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  1. 5 points
    Robinson Crusoe One of the most brutal cooperative games ever conceived, we are marooned on an island and must survive long enough to be rescued by a passing ship.
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    I took a look at that one before it was posted here. Looks cool, but is expensive. I have to cut out buying expensive ones for a while. Am playing Gloomhaven at the moment and have TONS of scenarios left on it.
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    I was just about to post that one. I had heard good things about it. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/438141406/trickerion-dahlgaards-academy-and-collectors-editi/description
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    My two cats have both taken the bathtub plunge. Both sank like rocks before launching out to spread wetness throughout the house. Hasn't stopped either one of them from still pawing at the water (or falling in for a second time). But then I have weird cats with water loving ancestry (Serval).
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    Ooh, I see @tgpumpkin!!!!!!
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    There seems to be a few fellow cats that's spend too much time around our big cousins the Tigers who LOVE water. I, though, will not go anywhere near a large puddle of water. Don't want my fur splashed.
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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/771559871/black-sonata/description
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    I have learned from playing through two curses that the Action Deck gets shuffled a LOT. I don't normally buy sleeves for cards, but now I wished I had picked up the $10 option for 200 sleeves for the Action Deck only. When they reopen the Pledge Manger in July, I will see if I can do an add-on just for the basic sleeves.
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    Turn 39: end of the game The red player has missed his chance and the white wins the game after him. About 15 turns faster now, 25 starting coins, lower the XP need for changing level have helped. I won't use the marker for the weapons, the new cards are easy to read. I've to refine the mechanic of the last fighting, saving some turns.
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    Go to the castle...
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    Already two tickets for me Just for matching my precious dice tower lol
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    Turn 20 About 20 minutes per turn (8 players)
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    Me too, but since I have around 4 new games I've not played at all yet, I'm actually the opposite of sad for the delay.
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    The Grimm Forest. I've played it twice now. It is insanely cute. I can't speak for the younger crowd, but I was read The Brothers Grimm stories by my oldest sister and my mom when I was a little girl. So just from a feel good memories angle, there's definitely that appeal. Here's why I love this game: It doesn't take hours and hours to play. The artwork on the cards is outstanding. Grown men going "Awwwww. This is the cutest backstabbing card ever." There are fun miniatures that you can paint. There is a lot of guessing involved, and a fable card mechanic that can disrupt the best of guesses. You have 3-4 places to put your little pig (depending on the number of people playing). If you are alone, you get all the goodies. If you're not alone, you have to share. What goodies do you need? Other's need? Which location is the most likely to get nuked by a fable card? You all may choose to play a fable card, but it's initially face down so the other players only know that you are playing one. This is done BEFORE you select a location to go to. Is the fable card going to help you or hurt a location or help a location? Does it just randomize everything? (e.g. Anyone in the forest location must take their pig back and randomly select a location again.) Special friends - each person can draw a special friend when they complete certain things. Some special friends are awesome good, awesome wicked to others, and some are just ok, but the important part is you can only have one friend at a time. When you pick a friend you can keep it for yourself or give them to an opponent. So if you get a awesome friend, use them quickly and as frequently as you can because someone else will undoubtedly give you a meh friend to replace them as soon as they can. There is a lot of socialization going on when you play as opposed to everyone sitting in silence while they plot or figure out what to do. Phrases like "Uh oh", "I hate you so much right now" or "Good bye Rapunzel. I'll miss you." can be heard. Barb approved with 2 thumbs up.
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    Reflection on The 7th Continent The 7th Continent was one of my most anticipated games for this year. So far my sister and I have played two curses. The Voracious Goddess--12 hours Offering to the Guardians~9 hours We have two more curses left in the base game to attempt. Then the rest, including all the extra mini expansions will come in the 2nd wave which has been pushed back to next June. Wow, that is a whole year to wait for more content. At least we have plenty of time to finish the final two curses before the rest arrives. So far we both have enjoyed the game. While the game is fun and innovative, sometimes it can become repetitive when you have to keep traveling over the same areas for a particular quest. Is it worth the expensive price for the game? For me, the answer is yes. Even after 21 hours of play, I know there is still much I have not seen. The game is not for everyone. It is full of surprises and puzzles, offering at times deep tension. Other times you may let your guard down, thinking it is getting mundane, then suddenly without warning you are near losing the entire game after spending hours trekking through the wilderness. Twists can happen quickly, but it can be long moments between those surprises. I do recommend taking extended breaks between attempting new curses. After we beat the Voracious Goddess we waited over a month before attempting the next one. Each time, we sat down giving ourselves an entire day devoted to the game. And that was still not enough time to finish either curse. Both times we had finally saved the game and come back later. Fortunately saving is easy. Winning is a lot harder.
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    Just got a message from Isaac that the final opportunity to adjust addressing for Founders of Gloomhaven is here - fulfillment is just around the corner!
