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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Mine finally arrived. I haven't got a chance to play it yet but...its here. And only a year late.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Oh you sweet, sweet summer child... I'm not worried. They are communicating regularly (big plus) and making progress. I have no idea/expectation of when my table will come in (expected delivery was July 2021), but I know it will come. They do seem to be taking over a month to go through a month's worth of tables but they are making progress and explaining what is going wrong and what they are doing to fix this. I wouldn't say that it is well run, but I wouldn't say that it is bad either, and far from the worst.
  8. I watched a lot of The Next Generation growing up, but I'm not a Trekie by any means. Still, I enjoy Lower Decks a lot and I just finished season 2. Inside Job is another good show on Netflix. It is about a 30ish yr old woman who's in charge of keeping the world's conspiracies hidden. It has a bit of a Rick and Morty vibe as she has to deal with her divorced, alcoholic dad who has moved in with her, but it is its own show.
  9. I am not a fan of Splendor for a few reasons (though I can't stop playing it on my iPad, go figure), but some people really prefer one thing they know they like over exploring other things they may enjoy more. So just be happy they are enjoying Splendor. Though if you want, there is a lot of comparison between Splendor and Century: Spice Road, so you may want to see if that works as an alternate game. 🙂
  10. What is Alias like? Is that from the show of the same name? We played Sakura for the first time this weekend. It was a nice, light game. You are an artist attempting to paint the Emperor as he admires the Sakura trees. You want to be as close to him as possible when he stops but not bump into him. You do this by playing cards simultaneously and those cards move the Emperor and your figure (and occationally other painters) around the board. You score each time the Emperor stops at the Sakura trees. Its fun and light and works fairly quickly even with 6 players. The board with all the pieces on it. The cards you play to move the Emperor and yourself along the board.
  11. Middara - Unintentional Malum: Act 1 (aka. Middara) was a Kickstarter game that one of my friends picked up and brought me (and two other people) in to play on a regular basis. It was so much fun that, when they re-ran the Kickstarter, one of the other players and I backed it to play with other friends of ours. One of the neat things about Middara is the unique world building. Even though it has the trappings of a D&Desque dungeon crawl, the weapons and monsters are (mostly) unique. The monsters could have been goblins or rats or snakes, but they created a bunch of interesting creatures for you to fight. The game comes with plastic rings of various colors to identify individual minis. I painted the bases, thinking it would be easier, but I'm not sure it was the best move. The first things you fight are cave sickles, and upgraded cave sickles continue to plague you throughout the game. Not too tough, but they can still kill you if you make a mistake. Merk Hounds are fast and tough and hard to hit. And in fact a couple of them murdered me last Friday and was a major reason the rest of the team made for the exit. They are also hard to photograph, probably because of their pose and height. Fragors are bugs with bombs. They toss nasty little surprises that ruin your day. Thankfully they are slow, easy to beat up and tend to kill themselves.
  12. I've played Borderlands for a while now and I am also looking forward to this. Here's hoping its good! The Borderland franchise has had some excellent songs in the game openings and credits, so it would not surprise me if they were able to get a Baby Metal song.
  13. I finished Star Wars: Visions. While it is neat, like any anthology show, enjoyment can vary greatly from one episode to the next. I think my favorite was The Ninth Samurai, and I enjoyed a few more, but on the whole they dove a bit too deep into the (worst) anime tropes for me. Overall a very solid "meh" rating from me. I'm also about halfway through the first season of The Doom Patrol and I'm really enjoying it. Another "Super Hero, but Not Really" show, but done differently enough to be interesting.
  14. I'm of a similar opinion, but I arrived there in reverse. I watched the show and enjoyed it, so I got the first few comics. It was very "meh".
  15. A 3d printer file may be the best option. I don't have one myself but I know enough people who do. Edit: Technically Apophis is in the game, though in a different capacity. I would want a mini that's significantly different than just a giant snake. Preferably half snake, half human woman.
