Wednesday, April 15, 2009

First LotR and AI Games

Played my first two games of Lord of the Rings (the skirmish game)* and my first game of Aeronautica Imperialis last night.

I won't get into how they went (2 for 3) of what I used because they weren't so much games as demos. I certainly had no idea of what I was doing in either system: it's been months since I last read the Lord of the Rings rules and I've never read AI's.

All were fun enough; all are going to take a great deal of getting used to. The simultaneous turn thing (present in both games) is going to be an adjustment, that's for sure. It's also nice that both games take up very little space, so it should be easy to just toss them in the car with whatever else I'm carting out to Game Parlor.

* You know, I think we need alternate names for Lord of the Rings and War of the Ring. I've lost track of how many times I've been speaking to someone about one or the other and everyone involved has gotten confused about which we're actually talking about. Maybe "Skirmish of the Ring" and "War of the Ring."

2 comments:

  1. What was good about them? How did the simo-turns work?

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  2. Strangely. They'll take a lot of getting used to, I think. LotR's randomization is annoying; you've got a 50/50 chance of going first on any one turn. So, a run of bad luck and the other guy goes for before you ever turn.

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