I Don’t Think So…

The Gladiator turned to the Princess.  Get your knickers off, he chortled, I’m gonna bugger you.  <evil cackle>

And that is why we had to kill the Gladiator.  He was abusive, foul-mouthed, evil beyond measure.  He buggered his followers, he abused the corpses of the dead he created, and he confounded the existence of a God.

And that was how Husband chose to play him.

So most of the game was spent chasing the Gladiator.  He became strong quickly, killing animals and humans flamboyantly, training his followers to fight on his behalf, beating them when this wasn’t enough and he lost his battle.  He accumulated magic items, the best of which was The Rune Sword.  Kill something with that, and you drain their life force, adding it to your own.  He was winning the game, becoming harder and harder to kill, but losing hearts and minds.

Even his partner hated him, and would have become a Warrior of Light, but for meeting Mephistopheles, whose response to meeting anyone is to turn them to The Dark Side, or reward them with wisdom be they Dark already.

So we Warriors of Light pursued the Gladiator endlessly.  Every time we got a spell, it would be cast to his detriment.  We destroyed his followers and his magic items one by one, and gradually became stronger ourselves.  It was an epic war, and the Soldiers of the Dark fought back, with bravery and with arrogance.

But we won.  By trickery and deception, in the end, but triumphant.  A Geas was laid on us all, to go to the Tavern and there Dice with Fortune.  The Warriors of Light had been, and those fighting on The Dark Side had yet to go.  So we moved a demon from the underworld there, one they had no hope of fighting, and let them be.  Let life itself kill them, we said, we have defeated evil for good.

But – were we better?

QotD: Board Games – Best & Worst

What board game are you really good at?  Really bad at?

See, QotD, now I am really, really sad.  I have told you about the only board game which makes my heart beat faster.  I have talked about in, sometimes in great depth,  Here, Here. and Here

I thought you listened.  I thought you cared.  But you just don't.

Oh, sometimes I play games other than Talisman.  Rummikub is good, and so is Scrabble.  Pictionary is not bad.  But I suck at them.  Well, all but Scrabble.  I can, on a good day, kick ass playing Scrabble.

But Talisman does not require you to be good or bad at it, as such.  Just learn the rules, throw the dice and role-play your little hearts out.  And I love it.

Sorry, gotta go now.  It is Saturday.  Got Talisman to play.

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QotD: Pass The Dice

I thought you listened, QotD.  I thought you cared.  Obviously not.  Else how could you not remember that my favourite board game was Talisman.

It’s not like I haven’t told you.  I have told you about our Saturday nights in.  I have posted pictures and told you the plot of one, just one, of our games.  But still you ask – what is my favourite Board Game.

OK.  You win.  I will tell you again.  But it’s the last time, OK.  No more Board Game questions.  No more games.

Talisman is played by two or more players, up to a total of 6.  The aim is to have your Character be the last one standing – or last two standing, if you play in teams.

You have swords and magic to do the killing, you have dice for movement and fighting, and you have imaginations that let you play the characters as though they were real.

Which is where it can get very interesting indeed.  The Characters to take over, to a greater or lesser degree; if they did not, the game would be boring indeed.  But sometimes, they get scary.  And dangerous.

So – guess what game I will be playing this weekend?


Nothing to do today…

This is what we were doing last night:

D&D for Dummies.  Or for people who have lost touch with their other D&D buddies over the years and no longer have the time (or the inclination) to set up a campaign again.  You choose.
Me, I go for the Dummies.


And we were probably listening to something like this:

I have ten mixes of this track (Husband’s fave) and it tops the Most Played list (when you count all all the mix plays together) so thought I would not post the Gabriel & Dresden Sweeping Strings Mix (comes in at 10.42 secs of beautiful music),And we were having a few drinks. 

And Husband was getting up at 5.00 am to go to this Stoney diving centre place – he is a nutter!