2012 Year in Review
Happy New Year!
Well, not much writing for me this year. There are only so many hours in the week, and thankfully I spend a fair chunk of them playing games with the TaoLing, a regular gaming group, and two sessions of Bridge.
Also, I’m much less on the bleeding edge of gaming. The world of the net is quite different from when I started (pre-BGG, rolling HTML by hand) and I’m happy to just chime in my opinion. Sometimes a game grips me for a few thousand words, but if not, I’m not forcing it.
Both my Game of the Year (Netrunner) and Runner up (Eclipse) are expensive games that have a decent mix of luck and skill, quick playing time (Eclipse is quick compared to the genre), and a steep investment of time and money. Some of the new batch (that I’ve played) didn’t strike me as JASE, but most of it did. Even some games I liked (Terra Mystica).
- Rolling Stock (More Thoughts) Looked intriguing but fizzled
- Buffalo Wings Not bad, but too complex for non-grad school me
- Miskatonic School (Where Fun and Students go to Die) for Girls
- Core Worlds (I rather like it, and want to try the expansion, slightly)
- Labyrinth with Expansion Fixed Prestige, but perhaps too much
- Eclipse Loved it, Still do
- The City Brilliant filler
- Android Netrunner Game of the Year
- Startship Merchants Fell out of favor, too butterfly effect for me
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