Welcome to This Week, a weekly series where I discuss all the gaming (both video and tabletop) content I've played, made, prepped, run and seen that's cool this week. If you want to see what I got up to last week, go here.
Let's jump in with what I've done This Week...
What I've PlayedSmiths of Winterforge, a beautiful and highly strategic board game for 2-5 players went live on Kickstarter this week, and my partner (Amelia Sarif) wrote a review of it. Which means I got to play it! A few times, actually! You play as Dwarven forgemasters attempting to fulfil a royal contract before anyone else. It's pretty awesome, and Australian-made to boot (cheers Table Tyrant Games). Amelia says it a lot better than I could, so go check out her review over on Another Dungeon. And if you like what you see, go back it!
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What I've MadeAs of Friday I discovered I'm going to GCAP! Wooo! GCAP stands for Game Connect Asia Pacific, the largest conference of its type in my part of the world. This is like our industry meet up, and Academy Awards rolled into one. It's a big deal. This means I'll get to rub shoulders with a lot of amazing people - some who I know by reputation, some who I only know online, and some who I have met before but haven't seen in a long time. It's a place to discuss ideas, and share projects.
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What I've RunThe second session of my Curse of Strahd campaign occurred this week, and the party learned first hand just how dangerous the land of Barovia is. I'll be posting another write up, like last time, this week coming. Look forward to some horror goodness, and lots of angry shadows!
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Trust me, the game is amazing, and you should check it out if you can!
What I've SeenSpeaking of Blades in the Dark, I found this gallery which has some amazing Blades-like images in its depths. I'll be using many of these for character reference for my players, and I'm loathe not to share them. Even if they aren't relevant for your games, they're just amazing, so you should check them out anyway.
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And because I can't get the damned thing out of my head, I better mention Porter Robinson and Madeon's new release, Shelter. It's a chillingly awesome track, with an amazing video to go along side it. It takes 6 minutes. Watch it...
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That's all for This Week this week. I'll talk to you next week, and tell you of all my adventures again! In the mean time, fill your own week with as much awesome as possible.