The Big Board-Gaming Catch-All

Charterstone game two played. It's a bit more involved now as we had opened up a variety of ways to score points, but overall it still went pretty fast. Unlocked a few more things, one totally new and as yet of unknown effect.

It continues to have awesome and/or cute things to build/hire at every turn.

Oh, we also hit our first decision point at the end of the game... not sure what the long term effects will be, but it was a choice of two unlocks with different contents, so we're 100% in our own version of the game now.

I can’t wait to get Charterstone this month! I’m so excited

The coffee tables like the Hoplite really impressed me. They are more financially practical and looked gorgeous. Not sure I'd really want to sit at a coffee table for the majority of my gaming but they were really cool. Had one set up as LEGO storage which I thought was pretty clever.

A buddy of mine bought Gloomhaven and I was fortunate enough to be able to run the first scenario a couple of times over the weekend. I'm not a big dungeon crawl guy but I really enjoyed myself. Lots of slick production values, augmented by the Broken Token organizer. We actually failed on the first attempt due to not having a feel for the pacing, running ourselves out of cards one turn before we would have won. We cleaned up hard the second time, most of us scarcely having passed the halfway points of our decks. I'm pretty stoked to play this again.

Also taught Vast to some GWJ folks on Sunday. Our Cave won after Sporing our Dragon (me) the last 3 turns in a row to slow him down. The dragon could have won on his last turn, but two attempts at flipping dark tiles looking for Events whiffed. The Knight and Goblin were at least a few turns away. I'm still pretty enamored with this game and with what they've able to achieve design-wise.

dRailer wrote:

Fallout stuff

Thanks for the feedback. I'd definitely be nervous about teaching a game from scratch, so would run through a few solo games first for sure and watch a few vids like the one you linked. Cheers.

Jow wrote:

A buddy of mine bought Gloomhaven and I was fortunate enough to be able to run the first scenario a couple of times over the weekend. I'm not a big dungeon crawl guy but I really enjoyed myself. Lots of slick production values, augmented by the Broken Token organizer. We actually failed on the first attempt due to not having a feel for the pacing, running ourselves out of cards one turn before we would have won. We cleaned up hard the second time, most of us scarcely having passed the halfway points of our decks. I'm pretty stoked to play this again.

Also taught Vast to some GWJ folks on Sunday. Our Cave won after Sporing our Dragon (me) the last 3 turns in a row to slow him down. The dragon could have won on his last turn, but two attempts at flipping dark tiles looking for Events whiffed. The Knight and Goblin were at least a few turns away. I'm still pretty enamored with this game and with what they've able to achieve design-wise.

they call me Cave Johnson

I've been messing around with the Kingdom Death: Monster models and decided I'd dive into painting them up to make them pop a bit more. I haven't done any mini painting before, so I wanted do go with something that would be simple and easy to do. I ended up priming them all in black and just did a few layers of increasingly light gray to get a style I'm pretty pleased with. We're going to start tonight and I've got all of the prologue miniatures painted for it. I'll knock out the rest of the monsters over the next few weeks or so.

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Looking great! Like a little stone statue (with blood). I'd love to see your white lion

Interesting Reddit post where they compiled statistics on board game designing women.

Delbin wrote:

Interesting Reddit post where they compiled statistics on board game designing women.

Not surprising in the least. Glad someone finally did something like this because it's been something I've often pondered when looking at our shelves.

mumford wrote:

I've been messing around with the Kingdom Death: Monster models and decided I'd dive into painting them up to make them pop a bit more. I haven't done any mini painting before, so I wanted do go with something that would be simple and easy to do.

You are a braver man than I. Those models are so good that I'm afraid to try and paint them.

Paint can always be removed! Or you can just go over it again with a solid color if you're not happy. Give it a shot, it's a fun hobby.

polypusher wrote:

Paint can always be removed! Or you can just go over it again with a solid color if you're not happy. Give it a shot, it's a fun hobby.

Oh I paint, relaxes me at the end of a crap day at work. I bought a bunch of Kingdom Death minis and now I just use them as an incentive to get better at it; right after the next mini I paint I'll be good enough to tackle one of those minis...

Flintheart Glomgold wrote:

You are a braver man than I. Those models are so good that I'm afraid to try and paint them.

I've never painted a model prior to doing these, so you can totally do it. I snagged a box of cheap Frostgrave minis I could use for practice. I also got a set of starter paints from Games Workshop, but if I were going to do what I'd done again I'd just grab the colors I want from the FLGS in town. I'm currently only using black, white, and red (in whatever shade suits you). As for painting, I've primed them with Chaos Black spray primer from GW, then I'm just dry brushing the paint on. Once I put together a wet palette with a paper towel and parchment paper it got so much easier to do.

Anyway, here's the white lion.

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That's an intimidating fellow. Got an extra Survivor's head to put in his paw?

Yesterday I got the shipping notice for Gloomhaven and the box arrived today.

