Last night we had a meeting to discuss the future of #normcon and we have some exciting news coming up, stay tuned. On another note we tried #shadowruncrossfire for the first time, man this game is determined to kill you! Anyone else tried it? #boardgames#shadowrun
Played a few games of Shadowrun: Crossfire this weekend.
Did not really like it before. Found it way to hard and was always loosing. But something clicked this time and I am really happy I gave it a second (and third) chance 😉
Hint: It's better to abort in the second scene, than to loose in the third.
Day 52: Shadowrun Crossfire. As consumers we benefit and lose out at the same time to the iterative nature of entertainment. On one hand, overhauls and improvements are welcome, especially in the Information Age where errata can be released so quickly. On another we'll often watch versions of our favorite things put aside in order to support the iteration. I definitely enjoy Shadowrun Crossfire, a co op deckbuilder from Catalyst that takes the beloved Shadowrun theme and tasks players coordinating suit based card play to complete games and gain XP, which can be accumulated and spent on stickers to progress your character. That last part was a truly novel add for a deckbuilder. It's a fun game with a lot of great opportunities to put your heads together and figure out the puzzle, and as a co op lover myself it gets my thumbs up. I did, however, always want a little more from it in terms of the theme, especially since the point was repeated plays - something that they provided with the release of Dragonfire, which is nothing but an evolution of the crossfire system that I have yet to actually play but is on my short list. #Shadowrun#shadowruncrossfire#crossfire#catalystgames#catalystgameslabs#cardgame#boardgame#boarsgameblast#scifi#coop#coopgames#fun#gamenight#runner#hacker#cyberpunk#rpg#deckbuilder#dominion#uzi#playtogethwr#bgg#nodice#collection#quest#excellent
Well...that escalated quickly. Made it into scene three before losing on my third play through tonight. Shadowrun Crossfire is brutally hard, but I was given fair warning. There is a lot going on inside this game, which is nice for a deck builder. There are a lot of small parts that move and it adds an interesting twist that you need to deal with. I'm really enjoying it and happy I stuck to my hunt for a copy of the first edition. A second printing is due out early this year! So if you find a copy online for a ridiculous amount of money, save your pennies for now. It'll be back on the shelves again soon.
More photos of new and future games from #gencon ! Some of these are on my instant buy list when they get released!! 😆
Pic 1: #projectgaia is the successor to #terramystica . I watched but didn't get to demo this one but being a big fan of #terramystica I'm sure it will end up in my collection pretty soon after it becomes available!
Pic 2: #whistlestop looks like an interesting game with a maze like paths which grows as players add tiles.
Pic 3: #pandemiclegacy#season2 was shrouded in mystery and i didn't learn much beyond what has already been publically released. But I did get a pic with game creators Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau giving a private demo 😉
Pic 4: #unearth is a really beautiful looking game. The gameplay mechanics seem pretty interesting too upon watching other people demo'ing the game.
Pic 5: #deadofwinter#warringcolonies was a cool concept playing between 4-11 people. I demo'ed the game with 6 people and we tried to do everything to trigger all the new content so as to see how it worked. I rolled the bite on the exposure dice twice and it chained to kill off a total of 5 other survivors! 😅
Pic 6: #harrypotter#battleforhogwarts#monstersexpansion added more content to the base game. We had a really tough go in the demo as everyone kept getting stunned lol. But if you are a fan of the base I think you will enjoy the expansion!
Pic 7: #dragonfire is a #dungeonsanddragons themed game which was compared mechanically to #shadowruncrossfire . I demo'ed it and enjoyed it a lot!
Pic 8: #professorevil#citaldeloftime had an interesting backstory where players cooperatively look to recover and return to the correct time period a number of artifacts stolen by professor evil.