5 on Friday: 10/11/17

5 on Friday

It’s Friday, and here on No Rerolls that means it’s time for a little digest of some of our favourite articles from the past week.  Of course, we’re slow readers, so don’t be surprised if there are some articles that are a little older – these are just some of the great articles we happen to have actually read in the past week.

They are in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:

Yvraine @ Gareth Nicholas Blog – I love the character models that Games Workshop have been coming out with recently.  This painted Yvraine model is one of the ones I really like, and the painter has definitely done the model justice.  The colour scheme is quite different to GW’s standard one, and the green works very well.  Great job!

Review for Two – Codenames: Duet @ Cardboard Clash – I noticed this title on the shelf at a recent visit to Common Ground Games in Stirling.  Seeing a review is handy, as I do like Codenames, but was not sure what to expect from this one.  I think this review is quite balanced and quite well-considered.  From this review, other review and the fact that I already own several editions of Codenames, I’m not seeing this as a must-buy for me – at least not at the moment.

Edge of Darkness–A Fate Core Adaptation of Call of Cthulhu @ Master of the Game – Being a big fan of both Fate Core and the works of H. P. Lovecraft, it’s really cool to see people doing things like this.  I’ve not had a chance to fully explore these files, but at first glance, I like this.  Fate is such a great system and it’s fantastic to see people converting material over.  Once I finish up this post, I’ll be poring over these in a bit more depth.

Tabletop Tuesday – Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game @ Pop Culture Uncovered – Another mashup of two things that I love.  In this case, it’s the combination of Scott Pilgrim and deckbuilding games.  Notably, from the photos in this post, the design of these cards look really cool and appropriate to the subject matter.  The author of this post makes the game sound quite appealing.  The steep learning curve they describe would probably not be a factor for my wife and I, given our extensive experience with deckbuilding games.  The only thing that would concern me here is that the game may not quite set itself apart enough from other deckbuilders, despite the cool design and interesting IP.  Good review!

Trolls Are Everywhere @ Southern Gamer Girl – People can really suck.  The sort of crap described in this post is what I’d expect from a videogame community, but I’m disappointed to see it on a tabletop one.  That said, CCG communities tend to be a little more competitive and, dare I say, a little more toxic than other tabletop groups.  I hope the author does not let these few trolls put her off a good game, and I hope that her daughter doesn’t find herself exposed to such pointless vitriol.

On No Rerolls this week, it’s been pretty quiet.  That said, I have been working on this year’s Top 50.  Looking forward to getting that started soon!

See you next week.

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