Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Game Bash 2012 Preview

I am attending a game day out in Cleveland on Saturday (Dec 8) where I have a T&T event scheduled. This event is more 'Board Game' centered than RPG, for sure. Last year, I was the only attendee for Robin's Peryton RPG game. The people that do run and play RPGs for this group seem to play some specific games, so while I am not anticipating to have any/many players, I will be nonetheless prepared.

My day will start with running a newer card game called 'Fleet'. I am also running this again after my T&T game.


Then I will be running (or attempting to) a T&T event. I will have 'Dungeon of the Rat' ready to go if needed, or I will be winging it with some of my own Baru-Kesh stuff.


I am also bringing some games to sell in the Silent Auction:





There are a few other games I am tempted to sell that I never play...but still deciding (like Arkham Horror).

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  1. Been eying up up Nexus Ops for a while myself. Not worth the investment I take it?

    Oh, and sold my copy of Arkham Horror a while back for similar reasons.. Then invested the money from the sale in Elder Sign. Considerably cheaper and in a few respects, it could be considered an upgrade. From my point of view it delivers a similar (yet far less confusing) experience, with a quicker set-up, play, and clear away time.

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  2. I worked Origins this past year as a volunteer for GAMA and that was one of the games I got at the after party...so, it looks interesting, but with all the other games I have and what types of games I enjoy, not something that will get much play...looks interesting though

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    1. Ah, I see. It does look mighty pretty, but like you I doubt I'd actually get much play out of it. I picked up a copy of Fortress America that I suspect is doomed to much the same fate.. Which is a shame as it looks pretty good.. In theory.

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  3. On another note, how did you find Runebound?

    I picked up a copy a few years back and on average my copy gets broken open less than once a year. Which means a re-read of the rules every single time. Despite that minor annoyance though, I found that that actual game play in Runebound was pretty stagnant, and as a solo play experience, dull as a stone age club.

    Probably why it doesn't get broken out very often. Which is a shame as I love the Terrinoth setting.

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  4. Another casualty of all the game auctions I attend - picked it up at Gen Con 4 or 5 years ago for $13 (I think), never played it once :(

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    1. Well, on the plus side, I don't think that you're missing much. It took me a couple of hours to play through. Time that would have been better spent filing junk mail I think.. Or trying to fill a colander to the brim from a slow running tap. Something along those lines. :0/

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  5. i remember playing Fortress America way back when it first came out...all i really recall is that it was not as good as Shogun or Axis & Allies, but better than Conquest of the Empire.

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    1. Ooh, a couple of titles there that I hadn't heard of. Will have to check them out. :0).

      We did have some box or the other of Axis and Allies in the group, but alas it never got played. I think that's probably because it was bought in response to the idea that as we enjoyed Memoir 44', we might get a kick out of it. I don't think we ever even got through the rules though.

      Shogun and Conquest of the Empire sound like they're worth a look though. :0).

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    2. I was referring to the 'Gamemaster' series by Milton Bradley that came out in the states in the 80's...

      Shogun was renamed 'Samurai Swords' because of copyright issues...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamemaster_(board_game_series)

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    3. Ahhhhhh! I knew that Fortress was a rehash of an old MB big box game. Didn't know that there were that many though!!

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