Clubbing – Tikal
Jan27

Clubbing – Tikal

… I’m writing this article while watching an episode of Big Bang Theory. Oh, they’re playing Settlers of Catan. This definitely makes them more nerdy than me as I actually, erm, haven’t. I know it’s one of the holy trinity of gateway games with Ticket To Ride and Carcassone but…meh. Talking of “meh”, I played Tikal at the Board Game Club next week. HAHAHAHA! Hey, they just made a “Got Wood?” joke on...

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World Of Warcraft Trading Card Game: The Realm Qualifier Blues Part 2
Jan26

World Of Warcraft Trading Card Game: The Realm Qualifier Blues Part 2

Welcome to the second part of my recounting of the realm qualifier I took part in. Or “How Steve Gets Thrashed At Cards. Again.” Part 1 can be found here. Second game was against the son of a fellow regular playgroup goer. Nice lad, up until I saw he was playing a Murloc Hunter deck. Then afterwards I wanted to stand on his neck. It’s not that I’m a sore loser, it’s just that the deck is so spectacularly fucking retarded...

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Ghouls on Film: 7ombieTV

An old colleague of mine always said that the only horror movies he couldn’t watch were those involving Zombies – the thought of being eaten by loved ones was just too much for him.  Its no surprise that shambling hordes of the recently deceased are such a great subject for gaming. 7ombieTV There are already a fair selection of Zombie games on the market (a topic for another day), but the latest one to make its way onto my...

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Breaking the rules
Jan25

Breaking the rules

Darran Jones over at Gaming Unplugged recently waxed lyrical about his love for rule books. This made a nice coincidence because, just hours before I read his latest post, I was banging my head against the wall trying to drum in the turn order of Warhammer: Invasion. Without exception, every game in my collection has managed to dumbfound me and confuddle me as I try to go through those first few turns to get a feel for them and...

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World Of Warcraft Trading Card Game: The Realm Qualifier Blues Part 1.
Jan25

World Of Warcraft Trading Card Game: The Realm Qualifier Blues Part 1.

Nononononono!! Don’t run! I know WoW has something of a stigma attached to it for some people, but this is more about my experiences with a tournament qualifier and the game as a whole, not roleplaying as an Undead Priest named Valerion Shadowpoke or some shit. Give me your time and I’ll tell you a tale of woe and misery, my friend. Well, of being beaten at cards.  A couple of weekends ago, I attended the Realm Qualifier...

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