The Tao of Gaming

Boardgames and lesser pursuits

Random Tao-age

Thoughts idly flitting around my head, like butterflies:

  • I probably wouldn’t kill for a Euro-styled Days of Decision, but maiming seems acceptable … (Brought on by reading the first chapter of World at Arms). Hell, I may check out the current crop of grognard style games that simulate the diplomatic efforts of the opening days.
  • Off hand, if I were going to design that, I’d start by stealing the timers from Space Dealer….take as long as you like for diplomacy, but keep moving those timers to do stuff …
  • (I think our group will be playing Here I Stand soon, that should scratch the itch).
  • The annoying thing about the Pegasus agendas is that they are (inherently) a good idea, poorly implemented.
  • My new order arrives in a few days, and includes Shadow Hunters. I’m probably done until a post-Essen order (if that).
  • After missing it the last few years (and the Gathering), I’m inclined to just skip BGG con. A mini-con, though…
  • I entered the Tasty Minstrel contest (why not?) since I’m going to get Alexfrog’s homesteaders just out of general principle. Terra Prime may be good, too.
  • ‘Tasty Minstrel’ seems a poor choice of company names, unless they plan on avoiding fantasy settings. (On the other hand, “You are a dragon trying to eat the best tasting humans around…” is a better theme than 60% of the recent crop of Euros).
  • $50 to launch a hedgehog in space seems ambitious, but if you count space as starting at roughly 1K up… (My fastest time is 7 days).

Written by taogaming

September 20, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Posted in Ramblings

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  1. I managed to launch a hedgehog in six days, mostly by going sideways really fast.


    September 21, 2009 at 11:13 pm

  2. I like the name Tasty Minstrel. Monty Python and all 🙂
    Terra Prime was fun when I played it, about 3 years ago, and its been refined a lot since then, so I think it will be good.


    September 24, 2009 at 11:12 am

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