Winter is hard because of the cold. It’s a wonderful time to play games. The Paruman house has been on a bit of a go slow as the kids are studying for mid-year exams. As a result, I’ve been playing a lot of Xbox, with headphones so as not to disturb them. I’ve had a few ideas about things to blog about, but it just seems easier to re-watch Star Trek, ahead of the new Pickard series due soon.
The past weekend Ronin wanted to play games during his breaks, and he started working on his models again. This has me inspired to do something that’s not involving the couch. So, to kill 2 birds with 1 stone let me lay out my plan to get back into action.
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Dark Souls the board Game is one of those kick-starters that went sideways. It’s been about 3 years and delivery is still happening. The base game is at retail, but the reviews are so bad you won’t be wrong in thinking that you should avoid it.
My initial thoughts was that the game had potential and really needed the stretch goals, so I thought I’d wait before writing up the review. Well, I don’t have the SG yet but I’m having fun and I’m still playing….
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5 second rule is a fast, funny, family board game based on a series of videos from Ellen Degeneres. It’s a party game very similar to 30 seconds. In 30 seconds you have to answer 5 questions in 30 seconds, in 5 second rule you have to give 3 answers to a single question in 5 seconds. Easy, right?
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Last week I was feeling rather sorry for myself. I was held up at gunpoint and my new phone was gone.A some point I wandered into my study and starting tidying up. As I was packing my latest Shadows of Brimstone expansion and then I counted 10 of them. They were still in shrink, some of them for over a year! I thought I should make use of the them and open at least 1 a month and do a solo narrative campaign. So here goes…
Continue reading Shadows of Brimstone Game 1: A Fist full of Dark stone
*wipes away cobwebs, *clears throat. So I’m not dead; yet. Life just got a little upside down. Work got crazy, I almost quit without another job but I stuck it out and things seem to be getting better. My health went for a dive, I cannot remember using this much sick leave in a single winter season before. The cars needed new clutches among other work, stuff around the house needed attention so the wallet got hit too. My phone broke (2 of them) I lost all my photos and I stopped playing games…
… but I’m getting back on the wagon. I’ve been feeling so depressed of late it’s not even funny. I even resorted to playing video games but it was not the same. Get up go to work, get home sit on couch, eat a whole packet of chips every day. *sigh* I need something to get my mojo back.
The kids have asked that I not invite people over for games during the week. It interrupts their sleep which impacts them in school. I don’t blame them they are actually out of the house, on their way to school while I’m still in the shower. So their days are rather long.
I actually dusted off a few games that I bought (ages ago, yet never played) and gave a couple of them a whirl. It felt good. So very good to get my head wrapped into a puzzle smothered in a good story. The game that did it for me recently was This War of Mine. I still need to play it a few more times though, it’s tough! For the first time in a long time I felt like my head was clear and I was myself again.
Getting around a table with other people
This might be a bit tougher. I’m not a fan of late night driving so I’m going to have to start using Uber to get around at night for games. There is a new wargames club not too far from home so maybe I’ll join them on and off. I did get in some gaming recently at an old friends place. I do need to visit her more often, it was fun.
Winter is over too, this means that my study will be warming up! It’s freezing in there. So I can get back to painting.
So anyway, I’m back and I will start posting again even if it’s just my inane ramblings. Mind you the way the exchange rate it going I might need to find myself a cheaper hobby! You know what, just typing this has got me energised, I think I’m going to start exercising again too.