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Apparently the forum has a character limit so this is going to appear in multiple posts. Good thing I typed it up in word on a slow day at work today. ;)
The impetus for this post came from one of the emails we had post table top day. I think I threw out the term Ameritrash and Baka mentioned how his game interests were primarily in that area. So I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion on the subject to see what kind of games everyone primarily enjoys. I think I could guess what people like but I would be interested to hear how my guesses align with reality. Since I am assuming most of you don’t spend as much time reading about games as I do, I will try and define the main genres that people use. Of course, as with anything categorization, games don’t always fit nicely into a box but in general you can use some characteristics to group them.
BetrayalCAT (aka, Betrayal at the house on the hill) – Highly thematic, dice based combat, plastic miniatures.
Descent Journeys in the Dark (2nd edition is what we played) – Plastic miniatures, dice based combat, complex rule book(s) to cover a lot of potential scenarios but still needs a multi-page FAQ to cover items that weren’t in the rule book.
Blood Bowl/Space Hulk – These games workshop games both involve big rule books and lots of dice.
Blood bowl team manager – This is a “quick” card based came of the original (and far superior) Blood Bowl. While this doesn’t have a lot of the characteristics I listed (i.e no plastic bits) it is still in this category because the game revolves around the theme.