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Izanami's God Kit, Day 2: Realm, Yomi, Holy Site, Izanami's Mansion

While giving birth to their son, the fire god Kagutsuchi, Izanami suffered terrible burns, which she eventually succumbed to and died. Izanagi burried her on Mt. Hiba and her soul sank down into Yomi, the underworld.

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User Image gramofgames Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:05 PM (UTC)
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Dominant Species. A near perfect heavy game. Great theme and complex action selection. Thinky, interactive, chaotic and mean. Many of the other players got very caught up in mathing their every play. I just went with my gut. Came in tight second place. Feel pretty good about that.
User Image gry_moniki Posted: Nov 19, 2017 5:56 PM (UTC)
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User Image worldchampgameco Posted: Nov 19, 2017 5:48 PM (UTC)
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I had my mind flayed by #paxunplugged . Had an awesome time and got some great games in, hung with some very cool people, all around A+ experience.
User Image emmersestudios Posted: Nov 19, 2017 4:40 PM (UTC)
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I played Quirk! with other entrepreneurs families! I had a 3 year old boss me about and tell me how to play Quirk! I don't think she realised I created the game! 🤣
User Image ludofilius Posted: Nov 19, 2017 4:24 PM (UTC)
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User Image under_the_meeplescope Posted: Nov 19, 2017 2:07 PM (UTC)
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Got #DiceForge by @libellud back to the table. Played with the advanced deck for the first time. It makes the game a bit deeper and has a lot more interlocking mechanisms for scoring. Still very light but shines a light on what it can be in the inevitable expansions.
User Image meeplemayor Posted: Nov 19, 2017 1:30 PM (UTC)
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Founding Fathers
or: How I let Alexander Hamilton down
One of my marathon scheduled games was Founding Fathers (the Rick Heli game by that name). This game, based somewhat Republic of Rome, allows players to control a group of American statesmen, wheeling and dealing to trade political support for offices and other popularity granting outcomes (where popularity ultimately scores victory points).
While a very long game (this took about 8 hours, and we didn’t even finish), the game very accurately simulate various aspects of American politics. Some aspects, like the area control mechanic of the voting process (where candidates place cubes on a map of admitted states to lock in electoral votes), are incredibly simple mechanically, but still provide so much room for negotiation and clever card play. I found myself constantly thinking how brilliant some of these design choices were — in the case of this game, a simple failed issue keeping Ohio out of the union make Virginia way more important in the electoral process than normal. There are so many lasting effects of small decisions that this game definitely takes multiple plays to appreciate the butterfly effects.
I do have gripes with the game: first, at times it feels like the game is playing itself. The catch-up mechanic as well as the general negotiation process is somewhat designed to make player fortunes swing wildly, and often when I found myself doing better I didn’t attribute that to personal skill. And that leads to my second point which is the game has some serious downtime. I spent the first four hours pretty frustrated after an early duel loss of my main statesmen left me pretty crippled. Towards the end I was on the upswing where I finally made the presidency (while others had already held office several times), but that took about six hours to happen.
And on that note, when scheduling I requested the starting statesmen of Alexander Hamilton “with a goal of keeping dueling to a minimum.” And, of course, I failed. An aging George Clinton, offended by young up and coming Conservative party leader Hamilton, fatally wounded him in a duel. I’m sorry I could change history enough, Alex…

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