Winvasion

Wow.. I haven’t posted anything since October. Shame on me. This is just a quick shout out to say that HappyDD is now hosting a Warhammer: Invasion podcast along with Mallumo (spelling could be off but he’s German and they spell funny anyway.. so marshmallumo it is). It’s
There are currently two episodes and it would seem that they’re aiming to do biweekly episodes so if you’re interesting in Warhammer: Invasion, give it a Winvasion listen! http://winvasion.net/

Now, back to getting my other stuff done so someday, maybe, I can paint some minis again.

Project Eternity

I try to avoid talking about video games on WWaSP but I feel compelled to share this Kickstarter campaign with you. I LOVED the Baldur’s Gate series and I’ve been craving a similar play format for a long time. Now, an indie game company called Obsidian (who includes several people that worked on Baldur’s Gate and similar titles) are creating a new game called Project Eternity that does exactly what I’ve been wishing for. Enough of my blather though, check it out for your self!

GenCon 2012, Part Two

Welcome to part two of my highlights from GenCon 2012!
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GenCon 2012, Part One

Yesterday I returned from my first trip to GenCon. I’ve wanted to attend to this epic convention for the last 20 years and finally made it happen. I was joined by a good friend of mine, Alchemist. I thoroughly enjoyed myself but both Alchemist and I agreed that had we attended 15 years ago, it would have been exponentially more awesome. Considering we are both much more mature and responsible with our money than in those days of frivolity, not to mention less starstruck when seeing or meeting celebrities and such, there was slightly less magic to the trip.
We got to play a lot of different games, attend several events, and usually remembered to take pictures. Below are some photos and highlights from the trip.
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Changes and Moar Gamez!

Straight to business, I’m getting out of L5R. There are numerous reasons for this that can be summed up by simply saying that the time and money I put into the game don’t justify the enjoyment I get out. And I’m going to leave it at that. Unfortunately for anyone who uses my checklist spreadsheet this also means that I will not be making future updates. However, as I understand it, the Oracle of the Void is now available from AEG and will soon support exporting, so my file is pretty much obsolete anyway.

In exchange for my card collection I’m getting a reasonable pile of board games that will no doubt get more play time and better bang for the buck. On the list are: Read more of this post

An update.

It’s been a few months since my last post and I figured it was time to let you know that I haven’t forgotten this project.
I was fortunate enough to find a new job only a couple of weeks after I started looking. It’s been a huge change of pace for me however and my time has been filled primarily with getting up to speed and dealing with a significantly changed commute. Combined with the typical hiccups and tasks that life brings, the blog just hasn’t been high on the priority list. I’m starting to get a handle on everything though and my typical hobbies and distractions are becoming more regular.
I recently played Race for the Galaxy and Rune Wars and plan on playing them again in the near future so I can work on reviews to post here. There are a couple of other games that I was probably ready to review before the job change but I’m going to wait until I play again to give them attention here.
That’s all for now, my work schedule is 10x heavier than the previous job so I’ll likely have to start writing posts for the blog from home instead of on the clock… unless of course they are just quickies like this one.
Happy gaming.

Recent rumblings

I’ve been spending most of my time lately looking for new employment rather than thinking on games, hence the lack of updates. I have, however, had the opportunity to try out the new Rune Age deck building game based on FFGs RuneBound/RuneWars/Descent world. It’s the first deck building game that I’ve ever played and I thoroughly enjoyed most of it. Some of the scenarios didn’t make for fun play but I should give them another go before doing up a proper review.

Aside from watching for news about new Mantic developments I’ve been keeping up on L5R news and given my recent need for new employment I have to say I’m kind of happy that the Emperor Edition release is getting pushed back two months. On another L5R note, the recent announcement about the Oracle of the Void is exciting despite being very likely to make my own checklist/deckbuilding project irrelevant. For the time being, I’m continuing to add cards to my Excel file just in case the Oracle ends up being lame. I have high hopes that it will be well built but I can’t help think that it might end up being on par with L5RSearch *shudder*. So for those who use my checklist, fear not; unless the Oracle is amazing enough for me to start using it exclusively, I will carry on with my own project!

Until next time, happy gaming.