…that is sometimes sent back.
Even though it is Jeff’s birthday (go wish him a good one on his blog!), I managed to find some time to get in two rematches with Jake before our swanky dinner plans. Although not quite as epic as Thursday’s session, you will see two of the same games trotted out again as their loser’s attempted to avenge Thursday’s inglorious losses.
Follow the jump for some Summoner Wars and Burgundy knowledge bombs!
Jake said he was pretty miffed at losing last time so wanted to try this again. I showed him the buffet of races and he picked out the Filth which I was excited to see in action. I grabbed the Benders.
I actually won pretty quickly again. Jake could never keep Common units alive long enough to mutate them into something better and he continues to put his summoner in dangerous positions.
“This game goes a lot faster than you’d think. I assume I’m going to have time to develop my hand and my plan but before I know it, my summoner’s been perforated.” Indeed.
The Castles of Burg-ugh-ndy
Do you see this? Don’t ever do this. There isn’t a worse starting position (I assume the one on the right is much, much better).
I have my first Burgundy losing streak as I rode board 10a to a 30 point loss to Jake’s 10c. Our first foray into the advanced rules which brought us to the brink of panic attacks a not infrequent number of times. First of all, that placement I chose was bollocks. The only way to get to another Castle is by a quick ship spam (Mines could only be possible in the second round and considering I let Jake get the first two mines I was cut off in that direction) and we all know that spamming ships is a great way to lose their value since goods don’t pile up.
Anyway, I think the other reason I lost so terribly is that I played so few city tiles. City tiles are basically two actions in one and not using them is a severe handicap. I remember looking up sometime during Phase D and thinking that Jake’s board had way more hexes on it.
It should also be noted that Jake never sold goods. He ended with 10 goods piled up, six in one color.
I guess I’m glad Burgundy still has more to reveal to me. I mean, I am only tied for 115th in number of plays logged on BGG (I think the guy who has 91 logged plays is full of shit. They apparently all came on the same day!) so I can’t expect to be some kind of expert just yet. Anyway, I’m off to an ultra swanky dinner with my love. Until next time!