Matt: That’s not the Reddit alarm, that’s my egg timer. I’m making everybody lunchtime eggs to keep up our strength.
Quinns: Wow! I could kiss you.
Matt: Don’t kiss on me, daddy-oats, kiss on these great games.
Matt: Contrary to popular belief, I am not a man of infinite luxury. Paul has an entire cupboard just for games - Quintin has a cavernous loft to explore. Many have climbed that ladder and never been seen alive again, fading away to become a new addition to the dark and dusty collage of cardboard and bones. Basically those boys have space to play with. I however, have a shelf.
But it’s a big shelf! Oh my. There’s plenty of room in the rest of my flat, but my wife is a bit of a cheery dictator when it comes to interior design - so the sins of the husband must be tidied away. It’s occasionally annoying, but it does mean I get to live in a genuinely beautiful, tidy place? Swings and roundabouts, life is compromise.
It's not the simplest thing to play, though, so we put together this primer video for the hero team. Step one, invite heroes over. Step two, tell them to watch this. Step three, sit 'em down and start playing!
(Oh, and if anyone want's to replace the Bothan Sniper with something a little more Matt Lees-y, they can do so using this fan art from game designer Jonathan Ying!)
Operator: Sir, the site was never built for this! She's going to buckle under the pressure!
Quinns: There's no turning back now. We'd never make it. The only way out... is through.
The live podcast will be uploaded on Wednesday, and our Gen Con special episode will be edited and posted (with a bit of luck) on Friday. Today, let's just see if I can manage the Games News. Where to start? Where to end?
It's been a FANTASTIC news week, though! You must go take a look. Fantasy Flight announced a new edition of Fury of Dracula! Bezier Games announced One Night Ultimate Vampire! There's an amazing article about the English-language reimagining of Mysterium, and we learn about one of board games' most iconic covers.
Enjoy, everybody! And try not to make too much of a mess...
Is it better than its predecessor, Descent 2nd Edition? Why is Paul grunting at the camera? And why does Quinns look so sad? You'll have your answers to all this, AND MORE.
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Telling one soul that Christmas was cancelled while their sisters unwrapped a BMX mountain felt too cruel to be any kind of option - I had to make six players work.
Matt, Quinns and Paul re-unite in a stuffy room to discuss all the marvellous games they’ve seen on their travels around North America, the forgotten continent.
We get off to a civilized start with Bring Your Own Book and the delicate negotiation of Dragon’s Gold, followed by total regression into childhood and the beautiful miniatures and deadly turbolasers of Imperial Assault.
Finally, Matt’s heard rumours of a folk game that’s all about ruining things. But that’s all they are… rumours…
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