Last night was the first official stream at the new place, keep in mind, I obviously did a test stream already this week, but good news, I’ve figured out a few improvements for this new one. The game was Marvel Champions as I took the …
There are some games out there that when you see them, you know it’s probably going to be a game that you will like. And for that reason, you might not want to pick it up because there’s a lot of stuff for the game. When Reichbusters first showed up in Kickstarter it was a game like that for me. Having a Wolfenstien feel to it, I thought that it looked interesting, but I had/have enough campaign games.
Then, it just kind of sticks with you as something that looks interesting, and the Kickstarter starts to deliver and you start to hear about the game. Now, it isn’t without it’s issues, it’s from Mythic Games and they are known for bad rule books, in fact, they are sending backers or have digitally sent backers an updated rule book that will be going out with the game going forward. But even with that, people were still enjoying the game. In particular there are two content creators who have done several videos, 3 playthroughs actually, that made me strongly interested in the game, that is GloryHoundd and DrGloryHogg whom I’m talked about before on the channel. I’ll add their videos of them playing the game at the end of the article.
Even with that, it was a Kickstarter game, there were Kickstarter exclusives, and I wasn’t sure if it was coming to retail or not. Then, during Gen Con Online, Mythic Games announced that they were opening up a webstore and selling some of their games, and that Reichbusters was going to be coming, eventually to retail. But through their web store, you could get the Kickstarter version of the game, because they had gotten extras. So doing a little research, I figured out what was Kickstarter exclusive and ordered some of that content, so I have the base game, a terrain expansion that just adds to the look and feel of the game, and one Kickstarter exclusive expansion.
What drew me to the game, though, besides it being a campaign game? Firstly, the theme, I like the idea of being this team that is going into a bunch of secret Nazi bases, taking out the Nazis but also stopping their experiments, and Nazi zombies and mechs. But what interested me with the theme is that it isn’t just a kick down the door, roll some dice, kick down a door, roll more dice, you have to plan more than that, you are trying to make as little noise as possible, because once they know you’re there, all hell will break loose and it’ll be much harder to win, so you want to push that off as long as possible. I also like that while it is a campaign game, you can also just play in a skirmish mode. So you just want to play a single mission in the campaign, they tell you how to do that, I like it when games do that, and even though Sword & Sorcery isn’t a game I’ve played that way, I appreciate that they do it, and Reichbusters does the game thing. Do I want to play through the campaign, absolutely, but I have a lot of those games, so I like that I don’t have to, and I can pull this out on a smaller game night and play it with people.
So for you, do this game seem interesting? If you are interested in it, check out the videos that are right below, because they do a good job of selling the game and the fun of it.
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It’s been a couple of weeks, but I’m back again with more Tainted Grail. Last time I had said that I was considering playing ahead to the point where I had lost last time, but I decided that I was going to take more time …
Join me in the lands of Avalon again, I’m still on Chapter 2 for a little bit longer of Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon. How do I fair this time, do you I keep on getting myself stuff in combats that I shouldn’t? Should I run away more often (I should). Will Arev make it? He won’t.
I’m debating, though I did talk that I was going to, if I should stream again from the beginning. I’ve been playing generally for about an hour at a time, and that’s been getting me through slowly. And while I’ve been loving the game, I don’t want to show the same thing over and over again. So I might play through chapter 1 and hopefully chapter 2 this weekend and start at the beginning of chapter 3 when I play.
Last nights malt was Orange Dream State from Tinwhiskers out of St. Paul MN. Not my normal type of beer, and not my favorite beer. With the orange and vanilla it’s definitely a novelty beer, and for something like that, it wasn’t horrible, but I wouldn’t call it great either. I’d probably skip it if you’re ever in the Twin Cities, t here are better options out there, including from Tinwhiskers.
Arev travels further into the world of Tainted Grail: Fall of Avalon. I continue my journey into the grim dark fantasy setting that is the land of Avalon and the Wyrdness that is pushing humans off of the land. Can Arev figure out where to …
I was back last night with a live stream of Tainted Grail on Twitch. And now the video is also up on the Youtube channel. Thank you to those who checked out the stream. I don’t tend to announce too far ahead, but my plan is going to be every Thursday for the next few weeks as I’m really liking Tainted Grail from Awaken Realms, and after this last game, I need to play through some more. For more specifics on time, you can follow me on Twitter at @TheScando and I tweet out when I’m going to be going live, or follow me on Twitch to get notifications when I’m live.
Tainted Grail is a massive story game where you take on the roll of a back-up plan for a group of heroes and you’re going through a grim dark Arthurian fantasy world where everything is out to kill out and the wyrdness is barely being held back by some Menhir that are going out. Will you be able to save the land of Avalon and find out the mysteries of the land?
And my beer last night was from Elysian. Dragons Tooth Stout, a great stout in my opinion, it has that big stout dark taste that I really enjoy during the winter. But there is a good hop profile that really drives home bitter counter point to what could be a too sweet beer, giving it a coffee and dark chocolate flavor.
It was a long holiday break, mainly because it’s also generally a Kickstarter deadtime so I didn’t do a Kickstarter show, but I’m back to streaming a game. This time it’s Tainted Grail by Awaken Realms. This is a massive and immersive story set in …