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

Exp:  Having delved sufficiently into delicious purchases made during con season, Shane, humbug, Cillian and Liam review two board games that both, like, have boards.  And maps and multiple players and counters.  Features:

  • Sid Meier's Civilisation
  • Eagle Games, makers of the old crap version
  • Unthematic inclusion of colonial America
  • Tech advances
  • How to fight
  • Racial abilities
  • Board or computer version?  We don't provide an answer.
  • Twilight Struggle
  • Board game or card game?  Eh, both.
  • Simulating the Cold War mentality
  • DEFCON as a game mechanic
  • The race to the stars!
  • Special Olympics
  • The balance issue
  • Thud!
  • Zip-lock bag fanboyism
  • The Irish Twilight Struggle Championships

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Downtime:  GM screens are available for the majority of role-playing games, but do we like 'em, do we use 'em, and could we do better ourselves?  Shane, humbug, Cillian and Liam have a natter about what makes for a good or bad screen experience.  Features:

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Wis:  Excited about this week's release of the new edition of Force on Force, incorporating the revised Ambush Alley rules, Shane, humbug, Cillian and Liam present a rough guide to how to put together the required miniature people and places to play the game.  Actual potentially useful content, from The Adventuring Party!  Unprecedented.  Features:

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Con:  With a technical hitch preventing release of a non-convention-related episode, Shane, humbug and Liam wrap up the hectic month of March's convention calendar with a somewhat exhausted report from Vaticon.  We'd like to take a moment to commend the Irish gaming community for a convention season that's been mercifully short on flashes of wargamers' cleavage.  Keep it up!  (your trousers)  Features:

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