The box is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to this box.

I'm thinking about storage solutions. I like Broken Token but I also wonder how much weight it adds to the box (because it's already heavy). Any experiences anyone?

Put together the broken token and game arrives tomorrow. Wood is light. I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

Aristophan wrote:

Yesterday I got the shipping notice for Gloomhaven and the box arrived today.

The box is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to this box.

I'm thinking about storage solutions. I like Broken Token but I also wonder how much weight it adds to the box (because it's already heavy). Any experiences anyone?

I'm waiting on my daedalus productions insert. Once it arrives I'll give some impressions.

There is a Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate board game. It is a cross between D&D and Bertray at house on the Hill.

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Azul is very good indeed. Looks like a nice tile playing game but is actually a knife fight.

Igneus wrote:
Aristophan wrote:

Yesterday I got the shipping notice for Gloomhaven and the box arrived today.

The box is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to this box.

I'm thinking about storage solutions. I like Broken Token but I also wonder how much weight it adds to the box (because it's already heavy). Any experiences anyone?

I'm waiting on my daedalus productions insert. Once it arrives I'll give some impressions.

I went the cheap route with the 4 Plano boxes. I haven't put everything back, yet, because I think I'm missing 2 tokens.

-BEP

bepnewt wrote:
Igneus wrote:
Aristophan wrote:

Yesterday I got the shipping notice for Gloomhaven and the box arrived today.

The box is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to this box.

I'm thinking about storage solutions. I like Broken Token but I also wonder how much weight it adds to the box (because it's already heavy). Any experiences anyone?

I'm waiting on my daedalus productions insert. Once it arrives I'll give some impressions.

I went the cheap route with the 4 Plano boxes. I haven't put everything back, yet, because I think I'm missing 2 tokens.

-BEP

Yep. Same. 4 plano boxes for 3600s and not sure how I'll fit it all in there. The tokens fit nicely though.

Gloomhaven is sitting in my home entryway (while I am at work). I will take some photos and post comments of it once I get it loaded into the Broken Token containers if anyone is interested in seeing that.

bepnewt wrote:
Igneus wrote:
Aristophan wrote:

... storage solution questions ...

I went the cheap route with the 4 Plano boxes. I haven't put everything back, yet, because I think I'm missing 2 tokens.

-BEP

Yep. Same. 4 plano boxes for 3600s and not sure how I'll fit it all in there. The tokens fit nicely though.

I did the 3 x 3600 and 1 x 3601 as described here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/172...
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/1...
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/1...

There's one wall in the 3600 that needs to be dremeled/cut out from what I see. That section of the 3600 holds the tokens with the 3 connected hexes and the biggest monster.

On a separate note, at the first link above there are some pics. One of the pics has the 3601 with the status tokens in it. I don't have any of the tokens that are in the middle row, bottom section of the box - the lightning tokens and the yellow tokens with the concentric circles on them with the triangle in the middle. Also, in the compartment to the right of that are the wooden elements tokens. I have those, but I don't have any of red or blue wooden pieces in that section. Do you guys that have Gloomhaven have these pieces?

-BEP

Oh for sure. I cut it out with an xacto knife.

Maybe those are 1e icon changes? The legend for just the status tokens lines up with what I have.

Edit: I have now obtained a 3601 for the tokens and yeah, that legend has extra stuff on it too.

Just finishing unpacking and organizing Gloomhaven. Oh boy. I think it’s almost required to get a insert for this game. I couldn’t fit everything in the box when putting stuff in baggies. Luckily I have empty plano boxes lying around. I’ll need to play a few games before deciding to get a insert. I’ll have to make sure if I like the game in the first place. I was going to play some solo missions so I can learn but it over 2 hours to punch and organize. Get out a Netflix show or something to keep yourself entertained.

I'm pretty sure this was mentioned here, but the BoxThrone Kickstarter is going. The price seems fairly reasonable and close to getting a similar amount of storage through Ikea shelves.

@Crockpot, the Meeple Realty insert for Gloomhaven is really nice and makes setup much quicker, but you can honestly get the same results for much cheaper with the Plano boxes or similar. (That's what I did)

Strategy board game deal of the day on Amazon. Some good stuff! Historically sells out quickly.

drdoak wrote:

Oh for sure. I cut it out with an xacto knife.

Maybe those are 1e icon changes? The legend for just the status tokens lines up with what I have.

Edit: I have now obtained a 3601 for the tokens and yeah, that legend has extra stuff on it too.

Dorkman was over last night and looked it up. The tokens in the bottom middle were something like "Bless/Curse" tokens that were in the 1e version but not used so they removed them from the 2e printing. I think he said he also read they were on the first printing by mistake.

I still wonder what the wooden pieces in the bottom right tray are. Probably more 1e stuff that isn't in 2e. Or, maybe, "unlocks" that come with some of the characters? I may post on BBG later to find out.

-BEP