In Episode 91.5 of the WiscoDice podcast, Consey and the Stark Raving Mad One review their recent AdeptiCon experience. Adepticon is one of the largest tabletop miniature wargaming events held in the Chicagoland area (Schaumburg) every year. Adepticon takes place over 4 days of gaming with a huge emphasis on games like Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and other games.
Every year I like to take a look back at what games I really enjoyed. 2021 has been a great year for gaming. With online gaming platforms like Board Game Arena and Tabletopia being added as ways to play the games I love I have had more opportunities this year to play games than any year previously. This is a year that has seen me get back to the table with role-playing games, come back to in-person gaming, and have seen me paint well over 200 figures as well!
Just a few statistics to start things off. This is by far my best year ever for playing as many, and as many unique games!
I played over 662 games.
My top venue was Board Game Arena.
I played over 148 unique games.
March was my best gaming month, with 80 games played.
My collection grew by approximately 100 games toping now at 605 titles including expansions.
Let’s dive in and take a look at some of the top games that Conesy played in 2021!
If you are like me, then you enjoy winning. The key to that in Batman Miniature Game Third Edition is the objective deck. If you are one of those people, then this is the right spot. We’ll work on leveraging the general objective cards to optimize your Joker crew.
One of the challenges that players face with Batman Miniature Game Third Edition is what cards to include in their objective deck. Between the crew specific cards, the general cards, and the character unique cards it can be overwhelming to determine what cards work for you.
Add in the complexity of having to then analyze your crew build to so that you can complete those objective cards just tosses another challenge into the mix. In order to win consistently in this game I find that you need to score 20+ points in the game. With Joker I actually find that I need to be in the 25+ points range.
Let’s take a look at the general card deck and see what makes sense to take.
Another big week for crowdsourcing. I have three projects again this week. There’s are so many big projects on Kickstarter currently that I feel that I had to include a bonus project for this week and still couldn’t include everything I wanted to.
Cryptozoic Entertainment is releasing it’s take on the Frank Miller Batman in their project Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Game. This game can be played either as a stand alone missions or as a campaign game with each mission’s results impacting the next. The game is designed as a solo play experience. There will be four scenarios (books) that you will be able to play through.
During the game, you will need to collect clues that will advance the mission. Be aware though, that the doomsday clock persists over all of the scenarios and you can be assured that in campaign mode if this is ignored to much it will only be bad things for Batman. However, you can visit the Batcave to unlock vehicles, interact with aids like Carrie Kelly Robin and Jim Gordon for extra help, and you will have plenty of gadgets to help the worlds greatest, but older, detective.
Because we can’t get enough cute little forest critters duking it out for forest dominance, Leder Games has another expansion just for you. Root: The Marauder Expansion will give you two more factions to choose from. The Keepers in Iron (badgers) and the Lord of the Hundreds (rats) will add new asymmetric play styles to your games of Root. Add in the Hirelings, and there’s quite a bit of new content that you can add into your games.
Marauders is aimed at improving two player game play within the Root game system. I feel like I exhausted the game play available from the core box for two players and have shelved the game until I can play it with others. This expansion just might the answer for us to take it back off the shelf and give it a play with new content.
Paladins of the West Kingdom is one of my favorite games. It’s satisfyingly complex, challenging decisions, and really solid game play. It’s no surprise that it’s receiving an expansion. Garphill Games are bringing us City of Crowns to add additional flavor to our games of Paladins.
Featuring an expansion to the main board on the right hand side, you will have new actions including the Muster and Negotiate actions. These actions will have their own cards and will allow revealing more Townsfolk and Outsiders to the board each round. In addition, you will have the new Diplomacy attribute to manage. Finally, updated solo play rules for those of you who love or need that experience to play games like these.
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If you are slightly familiar with Batman you are probably aware of the League of Assassins. The League has been a common adversary of the caped crusader. Thus they have a representation in Knight Model’s Batman Miniature Game.
There have been many members and storylines involving the League and Knight Models provides a great selection to choose from to create a crew. There are amazing options to choose from to create a powerful crew. Here are my secrets to becoming a member of the League of Assassins.