GamerChris’ Freaking Rants

The freaking Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is not a freaking RPG! It’s a freaking card game, potentially even a very good one, but from what I’ve read, there’s no actual roleplaying involved anywhere in the actual rules of the actual game…

A game with lots of unpainted gray plastic minis sort of feels unfinished. So when I pull them out and play, I sometimes get this feeling that if I were a real gamer, I’d get busy painting them all up and making them look pretty. But you know, I have enough shortcomings and failures in my life; I don’t need unpainted plastic minis mocking me and eroding my self-worth, too…

One Freaking Play Is Not Enough to Review a Game!

I’ve talked a lot recently about all the blogs and stuff I read, and in all of what I come across, very little makes me as mad as when I find out that someone has written a “review” of a game after playing it only one dern time. I mean, seriously, that’s not a review; it’s a freaking session report!

At this time of year, everyone is looking back at the previous year and making all sorts of judgements about how good a year it was for our hobby. And almost without fail, you’ll find a number of crotchety boardgame “luminaries” whining and complaining about what a crappy year it was…