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Member Blogs R repoman Updated July 19, 2019 2370 0
“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
Staff Blogs A AndrewMcAlpine Updated January 22, 2019 1922 0
THE WORKERS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE FACTORY STOP THEY GOT THEIR HANDS ON A BUNCH OF NEW FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES STOP THEY’VE STOLEN MY ONE SONG REVIEW STOP PLEASE SEND HELP ASAP
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The year is 1926, and it is the height of the Roaring Twenties. Flappers dance till dawn in smoke-filled speakeasies, drinking alcohol supplied by rum runners and the mob. It’s a celebration to end all celebrations in the aftermath of the War to End All Wars.
Analysis ES Egg Shen Updated June 21, 2019 7114 0
Welcome back. This is part two of my "Ode to FFG". In this week's episode we will be looking exclusively at games that the company brought back from the dead. For a bunch of nerdy guys in Minnesota, their Necromancy skills are quite high. Yes, FFG really started making a name for themselves by bringing many beloved games back to the market. Some were really terrific. They were games that made you weep a little because you never thought you'd get your hands on them. Others were a little less well received....
Rants & Raves MT Matt Thrower Updated June 21, 2019 5952 0
I have an uneasy relationship with horror. Perhaps that's appropriate. To me, there's a clear dividing line between the chilling supernatural and gruesome gorefests. I detest the latter, and love the former. To have a book, film or video game slowly convince me there are mysterious shades flitting beyond the veil of night is a special pleasure.
Staff Blogs KB Ken B. Updated May 24, 2019 5598 0
This week, I continue with my special quarterly series that chronicles the very best of the best in AT gaming. This week--what do you get when you take a Lovecraft theme, mix in a perfectly executed co-op element, and toss in some terrificly inventive adventure game mechanics? You get entry #2 into Ken B.'s Ameritrash Hall of Fame: Arkham Horror. Join us, won't you?
Board Game Reviews SI san il defanso Updated May 02, 2019 5005 0
I have not been in this hobby for very long. I only discovered The Settlers of Catan seven years ago in college, and it was at least another three years before I started buying other "designer" games. So I'm hardly what could be called an old hand. But I feel like in that period of time, my tastes have evolved drastically. You see, what first attracted me to board gaming was the prospect of playing some fairly strategic games without having to sink an entire evening into one session. We've all been burnt by too many unfinished 5-hour Risk-a-thons,...
Board Game Reviews B BradHB Updated May 26, 2019 9734 0
RPGs are great fun. I honestly think that some of the funniest nights of my life have been with my friends, playing an RPG. They don’t deserve the label they have as a dorky past-time, consisting of various Asperger’s sufferers hiding in Mum’s basement pushing a lead dragon around. As I’ve said many times, I don’t understand how an activity that requires social interaction can be called sad, when sitting at home playing on your X-Box isn’t.
Board Game Reviews I InfinityMax Updated May 25, 2019 10328 0
The more I play cooperative games, the more I see how different they can be. Some cooperative games are like tricky puzzles that everyone tries to solve (like Pandemic), some are trudging exercises in frustration (like Shadows Over Camelot), and some are just exciting, mad-cap romps (like sex). Arkham Horror is another kind of cooperative game, one I'm going to call awesome chaos.
Member Blogs G Grudunza Updated January 22, 2019 7829 0
I got A Touch of Evil recently and went ahead and grabbed the Something Wicked expansion, so I tried a few solo 3-4p games while vegging out in my hotel the past few days. I kept thinking it was going to be "Arkham Horror Lite" (which would be good in the respects of play time and available space, but not good in terms of immersion and gameplay), but really, having played it now, it's not that much shorter or lighter of a game than AH, at least in the solo games I played....
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