With some pestering, I got Jeff to sit down and play some Dominion with me tonight. I had recently sleeved the rest of my Dominion cards and was eager to try some new cards. We did stick to Base+Intrigue+Prosperty still, and I used my iPod app to select a kingdom set for us: (Thanks to Dominion Deck for the visuals!) Notice that there are no +Card Kingdom cards yet also a Goons attack which...
And they're off!
I got my power assignment for my PBeM Here I Stand game. I will be playing as the English power! This means I can ignore the rules about Piracy and Theological Debates. Which, thank the Anglican God, because I am still overwhelmed a little bit. The game designer’s website also has strategy tips for the first time player. I don’t really consider this cheating per se, more like...
Game Overview: Here I Stand: Wars of the...
So, in honor of my first ever Play By Email experience and first ever Here I Stand experience, I thought I would give a brief overview of the components of this game. Admittedly, I have a very poor grasp of the rules (so far) but I thought I should punch everything out and try to set up the game so at least going into this PBeM session I’d know the terminology. I realized about 1/3rd of...
Hello fellow work-avoiding Ludocrats- Before I head off to the lesser of the Twin Cities to meddle in their politics, I thought I’d alert you to what is probably already obvious upon visiting this page—things, they are a-changin’. You can now ridicule me (and anonymously!) in a comments section. So, that’s nice. Another sea change for my board gaming life: I have taken...
Oh Boy. I have too many board games.– Me realizing how few of my board games I’ve played and how after a few of my pre-orders show up I need to go on a buying hiatus. At least until Fall.
Game Overview: Command & Colors: Ancients
Well, this will be a relatively brief update but I knew that if I didn’t give my fan(s?) something to chew on over the weekend (where I will be in Winstead, MN at a country music festival) they would tar and feather me. So, inspired by Days of Wonder’s new computer game version of Memoir ‘44, I decided to show off one of my board games that matches the mechanics—Command...
It was tough to wade through 70,000 lines of excel at work knowing that there were Ludocrats planning on delving into whatever game I wished tonight. Even though Jake was butt dart material and reneged on his desire to board game, we had two new Ludocrats and perennial favorite Nate over for a session around the 1814 table. I presented battlestar galactica, pandemic and dominant species. Even...
Jeff uncharacteristically offered to play a game tonight and asked if there were any I was “itching to try.” I opted for Manoeuvre again because it’s a pretty simple game and is hella fun. I chose the Russians and gave Jeff the Brits—I picked out a map with only hills and forests and off we went. I was hitting pretty hard in the first half of the game but Jeff started...
I'm like a bird
I spent the Sunday playing softball, watching The Verdict and finally getting in a board game date with Emma also known as: the Reason this whole thing started. See, it was April, I think, and Emma had invited me to make phone calls to St Paul delegates on behalf of an amazing school board candidate Louise Seeba. Now, I don’t live in St. Paul, but Emma is awesome and she promised that...
Should we get the FedEx man a Christmas Card?– Jeff, after the FedEx man dropped a second shipment in two days of boardgames.