It’s Tuesday! You know what that means: the weekly gaming photo journal is here. The big highlight of this week was gaming with Mathew from Gamesicle. A huge thank you to him for making a two-hour drive up to the ‘Couv for some game time.
Click on the first image for a full screen view, and scroll (with your mouse wheel) to see the full text for each gaming experience. Enjoy!
What was played: Kings of War
Who played it: A friend and I
Why: Come to find out, the friend had never played the game before. He’s had the armies for a really long time
+1 simplicity rolls: Warhammer tends to be a very complex game with a rulebook as thick as Harry Potter. Kings of War had all of the same key play points, without the complex rules. It was kind of nice.
What was played: Old School Hack
Who played it: Longtime friends.
Why: Looking for the One-shot RPG experience
-1 rolls: Really? I go for the “you have X points to spend on these categories” vs. “roll and see what you get” mechanic. Still fun.
What was played: Old School Hack (cont.)
+1 simple: The map was a print-and-play cut up so we could put it together like a puzzle. Not a new idea, but still easy and fun. The initiative wheel annoyed the GM I think: He liked having less organization in turns. If we play it again we will probably forgo the initiative wheel.
What was played: Tiny Epic Kingdoms
Who played it: Old friends with young kids.
Why: Print-and-Play version of a game our friends backed on Kickstarter. Tried it out.
+1 to taking turns: The different ways to earn points to win were nifty: different characters, different bonuses, I am actually interested in seeing what the final game looks like.
What was played: Bane!
Who played it: Mathew from Gamesicle, my daughter, and my hubby
Why: We actually had time to get through a full game!
+1 Overall: Which being has the highest number? It “gets” the lowest number creature it goes up against in a Rock/Paper/Scissor type game. The social game at GameStorm was a HUGE success. I can’t wait to see the success this game — and company — have this year.
We actually had it happen a couple of times where we all played the same creature type, so no one won the hand. My son is still going around asking for a “werewolf party” because the term was used during the game.
What was played: Lewis and Clark
Who Played it: Mathew, Tim, and myself.
Why?: We had time for another game after Bane and Junkyard King (not pictured, but I’m sure I will write it up for GeekMom soon)
+1 to choices: This game had a very interesting series of mechanics. You could use your unique explorer cards to power other explorers OR use their traits. It made the choices interesting…it would take me another time through the game to really understand it, but it has replay-appeal.
Gamer parents unite: This is something that can happen when there is a toddler around when gaming…the cards needed the physics test and passed! It also meant that the cards needed organizational help after the toddler implemented test.
What was played: Pathfinder ACG
Who played it: Normal Monday Group!
Why: Why Not?
+1 Wisdom rolls: No. Seriously. All of us except the Druid need some wisdom help. The screaming harpies drug us to all of the locations as they were defeated because we failed all of our wisdom checks before we even rolled them.
+1 to players with resources: Guess what I drew? Yup, the big-bad-guy. Thankfully, everyone else had stuff I could use to defeat him – because I’m not a fighter, I’m a musician 😉
Last but not least: My business cards and trading cards came! So happy with them. My husband did an amazing job on them. Plus, of course Brigid Ashwood created the GeekMom logo.