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Month: March 2017

Walking Dead COMIC Wednesday: Vs Mode

For this month’s comic, I tried something new by shooting the whole session at a game store.  It felt like a fitting place to do my first “competitive” session report. It went well and was interesting but I missed having the control of shooting at my home setup.

This time, my friend joined me to play through the last scenario in the Days Gone Bye expansion:

Chapter 3: Bad Blood

If you missed the previous issue, you can find it it my Comics link in the top menu.

Showcase: Last Night on Earth/Invasion from Outer Space

One of the first board games I really got into was Flying Frog Production’s Last Night on Earth zombie horror game.  The game first hit the shelves in 2007 and I picked it up right away due to its unique art style using edited studio photography in place of the more common painted or illustrated art of other games.

image from bgg, publisher

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Walking Dead Wednesday: Tank time

I was walking through my local Walgreen’s and stumbled upon a cheap little find for The Walking Dead: All Out War- a plastic army man set with some interesting plastic terrain:

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War of the Ring Anniversary Edition

As I teased at the end of my post last week, my copy of War of the Ring (second edition) Anniversary Release from Ares Games arrived.  I finally got a chance to check it out and it is, in a word, glorious.

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Walking Dead Wednesdays: Tackling the Threat Tracker

Threat is a major force in The Walking Dead: All Out War and tracking it is important.  Mantic gave us a threat dial and a spinner but spinners make for a weak way to track such an important aspect of the game, mainly because they are so good at, well, spinning. Let’s see if we can’t change that up a bit.

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6×6 Game Challenge 2017: Dropzone Commander and Santorini

It’s been a crazy busy week but right before hell broke loose, I was able to get in my first session of Dropzone Commander for my game challenge and was able to hit a little Santorini at the end.

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Walking Dead Wednesday: Prelude to Woodbury vs Core Set comparison

I saw a user on Boardgamegeek talk about only going with the Prelude to Woodbury expansion to start his collection in The Walking Dead: All Out War and never picking up the Core Set. I think this is perfectly doable but like in most things, there will be tradeoffs and balances to this approach.

I decided to research more into this and find out exactly what you’ll be missing if you go this route and what do you gain.

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“FateCon” 2017 Part 2

Part 1 of my FateCon trip can be found here.  Here is the conclusion of my trip out to Fate, Texas and the gaming that lies therein.

Day 2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past was the first game to hit the table on day 2.  This game kickstarted about the same time as Mantic’s The Walking Dead: All Out War.  I was briefly in both Kickstarter campaigns but decided to pare it down and if you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know which direction I went (and have no regrets).

Shadows of the Past ready. Hob is going down!

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Walking Dead Wednesday: Trees, revisited

While compiling all the images from my second comic issue, I noticed that the camera picked up the stock dark trees as actually a bit browner than I anticipated.

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