Author Topic: Origins 2019: June 12-16  (Read 10216 times)

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Reply #135 on: June 19, 2019, 08:59:48 PM
The only demo worth noting was Gloomhaven.  I had never played before and was blown away by just about every aspect of the game.  The game has been gushed over in prior podcasts and now I totally get why.

Gloomhaven really is very well done.  My group has played 23 scenarios so far.  We've yet to lose interest, which is something that I can't say about many other games after that many plays.  The retirement system is really smart.  By the time you're starting to feel that you've moved from getting your character to being a bit bored of it, you're likely going to be retiring (if you haven't already).  We've had three retirements so far and each of us has been pleasantly surprised at how different they have been from what we played before.

I may  have mentioned it earlier, but I'm really surprised how many people I saw playing Root since it's really a COIN game.  A lot quicker and cuter than the COIN games.  But a COIN game none the less.  Maybe the booth should run some of the hidden war games like that, trick people into moving from little wooden cats to cardboard chits.

My current character might be an exception to the retirement system in Gloomhaven. I'm at level 9 and nowhere near fulfilling the retirement goal. However, the game does allow you to change characters if you choose. I think I may have to do that.

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Reply #136 on: June 19, 2019, 09:54:34 PM
Ares ran numerous miniatures wargame sessions during Origins.  I played in two different, large battle, WW1 aviation games.

True, but their only "Sails of Glory" games were pirate-themed nonsense.  They, too, are turning away.

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Reply #137 on: June 19, 2019, 10:15:48 PM
True, but their only "Sails of Glory" games were pirate-themed nonsense.



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Reply #138 on: June 20, 2019, 07:47:00 AM
Adam - it was great to meet you and I hope you had a fun time slinging dice with our guys. 
I didn't realize you were coming all the way from CA - that's pretty dedicated!  :)

And as Mirth will tell you, the real surprise is that we have any listeners, so meeting this is off-the-charts unexpected  :peace:

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Reply #139 on: June 20, 2019, 08:32:34 AM
And as Mirth will tell you, the real surprise is that we have any listeners, so meeting this is off-the-charts unexpected  :peace:

It's great to have a listener. I just do them for the drunk game talk.

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Reply #140 on: June 20, 2019, 08:48:00 AM
We have a podcast?  :o

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Reply #141 on: June 20, 2019, 11:01:36 AM
Looks like a great time and very well attended. But..... where's the booze hidden?  :waiting:

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Reply #142 on: June 20, 2019, 11:23:20 AM
..... where's the booze hidden?  :waiting:

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Reply #143 on: June 20, 2019, 11:29:36 AM
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Reply #144 on: June 20, 2019, 12:36:50 PM

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Reply #145 on: June 20, 2019, 12:38:11 PM
Looks like a great time and very well attended. But..... where's the booze hidden?  :waiting:


duh, we're not taking pictures of where we hide things  :Loser:




but yes, there were some adult beverages consumed on Wednesday evening by the booth crew  :rockon:

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Reply #146 on: June 21, 2019, 08:56:01 AM
[Bob Newhart voice]

Was...was uh...was the feedback...uh...positive?

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Reply #147 on: June 21, 2019, 08:56:58 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-my-experiences-with-10-organizations/

I got email feedback from Boardgamegeek from Rogue Cthulhu and Everything Epic Games on my review.  Have not heard from the Buffy people or the Hyatt for some reason.     :nolisten:


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Reply #148 on: June 21, 2019, 09:33:39 AM

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Reply #149 on: June 21, 2019, 10:58:36 AM

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