UnPub 7: the Games I Want to Play

There are a ton of interesting games that will be shown off and tweaked during the upcoming UnPub weekend, but as always, there are a few that have caught my attention as I prepare for the trip. Based on the UnPub program so far, these are the games currently on my radar, organized by table…

Birthday List Re-Visited

I had posted my birthday wishlist previously with the bulk of it being lists of games I either wanted to learn or to play again. I was hoping RUTHCon II would provide opportunities to get a lot of things crossed off of the list, so now that the dust has settled and my house is…

Gaming Resolutions – June and July

I had written a whole resolutions update for June and thought I’d scheduled it to post while we were in the air on our way to Rome. But apparently I didn’t, and so that post never published. So I’m combining it into an update for the following month also. Publish at least 2 blog posts…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 12

I’m back again this week, well-rested from vacation and ready to record. Which as ever meant I actually procrastinated on writing my script, turned in my segment at the last minute, and probably bugged the crap out of Mike though he’s too nice to tell me so. But he still managed to put together another…

Collection Update: June 2017

June was an interesting month for my collection as I visited game stores in both Rome and Hannover while on vacation. But I also opened up the RUTHCon math trade and flea market which meant a bunch of games were placed up for grabs and will potentially leave my shelves. ADDED Games Condottiere (Italian) –…

Birthday Wishlist

As everyone now knows thanks to RUTHCon, my 34th birthday is coming up. As such, people (especially family) like to ask me what I want. Typically I just link them to places like my Amazon wishlists, but this year I want less stuff and more gaming experiences. So here it is for your reading pleasure,…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 11

This episode is the first since launch that I didn’t record for as I was instead enjoying browsing game stores in Rome and Hannover in addition to you know, attending a wedding and seeing the sites. But just because I don’t appear in the episode, that doesn’t mean I don’t have opinions. So check out…

Vacation Game Stores

Well we’re back in the US after a long day of travel and it’s time to unpack and get laundry going. But since I don’t want to do either of those things, instead I made a cup of coffee and settled down to write about the game stores I visited on my trip: Avalon Roma…

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game – the Adventure Continues

Last Sunday, our motley band of heroes got together to continue their adventures in Varisia. This is what happened (WARNING: spoilers for Rise of the Runelords and long not-so-great storytelling follow the cat photo): Rimeskull Our adventurers entered the rocky, snow-covered circle hoping to figure out how to disable the fabled stone heads that would…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 10

I’ve played every game featured in this episode of The Five By which is somewhat astounding given the broad variety of games found in our combined collections. Of note, this episode features Sarah’s first segment so, if you haven’t already, listen to the episode and then jump over to Twitter and welcome her to the…

Travel Plans (and Games)

Kit and I were invited to a (practically) family wedding this June, with the only wrinkle being that it’s being held in Hannover. Thus, we won’t be attending Origins this year as we’ll be heading off on our holidays, with plans to spend just over six days in Rome before heading to Hanover for four…

Collection Update: May 2017

It was a very light month for acquisitions, likely helped by the fact that I didn’t get a tremendous amount of gaming in at all. Added GAMES London Dread – Cardboard Jungle supporter giveaway ACCESSORIES 10×10 Challenger tracker – DaftConcepts Replacement glass score markers for Sagrada – courtesy of Patrick Hillier Removed While technically nothing…

Backed Kickstarter Projects

A while ago I’d decreased my activity on Kickstarter a good amount but I’ve noticed it creeping back up lately. So I’m making a list of backed projects both current and those waiting to fulfill in an effort to stay honest. Currently Backing Hero’s Trove Item Cards for 5E (ends Mon, May 29th) I’m still…