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What did you play this week?

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6 months ago

I just played #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion Scenario 1 tonight, after painting a couple of the starting characters. Less than 1hr including setup and it make the game very easy to learn as each of the first 5 scenarios is a tutorial; with each scenario adding something to the previous one.



Premium User6 months ago

Sweet. Paint jobs look great! Really nice basing!

Owner6 months ago

Wow, I remember looking at the minis for Jaws of the Lion and thinking, "How do people paint the details on something so small??"

Great job!

6 months ago

Those look sick dude. Nice job. Which class is your favorite so far?

6 months ago

I've painted the Hatchet and Red Guard, so those are the only two I've played so far from Jaws of the Lion. Both were fun and worked well together.

6 months ago

wow you painted those like lightning!

I literally just painted my first mini since middle school today!

6 months ago

Haha.

Since we are work at home and the last few days have only been meetings...someone may have been multi-tasking. :)

Supporter6 months ago

dude, nice paint job! Excited to see the other 2

Supporter6 months ago

These look awesome, nice job!

6 months ago

Thank you. I still feel like such a novice painter since I've only done less than 50 figures so far, but I've watched a LOT of how-to videos and am still using the Reaper Learn to Paint I and II set of paints..

Supporter6 months ago

That's about 50 more than I'm ever likely to do, haha.  So compared to me you're a professional.  Keep up the good work.

Supporter6 months ago

@philryuh, played a solo game of #Clans of Caledonia.  It's been a while, but man is it fun, and it photographs well too.  I've improved a lot since my last solo run through, still only scored 133 but solidly in the middle after finishing newbie my first couple of solo plays.  Clan MacDonald was really cool too.

Owner6 months ago

I showed this picture to my wife saying that it makes me want to play. She said she'll play again as soon as we get the deluxe components haha

Does Clan MacDonald allow you to place workers on water? Oh and also, did you include your score when you logged your play? The community stat still shows my last play as the highest score (124). I don't mind though xD


Supporter6 months ago

Also, I updated my score.  Thanks for the heads up!

Owner6 months ago

It works! Now time to challenge your score this week haha


Supporter6 months ago

I'm just gonna enter a ridiculous score even if I don't get it, haha!

Supporter6 months ago

Nice!  What other deluxe components are out there besides the metal coins?  I still think my metal coin priority (if I ever upgraded) would be Scythe/Viticulture (1a and 1b) depending on price, then Clans.

Yeah, they are called fishermen.  They all cost 6 lbs and only get you 4 lbs, but it's really nice (especially solo when you don't have an 1 lb board spaces) to be able to just pay the worker cost.  Plus they have a rowing ability which allows you to move them (I chose to read the rule as only being able to row at the beginning of a round, but that might not be right).  This was really helpful in spreading out and getting to ship tiles.

Owner6 months ago

Oh I can actually refer to our game page for the accessories now! The store we're working with (Meeple Source) doesn't have the custom metal coins though. Hoping to get the other stores integrated in the future.

Anyway, it's the deluxe resource tokens. If you click on it then it leads you to this page: https://www.boardgameatlas.com/game/bmqaGH8GJT/clans-of-caledonia-realistic-upgrade-set-64-pcs. I never imagined I would get one of these upgrades. It's for sure driven by "my wife likes the game" factor that @theDL mentioned in his first impression of #Western Legends :)

And that's a really interesting clan ability! I suppose that would decrease the need to upgrade your shipping and also get you closer to expanding onto cheap lands too?

Supporter6 months ago

Ahh gotya.  These look really cool!  Maybe someday I'll get into blinging things out.  Really cool your wife wants to bling it.

7 months ago

Got a game of #Aeon's End: War Eternal in to test the waters with my wife. Ended up going so well that she gave me the okay to grab #Aeon's End: Legacy on Wednesday for the fundraiser. Just came in the mail yesterday!

7 months ago

That's awesome!

7 months ago

Ya man, it will be a good time. I have not seen her this excited about a game ever!

7 months ago

Dude that's great! Sounds like a real winner

7 months ago

Ya! I am hoping it opens the door to some other games like Too Many Bones or Gloomhaven. We will see!

6 months ago

While everyone else seems to be playing Jaws of the Lion, I picked up #Gaia Project, #Lost Cities, #Azul: Summer Pavilion, and #Tiny Towns. I've been paying those with my daughter, except for Gaia Project, which I've been playing solo. Great fun all around.

Premium User7 months ago

Just got done with a three day run with a friend.

Pretty great few days!


6 months ago

Ohhhhh Too Many Bones!! How was the experience?? It is on my wishlist so I am doing quite a bit of research on it!

Premium User6 months ago

The simple answer is that I love it. I've put 10 plays on it from solo to 3 people. The best part of it is the character development. You can customize your character dramatically over the adventure and really feel the power increase. Each character is quite different in how it operates, and it is clear they put a lot of thought and care into each one's development. 

I can see that the cards and creatures could become repetitive eventually. I have the Undertow and 4 extra characters, and having that really helps to try different challenges. I still have only personally played about half of the characters, and only about a third of the bosses, so I am a while from facing real repetition exhaustion. 

The biggest barrier for most people would be the price. After that, learning how to play a character takes some time. I don't think the overall ruleset is overly challenging, but determining how to best play your character is a learning curve. In game, trying to determine if you should level up your base stats versus your shiny abilities is always a really difficult choice.

Overall, I am super impressed with it and enjoying it immensely. 

6 months ago

Wow, thanks for the mini-write up! I think my biggest hesitation is the repetitiveness potential, but from what I am seeing is that they have some fairly affordable expansions that add new encounters and tyrants and adventures. The main barrier of entry is the cost for sure, but I am mostly sold!

Owner6 months ago

Things aren't looking good for your wallet @nealkfrank :(

And mine's not looking good next year either haha. Thanks for the insight, I've been interested in this for quite a while too. Which character would you say is your favorite so far?