The Adventuring Party
Discussing table-top and related gaming and the Irish gaming scene so you don't have to.
 

+2 Exp:  With a selection of unreviewed games in boxes knocking around, Shane, Liam and humbug see what, if anything, lies within bell-ringing Pit, wagon-firin' Oregon, city-infecting Pandemic and expansion-releasing Dominion.  Features:

  • Pit at Boardgamegeek
  • Frantic shouting!
  • Gratuitous belling
  • Comprehensive reviewing
  • Oregon
  • Creepy kids with diseases
  • Exactly unlike a road-map
  • Serious dissing of Carcassonne
  • Pandemic
  • Free packet of donoteat
  • Disease spread!  Yummy.
  • Naked Pandemic
  • Stats
  • Dominion
  • ...versus Mega-Dominion
  • Four-player solitaire
  • Pterodactyl Attack
  • Confusing time-travel

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+1 Exp: One little microcosm of the Irish gaming scene is we ourselves, The Adventuring Party.  Rather than purely being all talk (although we are that as well), we play games too.  So in this episode, we're chatting about what those games are and how we're finding them.  Features:

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Downtime: Paying homage, or lack thereof, to the Dice Gods, or lack thereof, and the many zany behaviours we as gamers hold dear in our interface with what to the less enlightened would be a simple random-number generator, Shane, Cillian, humbug, Dizzy and Liam put their faith to the test.  Features:

  • Mistaken introduction as the third week of May when it's only the second
  • Introducing Dizzy
  • Offence intended
  • The unbeliever
  • What a crazy person might think
  • Axis & Allies
  • The folly of lacking faith
  • Faith over maths
  • A hard day's night
  • On-the-job training
  • Getting cocked
  • Roll dem phones
  • Deadlands
  • That guy (seriously, you need to watch this or you're wallowing in wilful ignorance)
  • Terrible explanation of That Guy's point
  • Etymology uncut
  • Mind over matter
  • The Dice-O-Matic
  • ...very inaccurately described
  • The gauntlet thrown
  • Science, baby

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Exp:  Returning once again to reviews of games, Shane, humbug, Cillian and Liam hit up two card games and two board games - the obscure of subject matter Early American Chrononauts, the surprisingly non-crap The Da Vinci Code board game, the belongs-in-a-museum The Great Dalmuti and the horrifically racist Puerto Rico.  Features:

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