Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tis the Season for Gaming!

A pictoral history of our Christmas Break gaming with New Years Eve still to come. 

A list of games played:

Lots of Arkham Horror LCG
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Star Wars Destiny
King of Tokyo
Dungeons & Dragons 5E

Hope everyone had a amazing Christmas. Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Double the SurfMonkey. Arkham Horror the Card Game Is Mine!!!!

I finally got my hands on the new hotness, Arkham Horror The Card Game. If you remember, I play a lot of Call of Cthulhu LCG solo. Well, now, that will now become a strictly one player game as I have finally found my card game/solo experience/Lovecraftian experience all rolled into this thematic, story-driven, RPG / Card game that I am loving the heck out of right now.

I have played through the three scenarios in the core set. I played with Roland and Agnes. The story is really cool, and if your characters 'lose,' the story still continues. Your actions and consequences shape the scenarios that come after. 

Of course, SurfMonkey has the game as well as well as some downloaded and laminated game aids. Bling, bling! We have begun the core set campaign together. Him playing Roland; me playing Daisy. We managed a fairly successful opening scenario. But then a couple of days later, we tried the second scenario and got trounced twice. The third time mulligan was a semi successful one, and we now move on to the third scenario at our next meeting.

We also got in several plays of Star Wars Destiny. Fantasy Flight Games has yet another Star Wars hit on their hands with this one.

For his birthday, Maximan got Star Wars Imperial Assault. We have got a couple of games in and hope for much more. However, Maximan and I have also started our own Arkham Horror campaign with him playing Roland and me playing Wendy. Still any time at the gaming table is time well spent. 

The other day, the boys and I got in a game I have had for 13 years but have never played. Lord of the Rings Risk. We didn't quite finished, but it was fun nonetheless. And Jasper has found The Precious.

On Sunday of Thanksgiving break, the Starshield Board Game Knights met for a game night of Eldritch Horror and One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Good times!

With Christmas coming, more gaming goodness to come. See you all soon! Happy holidays!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

An Abundance of SurfMonkeys, Hero Realms Arrives, and Games With My Boys!

My Hero Realms Kickstarter arrived (Poor SurfMonkey's is held up in Customs). I also bought the new Gear Chronicle cards. All of this right before our monthly play date and game night. Fun times!

Not only did SurfMonkey and I enjoy the new cards (and some Luck and Logic) but the boys and I played a large amount of Hero Realms as well.

 Waiting for Arkham Horror the Card Game to come in. I have also been playing some solo The Cthulhu Hack. And also playing it online with Weezoh. Fun, fun, fun!

Monday, October 24, 2016

SurfMonkey Opens the Codex

Surfmonkey and I met for our monthly game and played a game of Codex, the game Tom Vasel sold his Magic the Gathering collection because it totally replaced it. I ended up winning that game. It has a bit of Magic, a bit of Mage Wars Academy, and a bit of RTS computer games. I like it. I think I need a few more plays to love it. 

We also played two games of Vanguard. After the first game and a SurfMonkey triple crit, we played another. I had better luck that game. 

Jasper and I played some Smash Up and Song of Blades and Heroes. Good times.

I got my Forsaken Lore expansion from my FLGS and got it and the rest of Eldritch Horror to the table for a solo game. It was a tough game, but I pulled out a win.

At the game society I run at the high school where I teach, I ran the Save Innsmouth adventure for Cthulhu Hack. It was a great game! The system works great, and the students and I had a great time. They narrowly avoided a hungry Shoggoth and barely escaped alive. 

More gaming to come, I'm sure. Stay tuned and stay warm.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Falling Leaves: Lovecraft Is in the Air

As fall approaches, my thoughts turn to the world of Lovecraft. Specifically, Eldritch Horror and my new RPG darling: The Cthulhu Hack. 


The Cthulhu Hack is based off the insanely popular The Black Hack. The Cthulhu Hack brings an old school rules lite with a dash of modern design (D&D 5E and Trail of Cthulhu) approach to the Lovecraftian, with a dash of pulp, investigative horror genre. So fun! 
This game continues to thrill me. I play it primarily solo, and with my busy fall schedule, the plays are few and far between, but at least I have a nice place to keep a game in progress up and am able to play a turn or two between responsibilities. 

In a side note, the boys played a quick game of Onitama while waiting for Grandma and Grandpa.

As the leaves and fall deepens, I hope to get even more time in playing games. SurfMonkey and I are getting together on Tuesday this week as well as a session of the Red Dragon Tabletop Game Society. I am currently running a D&D game for upperclassmen there. Also, my weekly D&D game is every Sunday night.

The gaming life is good!!