Thursday Nights

These are my reports of the games we play and our views of the weaknesses and strengths of the games. I will be blunt, truthful and not always kind (except about my D&D Campaign!)

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Every Round Counts, Get Lucky, Keep Running

April 2014Posted by Sir Lard Sat, May 10, 2014 10:17:26

24th April

Every Round Counts, Get Lucky, Keep Running

Tonight there is only 5 of us, Sir Keith, Sir Nic, Sir Animal, the Squire Phil and myself, this week my promo copy of Every Round Count arrived from Game Crafter, so we decide to play the game with the printed components instead of the homemade version, a close game was had but in the end sir Animal beat me by 1 point.

Get Lucky!

Sir Keith backed this on Kickstarter, it arrived a couple of weeks ago, first outing on a Thursday night

Box Blurb:

Get Lucky is a compact, inexpensive, and fast-playing update of a Cheapass classic.

Kill Doctor Lucky is our award-winning board game, originally released in 1996. It's the tale of a crazy old man and the collection of murderers who surround him. But he's a lucky old man, as his name suggests, and sometimes it can be hard to take him out!

Get Lucky is a card game based on the same idea. Each player controls two murderers, and Doctor Lucky is represented by a pawn that moves around the table. The turn moves with him, and Doctor Lucky's luck is represented by icons on the cards. When you're not trying to kill Doctor Lucky, you're often trying to save him from someone else! The game ends when Doctor Lucky's luck runs out, and someone finally manages to land the killing blow. It's fast, fun, and funny!

Thursday night game:

Game plays well; I believe the next game will be played differently, a few earlier attempts to kill Dr Lucky, instead of tonights free for all, at the end where every players turn there is an attempt to kill him.

Keep Running!

Another of one of Sir Keith’s Kickstarter back projects, Keep Running

Box Blurb:

Keep Running! is a quick and nasty card game. A bear chases you and your friends through the woods. Do whatever you can to be the last runner standing! Each player has a rapidly diminishing hand of cards and one must be played every turn. Roll a die to see how fast you’re going, but don’t forget the modifier on the card you’ve put down! Some cards allow you to get more in your hand, keeping you in the game longer. Others will let you attack your opponents, pushing them ever closer to that ever-chasing bear. Run out of cards and you’re no longer running – you’re dinner!

Thursday Night Game

Bad start for me, don’t roll a 1 on your D6 when all your cards don’t have good modifiers on them, my game was over quickly as the others had better rolls and it seems they had better cards (don’t call me a bad loser, just a useless die roller!) but after I was out of the game the others followed quickly, Sir Nic one.

Good game will play again

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April 2014Posted by Sir Lard Sat, April 12, 2014 11:44:20

10th April

Bloodbowl Manager

Just the knights tonight, Phil the squire, Malcolm and Gareth were all unavailable.

So we decide to play Bloodbowl Manager with the expansion but with a few house rule changes, and decide to choose which team we played

The house rule changes

Each team starts with a random drawn Star Player

We use just the original Bloodbowl balls.

Randomise the last round

The teams are as follows

Sir Animal: Undead

Sir Keith: Chaos

Sir Nic: Skaven

Sir Steve: Dark Elves

The game report

First Round: no cup match and each player had to draw to extra cards from there deck

I was first and went for the card which gave you a Star player and the middle gave you a choice of one star player from two cards and two fans, Sir Nic played a card on the opposite side which downed my first card, so on the next turn I continued to play on this match up, the other four match filled up leaving me to just play on this as no other match up lost the cards on a side to free up a space, so I played all my cards on this match up and received to star players at the end of the round (which is quiet a good result for me)

Second Round: again no cup match but this time you wasn’t allowed to play more than 3 of your cards at a match up, the other match didn’t really give much away, so we all plodded through this round

Third Round: At last a cup match, so there was five matches for players to use there cards, a few Star players were picked up so contract markers and fans

Forth Round: Cup Match but the other four matches really didn’t give much away a few upgrade cards and 1 or 2 fans

Fifth Round: Bloodbowl Cup (loads of fans to win) and the other match had a few fans and a contract to win, but first the roll to see is unlucky enough to go first, yes it was ME!!, laying a card on the match up which I could win two fans and the last round started, loads of fighting going on in the four way cup match up, the other match ups getting a card or two, the round ended. Lucky for me at two of my matches the scores were tied and the ball was in the middle which meant as I was the first player I chose who had won me both times then! Now to the scores

Sir Nic 54 fans

Sir Keith 41

Sir Steve 37

Sir Animal 28

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Lost Legends

April 2014Posted by Sir Lard Sat, April 05, 2014 10:19:10

3rd April

Lost Legends

The Knights and Squire in attendance tonight, and tonight we played another game of Lost Legends to see if I could have a better game than I did on the 27th Feb, I was going to try and use what I hade learnt from the first game, which was grab a weapon in the draft as soon as I could, the first cards I received had a magical staff which was good as I was a magic user, now at least I could hit the creatures! Also in the draft I pick up a few magic spells and some armour, then in to the first level of the game. It took me three rounds to kill the monster in front of me, but I did it, also I did not die in the first round and killed a few other monsters, to the next round drafted another weapon and upgrade the staff to a better one, also picked up some other useful bits of equipment, but when the second level started I soon realised I should have chosen to get some more armour, I was charged by one of the monsters I encountered and that removed one of my skill cards and two rounds later a monster was to strong for my feeble armour so I was killed and lost another skill card and was sitting out for the rest of the level. The third level started the cards I received I had to choose more armour missing out on the large weapons also the other items I chose cost more as I had lost the two skill cards, the last round of fighting started I could defend against the hits I was receiving but it took me more rounds to kill the monster, I only managed to kill two monsters in the final level the game ended the scores are as follows

Sir Keith 50

Sir Nick 43

Sir Animal 39

Squire Phil 22

Sir Steve 16

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