Donjobo’s Thoughts: Playing Machi Koro

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Well recently, I got the board game Machi Koro, and I’ve been enjoying the game ever since. I’ve played it with my friends and family which I want to share with you.

Originally designed by Masao Suganuma and brought over and translated into English by the ever growing company IDW particularly the IDW Games division in collaboration with Grounding Inc. and Pasdasaurus Games This year of 2014. I found it fun and ever growing with the groups that I’ve played this in. Let’s go over the main questions. Continue reading

Learning to Play Twilight Imperium

“Just put your trade agreements and ambassadors together until you have a little pile of diplomacy.””

“He says he’s going to be here soon.”

“Hey, when are we ordering pizza?”

Last Sunday, I sat down to play our first game of Twilight Imperium.

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Sora, The Point From Which The House of Cards That Is No Game No Life Falls

Disclaimer: This article will make use of the word “Bastard” in conjunction with the Trope “Magnificent Bastard.” It tends to be considered one of the lighter of the curse words, but I’m just covering myself. If I was really going to insult someone like that I’d use “Dastard.” It’s a slightly funnier word and Fire Emblem uses it all the time.

 

Oh, yeah. This article will also talk in vague terms about how this trope applies in conjunction to more “adult rated” characters. It’s kind of the overarching point of this article, and nothing should be considered so dangerous we can’t even talk about it, but not everyone thinks that way, hence Disclaimer.

 

Preface: This article is suppose to be a followup to my friend The Space Wizard’s review of No Game No Life. It’s like a Gaiden Article, so read that if you haven’t yet. It might be a good idea. Ok, here we go.

 

Like Space Wizard, I have a Love-Hate Relationship with No Game No Life. I’m not Tsundere for the show. It’s more of a Deretsun. I want to like the show but it keeps doing things that make me not like it. Most of these problems are what Space Wizard took his review to explain so I’ll leave that there, what I’m going to talk about is what I see as the point from which all of the problems with No Game No Life: The Main Character, Sora.

 

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