I like games. whether it is board games or video games. I am coming at you with a little of both. I have been for the past 1-2 months been playing some Gears of War 3 online with some friends. It is a good weekly relaxation for the middle of the work week and I have to say I have really been looking forward to it. We only play for a couple hours and only once a week but it is nice.
The other type of gaming I also enjoy is one that is offline and requires your friends to actually be in the same room with you. Which is not a bad thing but is definitely not an easy thing to get to happen. Well, enough woe is me for finding time to game. I wanted to share a kickstarter campaign for a game called Edition Wars. It does not have the flashiest of titles but then again it could be worse. But the more important thing, is that it sounds like it would be fun. I can not say that I know how everyone shops for board games but I know how I do and I think most people follow the same kind of guide lines. You look at how it will play and if it makes sense to you and if it sounds like it will be fun. After, you have decided if it is something that you would enjoy then you start asking yourself how would the rest of my normal gaming buddies like this game. Not much is worse than getting a game that you love and everybody else hates. Then you are stuck trying to get everyone else to play and they are running from the table. Once you have that decided, you take a good close look at the rules and see if they sound like that make sense and get a basic idea on how a game will flow. This is a big thing. I know it seems that no one likes to read instructions for anything and I get that I know I do not as well and some board games provide you with an instruction manual boarding on the size of a novella. And let’s not get off on a rant but, I will say, wow, some game manuals really need some help.
Anyway, once you have done this and still like what you see and read then the only thing to do it to try it out or if not possible maybe find a review by a someone you trust to see what they thought of the game play. It also helps to look for video play through of a typical turn, etc., to get a better idea of how it will play when you get it on the table. Then you got to decide if you want to buy it and make that leap and then get it to the gaming table.
Anyway, what I wanted to share is a campaign for a game that has about 33 hours left until it ends. They have met the funding goal already but it is a still a good time to get in on a game at the ground floor, get it before the general public and at a good price and some bonuses. You can get a copy of the game for as little as $18, which is a pretty good deal. In this game, everyone is a game master (GM) and you are trying to get a group of six gamers to play your “edition” of the game. And you go back and forth stealing available “gamers” to try and get the six you need to win. This is a card driven game and you have battle cards which equates to weapons and defense, swag which are your weapons, critical effect cards which are instant effects that can help you in a pinch, and most important cards are the “gamers” themselves. Each gamer card can give you a special ability that you have while you have that gamer and of course are the most important cards to get and retain so that you can get the six required to win.
I think any gamer that has played a table top RPG will be interested to try this game out whether they were a “GM” or just a lowly “gamer”. Edition Wars is a strategic card game that should provide some quick fun and some good laughs. This is not the game that you will be playing as the “main course” with your friends but I think that it will still get good play. So to this particular gamer, it sounds like me and my friends might enjoy this one quite a bit and $18, which includes shipping in the USA, is not that much to invest and find out when it hits the table.