In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

It was just like the books

Had a game day at the Bills yesterday. I picked up Matt and Joyce at the airport this past thursday and afterwards we were talking about how it was kinda crappy that there are certain games we just never get around to playing as a group. Out of my board/card game collection, I figure I've only played around half of the games even once. The rest just sort of sit around in potenta, waiting for the day they get taken into the light sort of like the Island of Misfit Toys. It was decided that we would try to fix that over the weekend and that caused the aforementioned gameday.

The game we ended up trying was one that I had actually played once before at my very first Origins but not my own copy and never since. The game of thrones is the first of a set of fantasy books by George R R Martin and it has spawned to date, a CCG with multiple expansions, a RPG, and a board game with 2 expansions. There was also news of a war game based on the series though I have no clue what came of it.

Anyway, we got to run through the game and I liked it despite playing the Starks and getting my ass handed to me. Hence the subject line. I had also frakked up one of the rules which increased the liklihood of stalemate situations during the game. The response from around the table seemed to be mixed from generally positive, through a bunch of negatively tinged apathy, to outright dislike. Suxxors really since I'd love to give it a go with the rules SNAFU fixed. Not to mention that this was just the base game and I've still got two expansions that have never seen the light of day. I'm hardly a war-gamer, but there are really times I wish that there were a few more of those types around so I could get a chance to try some of the things I've purchased over the years.
Tags: board/card gaming, the bills

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