I am very glad that I had the Target books. In a world before the internet and streaming, they were essential. But, yeah, getting to actually watch the show is better :D
Friday, July 30, 2021
Target made me underestimate Patrick Troughton
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Bluey succeeds as a cartoon by keeping it real
Our son has recently fallen in love with the cartoon Bluey. I don’t know how long that will last but the more we are exposed to it, the more we his parents are appreciating it.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Utopia Engine justifies the hype
I’m honestly not sure how many years I’ve been meaning to learn Utopia Engine. It’s been one of the darlings of both the Print and Play and Roll and Write worlds for ages. And I finally got through a game of it.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Games learned during staycation
I recently had a staycation and spent part of the time working through my backlog of unplaced solitaire games.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
30 Rails just keeps getting better
I recently tried out some shorter, simpler Roll and Writes. Honestly, it was clearing out some backlog, although I am always hoping to find another 13 Sheep.
Monday, July 19, 2021
Yeah, the game works isn’t high praise
I am going to damn Puerto Miau with faint praise but, the funny thing is, I actually mean the praise. It’s circumstantial but still actual praise.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Choose Your Own Adventure as a deck of cards
A few months ago, I printed out and constructed the demo version of Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger. I have many fond memories of the line of books from back in the 80s. I was curious and isn’t the point of a demo to give you an idea how a game works?
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Lord of the Rings - The Confrontation rocks
While I got rid of Reiner Knizia’s Lord of the Rings (the cooperative one) and haven’t missed it, I have kept his Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation and can’t see myself ever getting rid of it.
Monday, July 12, 2021
Epidemic- not quite Pandemic in your pocket
I sometimes think that making a smaller PnP version Pandemic is its own sub-genre. You’ve got Infection Express, Epidemic and Contagion. Heck, Asmodee itself got into the game when they offered Hot Zone as a free PnP file :D
Friday, July 9, 2021
Why I got rid of Knizia’s Lord of the Rings
Reiner Knizia’s Lord of the Rings was my introduction to the cooperative genre. I know that the genre actually dates back to at least the 1940s. While many older examples are children’s games, the original Arkham Horror is still thirteen years older than LotR. Still, at the time when I found Lord of the Rings, cooperatives were very much the exception to the rule. It’s been almost ten years since I culled it from my collection.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Wodehouse and the nature of Club Stories
After reading the first collection of Lord Dunsany’s Jorkens stories, I found myself thinking about Wodehouse and his Mr. Mulliner stories and his golf stories. I had assumed that Dunsany had influence them until I learned Wodehouse has started writing them first :D
Monday, July 5, 2021
Hanabi - since I wanted to write about fireworks
It’s cheesy but I’ve decided that the Fourth of July would be a fun time to think about a game about fireworks. In this case, Hanabi. Which i think is actually about New Years but close enough :D
Friday, July 2, 2021
My June R&W
June was another good month for me for learning Roll and Writes. As a format, they are ideal limited time and space.
Thursday, July 1, 2021
My June PnP
June was more productive on a PnP level than I had been planning. I had only been planning on making A Rusty Throne but I made some smaller projects as well, all in the name of decompressing crafting.