I've decided to take a break from Warmachine for a while. This is largely due to painting burn out.... I still need to take some damm photos of the models I finished for A Call to Arms.
I'm a finicky bugger and I think I need some time away from painting to recharge my batteries. (I aim to play in the next local tournament though). I paint in bursts and when my painting muse is gone I can look at a model for days without feeling any desire to paint the damm thing, and when I force myself to I just get grumpy.
Also, after my last post about the tournament I have got hitched (A civil union in fact... its like a marriage without the religious/patriarchal overtones). I've spent the last few weeks doing that and having a good time with the significant other. While we were on leave we played a fair amount of one of my favorite games of all time.... Arkham Horror
Fighting Cthulhu! FOR GREAT JUSTICE
|This is madness..... THIS IS ARKHAM!!!!!!!!|
Arkham horror is a cooperative boardgame where a team of characters from the 1930's take on certain death and destruction in the form of the monsters from the Cthulhu Mythos. This isn't a review of the game at all, im just gonna say how much fun I've been having playing it.
You see, Arkham is a cooperative puzzle.
|My pet Thulli will be keeping dead investigators company|
Arkham can be exceedingly brutal and that's the charm of it. No matter how comfortable you think the game is going, it can just bite you on the ass.
I love the team play, risk management and resource management required to succeed. If you are looking for a good game to play that requires team work, look this one up.
Currently I am playing 2 campaigns of Arkham (one with my partner, and one with the lads).
I'm trialing out rules that allow you to keep characters between games, however if a character dies in the campaign they are gone for good. See the pic above, poor Finn heroically sacrificed himself to seal an extra-dimensional gate to another world. Arkham, being the bastard of a game it is, conspired to have that seal removed only two turns later.... Finn died for nothing.... bastard game!