This Needs To Become A Movie Franchise. . . . . NOW! - Android Netrunner LCG Review

I used to play a lot of CCG games, from Magic the Gathering to Star Wars (my personal favourite) to Aliens vs Predator and even dabbling in guilty pleasures such as Pokemon and Young Jedi (still don't know why I ever bothered to play that one). Recently though I've grown tired of the CCG model and having to spend a fortune either trying to acquire cards in booster boxes or acquiring them online from overpriced web sites. Recently a friend got me into Cardfight Vanguard which is a popular CCG in recent years, but even that I've now grown annoyed with and am selling off my collection piecemeal.

The LCG model seemed like an answer to my wish for a deck-building card game that could be kinder on the budget. With LCG's there are frequent expansions and "packs" as opposed to boosters, but they contain the same cards and 3 copies of every single one. That way you can find out in advance whether you need the pack or not and you will have enough cards to use them in a deck off the bat as most if not all LCG's have a max count of 3 of each card in a deck. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think they all do.

Android Netrunner is the hotness right now for LCG's and my first venture into the genre though I now have Lord of the Rings as well which is very good and I look forward to Warhammer 40,000 Conquest coming out later this year. So I've certainly been bitten by the LCG bug, but I've repelled the CCG bug. So what do I think about Android Netrunner now that I've had a chance to enjoy everything it has to offer?

"A cool looking box cover, though it doesn't give off much information about the game"

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Episode 20 - Theme Vs Mechanics

After a long break, I'm back with Episode 20! Podcasts are still coming but due to time commitments including a new girlfriend, the podcast will be reduced to monthly rather than 2-weekly because I need the extra time. However to make up for this, I've added a short News segment to the podcast to up the content value.
In today's episode, I give my first impressions of Glass Road and Fleet, discuss Theme vs Mechanics in games and give my Top 10 Thematic Games list.



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Boss Monster - Video Review

Taking the theme of old style retro computer games, this new card game seeks to recreate that old feeling of dungeon building in a pixel world! But is it a bait and switch?


01:17 - The Cards
10:38 - Brief Rules Overview
13:30 - Verdict



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All You Need Is Some Nostalgia Game Soundtracks - Pixel Tactics Review

Two player games are a love and hate relationship with me. On the one hand I love a good two player game or even just a game that can be played with two players well. There are countless amounts of two-player games out there, particularly in the small games market and when you have a spouse or gaming partner, they are a perfect way to spend an evening. On the other hand I live alone currently and play most of my games at club settings or when I invite groups round, so it's hard to get two player games to the table and that does my head in. When you're at a club, it's hard to just grab one person and have a two player duel when there are others wanting to play a game.

My main games I play in a two-player setting are Android Netrunner, Innovation, Seasons, Hanabi, Marvel Dice Masters and Summoner Wars and even those last two struggle to hit the table. But I love to try others and recently my friend acquired two packs in the Pixel Tactics series and a third pack has been released albeit in short supply. As I'm doing a video review of Boss Monster currently that uses the same style of pixel graphics in it's imagery I figured this would make a good companion to review.


"I like how the game box looks a lot like an old computer game cartridge"

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