Alexander Shen really got on my radar with Quests Over Coffee. Certainly, it’s the game that has gotten the most exposure at PnP Arcade, thanks to all the expansions. I’d made a copy earlier this year and I’ve finally tried it out.
Friday, June 30, 2023
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Last year, I discovered Tamora Pierce and read her Protector of the Small quartet, the third of her series set in Tortall. I really enjoyed it so I made it a lot t to read Song of the Lioness, the first series in that setting.
Monday, June 26, 2023
I have three or four weeks between packing up my game collection and unpacking it. So, I have put together a tiny s library for that time. More than that, it has to take up minimal space the car is gojng to be packed.
Friday, June 23, 2023
I have written that I need to do a heavy purge of my game collection because we will be moving across the country. At this point, I have done most (but not all) of my purging.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
When I saw that Humble Bundle was offering a Hiro Mashima bundle, my first thought was that it would be a way to get the rest of Fairy Tail (a manga I quite like, in no small part because of the ways it gently subverts some of the tropes of Shonen) Then I saw it also had the complete Rave Master. Which whole heartedly embraces all of those tropes lol
Monday, June 19, 2023
For the last couple years, I’ve tried to learn at least one Roll and Write game a month. And we are moving across the country this summer so both my game playing time and my game thinking power has been limited.
Friday, June 16, 2023
When I first looked at River Wild, the first game I thought of Dos Rios. Which is completely silly because, apart from being themed around rivers, the two games have nothing in common. That said, I think Dos Rios is a lost gem so good for River Wild for making me think of it.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
When looking for a demo of Alexander Shen’s Crumbling Dungeon, I found out that there was a Memorial Day sale on their games and puzzles. Which was a way of getting Crumbling Dungeon and a bunch of other stuff for a darn fine price. I had a couple items already but it was still a real bargain.
Monday, June 12, 2023
I hadn’t planned on writing about Light Speed but it came up when I was talking about Cheapass Games. And I realized that I’ve been occasionally playing that game for almost twenty years. There’s not a lot of games that I can say that.
Friday, June 9, 2023
As promised, I downloaded and read the quick start rules for Battletech.
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Monday, June 5, 2023
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been purging my game as part of a big move. This is far from the first time I’ve had big purges but this will end up being a big one.
Friday, June 2, 2023
As actual life stuff gets more busy, learning new games is going to be a lower and lower priority. In May I learned four games that were new to me and half of them were pretty much fluff.
Battle Card: Market Garden
The Grand Opening
Thursday, June 1, 2023
River Wild (demo)
30 Rails w/Yard Builder
Mixture w/Time Machine
Roll Pirates w/Jurassic Hunt