Minnesota Board Game Night at Johnvanjim's - Friday, September 4th, 6:30 PM until late)

Johnvanjim wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

It was a good time Friday night, as long as I pretend Cutthroat Caverns never existed in the first place.

*chuckles* Was it the randomness, the backstabbing? Seemed like the entire evening the-gods-of-randomness were choosing odd directions for you to head..

The randomness inherent to the game. Having an occasional enemy with weird abilities to mix things up keeps stuff interesting, but when every creature you encounter has some bizarre ability that stretches things on longer . . . no thanks. I liked some of the mechanics of it, but the constant "screw whoever goes 1st/2nd/3rd every round" just started to get really old. Not a game I ever want to touch again with any size stick.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
Johnvanjim wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

It was a good time Friday night, as long as I pretend Cutthroat Caverns never existed in the first place.

*chuckles* Was it the randomness, the backstabbing? Seemed like the entire evening the-gods-of-randomness were choosing odd directions for you to head..

The randomness inherent to the game. Having an occasional enemy with weird abilities to mix things up keeps stuff interesting, but when every creature you encounter has some bizarre ability that stretches things on longer . . . no thanks. I liked some of the mechanics of it, but the constant "screw whoever goes 1st/2nd/3rd every round" just started to get really old. Not a game I ever want to touch again with any size stick.

I enjoyed it. I think that things started to pick up once we got the mechanics down. I see your point on the crazy monster powers though. Having some weighted notations so that you could set the difficulty to your game would be helpful. That way you could have only a few crazy monsters. They did seem to distract some from the fun of being able to screw over your teammate. The best moments of the game seemed to be those rare ones where someone went after another person only to have a "Not So Fast" battle. I think if the monsters were easier to deal with, you could have more of these without the players feeling like they were going to not be able to kill the monster in the end.

Finally not on call at the end of the month! I picked up Kemet on a whim, and am hoping people will be game to try it out this Friday. Also have been semi-obsessed with Netrunner and will bring a couple of decks.

Sigh, will have to miss it, out of town till thursday, and need to spend some time with my wife(maybe have a data night) as I will be working at the renaissance festival all weekend, long, hot, 3 day weekend.

I have plans this weekend so won't be able to make it up. I the plus side, I put my house up for sale a few days ago and am hoping to move much closer to the cities. Hopefully no more long drives from St. Cloud for a few hours of board gaming goodness.

I'll be there.

I'll have the AC on and the cider chilled. I picked up a few more things from GenCon to teach/play, but I'm down for whatever the group decides. I'll tweak out a few more NetRunner decks, just in case.

I picked up Formula D in the Amazon sale a few weeks back based on recommendations in the boardgame thread; tried it once, really a nice diversion from usual board games. First time I've ever encountered a race car theme. I'll bring it along.

First time in several months that I am in town for one of these and...my wife gave me the "really?" look when I mentioned gaming night as she held our three week old son. I think I'll have better luck when his age is measured in months vs. weeks.

I have Dungeon Roll to teach as well:) the pieces are still waiting to be punched out/devirginized at the next session I am able to attend;)

Congratulations on the anniversary! I definately can't go if it is that Saturday as it is the last weekend of the renfest for the year, and that night is our cast party after hours so I have to work late doing security.

Updated the post with September's date, it's on the last Saturday this month, as that Friday is my wedding anniversary (and the wife just doesn't dig board games as much as she prefers fancy food and wine..)

Good times were had at the last game night (Pics updated):

Formula D (Thanks Dan!)
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Infiltration
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Descent
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Mage Wars
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And Netrunner hit the tables. Much fun was had until very late (for some of us!).

Good times as always, thanks to those who showed up and shared some fun!

Sorry to hear it, Rains, enjoy the fest though!

I'm actually going to have to push this off until October 18th it seems. This time of year, parties and such start getting tough to plan around, so be wary of specific dates changing around. Thanks in advance!

*bump* Just a reminder, this is going on tomorrow, for anyone that wants in out of the rain and cold, have a beer and a boardgame!

Should be able to come down tonight.

Bumpitty bump! Tomorrow night if you're down for gaming!

Bah. Wife is out so I'm on kid duty, and, well, even if she wasn't, it's Xbox One day, so I suspect I'll be lovingly dry-humping my new machine.

Uh, you should probably forget I said that.

I'm working nights this week, that is if the flu circulating my house ever stops. Hopefully next time

Have to babysit my niece and nephew last minute so won't be able to make it

Updated the date for December (Friday, December 27th, 6:30 PM), had a blast last month doing some Robinson Crusoe and the latest CAH Expansion (#4). Hope you all have some happy holidays then hang out and get your game on!

Bummer, will be out of town that day:( Hopefully January I'll be able to make it!

I have a pretty full month with my house finally selling. Packing will most likely trump gaming

I should be there.

And final reminder bump for tonight's game night. Come on over if you're not having too much fun running around outside in shorts!

And final reminder bump for tonight's game night. Come on over if you're not having too much fun running around outside in shorts!

I'll be there, with a new copy of Tokaido I haven't tried yet.

I might be a little late, but I'll try to make it.

Will there be a board game night in January?

Crap, sorry, haven't been around for a while (vacation). It's last minute, but it's on for tonight! If you've got some free time and want to avoid the cold, swing on by!