Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p3 (Ragnhild, Late Winter, Year 1)

This session was actually from a while ago but I forgot to post it here! Part 1: LinkPart 2: LinkPreviews: LinkVersion 0.8 info: LinkPlaytest sign up: Link This time, I went through Late Winter, all 3 Months at once. Took maybe an hour and change, though I know the game very closely. Most players wouldContinue reading “Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p3 (Ragnhild, Late Winter, Year 1)”

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

It’s been a weird year. The website has continued to grow, Winds of the North development has been fun and productive, and my writing has improved. I hope everyone else has had a good year. Enjoy some free Christmas cards, ones I drew for my family years ago (the Gears of War card indicating justContinue reading “Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays”

Solo Session Report: Nusfjord

I bought Nusfjord last year but haven’t played in a while. I’ve been hard at work the past couple of days and needed a relaxing break, and few games evoke a relaxing atmosphere like Nusfjord. It took a bit to re-read the rules and clear the rust, but it’s not a heavy game, and IContinue reading “Solo Session Report: Nusfjord”

Board Game Session Report: Legend of the Five Rings (solo)

I drooled over this game for years, and the core box has been dirt-cheap on Amazon for a good year or two now. FFG did eventually make a solo/coop expansion but printed maybe 5 copies that instantly sold out and they don’t seem to be reprinting L5R anymore, so if you want it, it’s aContinue reading “Board Game Session Report: Legend of the Five Rings (solo)”

Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p2 (Ragnhild, Early Winter, Year 1)

I decided to print out the Weekly Log sheet to keep better notes along with more pictures this time around. I think it’ll make for a more interesting session report. Part 1: LinkPreviews: LinkVersion 0.8 info: LinkPlaytest sign up: Link Early Winter (continued) Month 2 Ragnhild was partway through Early Winter. She’s not in aContinue reading “Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p2 (Ragnhild, Early Winter, Year 1)”

Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p1 (Ragnhild, Start-Early Winter, Year 1)

It’s been a while. Winds of the North is still in development, and I recently uploaded the v0.8.1 update. Previews: LinkVersion 0.8 info: LinkPlaytest sign up: Link For v0.8, I made a new character since so much had changed since starting my previous character. I also decided to make some cards for various character typesContinue reading “Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p1 (Ragnhild, Start-Early Winter, Year 1)”

Valheim: Hearth & Home Update

I’m not usually into the early-access survival games (or early-access in general), but Valheim ticks my boxes. I previously wrote some articles on my experiences and impressions based on the launch: Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 The Update The new update is focused on building and things at home (hence the name).Continue reading “Valheim: Hearth & Home Update”

Winds of the North v0.8 Release

For those new to WotN, it’s a sandbox RPG/Gamebook set in Viking Age Scandinavia where you’ll make your own character and begin a campaign to become a King or Queen over the course of multiple in-game years. There have been several previews that detail more about the various mechanics and activities there are. Below areContinue reading “Winds of the North v0.8 Release”

Board Game Session Report: Runebound 2nd Edition (solo)

I’ve never done a comprehensive review for Runebound 2nd Edition, but I’ll probably make one soon. It’ll be long and rambly, for sure, because this is still my favorite board game after a good 10 years in the hobby. And part of that is because I’ve used it as a design playground, making and tryingContinue reading “Board Game Session Report: Runebound 2nd Edition (solo)”

Winds of the North v0.8 Preview

At some point, I may have said there were to be no further large changes to Winds of the North. Well, there were still some things bugging me, and I felt the design needed something more than tweaking to deal with the issues. The two big areas where I had problems were Combat and Trade.Continue reading “Winds of the North v0.8 Preview”