Sunday, January 15, 2006

Gaming 1/18


Well, I hope you guys have fun at D-Lair tomorrow. I'm so sad I won't get in on that Descent. For those of you who need more gaming in your life, I would like to invite you to my place on Wednesday. Come one, come all.

17 Comments:

At 5:11 PM, January 15, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Don't worry... I'm up for playing Descent as often as others are willing!

 
At 5:38 PM, January 15, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Wed will be hard for me. :(

 
At 6:48 PM, January 15, 2006, Blogger Bryant Ross said...

My group and I played Descent about a week ago. And it took 5 hours to do one quest! I'm curious to know, does it take this long when you play?
Despite most of them enjoying the game, it's length left a bad taste; I don't think they'll want to play it again for a long time.

 
At 6:56 PM, January 15, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I haven't actually played it yet, despite the drool stains on my game box and rules. Personally, I don't mind long games. Titan, Twilight Imperium 3, numerous wargames, Axis and Allies, all are all-day endeavors. Granted, long games are hard to schedule, but as long as they're engaging and fun, they don't bug me.

Heck, compared to playing video games live Civ IV and World of Warcraft, five hours is nothing!

 
At 7:13 PM, January 15, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Ahhh...World of Warcraft. And haven't been able to play Civ IV b/c computer broke. Now I'm back to using my super old laptop.

 
At 7:57 PM, January 15, 2006, Blogger Bryant Ross said...

I grew up playing Axis & Allies and Advanced Civilization, so five hours is no sweat for me. Most of the people I game with however are used to the "1 hour" playtime of Euro-games. We have tried both Descent and Twilight Imperium each once. The length puts them off, and as a result, these glorious gargantuans (by no choice of my own) have been resigned to the shelf permanently. :(

 
At 8:20 PM, January 15, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

People just don't have the patience for long games these days. Its sad really. Eurogames are like pop culture for geeks.

 
At 9:34 PM, January 15, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Patrick: "Eurogames are like pop culture for geeks."

...Hmmm, maybe that's why I don't like euro's all that much. Pop culture is like cancer to my brain.

Long live indie!

...Unless it becomes popular of course, then death to it... ;)

 
At 9:41 PM, January 15, 2006, Blogger Bryant Ross said...

Being married, and playing host to many a game-day, I can certainly appreciate the short duration of the Euro-games (it's the reason I end-up playing 10 games of San Juan to every game of Puerto Rico). But I still keep those classic, long games of mine displayed prominently on my shelf, waiting for a day when I can relive the nostalgia of playing a game over the course of several days (World at War A&A variant anyone?)... probably not until retirement though :(

 
At 10:27 PM, January 15, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

"Glorious Gargantuans"

I love it! Government holidays were made for these long duration games. I am working on coercing Kendahl join the dark side and get on my work schedule of having every other Friday off as well...

 
At 8:37 AM, January 16, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

Part of me likes those long games, but there are some caveats:

-- you've got to be expecting it
-- most games have an appropriate length

When a simple game goes way too long for whatever reason, that's not fun.

Also, I find it very difficult to schedule long games.

 
At 10:21 AM, January 16, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

I think there is a general rule that if a game _feels_ long, then it is too long. I just don't like how the community is turning away from longer games as a rule. I think Bryant probably spoke to the root of it though. I sympathise of course...i'm married and have a child.

Anyways, are there any takers for Wednesday?

 
At 9:38 PM, January 16, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

I'd love to but my class schedule only leaves time on mondays and fridays for gaming (plus weekends if I'm not out of town for pleasure...or business depending on how you look at it).

I wish I would've done my schedule differently now that I look at it. Bummer.

 
At 10:23 PM, January 16, 2006, Blogger Jonathan W. said...

I will be at the Spurs game this Wednesday. Most Wednesdays I will not be available till 7:00 because of class.

 
At 9:46 AM, January 17, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

The rest of this week is toast for me due to work and Air War College. Assuming I pass my test on Friday, next week should look good for gaming.

 
At 6:57 PM, January 17, 2006, Blogger Jeff said...

Patrick, I should be able to make it Wednesday.

 
At 2:57 PM, January 18, 2006, Blogger Jeff said...

Patrick- We should be there around 6:45 - 7:00.

As an extra bonus, Amy's able to make it!

 

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