Sunday, September 22, 2013

More Fun With the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game!

Since I played this game with SurfMonkey, this game has consumed my thoughts. What characters are Maximan and I going to play? Which characters am I going to play solo? How will Seoni fare in the final scenario of the Perils of the Lost Coast adventure Path? How soon will I be able to crack open the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path deck to continue onto further adventures? 

Well, some of these questions were answered this past weekend.

Maximan and I finally sat down for our first adventure. He chose Valeros 
I chose the wizard Ezren 
We battled valiantly against the bandit king,  Jubrayl Vhiski. And defeated him and brought him to justice, though, his henchmen gave us a problem. 
The great thing about this game is it plays amazing solo. I chose to play two characters for my adventures. First up was the cleric Kyra and the Dwarven Ranger Harsk.

Well, they failed to defeat Jubrayl Vhiski and poor Harsk lost his life! It was a dark day.
Kyra soldiered on, though, recruited a new ally, the barbarian lass, Amiri.

While she was in the city recruiting Amiri, people started dropping from a serial poisoner. They took up their weapons and started investigating the crimes. They found out it was the vile Pillbug. Unfortunately, one of his poison traps proved to be Amiri's undoing, and she succumbed to his toxic concoctions. Kyra avenged her death, though, by finding and defeating him.

While tracking down the poisoner, she also learned of livestock and perhaps a few farmers disappearing out on the fringes of civilization...

She went to her local temple to seek guidance about what her next move should be, when a rather tall, bald monk traveler entered the temple for some meditation time. She knew here was her new adventuring companion, sent by her god.

To Be Continued...

SurfMonkey and I Become Pathfinders

This past Tuesday, I headed over to SurfMonkey HQ for a night of gaming. And what a night it was! We cracked open the brand spankin' new Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. Surf played Seelah, the Paladin. I opted for Seoni, the sorceress. 

Being the completists we are, we started at the beginning with the intention of running these characters through until the end...if they don't die, that is.

Our first play through, we were so eager to get to the game we made a big blunder. We just shuffled all the various types of cards and did blind, random draws to meet our characters' starting deck requirements. Oops. We totally forgot our characters had specific beginning deck configurations. Anyway, we found the bandit leader and took him down. Despite having slightly more powerful gear than we should have, we were challenged. 

For our second game, we decided to do things right and re-built our decks properly. We took on the bandit leader again and took him down. 

We had enough time to do the second scenario in the Perils of the Lost Coast adventure path. We took on Pillbug Potiker. And were triumphant, bringing the villain to justice! 

What a fun time this game is! I am loving the improving characters aspect of this game. The most surprising thing about this game is the fact I am constantly thinking about the next game and how the new items, weapons, spells, etc. my character has acquired are going to play the next time we head out seeking adventure. 

Like Summoner Wars, this game has all I love in a game: Fantasy theme, dice rolling, and cards! 

Looking forward to further fun!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Quick Update

Been playing Warhammer Invasion and Dungeon Roll. I also picked up the new Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport. Maximan and Dinoman and I played a game with the Undermountain board expansion. 

I am really looking forward to receiving my copy of The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. It sounds like a game I have always wanted to play and from everything I have read, it is. 

I will be heading over to SurfMonkey's place mid-September, and we will be taking it for a spin. 

Until next time, readers, sling those cards and roll some dice.