What did you play this week?

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15 months ago

Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress - played about 2/3rds of an expedition with a friend to figure things out. I found it to be a decent and challenging co-op and I'm looking forward to our campaign.

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated - played my first game of this with my adult daughter. Awesome game so far. I'm not a big fan of legacy games (I've tried Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and Charterstone, they were both okay but I would rather play other games) but this one was great fun! I really like the humor and sense of discovery.

Claustrophobia 1643 - played the Western warriors against my Claustrophobia demon nemesis wife. She beats me at this more often than not but I somehow managed to pull off a nail-biter victory.

Supporter15 months ago

As always when I see a game that looks interesting, I have to ask.  What's the player interaction like in Clank Legacy.  I believe it's nearly zero in the base game.

15 months ago

There's no direct player interactivity to speak of, in other words, no attacking.

But actions that you take can definitely have an effect on the other players. Some objects are unique or in limited supply, so if you take one, that object may not be available for other players. Exiting the map speeds up the endgame which could have a huge effect on other players. For the legacy game specifically, some actions you take may alter the game in ways that will definitely impact the other players.

Aside from that, my daughter and I interacted a lot personally based on what was happening in game.

Supporter15 months ago

Cool, I may keep it in the back of my head for a potential deck building game down the line.  It's a game mechanic I don't really have yet.  Is it a one time play and throwaway like other Legacy games.

15 months ago

The actual legacy part is a one-off but that will be about 10 to 12 games. After the "campaign" though you will have a completely unique version of Clank (based on your decisions in the campaign) to play that is equivalent to a base game plus two expansions.

Supporter15 months ago

It's cool that it basically turns into its own unique game you can play afterwards.  I don't know a lot about legacy games but I've always felt I didn't have a strong interest in a game you can only play a finite number of times.

Supporter15 months ago

This is part of what makes Clank Legacy so attractive. The fact that it’s useful once it’s done 

Supporter15 months ago

Clank Legacy is high on my list!

Supporter15 months ago

I would love to grab Clank Legacy. 

Premium User15 months ago

We are starting Clank! Legacy next weekend.  Really looking forward to it!

15 months ago

How exciting! I am curious how it will go. Looking forward to a write up :) 

Premium User15 months ago

I’ll see what I can do. I’m not always the best at detailed descriptions. :)

15 months ago

Even just a small write up is great! I am just curious about how that game works as a legacy game!

Supporter15 months ago

Had a decent week of gaming. I’ve been playing #Gloomhaven almost nightly and am progressing nicely through my campaign. 

Yesterday I played #Paladins of the West Kingdom for the first time. What a game! There is a lot to take in with this one for sure. Looking forward to playing this one more. 

Premium User15 months ago

My group has sort of fallen apart so I had my first solo Gloomhaven game last night.  Still great!  I picked up the helper app and I'm glad I did as it made it much easier.

I played Paladins for the first time the other week and really enjoyed it!  (It didn't hurt that I won pretty handily.  First game lucky!)  I definitely found that focusing on one aspect was really helpful but most importantly was playing the right Paladin as the right time. 

As an example, I had a major turn built up to create 3 walls.  I had a ton of food to make it happen.  But it just so happens that I drew the paladin that said walls don't cost food this turn.

So I ended up with a ton of food which then allowed me to chain together multiple garrison actions to max out that line as well.

That was massive for me and really gave me the win.  

So I think the paladin selection and timing is super important.  Multiple plays will clear that up more I think as I just got lucky in this case.

Supporter15 months ago

Gloomhaven is so great solo! It’s also nice solo because you can go as fast as you want to. I think the app is essential when playing solo as there is just too much to keep track of for one person. 

Premium User15 months ago

Yeah, the app speeds it up for sure and also helps with setup time.  No need to hunt for the right cards and whatnot.

Supporter15 months ago

And it keeps track of things I always forget. Like adjusting the element strength and such. 

Premium User15 months ago

True!  I did notice that it doesn't do things like tick off health for wounds and stuff so there's still a lot to pay attention to but I'm sure once I get used to it I'll enjoy it even more.

The element stuff is pretty important and yeah, I used to forget that all the time!

Supporter15 months ago

I agree, I wish it would do stuff like that. It also doesn’t keep track of Shield, or automatically remove status effects like Muddle or Stun. 

15 months ago

What are some of your thoughts on Paladins???

Supporter15 months ago

I’ll be posting a first impressions thread when I get home from work later on. 

Supporter15 months ago

Great. I'm looking forward to it. 

Supporter15 months ago

#Gloomhaven seems really cool.  Almost like a Tabletop version of a video game RPG.  Since I won't be picking it up anytime soon how do you feel it compares to running #Star Wars Imperial Assault with the App?

Supporter15 months ago

Great question Scott. From 10,000ft you could argue that they are superficially similar. They are both Co-op dungeon crawlers. 

Supporter15 months ago

Sorry I’ll post more later work interrupted me. 

Supporter15 months ago

lol!

Supporter15 months ago

Haha no problem.  I was about to say...???

Premium User15 months ago

Paladins looks great. I've never played any of the games in that line, so I doubt I'll start with that one. Probably #Raiders of the North Sea.