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R0land1199 8 days ago | 4 points
Pretty quiet week for me. We managed 2 games of Gloomhaven this week. Still pretty much my favourite game.
philryuh 8 days ago | 3 points
Trent and I have been meaning to open his up soon haha. Seems a bit daunting to me though because I haven't had any experience with campaigns
R0land1199 8 days ago | 3 points
It's got a lot going on but really just dive in and do your best. If you get a thing wrong here or there it's not a big deal.
philryuh 6 days ago | 3 points
R0land1199 6 days ago | 3 points
I'm not a great judge of this type of thing but I can take a guesstimate.
It helps if you have something to sort all of the monster standees and various little bits and counters. (I use plano boxes like many others.) And a file folder or something similar to contain the modular board pieces.
It takes a couple of hours just to unpunch everything and sort everything so do that way ahead of time.
Learning the rules depends. You can probably get enough to do your first mission in 30 minutes. There are a lot of little things that can trigger depending on certain states in the game but you don't need to memorize those.
Certain things like monster focus can take quite a while to get all the edge cases clear in your head but don't let that stop you. You'll get it eventually and can look it up on the fly if it's a key situation.
Your first mission might take a couple of hours or less. I honestly can't remember that far back. I think we had to try the first one twice so I don't know if the 2 hours takes that in to account.
I assume you meant play a mission vs play a campaign. Playing a campaign can take a long time. I only play once a month or so these days. We're about a year and a half in and I think we're 1/3 of the way through.
Woodyx 6 days ago | 4 points
Actually had a good weekend since my brother was in town. We played
Skulls- great game to get started. Most of my family played before the lesser games left to let us bring bigger games to the table.
Clanki inSpace! - my most recent purchase after I played the original recently. Really enjoyed the play.
Century spice road - my brother hadn't played it and it's another new aquisition since I last saw him. Lot of fun
Railroad Inc - brothers game. I don't normally like to draw, but something about the puzzle was fun
Aeons end -. Never played this before and i want to try it some more. We played two games
Azul -. My brother still hadn't played this so we had to get it to the table.
A fun weekend overall. It's nice to have a family member who plays more regularly than me, but we see each other only a couple times a year so we have to spend some of it getting each other caught up on games.
My only having regrets are not getting space base to the table with him. I also am struggling to get my gloomhaven group together with all the summer activities.
philryuh 6 days ago | 2 points
1nf1n1ty 8 days ago | 4 points
We started our new D&D campaign this week and played Friday and Saturday night. This is going to cut in to my board gaming time for sure. D&D is also why I really don't play dungeon crawls like Gloomhaven any more.
I do both! (Well currently Blades in the Dark going towards Starfinder but we've D&Ded quite a bit too.) Gloomhaven is definitely no D&D replacement. :)
1nf1n1ty 5 days ago | 2 points
We just started the latest Waterdeep saga. So we will be in for 20 levels of play. :)
TFCarrot 7 days ago | 3 points
I just played Eclipse for my first time this week; I was told its the board game that Stellaris was based off of. Great way to spend an afternoon - I won by only a couple points.
philryuh 7 days ago | 3 points
Do you think it'll get to the table pretty often? Welcome to the forum by the way! (there aren't a ton of people active yet so new names are easy to catch haha)
TFCarrot 6 days ago | 3 points
Very little going on the past weeks because my wife and I were scrambling around to find a new apartment after giving our 30 day notice haha. I did order Azul and Viticulture EE recently. Got super excited when my wife showed big interest in Viticulture because we've never played games that have a bit more weight to them.
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