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    So, right off the bat, I have a confession to make. I am a liar. A terrible, terrible liar. Bolivian Rosewood is not a ‘True’ Rosewood at all. In my defense, I didn’t name it. But more on that later…. GENERAL INFO Native to tropical South America, Bolivian Rosewood is common to Brazil and, surprise, Bolivia where it prefers the drier areas of the forest. It is a medium size tree typically around 60 - 65 feet tall, though exceptional specimens can reach 100 feet with diameters approaching 5 feet. The bark of the tree is quite striking, showing high contrasting areas of white and a darker grey. Bolivian Rosewood is most often used in the music industry because of its breathtaking appearance and superb tonal qualities. Test this on any Dog Might product made of it by singing directly to the item then holding it to your ear, like a seashell. A ROSE (WOOD) BY ANY OTHER NAME… Like the Orange Roughy fish, which used to be called Slimehead, industries often change the name of a species to increase sales. Bolivian Rosewood is actually from a tree named Pau Ferro. True Rosewoods come from the Genus Dalbergia and Pau Ferro is in the genus Libidibia, which means it is not a true Rosewood. Libidibia is an amazing word to say over and over. Try it. Now. You will thank me. So why the name change, you ask. Was Bolivian Rosewood once called Slimewood? No, the name change is due to it almost identical properties to true Rosewoods. It’s working properties, graining, and luster mirror those other Rosewoods. Even professional musicians can’t tell the difference in tonal qulaities of Pau Ferro and Rosewoods. Another reason for the change is that many Rosewoods have worked their way onto the CITES endangered list and are no longer available. But fear not, Pau Ferro is not in danger. I would also like to point out that I used the word 'Rosewood' in this paragraph 5 times. Well, now its 6. THE ROSEWOOD DEFENSE Spiritualists believe that Bolivian Rosewood symbolizes love, healing, change, creativity and, most importantly, blocking unwanted forces. When the zombie apocalypse inevitably arrives, be sure to have some of this fine wood around. THOUGHTS FROM A WOODWORKER We when first started this little venture, using Bolivian Rosewood was a far-off dream. It is roughly 6 times costlier than the domestic woods we had been using. Now, we use a butt ton of it and it is truly glorious. Looking back, I am glad that we could afford it only after we became more experienced because, much like or Foreman Puzz Longbeard, it is a challenge to work with. It is oily. Very oily. It doesn’t like glue or finishes. The first time we used it, in our Adventure Case Kickstarter, I finished it with our old Poly based Dog Might Varnish. It was a little tacky but we went ahead and took pics for the campaign anyway. Fast forward to a week later, that damn box was still tacky. I am guessing that it is still tacky today, years later. The natural oils in the wood reacted with our old finish and stopped it from drying, ever. So, we would use a ‘dry coat’ on all Bolivian Rosewood from that point on. That meant soaking it in our varnish, then wiping it off, effectively using it as a sealant but resulting in a low gloss finish that didn’t match the rest of our products. I tried Shellac. It worked but, like our Head of Ops, Zoe, it is a pain in the butt to work with. Yeah, this is the one. Still wet 3 years later. Once we moved to our new location, we installed the new spray booth and switched to an industrial strength Catalyzed Lacquer finish. Our first Dragon Sheath made in Rosewood went into finishing, we all held our collective breath. An hour later…voila…gorgeous finish and completely dry to the touch. Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!!!!! Bolivian Rosewood is also very hard, coming in at 1960 on the Janka scale. The wood has a high amount of silica which makes it very tough on tools, requiring new blades often after cutting. It is heavy, making it hard on the body. Want to have a good, hard day’s work, try resawing 8/4 Bolivian Rosewood on the bandsaw for a few hours. Your body will not be pleased. Lumberjack juice helps. So, why the hell do we use this godforsaken wood, you ask. Because it is simply one of the most luxurious woods in the world. The color is warm and rich, ranging from reddish orange to dark violet brown. The grain is organic, curving softly through each piece in strong black lines. It feels amazing in the hand when finished. It is solid and strong but the surface is buttery soft, like the bum of a newborn. The luster, even before finishing, is incredible. It is consistent, beautiful, and, like a fine Scotch, only gets better with age.
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    And this. I imagine Puzz's dog might be like the ones at 2:40 mark or maybe the 4 minute mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4LnorVVxfw
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    This is how you lose an hour or two of your life. I clicked on one of the other videos from one of @Serge Darveau's above. Some of them are meh, but some of them were LOL! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9S_FNKCvys
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    It’s a fine dice box indeed in my likeness...though @Konas has neglected to cut me my commission check as of yet. It’s slowly becoming awkward around here.... ...... *coughs*
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    I've put a remind me just to see the comments. Launching a new game after their first one, blocked by SONY for the Jumandji related theme. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/piotrowski/the-gweje/description
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    It's also summertime for the dogs.
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    Note: I don't think lumberjack juice and band saw should ever be used in the same sentence (except for here).
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