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TableTopTakes: Arkham Horror LCG

TableTopTakes: Arkham Horror LCG

You might think that I’ve already done a review on this game, and actually, I was a bit surprised I hadn’t, but what I had done was a Board Game Battle between Arkham Horror LCG, Mansions of Madness, Elder Signs, and Arkham Horror 2nd Edition. […]

LitRPG – What Why and How

LitRPG – What Why and How

I’ve recently been listening to a lot of LitRPG and you’ve seen me talk about it with Sufficiently Advanced Magic, Ascend Online, and Towers of Heaven that I’m listening to currently. Those are the ones that I have enjoyed but I also read Awaken Online, […]

Malts and Meeples – Aeon’s End War Eternal Unboxing

Malts and Meeples – Aeon’s End War Eternal Unboxing

Trying my hand at this for the first time to see how it goes to unbox something. Also, this was supposed to have gone up on Twitch, but I had issues where it said it was streaming there and it didn’t.

You can find me on Twitch at:

https://www.twitch.tv/maltsandmeeples/videos

We’ll also work on getting Kristen set-up on Twitch for her live streaming of the Sims.

But back to Aeon’s End War Eternal. This is a deck building game that needs no shuffling. Instead, you discard cards into the deck, flip the deck, and start again, this allows you to potentially building up combos into your deck depending on what order you discard the cards in.

It’s also a tower defense sort of game where you are trying to outlast or defeat the big bad monster, but you have to stop their minions and their schemes that are threatening your town. I’m excited to get this one to the table next week and give it a whirl as it seems like a fun take on a deck builder.

Bottoms up!

TableTopTakes: Pandemic Legacy Season 1 – Solo and Group

TableTopTakes: Pandemic Legacy Season 1 – Solo and Group

So, recently, as I’ve been posting out, I’ve finished a playthrough of Pandemic Legacy Season 1 solo on Youtube. You can find that on Youtube at Malts and Meeples or on the Nerdologists. But, I wanted to go back to this game and write an […]

Completing Your D&D Game, Does it Ever Really Happen?

Completing Your D&D Game, Does it Ever Really Happen?

I think that this is a very rare thing. I don’t know that a ton of people ever really complete their D&D games. There are multiple reasons for it potentially not being completed. But, is that something that’s okay, or as the DM should you […]

10 Minute Marvel – Episode 6 – Marvels and Iron Man

10 Minute Marvel – Episode 6 – Marvels and Iron Man

This week’s episode of #10MinMarvel is up, though I forget to say you can get in touch with me by using (#10MinMarvel) or tweeting @TheScando on twitter.

In the news today we are getting another collaboration between Stitcher and Marvel for the series Marvels. This takes place after the Fantastic Four have pushed back Gallactus and is a comic book run from 1994. Method Man and AnnaSophia Robb star in it.

And for the topic, I talk about Iron Man. How does it hold up after a decade? Where does it rank among origin stories in the MCU?

Find out on today’s episode!

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TableTopTakes – Cat Cafe

TableTopTakes – Cat Cafe

Another GenCon game, this time a little roll and write about cats. And when you think about it, with how popular roll and write games are are right now with the likes of Welcome To…, That’s So Clever, Dino World, etc., and etc., and etc., […]

Friday Night D&D – The Virtual World

Friday Night D&D – The Virtual World

This came up because of an episode of Total Party Thrill, where they were talking about how you could you virtual worlds or illusion worlds in a game. So what happens if you play a game where this is the main theme of the game? […]

Malts and Meeples – Criss Cross and Welcome To…

Malts and Meeples – Criss Cross and Welcome To…

Back again last night, still on Youtube, but still planning to move over to Twitch soon here. I played two different roll and write games while drinking a beer from Dogfish Head brewery.

The games were Welcome To… in which you are building up your perfect 1950’s neighborhood. It’s a good and a bit more complex than some roll and write games. The solo mode that comes in the base game, I think is okay, though it doesn’t stand out as amazing.

The first game played was Criss Cross. Technically, this game has no solo mode, but it’s simple enough that it’s easy enough to play a few times and just see how good a score you can get, which is really how it works for Welcome To… as well.

I’ve had a lot of fun getting these games to the table with groups, and it felt like a good pallet cleanser sort of game for between some larger games. So hopefully it was fun to watch.

I also had Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA from Dogfish Head. It’s not a beer that I’m a huge fan of, it mainly just is not a stand out beer in terms of an IPA. The bitterness level isn’t that high, and the hop flavor isn’t coming through all that strongly.

Bottoms up!

Teaching the Rules

Teaching the Rules

Too often one of the biggest blockers of getting a board game to the table is the ability or inability to teach the rules of the game. Or, probably more fairly put, one of the biggest blockers of getting a game back to the table […]