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Recent Rumblings

Regarding El Capitan, the graphics are slightly awkward, the game play is reasonable. I’ll need to try it with the expansions. No major change in my opinions.

I got to try Ad Astra; with very low expectations. It was fast … (3 player game), I’m told that it dawdles with more, but with fewer players the score cards cycle more (and each player is more likely to win the “first place” bonus), so the game flew by. Honestly, a bit too quickly to make a judgement, other than “Don’t let someone get in the lead in two categories, as he’ll play all his scoring cards each turn.”

Silk Road — Meh.

Airships — Inoffensive. Not quite willing to purchase a copy, even at 50% off. Makes me wish that the To Court the King expansion saw the light of day…

Campaign Manager — Broke the dime mark. The “we’re waiting for more people” game of choice these days. I need to work on my expansion cards.

Bridge — Won a few small club games recently with a good partner, and got a good team for the next sectional’s Knock Outs. Which is important (my first tournament I’ve had a reasonable team in a decade or so). Almost won the self-declared 8 board championship of the Universe last night (self-sponsored), but our touchy slam had a bad trump break. Thinking a lot about bridge ….

Written by taogaming

March 25, 2010 at 7:48 pm

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  1. What was the premise for the To Court the King expansion? Is there anything you can share?


    Michael Hall

    April 1, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    • I don’t know about the Premise, it just added more cards and helped balance out some of the existing cards quite nicely. Several of the cards had specialized dice associated with them….

      In particular, some of the cards allowed players who had a poor start to catch up, and overall I think the balance shifted away from “All dice + 1 control” to a more variable mix of strategies.


      April 3, 2010 at 9:01 am

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