We both very much enjoy the reviews of Shut up & Sit Down, but they can be quite harmful for our wallets.
I believe that it was their review of Netrunner that sparked our interest and enthusiasm for the game. Also Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Dead of Winter and Seasons! And probably some other games as well. The game that is mentioned in this comic is the game Last Will . We haven’t played or bought it yet, thanks to excellent wallet-hiding skills, but it is certainly on our list of games we still like to play one day.

If you have never heard of Shut Up & Sit Down (and you’re interested in board games), you should totally check out their website: http://www.shutupandsitdown.com/. But remember to hide your wallet!

For the people that do know Shut Up & Sit Down:

Which games did you almost immediately buy after seeing the Shut Up & Sit Down review?

So, last week I participated in my first Netrunner tournament (actually my first game tournament ever!). I’ve only ever played Netrunner against Heinze in the comforts of our home. So this was quite a big step for me.

I find Netrunner a very, very hard and slightly nerve wrecking game. My brain tries to grasp all the possible aspects of the playing field. If this, then that. If this, then that. If this, then that. Endless calculations and mapping of my (and my opponents) possible moves. I had to train myself in making quicker decisions with a timer.

The actual tournament went really well! It was a small casual tournament organised by our local gaming/comic book store Comicasa and only six people participated. Alas, there were no breaks for me between the first rounds, so I ended up playing Netrunner for three hours straight before starting the finals. I think I now know how a runner feels when getting brain damage. That was intense.

But, hurray! I ended up being the winner! 😀
And no, you don’t get to judge me on my choice of card sleeves!

What are your favorite card sleeves? 

The creators of Seasons use different terms for their ‘ magical’  persons: sorcerers, wizards and magicians – so I don’t want to start a discussion wether a sorcerer is the same as a wizard or not. I just stuck with wizards for this comic. 😉

Seasons is a beautifully illustrated card game that’s playable for 2 to 4 players. The very nice, big and heavy dice which you roll to gain energy tokens, cards, crystals and summoning spots for cards bring a nice variety to the game play. There’s room in the game to get technical and pull off some cool combo’s, but it’s also a game that is easily picked up by beginners thanks to the pre-made card decks.

We like Seasons so much that we swapped it in our 10×10 challenge (play 10 board games for 10 times in one year) after we started it. The game scratches our deeper card game itch, but it doesn’t fully absorb our time … and money. And besides, did I mention the really cool dice and the beautiful artwork? Really, check it out.

Which game do you think is the prettiest of them all?

We like to make music playlists for the games we play for some extra atmosphere. With the playlist we made for Flash Point we were mostly focused on songs that somehow involved the word fire. That resulted in us singing along with the tunes of Electric Six, The Prodigy, Bastille, Johnny Cash, The Bloodhound Gang and many more while trying to save innocent people and preventing the house from collapsing on our heads.

You can find our Flash Point: Fire Rescue playlist over here:
https://play.spotify.com/user/uptonpickman/playlist/3tyaoYPArkTZiWdMlVBoTu

Do you know any good songs we should definitely add to our list?
It's an emergency!

Netrunner, I love and hate this card game. The game with runs, stim hacks, hidden agendas, brain and meat damage, bad publicity, advancement tokens, ice breakers and many more terms that belong in the Android universe. It took us more than two weeks before we felt like we started to grasp all the different aspects of the game. And that was only the base set! Expansions and Data Packs soon followed, accompanied by actual deck building. People that actually play Netrunner might reconize the outfits of our characters as the outfits of the runner Exile and Director Haas.

Netrunner is brilliant, ridiculously hard, a little nerve wrecking, but very rewarding in my opinion.

About the comic, this happens quite often. Luckily not the printer part, but people tend to call while we’re playing a game and that can be rather anticlimactic.

Welcome!

I’ve always played with the idea of starting a webcomic in my head and one evening, Heinze and I just kept spilling great ideas for comics… all about board games we’d played. After doing some research it turned out there are some very good webcomics about boardgames, but there aren’t that many  related to the subject.

So we’re launching this adventure today, on International Tabletop Day, with lots of great and creative ideas which we’d love to share with the world! Enjoy the ride, I’m sure we will.

Disclaimer: We might not actually own as many games as the visual image suggests, but it does express our feeling. We fell in love with board games about two years ago and our collection has grown quite quickly. Up to the point that we had games piled up laying around in our living room, simply because we didn’t know were to put them.

So, which game are you certainly going to play today on International Tabletop Day? 🙂
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