Wednesday, December 11, 2013

State of the Blog - Almost Dead

I had noble intentions when I started this blog. However, I have not posted anything in a long time and had even come to terms with the fact that I would let the blog suffocate and die. Then I read a post over on Tenkar's Tavern where he said that he comes up with his ideas on the toilet and that inspired me to continue.

When I started this blog, some of my goals were to play ten new board games and two new rpgs ( new meaning that I have never played) and then write about those games. I have played over ten new board games since then and I have played four new rpgs. I did not write about any one them. To make up for that, I will now provide some highlights.

Best new board game I played this year:

Infiltration - This is a cyberpunk heist game published by Fantasy Flight Games. The game is filled with crazy cyber gadgets, computer hacking, and push your luck mechanics.  Thumbs up from me.

New rpgs I played this year:

Psi-punk - This is a fudge-based game set in the future. People with psychic powers coexist with computer hackers. I played in a session with the designer of the game. If you would like, you can watch a video of the session.  It was fun and I would totally like to use these rules to run a game based on the Scanners movies.  Scanners: 2250, where cybercops hunt down rogue psychics.

Supers - this is a rules-lite game that I backed on Kickstarter. I ran a session of the play test rules with some buddies. We were all comic book nerds and this game let us shine. I am looking forward to the completed version.

That's all for now.