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At the request of all my friends, I'm starting a blog of my sessions of gaming, and am going to start to video review games. Stop by and let me know through comments or geekmail what I should do! WOO!

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Kohatsu Cave of Games - The beginnings of a video reviewer.

Nathan Kohatsu
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Posted a 4th video for my KCoG series, really trying to capture both worlds of a review and a rules explanation. I'm mostly getting a handle on things, but the encoding/editing process is exhaustive. I still use Windows Movie Maker, which takes forever to even insert videos, it has to take time to load up videos for it to work properly. I've poked around other free editing software, but I think I just need to spend the cash at some point and get some kind of software, like (wallet cringe) Sony Vegas. >.<

At any rate, I'm liking how the videos are going, and hope to keep churning them out at a regular pace. I'd like to get to a point where I don't have to spend much time encoding and editing, but I'm sure that's directly proportional to money invested. And at this point, I'd still much rather dump money in games and hope Santa is nice to me.

Thanks for stopping by!

My blog (where I put my session reports) - http://arizonagamer.wordpress.com/

My ED video - http://boardgamegeek.com/video/11059/eminent-domain/kohatsu-...
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Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:16 am
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Session Report for 10/21/2011

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Taken from my wordpress blog at: http://arizonagamer.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/session-report-...

Sorry for the lack of updates, work has been destroying me. I have been playing a lot of games, but my 4th video is still in editing over TWO WEEKS NOW. Need to catch up this weekend and pump out some videos! I went to my friend Scotts house last night and played a few new games with my friends John and Ryan (4 total, 3 games total)

Star Trek: Fleet Captains

We got this to the table first, it was already getting setup when we arrived. I had a feeling reading the rules that this is a game best played with two people a la Memoir 44, and just like playing Memoir with teams of two, Star Trek fell totally flat with me as a 4 player experience. Ignoring the fact that to play the game efficiently you need to front load the entire group with pretty much all of your actions, gameplay with just 16 VPs took over two hours. The setup that is shown in the book for a 4 player game places you WAY too close to an enemy, i would have much rather seen a square map, instead of a flat rectangle with close corners belonging to opposing forces. It led to a game where I fought my corner bud and the other two squared off, with little exploration since we all started so close. BUT, the game itself and the rules are quite intuitive, clix issues aside, and I really look forward to playing this one on one with Scott in the near future, as I'm a huge Trekkie and I do feel it captures what the Knizia clix game lacked. My opinion would peg this game at a strong 8/10 if it were priced at $60. At $100, the components aren't there at all for that price point. 7/10.

Catacombs

Finally, I decided to pick up Catacombs. My favorite game of the past year has been Ascending Empires, and I wanted another dexterity game that didn't involve the pitchcar mechanic. Was a big hit, I played the bad guy, and it went to the very very end with everyone at 3HP or less (except Scott, he cheats with that damn wizard). I ended up winning by stunning everybody with my Lich of DOOM. Great game, although like with Captains I'd put this price point at $35-40 instead of where its at. I mean, I bought Merchants and Mauraders for cheaper than Catacombs. >.> 8/10. My only naggle is the item deck is so small.

Last was Tichu as usual, where Ryan and I drunken laughed our way to victory.

I promise to keep posting more than once a month, I swears.
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Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:07 am
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Video Post #2: Glen More!

Nathan Kohatsu
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Uploaded my second instructional/review video! This time it's Glen More, take a look then poke around my wordpress for some of my session reports and more to come video uploads!

http://arizonagamer.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/kohatsu-cave-of...

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Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:06 pm
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New Session Report! 9/25/2011 - Sentinels of the Multiverse / Lords of Vegas

Nathan Kohatsu
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http://arizonagamer.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/session-report-...

Scattered week, quick writeup on the games I played this week. Need to really start taking pictures while I play these games so I don't keep attacking people with walls of text.

Nathan
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:36 pm
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Video Post #1: Tichu!

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Here I go, starting my adventures of video reviews of games! WOO! Session reports and video reviews are where I will start at. Thanks for stopping by!

http://arizonagamer.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/video-post-1-ti...
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:02 am
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Session Report for 9/10/2011

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http://arizonagamer.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/session-report-...

Lets get this shindig started!
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Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:30 am
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