Posted on May 21, 2012
Some suggestions from your Scottish bretheren
Desfaber has unleashed me on your brilliant forum! Long time since our last converstations around his fire pit…
I tried to post this back on April 14th so I will try again, slightly update it – and hope I do not make a very poor start by repeating myself…!?
Some good board games for you to look out for at Tower:
7 Wonders – Easy to learn, fast, infinate variation, 30 to 40 mins max, we have played it at least 50+ times and we LOVE it.
Alien Frontiers – Brilliant format unlike any other game we have played, 2.5 hours. Coolest D6 (smokey centre) I have EVER seen.
Battlestar Gallactica – If you like the TV show you will love this… 4 hours. Lots of pointing at each other and accusing everyone as that enemy alien force within. Great minatures too.
Cyclades – The monster miniatures are worth it just to paint, lots of variation, 2.5 hours. Variable boards too based on player numbers.
Egizia – Egypt, resource allocation, shafting each other, 2.5 hours
Wings of War – My new great love. WWI (or WWII) air to air combat, with or without 1:144 scale aircraft. I love it with the aircraft. Once we have a decent sortie I will post some better photos!
On the RPG front:
Cubicle 7 have brought out a series of books under the banner “Cthulhu Britanica”, that includes a big hardback book on Scotland…!!! plus others on England generally ;-p and the West Country…??? We are playing and really enjoying the Scotland one right now. I shot two locals in a pub in Mallaig last night. (In the RPG!)
Cthulhu by Gaslight is to be imminently re-released… finally. Get those top hats and tails at the ready.
SLA Industries is also about to be reworked and released further on in time from the original.
Finally if you like Judge Dredd (yes!!!) and wanted to get roleplaying, punk, yesterday I stumbled across the Traveller based system… looks pretty good!?
Thats all for now. Happy gaming!