Jan 19 2014

A Game Legacy

This weekend was my first time venturing into the conflict ridden world of Risk Legacy.  I have seen it played, have watched the sporadic explosions of tactics and emotion which come about in the accelerated endgame.  I was pleased.  I am even more pleased, tickled even, at the evolution of the game experience.  Stickers, and choices, and missiles, and pathways from which there is no return.  Burn the world, and you must survive in the ashes.  Awesome.RLegacy

What I’m really interested in watching though, is the legacy development of the folks who are playing the game with me.  How will they change based on previous encounters?  How will the game play differently based on the history of this particular Risk Legacy universe?

<Hank Hill>  I tell you what.  </Hank Hill> Continue reading

Nov 3 2013

A Handful of Hardasses

Helix, Inc. is one of the big players in the area, but they have been under siege of late.  The scattered news feeds have been filled with the aftermath of the corporate warfare, and in a bid to regroup, Helix has recruited a number of renegade Chromes from the district.  A handful of these special individuals has been assigned to the Urban Response department.

New members of the primary Response Team are assigned to investigate and suppress an unknown element that has been setting fire to various Helix assets.  Team members are informed by the department’s handler, Mr. Avix, that this mission is as much a tryout as it is an objective.  Performances will be evaluated and one of the new recruits will not continue to serve as a Helix operative.

Times are tough and Helix could be a solid meal ticket for some time to come.  Only one unlucky bastard wasn’t going to make the cut. Who is it going to be? Continue reading