Monday, July 8, 2013

Current State of gaming

Its been a while since I posted anything up here. Im going to blame it on my recent move. But honestly I think it has more to do with the fact that I don't really have much to talk about. So I figured I would break down where I stand with my different games.

#1 Warhammer Fantasy/40K. I don't play these games anymore. Its a bit sad since they were all I played for about 3-4 years. I still own some models, but my Chaos, Tyranids, and Dwarves are gone. I own some Orcs and Goblins and Some Space Marines. I have no idea how many points of them I own, but at this point they are just waiting to be shipped out with the rest of my stuff thats being sold. The only GW Army I have that I have an interest in keeping for the moment is my Ogres. The half dozen or so games of Fantasy I have played with them have been very fun. So I have no real desire to part with them just yet.

#2 Warmachine / Hordes. I still play this one irregularly. I generally get in a game about every 2-3 weeks. I really like playing my Mercenaries. The Circle of Orboros is second to them. Drake McBaine might not be a top tier caster, but he certainly is fun on a bun.

#3 Netrunner. This is a side game at best. I like to play it. Its certainly not the best card I've ever played. BUt its easy to keep up with cost wise, and I'm decent at the game. I am usually able to get in a couple games of it with no worry.

#4 Board Games. I play a lot of these so I'll just go over my latest crushes. Archipelageo is a pretty fun Euro style game. I was very enamoured with it after my first play through. But it doesn't stay as wonderful in my eyes after the 3rd and 4th game. Still a fun game and one I will play often given the chance.
Samurai Sword is a re-make of Bang with slight modifications to the ruleset. I really like it, it fixed my biggest issues with bang and seems to give every team a legit chance to win the game. More games are required to understand the meta of what everyone is supposed to be doing.
Last is Spartacus. This is my top board game at the moment. In fact it might merit its own past. Very fun game that gels really well with its 3 phases. It has a bit of a balance issue, but I think there are ways to fix them.

#5 Malifaux. The big kahuna. Right now I really like where the game is going. Im excited for the release of V2, and I'm looking forward to seeing what sorts of toys show up at Gen Con this year. That all said I am also not sure I want to keep up with 4 factions anymore. Im likely going to start off-loading my Archanists and 10 Thunders this year. Its not a knock on the game, its more I dont have time to play all my models right now so I'm going to focus on Ressers and Outcasts. That Said, Marcus has to this point been one of my top masters to play. I might try to hang on to him and his beasties when I off load the other Archs.

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