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How I’m Spending My Time These Days

Things on Tribe Collecting have been a little slow lately, but I’m still being productive. A lot of my energy is being directed towards The Lord of the Rings the Card Game that I started playing this summer. The game is so much fun and I can’t help but infectiously get my friends playing, too. I have mentioned it here before. I am part of the WWPD Fellowship where we create playthrough videos of the game, write articles, and have just launched our first podcast! Here’s a link to the podcast: http://www.outpostzero.net/2014/10/the-wwpd-fellowship-podcast-episode-1.html. You can also download it on itunes – search for WWPD app. As of this posting, we were breaking 100 downloads. Not too shabby! In the podcast you can find out why I like this game so much and what initially attracted me to it.

What’s the WWPD? A website created by Steven McLauchlin that has become one of the foremost authorities on the game Flames of War, a tabletop miniatures wargame by Battlefront and covers other wargames as well. I met Steven because of this site and my shared interest in Flames of War. See my post on Rob Turner’s blog about visiting the Battlefront factory in Malaysia.  Through a shared love for LOTR LCG  Steven, Parker, and I, all FoW players, formed the WWPD Fellowship. It started with playing and recording games on a virtual desktop and branched out into writing articles and now podcasting about this terrific game.

I invite you to take a peek at how I’ve been spending my time these days, here’s a comprehensive list of my LOTC LCG endeavors:

Articles

Outpost Zero

Videos

WWPD Fellowship playlist

Let’s Play Lord of the Rings LCG playlist

Podcast

http://wwpd.libsyn.com/the-wwpd-fellowship-episode-1

Twitter

@WWPDFellowship

 

Phew, now that I listed that all out, it seems kind of exhausting!

 

Tribe collecting score: 8

  • Lord of the Rings
  • Card Games
  • Miniatures Games
  • LOTR LCG
  • Wargaming
  • Gaming Videos
  • Gaming Blog
  • Gaming Podcast
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Fantasy Flight Summer

It’s been a Fantasy Flight summer. For the uninitiated, Fantasy Flight is a tabletop game publisher.

It all started with X-Wing, which I have been playing for awhile, but my interest was rekindled this summer. Friends stopped by for a visit from out of town and brought the Tantive V, one of the the large ship expansions and a new play mat.

Then a friend at work brought in his favourite game, Android Netrunner. I immediately loved it for its interesting asynchronous game play and cyberpunk game setting. We play it at lunch every chance we can get. The game is challenging yet quick enough to play during lunch break. I’m usually on the losing end, but my buddy has been playing a lot longer and knows all the tricks. When I beat him, it feels like a real victory. My husband brought the core set home and I showed him the ropes.

Finally, a friend’s blog post inspired me to get  The Lord of the Rings the Card Game. It became an instant obsession. It’s strategic and cooperative, plus you can build decks with your favourite heroes from the books.  You play scenarios in order as a campaign along a specific story line.  There a a slew of card packs and expansions to buy, so I can keep collecting for some time. So far I’m a big fan of the dwarves, myself.

Check out Steve’s blog post about it. That is what peaked my interest. Steve, Parker, and I used Lackey CCG to play online together, since we don’t live nearby one another. We recorded our first game together and played the first scenario. Steve put it up on YouTube. It’s a bit long, but it’s very introductory and you can see the fantastic artwork. There’s a comprehensive list of the contributors here.

Here’s a playlist in case you want to keep up with future videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm6hXKt8p_9fDJSaQcg1bYlLAKirKy3VM

Tribe collecting score: 8

  • Star Wars
  • Cyber Punk
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Card Games
  • Miniatures Games
  • Gaming Vlogs
  • Gaming Blogs
  • Fantasy Art