The weather is getting warmer so people are going outside and exploring the great outdoors. Why do that when I can sit inside with nice AC and play a game ABOUT exploring all the different national parks in one afternoon? Sounds like a winning combination to me.
Let’s take a hike…
Continue reading Game of the Month: Parks (May 2022)
While not quite a roll & write (flip & write?), the Welcome to… series have been pretty popular in the past few years. It has planning, spatial awareness, neighborhood planning, numerous expansions, and sequels. And now it is going to the moon and beyond!
Let’s take a trip…
Continue reading Game of the Month: Welcome to the Moon (April 2022)
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Episode 1 Part 01: The crew of the Ransom are picking themselves up after the loss of a member as they hear a rumor at a bar. Time for another adventure.
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Hit the jump to explore the Third Horizon!
Continue reading Coriolis: Hunted – Episode 1.1
It is cold, dark, and you have no idea where you are. Steel lines the floors and walls and no signs of life can be found. But then there is a noise and a motion in the dark from all directions and you are no longer by yourself. But what has joined you makes you wish that you were…
Exit solitary after the jump!
Continue reading [These 35 Games] Alone
I like Root. It was my favorite game last year. And I am excited about the upcoming expansion as I also threw more money at it to get the fancy mat boards. But this new news about Root going digital is just very exciting.
3D elements on the board with cel-art animation style for the cute creatures is just what I need. Dire Wolf Digital is making it and they say it is coming soon, later this year. Will it be good? Well Dire Wolf Digital has made Raiders of the North Sea digital game as well as Pokemon Online. I can’t imagine being handed those and this license and not making a quality product would be a thing.
Here’s hoping it comes to the Nintendo Switch like Raiders has and Eight Minute Empire is about to do!
The downtown Silver Spring Library’s meeting rooms have been a great opportunity for us since the building opened. They have been very kind and generous with letting us use their facilities to host our events. But starting this month, we will only be having one event a month at the library.
Continue reading Silver Spring Library MeetUp Changes
Recently I pulled out the game DOOM by Fantasy Flight Games. I had played the game once or twice before but sometimes always kept me from pulling it out more frequently. You’d think I would’ve pulled it out more since I painted the space marines (future painted mini’s?) but that wasn’t the case.
The main reason is the balance of the game which left me wondering if I should house rule and how much?
Continue reading House Rules: How Many is Too Many?
Welcome to the month of March! We got some set game events for you to enjoy but be sure to sign up for the MeetUp if anything changes.
Check out the NonTraditional Board Games events we are doing in downtown Silver Spring. You can also click Events to be taken to the MeetUp page and sign up there.
Continue reading March 2019 MeetUp Events
Things have been a little quiet on the homepage front but behind the scenes things are bubbling a little bit. Namely on the RPG front. I wanted to show you a profile shot of the ship the characters in Coriolis are flying around in, The Ransom.
On Instagram, you can check out my account (@AdamDork) or search for the hashtag #CoriolisShips for more ship creations that I am putting out every Friday. The first one I posted is the layout of The Ransom that I gave the players as soon as they board the spaceship.
More to come soon!