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Imperial Assault
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes   October 01, 2015   256  
Better with Boba. I have to say that I’m actually kind of impressed with the new Imperial Assault expansion, The Twin Shadows. I think it’s a big improvement in terms of setting and narrative over the base game, and I find myself almost wishing that they had done this “mini campaign” as the entry point. It feels more like SW and it requires a MUCH smaller time/group commitment. There is also some cool stuff going on it like how C-3PO and R2-D2 function in a combat-oriented game. The skirmish stuff is really kind of...
SuperflyTNTSuperflyTNT   September 29, 2015   241  
Wiz War? BAH! This is the real deal. I have more than a slight bias against card games, generally speaking, so I am generally skeptical that I will like any given card game, no matter how thematic or "elegant" it may be described as by others. Because of this bias, when my "dear friend Bootyanus", or rather, Mark Thomas of Hot Seat Games (designer of several good games) told me that Epic Spell Wars was the undisputed King Shit I was, as usual, incredibly skeptical. As it turns out, he was not only right,...
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes   September 28, 2015   295  
 In which Yie Ar Kung Fu is referenced.  
MattDPMattDP   September 21, 2015   342  
Britain is pockmarked with standing stones. On a recent holiday we passed them in a dozen different sites. High on windy hillsides or perched above rocky bays, the waves seething over jagged rocks beneath. I love to touch them, to touch my history. They feel like the bones of the country, smooth yet pitted. 
Darkest Night
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes   September 17, 2015   551  
A Darkest Night Smorgasbord
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