Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Legendary SurfMonkey Comes to the City of Heroes and Meets the Duke

Last night was our monthly game night. SurfMonkey brought over Legendary, Marvel Dice Masters, and the Duke. We started with Legendary as it has a monstrous set up time. We played through and were beaten down by Mastermind Kingpin and his cronies. The game is a solid one, but I still struggle with the theme. It just doesn't feel superheroey to me.

Striving for a more immersive superhero experience, we busted out my new demo decks of the lost CCG City of Heroes, based on the old MMO of the same name. I played Positron and he played Synapse for the first game. Synapse barely came out on top. Then we switched decks and Synapse kicked Positron's butt soundly. I am really starting to get a feel for the game. Too bad the cards are not widely available. I am enjoying the decks I do have, however. I like the game quite a bit.

The final gaming experience of the night was The Duke. I ended up winning both games. In the second game, however, SurfMonkey was hampered by a sleep deprived brain and was defeated quickly and efficiently. That game is awesome.

As a side note: I know I said we were going to finally break out Mage Wars, but we decided more research was needed. I now have the Force Master deck to peruse for a future duel in the arena.

Until next time, good reader, keep on gaming.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SurfMonkey Mania

SurfMonkey came over Thursday night for our monthly game night. This night was particularly busy as the boys joined us for a few games at the beginning of the evening. While SurfMonkey and Max played Star Realms, Jasper and I played some Vanguard!

Then we played a game of Sentinels vs. Kismet (Setback's nemesis). In the end, we kicked her butt. 

After the heroes took down the supervillainess, we continued superhero action and played a couple of games of Marvel Dice Masters, using a roughshod draft mechanic. 

We split our wins. 

We finished out the evening with a head to head battle of Star Realms and then played a co op vs. the Nemesis Beast. We took it down!

Overall, a great night of gaming. Next month: We brave the arena and finally break out Mage Wars!

Summer Gaming with the boys: When not hanging out with SurfMonkey, the boys and I have been revisiting some of the great games.

In the Sentinels game, Plague Rat defeated us. Next up: Ambuscade invading The Block.