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Devac  ·  428 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you playing?

I tried to learn how to play shogi, but it doesn't look promising. My chess 'reflexes' take over and are very hard to ignore, leading to blunders and illegal moves. I also played Cold War: CIA vs KGB board game. Wouldn't recommend it, the game is basically blackjack on steroids (but with a theme). Next week we are going to rent Stronghold which sounds a lot more interesting.

Can't wait for this Friday's Call of Cthulhu session. We ended on a cliffhanger and right after very illuminating interrogation. All characters are associated with the Scotland Yard and the current investigation is about human trafficking with leads and motives that don't add up. So, you know, aliens from beyond reckoning (though we only know it metagame, so far we are very good at avoiding being out of character).

Isherwood  ·  428 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Where are you renting games from?

Devac  ·  428 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's a small games&books store not that far from my house where they let you rent games for a monetary deposit (and a small fee) instead of buying. It's a sweet and lucky deal, though it's not unique around here (I live in Poland).

Isherwood  ·  428 days ago  ·  link  ·  

hmm, I need to look for something like that around here.

johnnyFive  ·  428 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think GameFly might still be a thing.

snoodog  ·  428 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah you can get 2 months for like $10 and 16 thereafter. If you buy more than 2 games a year it’s worthwhile, you can get it down to 120 a year or so