Month: January 2016

Dungeons and Flagons Episode 12: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Dungeons and Flagons Episode 12: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Using the distraction that Lino and Camdell have created, Tate, Finja, and Nimrose sneak back onto the estate of Te’Long not knowing what they might find. ————————————————————————- Our players are: Ashley – Nimrose the Wood Elf Monk Kristen (@Kefka73) – Finja the Human Paladin Clint […]

Starz American Gods gets some Casting

Starz American Gods gets some Casting

For those not familiar, American Gods is a book by Neil Gaiman. He has written a lot of other fantasy-esque books such as Coraline, Stardust, Neverwhere, and many other books. Starz has picked up the option to create a series based on his novel American […]

TableTopics: Love Letter

TableTopics: Love Letter

What do you do when you want to get a love letter to the Princess of the land? You give it to someone in the royal court, of course. But who are you giving it to, and will they make it all the way to the Princess?

Image Source: Alderac
Image Source: Alderac

Love Letter is a “risk, deduction, and luck” (Alderac) game where the players vie for the affections of the princess by trying to pass her a letter professing their love to her. The first player to successfully give the princess four love letters wins the game, and her heart. But other players are trying to stop you.

Each player has a hand of one card showing members of the court; this includes the princess, her handmaid, the king, guards, and other different characters to try and eliminate as your competition. At the start of each player’s turn, they draw a card and then play a card, trying keep the highest value card in their hand while eliminating the other players. Different cards allow you to do different things; the handmaid keeps any player from playing a card on you for a round, the prince forces a player to discard their hand and then draw a card, and with the guard, you try to guess what another player has in their hand to eliminate them.

Image Source: Wired
Image Source: Wired

Rounds of this game go very quickly, as there are a very limited number of people in the court. And even though with four players you play until one person has delivered four letters, it is a game that can be played in twenty minutes or less. There is a balance of luck (what cards you draw) and skilled play (remembering what has been played, how many there are of the different cards, and trying to deduce what cards another player might have).

Love Letter is a very fun, quick game that is great for when you have a moment to play. It is challenging enough that you don’t feel like you are always doing the same thing over and over again, but the rules are simple and clear enough that you don’t get bogged down in what is supposed to happen during each player’s turn, and turns don’t last all that long. It’s a game that I’d definitely recommend as a fun game for the whole family and a great game to take on trips.

Overall Grade: A

Gamer Grade: B

Casual Grade: A+

PS. If you aren’t into courting the princess, you can always get one of several other different themes for the game.

Image Source: Board Game Geek
Image Source: Board Game Geek

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Series of Unfortunate Events coming to Netflix

Series of Unfortunate Events coming to Netflix

So, old news that this is coming to Netflix, but I’m very excited to now have casting news, and to be reminded that this is happening. I liked the series when it was being written and was disappointed by the movie that came out. I […]

How To Homebrew

How To Homebrew

So now that you’ve decided homebrewing is cool and you should nerd out over it, how do you get started? What do you need? A brew pot –  6- to 8-gallon brewing pot. A carboy – glass over plastic Siphon Extract Brew Kit A Large […]

Warcraft Movie TV Spot

Warcraft Movie TV Spot

Why are they making a movie about Warcraft?

Don’t they know that video game movies rarely if ever work out? I have little to no hope for this movie. However, I will probably still see it, why? Because just watching the teaser even, it looks like a movie that is a video game, the styling and everything looks so much like a video game, and I’m curious to see how that will play out and what that could be used for in the future.

But the TV Spot for your viewing “enjoyment”.

Thor: Ragnarok – Funnier Than Previous One?

Thor: Ragnarok – Funnier Than Previous One?

http://screencrush.com/thor-ragnarok-waititi-funny/ As previously teased by Marvel’s Kevin Feige, Thor: Ragnarok is going to be more humorous than the previous Thor films, which are often regarded as the lesser products of the MCU. While speaking with The Wrap about his new film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Waititi confirmed that Thor: Ragnarok will be funnier while taking […]

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice TV Spot

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice TV Spot

So, there was a new TV spot for this movie during the NFL playoff games. I have to say, color me fairly unimpressed. It seems like DC has the mindset that everything they do has to be dark, darker, or darkest, and this teaser seems […]

Dungeons And Flagons Episode 11: Where Things Get a Bit LotR

Dungeons And Flagons Episode 11: Where Things Get a Bit LotR

The gang splits up again making the DM work even harder to keep even harder at remember his accents. They formulate some ideas, and Tate puts a bunch of plans into motion.

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Our players are:

Ashley – Nimrose the Wood Elf Monk

Kristen (@Kefka73) – Finja the Human Paladin

Clint – Tate the Halfling Bard

The DM:

Peder (@TheScando)

 

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Doctor Strange Casting News

Doctor Strange Casting News

We now have an actor for the sidekick to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. Benedict Wong is going to be playing Wong. Wong has been in The Martian, Moon, Kick-Ass 2, and The IT Crowd. “The Martian” thesp Benedict Wong is set to join the cast of Marvel’s […]