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Board Game Brunch: Continuing Saturday Game Night

It’s Sunday Brunch time, but that doesn’t mean we are ready to forget about last night’s fun. Saturday night was Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) night for many of the WiscoDice crew. What better way to keep the fun going than to play a D&D inspired board game and eat some homemade deep dish pizza.

Image of Roll Player Box and Deep Dish Pizza
Board Game Brunch: Roll Player Box and Deep Dish Pizza

Board Game Brunch: Destroying the Land of Godzilla

For Board Game Brunch this week we took a trip to the land of Godzilla. We played Kaiju Crush and enjoyed sushi from our local restaurant.

Board Game Brunch: Taking a Trip to the Land of Godzilla

Board Game Brunch: Playing in the Dirt

For Board Game Brunch this week we were playing in the dirt with Succulent from Renegade Game Studios and Dirt Cups. Come dig in the ground with us and explore this combination.

image is of Succulent game box, 4 dirt cup desserts and some succulent plants
Board Game Brunch: Succulent with dirt cups

Kickstart Monday: Boldly Explore New Lands

Welcome to #KickstartMonday!!!! We have a couple of games that really have us intrigued on deck today. Make sure you follow along each week as we discover two or more crowdfunded gaming projects. Join us as we explore #KickstartMonday

Arydia: The Paths We Dare Tread

Arydia: The Paths We Dare Tread from Far Off Games is designed by the same design team that put together Xia: Legends of the Drift System. In Arydia, you will play a series of linked games with between 1-4 players to explore and discover the fantasy land of Arydia. This game is a classic campaign game where your characters will advance and grow over the course of game play. Arm yourselves, gather your friends, and explore the land.

Included with this project is over 60 pre-painted fantasy figures that you will have the opportunity to encounter over the course of the campaign. The game features different paths for the players that encompass the classic fantasy characters – warriors, healers, rogues, and rangers. With so much content to uncover and explore this will most certainly find a way back to your game table if you should choose to support it!

Discover new lands in this game of fantasy exploration. Unlock new powers as you gain mastery over your path. With events to overcome, monsters to thwart, and stories to be told this game has real potential.

Pirates

Pirates from Queen Games offers a light, fun pirate themed game for 3-5 players. This game is, at it’s core, a revised version of Buccaneer from Stefan Dorra. Play time promises to be quick, making this ideal for an evening game night or filler game for a game day.

On you turn you will take one of four actions, assemble boarders, capture, mutiny, and capture a pirate. From these actions play will proceed until all twenty cards are discovered. At that point, the game ends immediately.

The components and art of the game look very attractive, but most of the components are relegated to punch board card components, cards, and a few wooden tokens. At $35 US to support this project though, there is plenty of game here and certainly hours of fun for your gaming group.

If you like pirates and lighter games that play quickly, then make sure you check out Pirates from Queen Games.

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.

Preparing Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden for Play

I always loved the R.A. Salvatore stories of Bruenor and Drizzt in Icewind Dale. At the game store one day, I saw a new campaign module for Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. It was at that moment that I knew that I would run this campaign. It was time to get back into the DM’s chair.

It’s been several years since I have played Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). I started playing the game as a teenager and continued as a young adult, so slipping back into the comfortable chair of being the Dungeon Master (DM) for a game did not seem too daunting. Then I opened the book and found a massively open ended campaign with 12 starting quests, 10 starting locations, and a leveling system that I have never considered. Getting this thing started was going to be harder then I anticipated.

Let’s dive into the decisions I made to help kick off this D&D campaign!

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