Category Archives: Dork Rambles

House Rules: How Many is Too Many?

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?

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[Going Solo] Does Board Game AI Need Rules Too?

Once again, I like board games I can play solo. When I hear a game has a solo mode, it immediately ups the value to me. I can’t always get people over to play a game so giving me more options on ways to use the game is what matters.

But they aren’t always good and not every game has a well thought out solo player mode.

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10×10 Challenges and You!

It was a little over a year ago that I heard about the 10×10 challenge. If you are not aware, this simply states that you make an effort to play 10 selected games 10 times each within a certain period of time (usually a year). Being intrigued and having a nifty & easy way to track it on my phone, I took the plunged in 2017. That year is long gone and I am left in the aftermath of my 10×10. But what did I take away from it?

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But What If the Dice Aren’t Perfect?

Dice are mass produced, for the most part. Big ole machines pouring in the liquidified plastic into the mold, closing the mold, and letting it cool in various ways. At least that is how I am thinking dice are made. Then coming back in a machine to paint the indentations or pips.

But what if the dice aren’t perfect after all this?

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Trying Another Legacy Game

Legacy games are all the rage nowadays. If you are not familiar, a Legacy game has you play a game multiple times in a row and making decisions that affect the game permanently. The game could ask you to tear up a card, put a sticker on the board, or open a box that introduces new elements to the game.

I think I am going to bite the bullet on another Legacy game.

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