The Golden Camel UberBadge is a mystery. Nobody knows where it came from or how it got there.
No one expects the Spanish penguin!
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Jennifer and I had a date night recently, had some pupusas which were amazing, and then played the second scenario of AH:TCG. It's been nearly a year since we played, so lots of stumbling as we worked out way through. There were a couple of "oops" mistakes but no biggie, so we just continued forward. The scenario looked hard, but we actually won it pretty handily. I did a LOT of fighting, though, and had a close call when my gameplan had to be to face off against the toughest monster, go all out to put it on the brink of death, let it attack me to put me 1 sanity and 1 health from death and hope the Mythos step wouldn't kill me (which has consistently dealt 1 damage of sanity or health per turn for the last 3 turns), and it worked out. So it was very close. but we defeated the cultists pretty handily. It was an interesting story, and we have 1 scenario left.
We played this at our game store, so on the way out we bought the Dunwich Legacy expansion. Now I've learned how the expansions work. 8 scenarios in a cycle, starting with a 2-scenario box, 6 separate scenario decks, and then an additional box you can buy to put all of the cards in. Woohoo?
If anybody is getting rid of their old AH:TCG collection on cheap let me know. Otherwise, depending on how likely we are to play through more of this, I may start jumping on the cheap local sales as people offload their old copies.
I've been playing a lot of Dragon Dice postal games online, and running some as well. I'm very happy to see this becoming a more regular thing for me now and I am having a lot of fun with it. I'm also taking steps to return to creating video content to support the game. I've got 1 video recorded and I just need to check it before I upload it. I'm lazy so there probably won't be much video editing on this one, but I should probably add some sort of intro/close to the video. I've got several video ideas moving forward now based on what people have been requesting.
My two most recent in person plays, however, have been amazing.
I discovered a player about an hour away from me. He started to get into the game in the 90's. And within the last year, got into the game again with just a starter set. I invited him over to play a game and I'll call it a teaching game. But it wasn't a teach all the rules game, but kind of a 'let's play a game with running commentary and me fully explaining my thought process and reasoning.' It taught a few rules that aren't as obvious or don't come up in early plays, as well as many strategic considerations for play. He already had the basic rules down well. It was a good game and I look forward to more games with him. He had to come and leave early, so he didn't get to meet the rest of the group, but next time we meet hopefully he'll be able to.
Later that day, my two other friends came over and we played a 3 player game.
I forgot to mention, all these games lately have been sealed style. Open 3 kickers (45 health), choose 36 health worth and pick any terrains/dragons, and play.
Our 3-player game was Goblins versus Swamp Stalkers versus Coral Elves (me). I'll copy what I said in the Facebook group, but this was possibly the best game of Dragon Dice I'd ever played, and certainly had the most dragon action I'd ever seen in a game. All 6 dragons were summoned and were moved about the terrains frequently to attrition players and push players off of sealing a victory position.
I had an incredible game of Dragon Dice today!
Two friends came over for a 3-player game; swamp Stalkers, goblins, and my Coral Elves. It started out mostly uneventful and in my favor. I kept trying to pick up swamp Stalkers with missile while they recovered and picked off goblins from reserve with mutate. Myself and goblins both took an 8th face, and I went for the second 8 at the frontier. Eventually I brought it up to 6 and eliminated all other units at my terrain. I had everything alive. Goblins were 2/3 alive all at their 8th face, and Swamp Stalkers were about half alive mostly are a 1 magic terrain. This is where it got interesting.
Goblins rolled for magic and got 22 magic! I gave a nudge and suggested that 3 black dragons summoned against me might help (they each brought 2 black dragons). If you didn't know, YES! you can summon an opposing players dragon. There goblins then retreated half their army to later face off against me to keep me off the 8.
Then the swamp Stalkers had a good magic roll and summoned a 4th dragon on me.
It was still close, but this was still enough to eventually chase me away from the terrain, bring lucky enough to roll a ferry during the second dragon attack to retreat the entire army. This eventually turned into a rather large dragon warfare of summoning their 4 black dragons and my 2 blue dragons around the board depleting all of our armies and chasing everybody off of 8 faces until finally myself and the Swamp Stalkers were eliminated and the Goblins managed to recover half their army and their 8th face back at home.
It was such a great game, and the most dragon action I had ever seen in a game of Dragon Dice.