak, however.
  12. The funny thing is, the old cover for the main game was used for the rulebook covers, guns and all. So they didn't remove all the guns, just the ones on the cover of the main game. (I don't think the other three covers had any guns on them) AND, because of the art change, the main game cover has a different aesthetic than the other three boxes. I wish they changed the art on the other three boxes to match, maybe doing silhouettes of the villains.
  13. Mine finally arrived. I haven't got a chance to play it yet but...its here. And only a year late.
  14. I was not expecting to say this but...I do NOT recommend the new Cowboy Bebop live action show. The first 9 episodes were fine. They made some changes that made sense, some that didn't. Small changes that left me with a "Han Shot First" vibe, where they really change a character or scene with a minor alteration. It worked for what they were trying and although it wasn't as good as the original, it was a fine version. After Episode 9, I was fully expecting to recommend Cowboy Bebop to my friends. Then episode 10 happened. It really ruined the whole series for me. They attempt to recreate the Spike v Vicious fight in the cathedral and it just does not work. Not only that, but the changes made ruin one of the best fight scenes. And the epilogue bits after the fight scene are also horrible. If the Cowboy Bebop anime brings you any joy, do not watch the live action version.
  15. I enjoyed Arcane a lot. While I'm sure I missed a lot of Easter eggs, I'm glad I didn't know anyone's story going into it. I felt like one of the characters in particular was underused but otherwise an excellent series.
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