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Well my videogaming is reduced as all my TVs have died the death, leaving my 360 alone.

But gaming continues:

- Played Smallworld Underworld. Very fun and a good evolution from Small World. A notch more complicated, but not bad by any means.
- More Dominion. I keep getting schooled at this, so I'm guessing I need some practice.

- Apocalypse World
- Exalted, using the Sorcerer rules on Google Plus

- Trauma, a funky click puzzle game w/Okami style draw-symbol game play:


Date: 2011-09-06 09:34 pm (UTC)
yhlee: wax seal (NC butterfly)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Night Circus. Uncompelling mechanics, very much aimed toward the casual "just click things" crowd, but the prose and the art (see icon) are gorgeous.

Final Fantasy IV. Geez, this game really benefits from dedicated sessions of play; passing by and glancing at the screen every few hours does not at all convey the richness of the setting and situation! I should resume playing this now that I don't have a deadline breathing down my back (for the moment).

I'm waiting for Emperor Edition to roll around and new strongholds to be released so I can start building an L5R deck again.

Back to playing endless sessions of Race for the Galaxy against the AI. I'm getting better at leveraging prestige in appropriate situations, and I still hate starting with Novelty worlds even though they can be extremely effective with the right build.

Date: 2011-09-06 11:27 pm (UTC)
thistleingrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
A little Night Circus (I agree with yhlee's assessment), and a little staring at Not to Scale (just the once--I really wish there were more of it).

Date: 2011-09-07 05:58 am (UTC)
yhlee: Moto Maratai and her horse (L5R handle) (Maratai (art by yhlee))
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Oh, I forgot to mention--got back into City of Heroes after almost a year. I'm not a CoH powergamer; I'm completely content to follow my husband around and shoot things. My character is a squishy ranged-striker high-DPS type, and he's playing a Scrapper. I really enjoy the teamwork aspect, even with two people: he runs in and attracts trouble, I deal damage from afar. I don't really have the experience/reflexes/savvy to do this with random groups, but my husband is used to my quirks (like my complete lack of direction sense) and doesn't mind steering me around, and besides, he gets plenty of time going on raids (or whatever you call them in this specific MMO) with other powergamer types when I'm occupied with things like writing.

I guess the thing I like about City of Heroes is that, like World of Warcraft, it's really friendly for casual play. I'm not good at learning games anymore, but the basics are pretty workable and once I have those down, I can feel like I'm contributing to the group. The teamwork aspect is what I really enjoy about multiplayer setups.

Date: 2011-09-07 06:18 pm (UTC)
dancesontrains: (Baby cars feeding)
From: [personal profile] dancesontrains
I've been trying to get back into Echo Bazaar recently, but I've been stuck on something for a while. (How do I earn Hard Knocks, or whatever the name is of the card that offers second chances in Dangerous challenges?)

Apart from that, very little! I need to rebuy my DS games, and try some new ones too (had to sell almost the entire run of Phoenix Wright and a couple of Lego games). I'd love to try one of the Professor Laytons, but even second hand it's still a little out of my budget.


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