Sunday, May 04, 2014

the darkest night

Yeah, it usually comes sometime mid-winter, but for me it came last week in the form of yet another board game . . .

Ahem . . .

Well then, this game is a pure cooperative game where four surviving heroes try to undo the evil that has befallen the land by the, you guessed it, Evil Necromancer.

And hooey, is this a nasty piece of cooperative gaming design.

My first attempt to defeat the Evil saw the land totally overrun with corruption of every kind. Which is kind of how this game works. Each turn all four (and you must always play with exactly four) heroes get to take one action - then the Evil Necromancer gets his.

Again, tons of reviews out there so I won’t go into details too much. Suffice to say the heroes have ten unique abilities, of which they start with only three. This can increase as the game progresses and events occur letting the heroes gain new powers.

I’m pretty sure it’s a fun game, but the beating you take trying to stay alive, find keys to open locked chests containing powerful artifacts to fend off the Necromancers ever increasing blights and minions is, well, just bloody hard.

I will try to get this one to the table some time this year with the gaming group . . . but I seem to have this huge backlog stockpile of games that need playing . . . so, I should, um, cool it on the purchase end for a bit . . .

. . . yeah, like that's going to happen.

Anyhow, I’ll be starting up another series of game play videos this week. And, I’m shocked that I’ve cruised right past the 400 subscriber mark on my channel, and it seems to still be growing . . . um, like, wow.

Another exciting thing (cue sarcasm)  was driving to the downtown of the Big City this weekend with the main north-south highway closed . . . can you say two grueling hours each way! I knew you could.

So, tennis is happening tomorrow - I’m glad since it’s been a week and I need to get on the courts again before I totally forget how to hit the ball.

And that Heinlein book is all read - it was quite good, oh, and titled, “The door into summer”, in case you needed to know.

Well, another week has gone by and, if I look closely, I think I can see some buds starting to show on some of the foliage around here . . . and bunnies . . . lots of bunnies hopping around our yard.

Could it be spring?

Nah, it’s probably just Mommy Nature messing with my mind.

Until next Sunday . . .

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