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Still new to mastodon. Try to check my local feed a lot but it's a bit hit and miss. Anyone got some content creators to follow? Anything OSR would be brilliant, RPGs in general too.

In we played Deus + Egypt expansion. Gaming pal asked for "better games next time, please", but I really enjoy Deus, although I came in last after a very rough beginning. Also: negative points at the end of Can't Stop Express — again. Loser, but I had fun.

in fact, last time somebody asks if I brought my fav game — and I did not. So: next time 🙌

Seems we have a “will only play Terraforming Mars“-player in our group now. I mean, it’s fine and he usually finds people to play with. It’s only a bit awkward that he sits at his half set up TM while everybody else is doing the usual 5 minute what-do-we-want-to-play-today standup.
(Maybe I’m just jealous because nobody is playing my fav game with me ;)

⚠️ highly subjective, from my POV as a lazy consumer ⚠️

Sign of a good/successful blog/podcast/youtube chan: a low meta-to-content ratio.
If you are talking about plans, schedules, experiments, past missteps, future promises etc. more often than delivering actual content, you are probably going to “fail” (whatever that means, right?)
Sure, feel free to start something, and don’t care if you might fail. (But don’t ask for Patreon support after your second 500 word blog post, please.)

Sunday gaming meetup:

• Mangrovia (Eilif Svensson; Zoch, 2014): beautiful, mid-weight 75min game. Super simple worker-placement, mostly majority VPs. Slightly unpredictable w/ 5 players, but nothing to bother. Very good. (pictured)
• Micropolis again. Very straight-forward drafting and set collection. Nice, but unexciting.
• Port Royal incl. expansions. An evergreen. After 50+ plays there is nothing new to discover for me, but it's still fun to introduce it to new folks.

What's up withy other instance, floss.social? Down for anybody else? Having problems accessing it since yesterday. (boost?)

ok, from far away my new profile pic looks like a rubber duck :D

Introduced K2 to my 7yo. I handicapped myself a little bit (he had to take no "risk tokens" when revealing the most movement points) and … he won! We tied with 17 VP each, but he climbed to the summit first. 🗻 🧗‍♂️

The gist is (now without pointing fingers) that I feel that a BG KS backlash is imminent.

(just drafted+deleted a rant. to each their own, I guess.)

which may be a good thing, because the term was misleading to begin with.


(Not every game in which you place workers somewhere is a worker-placement game. The misuse of that term has increased so much recently, that it’ll become completely meaningless soon.)

Coal Baron/Glück auf!, Kieslingʼs (of Azul fame) 2013 mid-weight and mid-length worker-placement game. The final round can become a bit mathy while assessing your remaining actions. Other than that itʼs very straight-forward, with an almost “refreshingly classic” feeling. A good one.

First two games of The Quest for El Dorado. Even lighter and a bit more random than I expected. The randomness is fine for how quick it is. It's a good (family) game, but I had hoped for a little more. Will gladly play again y though.

As a 2-player game, for a couple (she's the gamer, he rather not too competitive), youʼd recommend: Azul or Patchwork or Targi or ________ ?

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Dismissing books and tv shows because they are “for kids” is something I find very sad. Some of the best stuff is for kids.

The Gruffalo is still a joy to read.
Hey Duggee is the best thing on the BBC.

Go and read the Moomins or something. Stop being so serious and learn to just enjoy things.

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