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Malts and Meeples – Pandemic Legacy Season 2 Game 1

Malts and Meeples – Pandemic Legacy Season 2 Game 1

Last night I kicked off a new Live Stream series playing Pandemic Legacy Season 2. This is the follow-up to Pandemic Legacy Season 1 that I’ve previously streamed. I talk a little about the differences that we’ll see going forward and I play through the 

Malts and Meeples – Marvel Champions Spider-Man vs Rhino

Malts and Meeples – Marvel Champions Spider-Man vs Rhino

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 

The Return to Malts and Meeples

The Return to Malts and Meeples

So we’re coming back around after two weeks off with a revamped set-up for Malts and Meeples, a big new gaming room, so we’re going to talk about some plans for Malts and Meeples going forward and what I’m hoping to do.

I’ve clearly done this a few times before as I have done my end of the year plans. And I will say, with moving I’ve had a long time where I haven’t done anything. That’s because my set-up hasn’t been able to be used for a while, but now we’re getting back to being able to do that, I have a room that can be closed off to keep games set-up as much and as long as I want.

First will be the video types. We’re going to continue focusing on game play throughs. We’ll be doing two different types. One off games and then the bigger campaign games. I want to try and intersperse the two so that it’s not always a campaign and people feel like they’ve missed out on something. Along with those, we will be doing more unboxing videos, mainly highlighting games that I will likely play coming up. This is to be able to highlight those games that might not show up for a bit because of whatever campaign I’m on and to highlight Kickstarter games as they come in. The goal will be one video per week and if I can get into a good rhythm, I might start looking at doing two, a short weekend unboxing and a game play. The game play will likely be a Wednesday stream.

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The next thing is determining streaming platform. I’ve done both YouTube and Twitch for streaming, and while Twitch has some very nice features, I’m leaning towards YouTube, because the videos will all live there eventually and it makes it easier for me. I won’t have to wait to post them so that it isn’t dinged in algorithms because it was on Twitch as well. And I don’t have to record it as well as stream it which should free up some resources on the machine, and I don’t think we’ve had hiccups, but it should reduce them if there have been any.

I’m also going to be running Twitter polls as to what game to play solo as a one off next. Whether it’s something like Marvel Champions, Marvel United, Calico, and more games that I have for solo play that I need to get to the table.

I’ve also considered doing some other videos. Kickstarter videos like I’ve done before, but limited it to 10 projects per month to talk about that are out that I’m interested in. This wouldn’t replace the Back or Brick articles, just be a way to cover more Kickstarters. Or I might use the time to talk about new game releases coming up based off of BGG’s New Game Release section. I’d be curious as to what people would want. I don’t plan on doing reviews, just because that’s a pretty saturated market already. But other content, let me know what you’d want to see.

Finally, thank you everyone who has checked out the videos. It’s been a long time and with Covid and social distancing I’ve struggled to play games and with the drive to play them. I’m using this move to launch me into playing more solo games again and I hope that I’ll see some of you in the chat when I get going with the plan to start next week.

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Point of Order: Reichbusters Projekt Vril

Point of Order: Reichbusters Projekt Vril

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. 

Brick or Back – The Night Cage

Brick or Back – The Night Cage

You and four others wake up in the dark, only able to crawl and separated in a labyrinth with nothing but a candle to light your way. Can you avoid the monsters and ever changing labyrinth and find the key to escape? Pros Cooperative Horror 

Malts and Meeples: Tainted Grail Game 3 Playthrough Part 1

Malts and Meeples: Tainted Grail Game 3 Playthrough Part 1

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 and head a different direction, so I should play it through on camera.

If you’re not familiar with Tainted Grail, that’s great, and this is a great jumping off point because we’re getting going in Chapter 1 of the story again. Tainted Grail: Fall of Avalon is a big exploration and story driven game where players take on the roles of citizens of the town of Caunacht. Arev, the person I’m playing, isn’t a hero, but was a mercenary before running away to become a farmer. I’m going out adventuring not because I would be the first choice, but because those who would have been the first choice have gone missing in their expedition to keep the Menhir lit and stop the land from falling into Wyrdness. This is grim dark fantasy setting where everything is out to kill you and most of the things probably can.

I’ve taken on the start of the game a couple of times before but I haven’t made it too far, once due to bad luck, the next time do to rushing through the first chapter. This time I’m spending more time, with Arev, in the first Chapter, so you’ll have to see which way I go and if I can make it through the first chapter.

Last nights beer was Good Behavior form O’Dell. O’Dell makes my favorite beer, St. Lupulin. Good Behavior is their “Crushable” IPA. It is a lower ABV IPA and it certainly makes it nice and drinkable, while still maintaining a good hop profile. Definitely an IPA that I enjoyed a lot and as it gets warmer, between that and St. Lupulin, I have two really good summer beer options from them.

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Malts and Meeples: Tainted Grail Game 2 Part 3

Malts and Meeples: Tainted Grail Game 2 Part 3

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 

Malts and Meeples: Tainted Grail Game 2 Part 2

Malts and Meeples: Tainted Grail Game 2 Part 2

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 

Malts and Meeples: Tainted Grail Game 2 Part 1

Malts and Meeples: Tainted Grail Game 2 Part 1

Back with some more Tainted Grail by Awaken Realms. This time, I have a better plan for what I was going to do in the grim dark world of Avalon. Can I keep the Menhir lit and keep the wyrdness at bay, or will I fail again to save the people?

Tainted Grail is a massive story driven exploration game set in a grim dark version of Avalon and Arthurian Legend. King Arthur came to the land a long time ago, and now things are going bad. Your town had sent out a team to be able to fix the problems, but they have gone missing. Now I’m part of the B-Team in hopes of saving the land.

If you are enjoying the stream, you can find me on Twitch or on Youtube. Subscribing or Following will let you know when new videos go up. The plan is for play every Thursday for a while until Tainted Grail: Fall of Avalon has been beat.

The drink of choice was Xtra Extra Pale Ale from Surly Brewing. It’s a good hop forward EPA with a nice amount of bitterness and a good citrus/grapefruit flavor. I’m not a huge fan of Surly, but the this one really stands out as one of the best.

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Malts and Meeples – Tainted Grail Playthrough Part 2

Malts and Meeples – Tainted Grail Playthrough Part 2

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