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Extra Life 2021 – D&D One Off The Darktides Night

For those of you considering participating in the Dungeons and Dragons One Off session here are all of the details. I want to say I am extremely excited to be running this game and am really looking forward to what kind of craziness will be explored.

Make sure you check out all of the details and donate to our Extra Life Campaign.

Event Description

Step into the world of Zyathé. Discover a haunted tree house and uncover a mystery that will surely chill you to the bone. Darktide’s Night is an evening when the spirits cross more easily into the material plane. It is best to stay indoors, whispered prayers to your deities on your lips, and protections at your doors.

Characters

We will be using pre-generated 2nd level characters. Each character will have a unique backstory and character traits to aid with roleplaying. At the start of session I will provide a link to the character sheets and each player will be able to select a character. If two players select the same character and can’t resolve who get will play the character, then I will roll a dice to determine.

Primary Rule

Have fun, but not at the expense of others. I see my job as the DM is to facilitate all of the players into having a good time. I hope you can bring the same attitude to the game.

Dice and Dice Rolls

I am using a trust system. Roll real dice, tell me what you rolled. Stay honest. This is a one off and it’s about the experience and the environments you will explore. Cheating at a few dice rolls won’t provide you any real significant challenge and a few failures ultimately are better for the story as a whole.

Wrapping Up

If you are interested in participating in this Dungeons and Dragons game or any of the other games we are hosting as part of our Extra Life 2021 effort check out the following for more information:

Kickstart Monday: Going Beyond the Void with Mythical Winds

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly, or well mostly weekly, blog series where we feature two or more crowdfunding projects running on platforms such as Kickstarter, Gamefound, Indigogo, and others. These crowdfunding projects always are orientated around tabletop gaming. Often games, but also accessories, game room furniture, and other projects that catch our eye. Let’s take a look at this week’s featured projects!

Fractal: Beyond the Void

Fractal: Beyond the Void from Bored Game Ink is a 4x sci fi strategy game leveraging a legacy campaign setting. While this game claims to give you that full 4x experience faster, it’s play time is estimated at 30 minutes per player. It plays 1-4 players, so assume anything form 30-120 minutes plus set up and tear down for your game play.

Like most of these games, you will play as the plucky emerging empire in the solar system only to find other nations also rising at roughly the same time. To pull this off, there are three boxes to this game. To start with is the core game box. If you just want to play the game, not worry about legacy, and a pile of miniatures then this is the place to go.

Of course, you can take that up a notch and pick up the campaign box. This introduces a layered, storied legacy campaign that you can play out. Of course, plenty of new factions in this add on, more miniatures, and more game to explore. Taking the 4X game to the legacy gaming environment is unique, and different for this genre.

Of course, if you want a more rich 2-3 player game you can pick up the Automata expansion as an add-on. This will add all of the components you will need to enrich games at lower player counts by automating up to two players.

Of course, if you love delving into rich sci fi universes, legacy games, and tons of miniatures then you should check out Fractal: Beyond the Void.

Mythwind

Mythwind from OOMM Games is a co0perative game for 1-4 players that should play in 30 minutes to an hour typically. This will make Mythwind a great filler game for your game nights, or an even better game for families.

When you play Mythwind, each round in the game is the equivalent of one day in the games unique world. You will work collaboratively to build and grow your town. Take on the role of an asymetric character who has a specific skill set that you can utilize to increase the success of your town.

Mythwind uses what they call is a “Persistent World”. Effectively what that means, and it’s pretty exciting, is that your previous plays impact the set up, components, and game play of future games. This might be adding cards to decks, secret envelopes, and other tweeks to the game over the course of the play.

Since you are exploring and unlocking content through the course of game play you may find yourself playing several games during game night. If this excites you, then you should check out Mythwind!

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

Kickstart Monday: Verdant Dog Parks for Your Game Table

Welcome to #KickstartMonday!!! This is our weekly series where we focus on two or more gaming projects in tabletop gaming. This week we’ll dive into a pair of board games that let us imagine scenarios on the wilder side of life. With the days getting shorter and fall starting to set in here in Wisconsin thinking about these games helps us keep summer in our minds!

