Frive and a half

Frive in December was a quiet affair, but we enjoyed Carcasone and Magic 🙂

I’m looking forward to playing a game of the Dresden File RPG in the next Frive, which I think is in March. The Dresden Files game looks fun, although I haven’t read through all the rules yet. I got distracted by doing some background research reading the novels it’s based on. I discovered Fudge Dice, which the Dresden games uses. I’d never heard of these things before. I’ll have to add the to my online dice roller.

In other news, my kids have been enjoying playing games like Magic, Pokemon, Kids RPG, Carcasone, and various other games. They have been enjoying them enough that my wife suggested I start running game sessions for kids. So keep an eye out for announcements for upcoming Frive And A Half events for the smaller gamers. I’ll start a separate newsletter for those events.


I just sent out the invite for Frive in December.

I cancelled last years December event because it was on New Years Eve, but this year Frive falls on the 30th, so it’s all systems go!

I also didn’t run the last scheduled Frive event. There should have been one in September, but on account of me having been in hospital just prior, I decided not to run the event. I needed my recovery time.

So I’m overdue for a bit of dungeon crawl action.

I’ve updated the calendar with next years dates as well.



No, not character stats.

I just looked at the google analytics stats from this site. It seems most of our traffic comes from Bing. Hardly any from Google.

Not sure why. I tried typing “Frive” into both search engines. In both cases it tried to autocorrect the name (to “drive” in Bings case, and “friv” in Googles case). But after confirming that I did indeed mean what I typed, Bing actually found this site. After scrolling through several pages of Google search results, I still couldn’t find this site.


July Frive Wrap

July Frive was great!

We played Munchkin Quest last night and it was awesome fun. Not sure if we were playing it quite right. The backstabbing side of things just seemed a guaranteed way to make sure nobody won. In the end, a little cooperation was the key, and we actually managed to get to the end of the game by about midnight. I think the “3 hours per game” advice on the box is a little optomistic. More like 4+ hours. Mind you, it was our first time playing and it probably took us nearly an hour to complete the first round while we got the hang of the rules. We got a bit faster after that 🙂

Particularly nasty was one critter that came onto the board which gave every undead creature +5. There were a lot of undead creatures on the board at that point. We all did a lot of running away.

One rule we struggled to understand was the monster move phase at the end of each players turn. So far as we could tell, the rules say that all monsters moved at the end of each players turn. But we had several rooms that had multiple monsters in and the movement rule, as far as we understood it, meant that they would always move together as a formidable group through the dungeon. We resolved this by saying that only the monsters with the current players colour base moves in that players turn. Perhaps this is what the rules intend. But it didn’t seem clear to us.

I originaly picked up Munchkin Quest on a recomendation I read online saying it was agreat kids game. Having tried to play it with my kids (6 and 7 years old), I can say it’s way too complicated for young-uns. But we sure enjoyed it last night.

Looking forward to the next Frive in September.

July Frive

Wow. Has it really been 6 months since I posted anything?

I guess life kind of got in the way. We moved house, then … stuff. You know. Life stuff.

It’s ironic that I started setting up these gaming events specifically so that I didn’t have to make a heavy, regular time commitment and would be able to fit the occasional gaming session in around life stuff. And here I am, making excuses for myself “because life got in the way” 😉

Well no more!

The next Frive session is going ahead, even if I do have to sit at the gaming table all by myself, taking turns, trying to outwit myself.

The 29th of July is the next session. Check out this web version of the email I sent out to the mailing list…
What mailing list? This mailing list.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to a game of Munchkin Quest. It looks like awesome fun.