The Quiet Year and Dialect: Character building through Worldbuilding through gameplaying.

Part of the appeal of Numenera 2 (Electric Boogaloo in the Butt) is the focus on building your own aldeia – your own Ninth World settlement amidst all those millions of years of ruined civilizations. The Ozymandius’ Mighty… Read More

Machine of Death

Boardgame Geek gives Machine of Death a 5.5 out of 10 rating, which is pretty low, but also not terrible, since Boardgame Geek is the Pitchfork of Sitting Around a Table with Friends. This makes me think that… Read More

Playing the field.

I’ve been enjoying running Numenera, as long as I don’t have to go off book too often. Sometimes I’m really feeling the improv nature that the rules permit and encourage, and sometimes I’m super not in the mood…. Read More

Things you might like

A few things while I wait around, not playing games. I’m also waiting to hear about this year’s gaming getaway from the Scottish group, hopefully they’ll have an update soon. Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2: I saw… Read More

Brief Recap: Mansions close win, Doomtown first test game

Last week I played two games: a Thursday-night run out of Doomtown with Jim and Sean, long awaited; and the Gates of Silverwood Manor scenario for Mansions of Madness with the Tallens on Sunday night. Starting with Mansions… Read More

Card Sharping: Netrunner and Doomtown: Reloaded.

I recently picked up Netrunner, card game du jour… uh, five years ago. I tend not to go in for two player games because that’s useless to me. And the idea of going to a store and playing a… Read More

Some games that aren’t all about murdering everyone. No, they mostly are.

I’m still working on a recap of the complicated situation the Echo Wood crew finds themselves in. In the meantime: brief notes of games I’ve enjoyed recently. FarCry4, I wish they’d never stop making these. In fact, I… Read More

Weekend Away Report

Update Courtesy of JC.   A couple of weeks ago the “Magnificent 7” packed up and headed into the hills to our secluded, and (nearly) child / wife / partner / gimp proof retreat. With 3 full days and nights to… Read More

Xmas Haul

I don’t know about everybody else, but I presented my mom with a bunch of options for some board and card games I was interested in playing as good Christmas presents. I figured since they were coming here… Read More