Tuesday, May 23, 2006

I regret nothing!


But, uh, I should mention that Byzantium might be my worst purchase in years. There are only five people on BGG who have rated it as low as I did (or lower) and one of them was sitting at the table last night. I'd write a session report, except I'd rather not.

At least Roma is a hit. Twenty plays and counting...

So, how was your night?

Update: I just saw this image and thought ... there you have it! Since I'm using their image, here's a t-shirt with it.

9 Comments:

At 10:41 PM, May 23, 2006, Blogger Jonathan W. said...

I do have to say I like Roma a lot, and plan to buy this game.

On the Byzantium note... at least 97 people on BGG want it, you might get a decent trade or sell it. Also, I opened up Constantinopole in hopes of ending the game with you or Simon taking the barbarians, or I would have taken them if it got around to me. I really wanted the game to end.

Normally I think a lot of Euros are dry, but this was beyond dry.

 
At 11:30 PM, May 23, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

You know, Roma is the first game with bucket-fulls of luck (the dice dictate basically your 3 actions per turn out of a possible 8) that doesn't really bother me. It was very fun; it allows for many many "paths to victory" that can change from one turn to the next given the randomness of the dice. Tactics gallore.

11:28 PM, May 23, 2006

 
At 12:18 AM, May 24, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Roma rocks! Must wait until summer is over...can't give in...money so precious...too many games already...

I can do it!

 
At 11:43 AM, May 24, 2006, Blogger Richard Gott said...

I watched portions of Roma being played on Monday night, and it really piqued my interest. Rob's assessment seems spot on - the game seemed to have such a heavy luck concentrate that was thoroughly balanced with tactical options. It looked fascintating. I think it will probably be my next purchase.

 
At 4:19 PM, May 24, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I'm almost afraid to look too closely at Roma. I don't need any more new games right now!

 
At 4:56 PM, May 24, 2006, Blogger Rick N said...

Watching a little of Roma and then later hearing the alternating cries of despair and joy from Michael and Jon (OK, mostly Michael) as they played was enough to get my attention. I wonder if I could talk my wife into playing. We are going to Italy....hmmm...

Brian, thanks for showing us a Princes of Florence variant and setting us straight on the number of freedoms available in games of 3 or 4 players. I see 3 player games becoming much more intense. I also enjoyed my introduction to Fairy Tale, a truly unique card game. I'll need to play it a few more times though to really get my brain around it.

 
At 5:26 PM, May 24, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

BTW... Jon and I tried Nature of the Beast, a game that was highly regarded by the Dice Tower guys. If you ever liked any CCG, you will fall for this one. It's like Magic the gathering (Jeff...where are you?) mixed with an area control game. Very cool...and will be even cooler once you learn what all the cards do.

 
At 7:03 PM, May 24, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Am I the only one who cracks up everytime they see that mouse picture?

...cause I do.

 
At 9:12 PM, May 24, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I'm thinking of ordering the shirt!

 

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