Sunday, December 30, 2012

A very Zombie New Year

Now that my work on Aliens: Colonial Marines is done, we got a much needed break for the holidays. These past few weeks I have been working on a new game...not a board game, but a personal video game project I am very excited about.  I am not talking about what it is just yet, but hope to have some info that I can share soon.  If you are interested go check out the Gorgon Interactive FB page to see some early concepts of the project.

I sent out and played some games last night.  I was lured by the promise of Zombicide, but when I got there the group had left to go get dinner.  I went over to another persons house and we played a game of Ticket to Ride.
This is easily my least favorite 'Great Game'.  Its so easy it is presented as the 'Gateway" game for people looking to get into board games, but in reality it is a brutal cut thought game where every move has to be concealed so you don't give away your intended route.

I did OK.  I took second.  A good game if you are not playing with hard core players..otherwise this game is to much of a 'Screw you' game for my tastes.

After that I finally caught up with the original group and played Zombicide.  This is a co-op game where the player have to work together to complete some goal as dictated by the mission they choose to play.  Because we had 6 players the people teaching us the rules decided to go with one of the bigger and more difficult missions.  What were they thinking?
Were good.  We have half of our objective markers....we got this.  We just need to cross the street, get into that building...and then get to the north part of the problem.

OK, we got across the street...and lost Dave to a pack of runners.  We wiped them out and are still in good shape.  We spend a few turns gathering supplies to hopefully get a Molotov Cocktail to kill the Abomination....this was not a good plan.

What idiot thought it was a good idea to barricade ourselves in this death trap?  Needless to say, this did not end well.  We killed the Abomination, fought out onto the street, and died in the middle of the intersection just to the north of where we was not pretty.

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