What are you playing this weekend? (Jan 30)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 30-Jan-15 | 33 comments

Even here in Albuquerque it’s been snowing all day. We were going to play games anyways, but snow is always a nice excuse to play more! This weekend we’ll be trying out some Star Wars: Imperial Assault skirmishes by Fantasy Flight Games, a little Pagoda by AEG and the “marshmallow in the hot chocolate” will be Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men.

What are you playing this weekend?

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@ AD

Oloch doesn’t really look to exciting at first, but powering up others has been a major reason for our succesful pathfinding with the use of several different skills needed. The ability to add +2 several times a turn on other checks is an amazing ability to have. You quite often find yourself with a D4 or D6 trying to make a check of 6-10 and starting at 4,6 etc has saved us on many occasions already.

In addition is he quite a good fighter and his healing ability has been a saviour several times as well.

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@inmarg – I’m playing Skullkles solo with 3 characters, and chose Oloch for that reason! I’m still finishing the Wormwood Mutiny, though, so he’s only getting 4 cards at +1, and doesn’t get the cards back in his hand at the beginning of his turn. Yes, I made my team play through the entire 5-mission pre-Adventure deck just to get one measly skill feat, so it’s taken forever… but I can’t wait until Oloch becomes the powerhouse you’ve got him to!

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@Hai

Skullkles has been a pretty challenging upgrade from RotR. We are just three players with myself playing Oloch which is a beast in such a small party as I now regularly can add +2 5-7 times between my turns. This have saved us more than once.

It really has been a great varied ride throughout the campaign and a lot of close calls 🙂

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@Hai, glad to find another Runeager!

I already talked about my mental blockage to buy a game when i do not like the theme and the art… So i bought Runeage some time ago to have a deckbuilder on my collection… while most of my gaming friends were obssesed with Dominion, the big DB… Due that also Runeage was stored in my case, but i expect to bring it to the table more often now.

By the way, i am just starting to build up something playable for a try out with the Trickerion print and play, hope it will be ready for next weekend.

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@RCross – I enjoyed Escape: Zombie City, but… I’ve never played Escape: Curse of the Temple, so I can’t speak to how it stacks up.

I imagine one big difference is that CotT doesn’t have zombies… and the zombies in ZC are pretty cool. They spawn when tiles are revealed and they begin a slow shamble toward the church (starting tile/center of the board). If you let 3 of them reach the church you lose… in addition to all the other things that make you loose in these games, like running out of time.

I don’t have a lot of experience with timed games – just this and Space Alert. E:ZC is not as challenging as Space Alert, but it’s also not as complicated. I’m sure E:ZC is the one I’ll play more often of the two just because it’s easier to teach and manage.

If you were looking for more than that (like a breakdown of gameplay) I can punch up some notes on the game’s discussion page… which of course first requires that I create a page for the game!

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@Tatxu Thanks for reminding me Rune Age exists! It has been buried in my mind under an avalanche of DC,Legendary,and Thunderstone and others that now have conquered my deck building shelf. I will have to dig it out now soon! It was very themey and had some nice atypical deck building mechanics. I used to love it and it has sadly gotten shuffled off to the side. 🙁

@inmarg SShhhh about Skullkles! Our Pathfinder Six is still getting bruised and battered by the Rising Tempest. I’ve heard Empty Eyes is pretty crazy and we have the new deck through subscription and now I fear it! LOL All in all Skullkles has been tremendous fun and adventure and an interesting step from RoR and now I see the third Campaign has been announced!

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i spent all weekend imputing 3 separate games into cardwarden on my ipad.
did friday, lotr core, and thunderstone super box (ruins, roc, and bane)

took quite a few hours. but total worth it. with my 3 year old, i often get interrupted during a session, then its pack up time. so not having the physical cards out when playing is a big plus! and portable too!

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Saturday evening was spent playing the first 3 adventures of adventure 5 of Pathfinder Skull & Shackles. A couple of tough adventures but having Oloch with 7 cards is a beast in a small party.

Sunday I got a chance to play a few games with my 4 year old while his sister was taking a nap: Ghost tower, loopin louie and toc toc woodman. He is becoming a master at Toc Toc beating me and my girlfriend 11 to -9 and -9 with an exceptional display of skill.

Oh, and a great Super Bowl to finish the weekend 😀

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A weekend of very bad weather, with a big storm in the sea in front of my house… Spend almost the entire weekend at home so…

Friday with the gaming groups we continued our Pathfinder ACG campaing.

On Saturday i introduced my girl to Deeckbuilding wiht Rune Age

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It’s been a slow weekend, I only got in a game of Fallen by Watchtower Games, and got my but handed to me on a bloody silver platter.

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@ProvincialGuardian I can see someone downthumbing Galaxy Trucker as too long or too complicated for an easy night (although grabbing all those pieces is fun…if you know what they do. We have run into that problem with some fresh faces though.) But the others..tis a shame.

@SP Hahaha All the ‘crosstalk’ between @RCross and your @Game Ninja really has me putting Machi Koro on the Intriguey List of Intrigue – which is the whole purpose of Game Chatter. 🙂 So job well done @RCross/@Game Ninja. Would the Machi Koro collective say that Harbor is a must buy with the base game right off the bat? (That’s kind of how I feel about the Power Up expansion vs King of Tokyo

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So far a fantastic gaming weekend! We made a dent in our 10 games that we plan to play 10 times before the end of the year. So far from the list we played Dungeon Petz, Seasons, Suburbia, and Tzolk’in, and then also a few games of Machi Koro (which is not on the list). The Harbour expansion has proved to be a pretty awesome addition, check out the discussion on that page for more thoughts from our plays (via @Game Ninja). Looking forward to getting in a few more plays before the night is over, perhaps some Ghost Stories??

@provincialguardian I am also not a big fan of Dutch Blitz so I feel your pain.

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8 games of Hyperborea…almost finished my solo variant.
4 games of Thunderstone Numerena
2 games of The Hare and the Turtoise
2 games of Colt Express
1 game of Mysterium

Friday we had to finish our Mysterium game under the flash lights and candles because of a power outage…it was so thematic and theatrical…sometimes small details just bring a gaming night to another level.

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Finally won my first game of zombicide this weekend! Its been a long time coming!

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Star Realms with the Chris expansions
Legendary with expansions
Sushi Go!
Among the Stars with expansions
Machi Lori with the Harbor expansion

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Hai, I was offering San Juan, Galaxy Trucker, Sushi Go, or Forbidden Island. (Have to keep it light for family game night)

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I’ve only played Dutch Blitz once but I didn’t mind it – although perhaps it requires the right group of people to play with in order for it to be enjoyable. Hope you get to play something that you want to @provincialguardian

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@Provincial Guardian Ugh that’s the worst (not Dutch Blitz because I am unfamiliar, but getting out voted. Although Dutch Blitz doesn’t sound like a humdinger.) What were you jockeying for?

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Snow- what’s that? Wish we could have some of that since everything would just shut down here, and we could spend all day playing games and being lazy!!!!!

Played some Ghost Stories this morning along with the Yin Yang deck (which needs clarification before further play, because we didn’t totally understand everything). Taught some non-gamer friends Carcassonne this evening, which was fun. Not sure what we’ll play tomorrow morning, and the evening is Superbowl party, so not much else happening most likely.

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I got out voted tonight and was stuck playing Dutch Blitz. Yuck

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