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Y U NO WONDER!? (Forbidden Stars session)

During the Easter Holidays I had the chance to play this beautiful game once again. In it, you and up two three other people are trying to be the first to take control over four of your objectives through clever tactics, brutal cunning, cunning brutality, sheer force or some other way.

The game is a bit like a mix between Starcraft: the board game and Runewars but with a lot more Orks and 40k grim dark esthetic.

 

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In this game I took the mantel of the noble Eldar with the goal of finding lost artifacts and crush all opposing forces by massive amounts of fire power. Whilst I was lurking in the corner of the map and slowly building me a army of improbable size, the three other factions was duking it out on the battlefields. The Space Marines player was tearing through the Orks, by employing superior combat tactics (AKA combat cards), even though the green waves were greatly more numerous. However, the Orks wasn’t only receiving large losses in manpower, they were also dishing out some on the Chaos player, and all while me, the Eldar, built more ships.

As the fighting continued amongst the others I only participated in some small skirmishes and instead built myself beautiful cities and improved my combat gear and tactics (AKA combat cards). But to my despair, it seemed all my massing of armies was about to be for naught when the Space Marines got a golden opportunity to win the game by claiming a unprotected objective. As their ships was about to send down troops for a sure victory, the Chaos player probably made a deal with Tzeentch and Warp-blocked the Space Marines. I do believe also heard the Chaos player whisper “just as planned” when this happened. This turn of events gave me more time, time I desperately needed if I was to have any chance of winning this game.

Which I instead spent on building more stuff.

So of course the Space Marine player won the game, but I won the resource and production race, and in my book that is worth more than any objectives. I ushered in the Eldar race in to a new golden age of peace and prosperity whilst the others were pettily sacrificing their people to the machinations of war.

Also, I think there should be a way to win by having more resources than the others, like being able to build a wonder a lá Age of Empires style (AKA me being sad over losing the game).

 

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Sad Eldar is sad

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Stupid me

I’ve made a few posts that were part of a story I wanted to tell. What I didn’t realize whilst making it was that I should have made a lot of material beforehand, so if something happens it won’t just stop. Therefore I plan to retry it, but this time having many posts already completed so that you, the readers have something to look forward to, plus it gives me a bit more breathing room.

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Tiny Wooden Pieces

I like webcomics, not all of them cause I haven’t read all of them, but I like most webcomics I come across. They are often small bursts of fun/joy in a evergrowing ocean of information. Just a while ago I stumbled upon a webcomic which scratched a certain urge/craving which had mostly up till now been unfulfilled. A webcomic about board games and board gaming.

http://tinywoodenpieces.com/

It is a little rough around the edges, but they’ve only been making it for about a year, but it might just be a diamond in the rough. I truly hope Tiny Wooden Pieces will gain popularity cause I think it has shown potential and it deserves a chance to grow. I therfore sacrifice a whole blog post for it gain some free PR.

(Heartpillow gained +2 Paragon points)

DISCLAIMER:

There might be another or many other webcomics about this specific subject but I haven’t found them nor looked for them, cause I’ve been busy.

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Too many things

A “big” problem I face sometimes is when I want to write something, like a short story for example. When I finally sit down to do it, I often feel that I would rather write on something else. Too many ideas. Yes, this is me whining over my lack of focus. And if I just focus I know I can churn out a short story farily quickly, but not only do I often lack in focus. I also have the attention span of a five year old sometimes. But it is getting better. I just need to work on myself some more.

In other news! Someone from my hometown thought it was a good idea to drive a 60 ton truck out on a footbridge made out of wood (with a max capacity of 2 tons, which was written on signs near it). Why? Because his GPS told him to. Sometimes, just sometimes, people should not blindly follow their gadgets.

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