Sooo, yesterday was fun: went to Bryan's house and played board games, as follows: Battle Wizards, DC deck building game, Battlestar Galactica (4ish pm - 9 pm), Warmachine team games (John and Steven vs Walter and Max) and another round of Battle Wizards. Got home around 12:45 a.m. I only wish I was getting more sleep these days.
DC Deck Building Game
This game is not collaborative, as Marvel's Legendary is, in which you're fighting the villain. Instead, each person fights each other until we run out of villains to defeat/recruit or the deck runs out. Then, everyone adds up their points. There's also only one resource. It's simpler and perhaps a little quicker. I still haven't figured out the best way to win. Both times I've played, I've lost colossally, but had a good time doing it.
I really enjoyed Battlestar Galactica - that was my first attempt at it. Basically, the humans are trying to escape from the cylons, a machine race that has made human-look-alike bodies. As I've never watched the series, this was somewhat new information to me.
Since we had six people, two of us had to be cylons. Figuring out which ones was fun. I was human the whole time. Turns out, Walter and John were the cylons among us. Walter got shot by Steven, but John was never technically found out though by the end of the game we were pretty sure it had to be him. The humans escaped, with some collateral damage.
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards
Battle Wizards (see picture on the right) is basically an inane magical slap fest in which the last person standing wins. It's pretty amusing and a lot of fun with six people.
The spells have funny names and are pieced together randomly in three parts (Whirly-do's Burst-o-ramic Meatier Swarm!). The pictures on the cards are ... disturbing.
The character cards have no meaning and are all the same, except for their ridiculous names: Fey Tinklebottom, Lady Lazorvere etc.
Today (Jan 2nd), probably going to be at the Gaming Pit in the evening with John, playing Warmachine. Alas, this will not help my sleep habits, though it will be fun. John has the most fun on these days - he loves Warmachine. Also, everyone typically will go out to eat afterward until 1 a.m. The discussion is fun - it's just exhausting. Hopefully, after today, I'll return to normal sleep hours. I might not be on TOR very late (10-11 pm) for the near future.
Also, the Warmachine crew is trying to put together an Iron Kingdoms RPG, which seems that will be occurring on Friday evenings. I might join this, if they do not get enough people. I've always wanted to try an RPG style game, so if I do get to join, I'll be looking forward to it.
Below, you'll find pictures of the board gaming day. P.S. That shirt of John's and one of the new ones that I bought him for Christmas - a Mythbuster's quote - and one that I was quite fond of. It's very true in science.