  16. In a board game I picked up called Kemet: Blood and Sand, you are an Ancient Egyptian god/goddess, leading your people against the forces of other gods and goddesses. It comes with a box load of minis, of which I painted all the main ones. One "problem" with the game is that city ownership is indicated by a piece of flat, boring cardboard in an otherwise interesting sea of minis. Fortunately, Reaper has mini statues of Sobek, Horus, Anubis and Bast, so I can paint those up in the team colors. Sadly, there is none of the snake goddess Wadjet. I did a quick search of some 3D print sites and still found nothing (it doesn't help that the spelling is not consistent for most of these gods). Does anyone know where I could find a nice mini of Wadjet? Ideally the same size as Reaper's offerings, but at this point I'll take what I can get.
  17. Middara - Unintentional Malum: Act 1 (aka. Middara) was a Kickstarter game that one of my friends picked up and brought me (and two other people) in to play on a regular basis. It was so much fun that, when they re-ran the Kickstarter, one of the other players and I backed it to play with other friends of ours. Middara is a story based, cooperative dungeon crawl. Your characters each have a special ability unique to them, but none push you to build your character in a specific way. All the characters are equally good in any given role. Another thing I like about the game is there is no classes. It would probably is smart to stick to certain roles (like offensive magic user and healer), but you can build them out in a bunch of different ways. Another cool aspect is that, while you start off with 4 characters, you do not have to stick to them throughout the game. We tended do, and I think most people will, but if you want to make a drastic change, you can. And in fact you must bring in different characters occasionally, as the story calls for it. Our four (starting) heroes, Rook, Nightingale, Zeke and Remi - The loyal Rook Lars - Nightingale Arsen, royal princess and instigator of all troubles (also the best character because I played her) - The also royal Zeke Jeong - The outsider, Remi Moretti (and her little friend. Be sure to say "Hello" to him) -
  18. Thanks! Way back in the first version of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Unit04 imploded (exploded? disintegrated?) offscreen. Not a very noble showing, but it made for a name that was available on almost every site and easy to remember.
  19. The picture of us playing together got the most comments on Facebook with a lot of people saying they remembered playing it when they were younger. As for the language, it is certainly a personal preference. I'd much rather be an "as de volant" then a "driving ace", and who doesn't want "increvable" tires? My sister who majored in French in college, was a bit more put off than the rest of us, I must admit.
  20. I went on a vacation with some family member's recently, including a 7yr old niece and a few slightly older nephews. We dug out an old favorite, "Mille Borne". Honestly not a game I would recommend but my brother and sister and I played when we were younger so it was fun to play again. The rules could use a little work, and unfortunately the cards were in English and not the original French so that was a bit of a downside.
  21. His voice was iconic for Granny Goodness in the Superman animated series. RIP
  22. Finished Season 4 of Rick vs Morty. It can be very dark at times. I can't wait for season 5 to come in a way I can watch. I also started Samurai Jack from the beginning, since I haven't seen the most recent seasons. I'm really enjoying it so far. I love the animation in it, it holds up well.
  23. On Friday we got our Middara group back together for some in person gaming again. That is such a fun game, I'm glad we were able tog et back to it. I don't think we have too many more scenarios left before this part of the game is over. Then on Saturday we played the new version of Kemet called Kemet: Blood and Sand. Middara's Butcher being all ugly and mean. (NOT painted by me) Kemet with some monsters on the board. The Deep Desert Snake (in the back, out of focus) and the Phoenix are in play. Thoth and Apophis, the sea serpent, are just hanging out for fun. I did paint those guys. Elephant vs Beetle Birds eye view of the battlemat.
  24. Kemet: Blood and Sand is a reworking/second version of the popular game Kemet. Set in Ancient Egypt, you gain powerful abilities and monsters by building pyramids of various colors. Emerald/Green is a completely new color to this version and adds new mechanics and a bit more of a sinister feel. It brings in the ability to sacrifice your troops for enhanced powers, and summoning gods to the table that behave similar to, but slightly different from, creatures. In addition, if you want a more Lovecraftian feel, you can replace the two core gods with Lovecraftian gods/monsters that are mechanically identical. The Emerald original group - Lovecraftian replacements - Demeaned Sphinx - Thoth - Apophis (his rear quarters has no mechanical importance, it just sits in the Nile) - Nyarlathotep (Thoth's replacement)- Cthulhu (Apophis' replacement)-
  25. My secret is that the black is actually brown. Walnut Brown is a great black alternative.
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