Monday 30 December 2013

Eldritch World Tour

Nothing to do with the Sisters of Mercy, but my first solitaire play through of one of my Xmas presents, a copy of Fantasy Flight Games Eldritch Horror, a sequel\companion game to the original Arkham Horror. Rather than being isolated to activity in the Miskatonic Valley this game is a globe trotting affair, much like the classic Call of Cthulhu RPG campaigns such as Shadows of Yog-Sothoth and Horror on the Orient Express.

Rulebook is quite hefty at 16 pages long and with another 16 page Reference Guide to go with it. Big board and numerous card decks and tokens all in the high quality that you would expect.

Playing in one player mode, with one character in play (I later read that solitaire games are 'more dynamic' with two characters). I choose Leo Anderson, the Explorer, who starts of in Buenos Aires and choose Azathoth as the opposing Ancient One, as the rule recommend that entity for beginning players.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Ring Impetus

A game of Impetus, heavily modified for a fantasy setting - Middle Earth. A force of Orcs and Haradrim, with their pet Giant Oliphant in tow, take on a force of Elves, Rohir and Knights of Dol Amroth.

The elves face off against the Orcs, as the Cavalry get the task of dealing with the Easterlings and the Mumakil.