Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on May 17, 2011 0:00:27 GMT -8
Ohhhh man. I used to play Shadowrun once a week when I was younger. The GM had all the bells and whistles. Player pieces, laminate grid maps, every single book... ahhhh good times. I actually bought a SNES at a pawn shop a couple years ago because I found and won an ebay bid for the Shadowrun SNES game. It's still the only game I have for it and I'll dust it off and play it once a year.
Post by HecticDialectic on May 17, 2011 11:31:56 GMT -8
I also enjoy Blokus, but it totally messes with my OCD brain and when I play it once I'll spend days and days thinking about putting down translucent pieces of plastic in my head. It's a horrible horrible thing.
I played a lot of Blokus when it first arrived on the scene, but I dont' think I've played it even once in the past 2 years for whatever reason.
As for the Warhammer dice fest / story thing, the new edition of warhammer encourages you to storytell a lot more even during combat due to the way the dice work. It does largely depend on your group, as with D&D though.
When I was back on the east coast visiting some friends, I got to be a guest character in their Buffy the Vampire Slayer campaign. I was pleasantly surprised by how terrible it wasn't. It also seemed fairly story driven, but I imagine that if you wanted it to be all about combat you could easily accomplish that. They had a mechanism in the game called Drama points that basically let you do otherwise impossible or at least unlikely things which lends a little more spark to the game and makes for more dynamic combat. My older brothers have always been D&D players so that was pretty much the only tabletop gaming I had played until recently, so the change was pretty interesting.
But we did play Monopoly for like four hours a couple weeks ago.
EDIT: I just went to that site. It kind of looks like Apples to Apples in a way.
I bet Stormy knows Sorry! inside and out because I sent her two coloured blobs on Draw Something meant to be the Sorry! pegs and she guessed that the blobs were Sorry! pegs straight away. I was major impressed.