The Tao of Gaming

Boardgames and lesser pursuits

Sweet Saturnalia

Some random thoughts for a random day:

  • Man, Attika is good. It’s been too long.
  • Luke Cage — fine.
  • I suppose I should say good — I finished in six days, although today was a sick day … but all of Netflix’s Marvel shows could stand to lose 3-5 episodes. More tone than plot (not that I’m against that), Luke Cage easily had the best ensemble cast of any of them.
  • The CW superhero shows are now dropping, so that will be next (I’ve heard that Arrow tanked last year, so I’ll start with Flash).
  • Played Eclipse vs the TaoLing when he got home from school (since I was home). I was about to get schooled (I randomly took the Orbital guys, Aidan picked Hydran) after The Boy drew not one but two “Advanced Research” double pink tiles early on. But the worm turned. On Turn 4 the Hydran super cruisers (Anti-Matter Cannons and +6 to hit and initiative, using the discovery power to fuel it!) attacked two aliens and rolled — snake eyes. Then the Aliens wipe two cruisers (because they had zero hull). Down ten material and then lose a world because the Hydran’s banked on that orange planet to cover expenses…. Even then I might have lost except he had another minor set back so I could use the GCDS as a screen for most of the game.
  • 1846 is charging, so looks like I’ll get a new game in a moth or so. And Jump Drive maybe this year…
  • My 50 by 50 geeklist hasn’t had any additions in a while, but several games are inching their way towards fifty. (I’ve played six games that were in the 25-49 category this week). In fact, I almost played my fiftieth game of a title today, but I wasn’t in the mood. Still, it will take a concerted effort to finish in time….
  • If you know Mrs. Tao, you may want to shoot her a congratulatory email, as her new job title is “Intern.” (She’s starting work as a programmer).
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Written by taogaming

October 5, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Posted in Eclipse, Misc, Session Reports

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  1. I see that Attika just showed up on Yucata.

    https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1648092/attika-yucata

    Is that where you’ve been playing recently?

    Mark Delano

    October 6, 2016 at 11:50 am

    • No, just been tossing the game into my bag> I haven’t played on Yucata, but perhaps I shall.

      taogaming

      October 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      • Just tried it out, interface is decent. The one confusion I encountered was pulling from the stacks versus placing from the sheet. If you click on the tile you drew from the stack that means you don’t want to play it, while that’s how you pick the tile from the sheet to play.

        Mark Delano

        October 7, 2016 at 9:51 am


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