Mars

In our last Frive night (last week), we played Settlers of Catan and Terraforming Mars.

I think I’ve played Catan once before, and I need to play it a few more times to get good at it. I was clearly playing with people who knew it much better than I did because they all rushed directly to the finish line while I was still figuring out what bricks and sheep were good for. Still a fun game.

Terraforming Mars takes strategy to a whole other level. I think I’ve played this one three times before and this was the first time I managed to get some decent tiles out on the board. Once again, my lack of experience with this game showed when everyone else finished with roughly double the victory points I did, but I still enjoyed it.

Next Frive night is in August.

Fog of War

I just saw this neat article about making a scratchy map so players can scratch away the fog as they explore and reveal the map.

It’s a great idea and makes me wish I was still running table top RPGs.

Slack

Yes, I’m slack.

In my defense, I’m pretty sure nobody actually reads this page 😉

I think I’ll look into hooking this page up with mail chimp. Since I still use the mailing list to send reminders about upcoming sessions, I should be able to use this page to draft those reminders. That kills two birds with one stone.

Our last session (November 29) was a blast. Well attended and people brought some great games. I had never played Fluxx before and it was great. Plenty of deviousness at play. Lords of Waterdeep was also fun, although I’m sure it would be even more fun a second time around, now that I got my head around the rules.

Frive ’13

Welcome to Frive, ’13!

Happy new year.

Okay, so it’s half way through Feb, but Chinese New Year was only a week ago, so it still counts.

We had a great time last Frive (in November) playing Christmassy games. Zombie Dice (with the Christmas expansion), Munchkin (with Christmas expansion), and … hmm … I’m sure there was something else but I can’t remember what it was. I think we had a quick round of Cthulu Dice, although we didn’t have a Christmas expansion for that. (I just realised that they were all Steve Jackson games. Corporate sponsorship?)

Munchkin was fun. I’ve only played Munchkin Quest before and playing the original game actually helped me understand how Quest works.

I’ve been neglecting the blog; I haven’t posted there in just over a year. I had some trouble with the blog getting hacked (damn shared hosting), but I got that sorted out and I don’t get that annoying warning from the browser about it anymore. I still need to restore the theme, or better yet, design a new one. The dates for the upcoming events are still being posted on the blog … frive.org/upcoming/
And don’t forget you can subscribe to the mailing list here… frive.org/mailing-list/
(Hint: I post to the mailing list more frequently than I post to the blog)

The next Frive (the first one for 2013) is in 6 weeks, on March 29.

I was given an expansion pack for Carcasone for Christmass, and I recently picked up a new game (Anomia), so perhaps we could give those a spin.

May the dice be forever in your favour.