Jan 15, 2019
What a 2019 for Larry Kickstarter fulfillment! Kickstarter whitehot insanity!
Late to the Party- We talk about games that are established in the hobby that we are just now playing.
Alex:Through the Ages
What it is: "Die Crafting” game where the dice themselves change the city you acquire and build each round.
Why it's fun: Die rolling, fun city building, fun puzzle aspects, with accessible but rewarding game play. I.e. looking back over your plans however well they went at the end of a round has been satisfying for me!
So I first acquired and played this one a little over a year ago and am glad that I did, once I played it I decided to get the expansions for more content. But it's not NECESSARY to have a good time with what's in the box. A comparison is the obvious Kingsburg from Fantasy Flight games, whereas that one eschews to the heavier end of the spectrum, this one tackles the same genre of general play in a lighter way TONE wise. The play is varied without as many moving parts, and the colorful and slightly more playful art style backs this up.
Verdict: Get this one if you like dice rolling, have or have played Kingsburg and want a different implementation of the same theme (dice rolling city building) and or are looking for another soloable game with depth enough to be fun, without being all that thinky!
Beyond the Box - Sleeves, Mats, Dice, customized. This episode: Aftermarket Insert/Storage solutions, and alternate carry methods.
Larry’s GameTable by Player1_Gaming_Furniture
A Deeper Look - We pick a game and do a deeper dive into the title. Not a review but speaking to the mechanics of it. This episode:
Designer: Marc Paquien
Artist: Vincent Dutrait
Looking Ahead - Titles we are looking forward to this year!
As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music!
Intro / Bump / Outro
Gimme My Sword! / by Rekcahdam
From the Album: 25YEARLEGEND: A Legend of Zelda Indie Game Composer Tribute
From the Game: [Link's Awakening / A Link to the Past]
Original Composers: Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, Kozue Ishikawa, Koji Kondo
Alex Interlude Commercial
Cybernetic Love (lost... Broken Shards) / By Prometheus
From the Album: Humans + Gears Xenogears Remixed
Project Page: http://xenogears.ocremix.org - Humans + Gears
Original Composer: Yasunori Mitsuda