Winds of the North Playtest Session pt6 (Eyjolf, Summer, Year 2)

Year 1Spring, Year 2 After a surprisingly good Spring where Eyjolf somehow got his crops planted (and even overflowed his fields!), we go into Summer with a good stock of Oil to sell. But what to buy? We’re definitely going Raiding again this Summer so we’ll probably look for something to help us out there.Continue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt6 (Eyjolf, Summer, Year 2)”

Winds of the North Playtest Session pt5 (Eyjolf, Spring, Year 2)

Part 1: SpringPart 2: SummerPart 3: FallPart 4: Winter After a harsh Winter that saw some unfortunate casualties, Eyjolf heads into Spring, Year 2 with a good stockpile of resources and a couple of Hirðmenn. Other than planting many crops (that will hopefully succeed), what else will Eyjolf get into in prep for the SummerContinue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt5 (Eyjolf, Spring, Year 2)”

Winds of the North Playtest Session pt4 (Eyjolf, Winter, Year 1)

Part 1: SpringPart 2: SummerPart 3: Fall Eyjolf enjoyed a successful Harvest thanks to his new Farmhand and Sickle. And after a brief combat, welcomed his Cousin into the Hirð. But some misfortune saw some wasted trips and early illness before the onset of Winter. And as soon as Winter started, our precious Horse died.Continue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt4 (Eyjolf, Winter, Year 1)”

Winds of the North Playtest Session pt3 (Eyjolf, Fall, Year 1)

Part 1: SpringPart 2: Summer Previously, Eyjolf went on his first Raid and didn’t do too bad. Between some sales and his share of the plunder, he earned 35 silver. For his End of Month event, he was visited by a house spirit and rewarded with Happiness and Recovery Points. But the fall harvest looms,Continue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt3 (Eyjolf, Fall, Year 1)”

Session Report: Stars Wars Outer Rim

My brother and I like a variety of games, and one type we look for is good sandbox-y adventure games. We have a few but have also passed on some. The genre is full of sloppy concepts. Though I really like Merchants & Marauders, it can be brutal. When Outer Rim was announced, I wasContinue reading “Session Report: Stars Wars Outer Rim”

Session Report/First Impression: Yedo Deluxe

Years ago, I bought the original Yedo first edition from Pandasaurus and Eggertspiele. I didn’t get to play it much because my brother didn’t like how difficult the game was. I finally got to play more when we started playing with a regular group (which is just 3 of us most of the time). IContinue reading “Session Report/First Impression: Yedo Deluxe”

Winds of the North Playtest Session pt2 (Eyjolf, Summer, Year 1)

Part 1: Spring When last we saw Eyjolf, he had built the Smokehouse and made a nice Discovery to add to his map. He had stockpiled some Wood but still needs Iron for the Smithy. And he had been debating whether to join in the Summer Raids or stay home and perhaps do more Exploring.Continue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt2 (Eyjolf, Summer, Year 1)”

Winds of the North Playtest Session (Eyjolf, Spring, Year 1)

I’ve playtested Winds of the North a handful of times already at various stages of its development. But it’s been a while since a good chunk of what I’ve been working on this past few weeks was mostly writing encounters and cleaning up the rules so hopefully, someone who isn’t the designer can understand howContinue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session (Eyjolf, Spring, Year 1)”

Britains Deetail Medieval Knights

My brother and I recently went digging into a box of very old toys. There were many discoveries, but what stood out to me were these pre-painted plastic minis with green metal bases. They were medieval knights and soldiers and included some horses. After a quick Google search, I found out what they were. BritainsContinue reading “Britains Deetail Medieval Knights”

Board Game First Impressions: AuZstralia

I was interested when this was first released, but the more I play Wallace games, the more interested I am in trying his other titles. The Cthulhu theme has been hit or miss for me. But the way AuZtralia handles it feels very different. The Game Martin Wallace certainly seems to have some hallmarks. TheContinue reading “Board Game First Impressions: AuZstralia”