Archives for June 2007

Descent: Journeys in the Dark

Descent: Journeys in the Dark

It has been a while since I last blogged but I haven’t been doing much gaming in the last couple of weeks. I did have some nice games of Halo 2 with the Buttermen and prior to that I was in the Halo 3 Playtest which was fun. I’ve been playing the heck out of an older game called Full Spectrum Warrior on my old Xbox. Pretty much though, table top gaming hasn’t been happening until last night!

For the first time since I got it 18 months ago I finally played Descen: Journeys in the Dark. It is similar to Doom but much more rich and interesting. I can see how it is better balanced than Doom (though I think Doom is still fun) and it also has a lot more stuff the party can do.

We did the first scenario and got about 1/3rd of the way through. Just enough time to figure out how threat works and the mechanics of the whole thing. Parts of the game we played wrong but I have since figured them out and the next play should be much improved. The rules are pretty well written but I wish they would repeat information more often. I think the more you repeat information the less you have to flip through the manual the better it is to remember.

I am now looking forward to having more than just me and Jeff playing. This would be a great game with 4 other players. The hunt is on to find some players!

[TMP] "WoW Watch Your Back and Burning Drachens Question" Topic

[TMP] “WoW Watch Your Back and Burning Drachens Question” Topic

On The Miniatures Page a fellow asked if the 2nd and 3rd sets in the Wings of War game was worth getting. Here is what I responded with:

The second set introduces 2 seaters which are a whole new ballgame when it comes to aerial combat. They are really tough opponents. That back seat gunner makes all the difference in the world.

The third set enables balloon busting missions which are a lot of fun. I played it today at HMGS-Midsouth and we had a blast. The allies had a plane with rockets and the German’s had a balloon, 2x AAA and a Albatros D.III. The Allies got a lucky hit with their first rocket and the balloon when boom BUT, since even they weren’t expecting it, the aircraft was in the vacinity of the explosion and was crippled! The Albatros made quick work of him. I totally recommend the game.

I love the new miniatures as well. Not only do you get an assembed, well painted and based
miniature, you get an additional manuever deck of cards. The comparison to a metal model breaks down like this in my opinion:

Cost of WoW miniature: $12
Cost of Skytrex Miniature: $8
For the addition of $4 you get 1 extra
deck of manuever cards, 1 see through, properly marked base, fully painted and assembled model and a storage tray.

You can’t go wrong. There are only 4 types of mid-war aircraft available in this wave but more are coming. They did an excellent job on this. Highly recommended.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Trailer

Star Wars: Video

As some readers know I am a Star Wars fan. While the Alliance and Empire product from WOTC was disappointing I am happy to say the new animated series looks like it will be a huge winner! The trailer linked here shows the quality is very good. I imagine they will be able to tell a lot more of the story through this medium. I am of course looking forward to the live action series but I don’t expect to see that any time soon. In the meanwhile this looks like it will be good.