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!!