Verdant

Verdant from Flatout Games is a 30-45 minute game about house plants and a cozy living space. During the game you will be managing the position of your plants to maximize the light needs for each. You will then need to take care of your plants with various nurture actions. With many options for end game scoring cards, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to replay this game.

What’s really remarkable about this game is the amazing art on each of the cards. All of the different plants that you can add to your living space (in the game) are carefully drawn and depicted. There are quite a few tokens as well, and each of them has a great graphic design as well. The tokens for pots look like ceramic pots ready for plants, the little spades look like they are ready to work dirt, and the green thumb tokens are a nice addition as well.

Overall, if you need a game in your collection about growing house plants then you should check out Verdant today!

Dog Park

Dog Park from Birdwood Games is a game about walking our favorite furry critters, our dogs! During the game you will be able to collect various breeds of dogs. Once you collect the dogs you will need to keep them happy. Take the dogs on walks, give them treats, play ball with them, and set those tails wagging!

Dog Park is a card driven game where you will need to balance collecting and adding dogs with resources like treats and play. You will need to manage a careful balance to be the best dog walker in town.

With a play time 40-80 minutes, this game for 1-4 players is well suited to play with the family. This game looks to be a great game that any group would be able to play on a weeknight evening.

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

WiscoDice at the Best Four Days in Gaming

Suzanne and myself made the trip this September to our first convention in well over a year and a half. Gen Con 2021 was an amazing experience. There may have been reduced capacity, typical vendors were not there, and some vendors that were there had booths that were significantly different. That didn’t make the convention any less awesome. In fact, in many ways it made Gen Con 2021 the best Gen Con to date!

There was so much to see and experience this year. With smaller crowds and lines you were able to more easily enjoy the things that you wanted to do. Events may have been hard to get signed up for, but it wasn’t so hard if you wanted to walk up and try a game. There are always no shows for events and this year was not an exception. On top of that, almost the entire Hall A was dedicated to open gaming which made that section of the convention a very happening place each evening!

Kickstart Monday: Mini Mints and Masters our Childhood

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!! Due to recovering from Gen Con, completely losing track of time, and general craziness that work has been I realize this is going out on Wednesday. There is a ton going on in the world of crowdfunding so I didn’t want to miss a week. Let’s take a look at this week’s projects.

Masters of the Universe: The Board Game – Clash For Eternia

Masters of the Universe: The Board Game – Clash For Eternia from CMON is a blast from our child hood. Masters of the Universe cartoons were a weekly delight for myself. For me, backing this project is just to own the figures and a piece of my child hood as much as it’s about being able to play this game.

In the game, players take on the role of a group of heroes or villians to carry out an epic battle for the fate of Eternia. Each game you will play out a scenario. The players will then take on a controller player who has characters that they manage and works to thwart the players.

This looks to be a fun throw back to our child hood with all of the characters and classic look of the original cartoon. If you are like me and love the Masters of the Universe then you will want to back this project from CMON.

Mint Mini

Mint Mini from Poketto is to be the last of the Mint series of games. These games come in small tins that resemble the tins that mint candies would come in. These games are ideal for travel due to their size, protective metal tin, and generally small amount of table space that they occupy.

In Mint Mini you will play a light drafting game for the opportunity to play one of the mini games inspired by the other Mint games. For 1-4 players, this game has an estimated play time of 20 minutes. Like the other Mint games, expect plenty of references to mints and lighter game play.

There are a few add ons with this project that are worth noting. Game mats and options to pick up and add in the other Mint games is worthy of note. Additionally, there is an option to pick up additional blank tins that you can use to store components and stuff in. Playmats are always nice, but the metal lunch box that you can use to store all of your Mint games in is classic.

If you travel and want to take your game on the go then you should check out this project from Poketto.

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

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