The Guide to the City series of articles describes the background for the Gierburg game setting. In this first installment we take a loof at the lowest of the low: the average citizen of the Free City. Born in Gierburg. Die in Gierburg. Born in the gutter, die in the gutter. Everythin’ else issa step-up. Gutter-scum, peasant, citizen, down-trodden, poor, starving, bedraggled, stinking, continue as you will along the same vein, the average life of a Gierburg peasant is two-score and ten years of misery. You get born to parents who can barely feed you, survive till you get old enough to earn money to eat, settle down with someone to start a family and continue the cycle, dying at some point from malnutrition, sickness, an accident, murder or age. A peasant is a peasant is a peasant is a peasant and nothing tends to change that
After the success from last year, Throne of Blades is back for 2013. Will Harry Allen return to defend his throne?
I’ve been tweaking and fiddling my decks lately, and found my blue one is really lacking. Unlike the others, which are brute force, blue seems to be all about sneaky tactics and trickery etc. This is right up my street. I am still new to Magic, so I do not know much about themed decks, but one I do know is a mill deck. I've been on
The front page of Bell of Lost Souls has two interesting advertisements that are very telling.
Another restless night, with another body laying in the street… Just a normal day on the job for you… On to the part three of the Android boardgame review! Last time I started telling you about the two phases of the game round (“ daytime ” and “ end of day “). During daytime, each investigator can perform a number of actions that take away his “ time “. After he has no more time left, an investigator’s turn ends and the next player is up. New Angeles, the city that never sleeps… We already covered moving and following up a lead. The next action that is available to investigators is “ draw or discard a twilight card ” (costs 1 time). “ Twilight ” cards are special cards that can help you through the game a lot. This is actually the main way of interaction between the players. There are two types of twilight cards: Dark and Light
I mentioned a while ago that I’d been reading some academic papers about gamer culture, and that I’d share some with you all.
Or, How I Paid a Hundred Bucks for a Game and Didn’t Get What I Wanted . . . Original box art from the Rogue Trader era marines So picked up Space Marine on Friday night, as my girlfriend and I were looking after her ten-year old brother again – the guy I played Kill Team with .
I am sure that you may have noticed my lack of blogging for the past couple of months. I have not had the best of luck in my personal life, which is something I don’t usually mention here. Things were finally starting to even out it looked like I was going to be back into the hobby full swing; then out of the blue my luck went sour again. This past Sunday I was hit/clipped by a car while crossing the street. I am now on the mend from this event, but will be unable to do anything hobby related for probably another 4-6 weeks as my relocated shoulder and broken fingers heal. This has been the most awful 10 months of my life, but despite that I have worked hard to stay positive. What I am going to try to do is finish up my gaming outside the box series, if I can coax my friend into editing the articles. This one handed pecking is awfully slow and tedious.