We did two games today, and I remember why I insisted that we only do one game a day, because I’m exhausted.
I had a whole lot of fun, but holy crap am I exhausted. I don’t know how I did this for ten straight days for three seasons, but I’m glad we don’t do it that way any more.
So in the morning, we played Star Trek: Five-Year Mission, which is a surprisingly fun cooperative dice-placement game. Like Dragon Farkle, it’s a game I shouldn’t like at all because dice (and as much as I love Star Trek, I’m inclined to stay away from it in my work, because of reasons) but I have fun whenever I play it, and it’s a good game for introducing people to our hobby. I played with Jesse Cox, Jaime King, and Jessica Chobot … and it was pretty hilarious.
In the afternoon, we did something I never thought would work, but ended up working spectacularly well: we played a 2-player game! Melissa De Tora, who is a professional Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour player came down from Seattle to battle heads-up with me in a game that I love called Star Realms. If you like deck building games like Ascension, you’re going to go nuts for Star Realms, which has my favorite Tabletop game app since Carcassonne.
Tomorrow, we’re playing Flashpoint: Fire Rescue, because if there’s one thing I want to play more of on Tabletop, it’s co-op games that we’re probably going to lose. (No, seriously, I really enjoy co-op games that I expect to lose, because that makes the improbable victories that much better).