I am currently in the process of spendng way too much money on Kickstarter. But it’s for a good cause!
Big projects like Dreadball Xtreme and MERCS Recon have attracted my attention. I have backed a cardgame call Pairs! mainly so I can get my hands on the Name of the Wind deck (based on the book by Patrick Rothfuss).
But I have also backed some smaller projects and it’s these that I love the most I think!
Counterblast – a 50’s pulp-style sci-fi skirmish game
Guildball – a medieval football game
And finally, Across the Dead Earth– a post-apocalyptic skirmish game with full campaign rules (a bonus which is not to be sniffed at!)
All of these projects have funded so now it’s just playing the waiting game to see how much money they can raise.
All of these things look awesome so go check them out!
After a few games testing the deck with my friends it appears to be doing rather well! Obviously there is a huge difference between casual and tournament play but I have a good feeling about Saturdays Store Championship.
I can’t do any worse than I did at the Android: Netrunner one (Joint last FTW!)
Ok, so it appears that I will be taking part in my local stores Store Championship for both Android Netrunner and A Game of Thrones LCGs. I have never done anything like this before so it should be fun.
My Netrunner deck is pretty much sorted, it’s just my AGoT one I need to figure out. It has to be House Baratheon. My loyalties don’t extend any further! But do I go all out Rush, using the new A Noble Cause Agenda. This will give all my 2-cost or greater characters the Renown keyword, allowing them to gain power every time they win a challenge. If I do this, do I go for a Knights, Smuggler, or Holy Build?
My other alternative is to try for a House Tyrell themed deck, using such delightful cards as Margaery Tyrell, The Queen of Thorns and Mace Tyrell. This deck will be a little trickier to pilot and I do not have all the pieces yet, notably the Knight of Flowers but I think it will be the more satisfying of the two., Certainly it will be the more durable, much less of a “glass cannon.”
With only 5 weeks to decide I’d better get thinking!
(Hopefully it won’t be as long until my next post!)
Today i played three games of AGoT. I won the first one (which was my first using The Long Voyage Agenda). This agenda has a higher minimum card count but allows guaranteed extra card draw which is invaluable. The chances of drawing any specific card are lower but the increased card advantage was invaluable!
The next two games didn’t work quite so well. Still, plenty of work to be done and at least I got to try out Walder Frey! He did nothing but the card is among the most thematic in the game!
Then I played Android: Infiltration. Which I lost by one die roll! It is a fun and thematic heist game of futuristic corporate espionage and I urge anyone to pick up a copy (as well as that of it’s shared universe games Android and Android: Netrunner!)
Then there was Star Wars. To say I got violated is an understatement. My poor little Death Star never hurt anyone!
I recently inherited a bunch of Necrons. So I started building a Monolith.
The first pic of my Mobile Oppression Palace:
First game with my new AGoT deck last night. I won on a technicality. It may have been different if I hadn’t been tired after a Spartacus marathon! But I’m reasonably happy with it for now. Some fine-tuning may be necessary as more cards become available…