This summer I got hooked on a new game. Not a computer game, but a kickstarted boardgame called Arcadia Quest created by the company CoolMiniOrNot. I caught a glimpse of it at this years Arcon, a local gaming convention, and looked it up and fell in love with both the concept and the design.
Here's the sales pitch from the developers:
"In Arcadia Quest, players lead guilds of intrepid heroes on an epic campaign to dethrone the vampire lord and reclaim the mighty Arcadia for their own. But only one guild may lead in the end, so players must battle against each other as well as against the monstrous occupying forces.
That is all.
So, I typed a portion of this up quite a few times over the last few months, but never could finish it.
On Friday, October 23 at 7:32 am I became a father.
And then at 7:34 am I had my second child.
And then at 7:35 I had my third.
My wife gave birth to triplets, identical twin girls and a fraternal boy. They were born early, as is the case with all triplets, so they are staying in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, dunno what they are called internationally) for another 2-6 weeks. They are all doing extremely well, just normal premature baby issues.
Pillars of Eternity came out earlier this year. It was one of the first successful kickstarted game and was made by Obsidian. They basically sold their concept by saying "we want to make a game like Baldur's Gate", which naturally appealed to me.
I got the game at launch and I've been slowly making my way through it. I'm still not done with it, partly because it's very long but also because I got a bit bored about halfway through.
Looks like GW2 just went F2P. I decided to download it and check it out. I rolled a... I don't even know. The small tech race and went engineer. Only ran around for the past hour but it seems fun. Anybody else playing? Any suggestions?
It looks like you don't actively turn in quests? You just do them and when you are complete you move along?
Chunder stands up; "I can't remember the last time I played a computer game...sob"
Therapy class; "Aaaaahhhh" accompanied with sounds of clapping.
Yup, that's right. They're back. why do I get a sense of Deja Vu?
I've been looking for a computer game that can capture the feel, but so far it's been a dirge. Very little that appeals to me and even less that's remotely recent.
However, there might be something of interest upcoming. I assume you've heard (at least in passing) of the Total War series. Apparently, there's now a Total War: Warhammer series in the making. It's so obvious, you wonder why it didn't happen before. But in a way, I'm glad it didn't. Now we have the capacity to deliver on the spectacle of those truly epic scale wars.
So my buddy and I decided to wage war at our local game store this afternoon. We both left work early to make it there by 3:15, since we had a hard deadline of 5:00 to stop play. He hadn't played in 10 years, and I haven't played ever.
I have a good friend who has been talking up Warhammer Fantasy for quite some time. I played Warhammer 40k a couple times awhile back (like, 15+ years ago) but never since. Warhammer Fantasy is similar to 40k in that its a tactical wargame with tons of miniatures requiring movement around a massive terrain map. I... uhh... dont know much beyond that. With that being said, my buddy has been talking it up and I've watched enough videos to check it out.