Everything looks good from here... Yes. Yes, this is a fertile land, and we will thrive. We will rule over all this land, and we will call it... 'This Land.' I think we should call it 'your grave!' Ah, curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal! Ha ha HA! Mine is an evil laugh! Now die! Oh, no, God! Oh, dear God in heaven!

Wash ,'Serenity'

Gaming 1: You are likely to be eaten by a grue

A thread for the discussion of games: board, LARP, MMORPG, video, tabletop RPG, game theory etc. etc. and all attendant news, developments and ancillary subjects thereof, as well as coordinating/scheduling games either online or IRL. All are welcome to chime in, talk about their favorite games or learn about gaming of any sort.

PLEASE TO WHITEFONT SPOILERS for video games, RPG modules or anything for which foreknowledge of events might lessen one's enjoyment of whatever gaming experience.

Toddson - Apr 24, 2008 12:56:30 pm PDT #10 of 26131
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

Top Ten? first time EVER?

Hayden - Apr 24, 2008 12:57:21 pm PDT #11 of 26131
aka "The artist formerly known as Corwood Industries."

Settlers is great, but Cities & Knights is a quantum leap forward in awesomeness. Settlers is mostly about bartering, right? C&K keeps that, but introduces elements that cause all the players to constantly choose whether to work together or subtly screw over someone. There's all kinds of great strategy to develop. It's a little like chess and Risk and Monopoly all thrown together, only without the inherent tedium in the latter two. There's a lot of rules, but once you play it once or twice, you can internalize the rules and start playing on a higher level.

Kevin - Apr 24, 2008 12:59:32 pm PDT #12 of 26131
Never fall in love with somebody you actually love.


Does anybody here play Oblivion on the PC, Xbox 360 or PS3? It's amazing.

megan walker - Apr 24, 2008 1:00:26 pm PDT #13 of 26131
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Yes, we have the Catan games as well. I think we own Knights and Cities but haven't played that one yet, we've been doing just the bast Settlers set.

Well, I think we've answered the question of what we'll play when I come down in May.

Also, if you don't have it, I can bring it down.

NoiseDesign - Apr 24, 2008 1:02:01 pm PDT #14 of 26131
Our wings are not tired

Believe me, if we don't have it, we'll get it. We love board games. I'm pretty sure we have it along with the expansion so that we can play up to 6 players.

megan walker - Apr 24, 2008 1:05:05 pm PDT #15 of 26131
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Yeah, at some point I was going to ask what you have, and whether I should bring anything down (Ticket to Ride Europe, LoTR Risk, Acquire, etc.). You have Bohnanza I believe, no?

Polter-Cow - Apr 24, 2008 1:05:48 pm PDT #16 of 26131
What else besides ramen can you scoop? YOU CAN SCOOP THIS WORLD FROM DARKNESS!

I've never played the Catan games, although I have heard of them.

You know what's fun, though? Mall of Horror.

It's essentially Dawn of the Dead: The Board Game.

CaBil - Apr 24, 2008 1:07:23 pm PDT #17 of 26131
Remember, remember/the fifth of November/the Gunpowder Treason and Plot/I see no reason/Why Gunpowder Treason/Should ever be forgot.

Whoop! Nice shiny new digs...

Glamcookie - Apr 24, 2008 1:09:22 pm PDT #18 of 26131
I know my own heart and understand my fellow man. But I am made unlike anyone I have ever met. I dare to say I am like no one in the whole world. - Anne Lister

Any of you played SET? [link] We played at work recently and it was surprisingly addictive and fun.

Tamara - Apr 24, 2008 1:10:06 pm PDT #19 of 26131
You know, we could experiment and cancel football.

I hope to learn something by reading this thread. Do you all feel the immense pressure?