Games Receiving the Calandale Video Treatment
- Enrico ViglinoUnited States
Do what you will with this list - I'm no longer loading the vids up here. Sick of policies here.
The driving idea behind all of these hearkens back to when I had
regular gaming buddies. They'd come over for a weekly session
(RPG and/or board) and I'd have something set up solo. I'd proceed
to explain what was going on, and it was especially interesting for
games which were up for months at a time. To some extent, I'm trying
to recapture that. But, the format seems to work as well (or poorly)
for shorter games, so I figured I'd capture them too. One thing -
it definitely helps to motivate me to game more, which makes me
happier, so even if everyone hates these, I'm still gettin' something
Okay - important new feature: temporally sorted lists.
My hope is that these will make the lists easier to digest for
newer cultists. Moving these over to new forum, so they don't clutter
my GL real-estate. Bonus feature? You can actually see the videos through these lists.Quote:
Medieval & Dark Ages
Age of Reason
19th Century Economic
20th Century Economic
Science Fiction Economic
One thing to keep in mind about these - whatever review there is
is from the perspective of an old grognard. Whilst I enjoy a lot
of types of games, I'm not a huge fan of most Euros. They don't
often play well solo, and play is more concerned with utilizing
the mechanics than with the story. That said however, I DO like
interesting mechanisms, so I'll sometimes rave about something
of that nature, or view a game more highly for trying something
innovative. Another point on Euros especially (but even wargames)
my experience is far from complete. There are a lot of key games
I've never played - I just got back into buying games the last
couple years, and (as an example) have never played Puerto Rico
(fixed - as you can see below).
I see some people thumbing individual game items -
if that's expressing pleasure in the video (as opposed
to the game itself) please consider doing so for the
list as a whole. I'd like to get this more exposure,
but due to some popular out-of-date lists
and joke ones (we'll leave out my incompetence: that's
a valid reason NOT to), this list is not on the first page
of some of the games reviewed (while temporal lists and ones
which people are unlikely to refer to often get tons of thumbs).
Feel free to also visit my new charity: Home For Wayward Games (nasty videos included)
Speaking of things to evangelize - if you subscribe here, and watch just
one type of game, I'd suggest every now and then looking at different
(maybe even those you dislike) genres. No, if you hate hex-and-counter
wargames, you're not going to like OCS or GBoH - but you might like
things that are termed as wargames on the geek - like Here I Stand.
Likewise, you might find something that sits outside anyone's comfort
zone - like Manifest Destiny, or Geronimo.
Ok - new list up Games Not (yet) Receiving the Calandale Video Treatment.
For those who want totry and help pressure me into putting certain games up,
here's a place where you can push a button and get as little change in my behavior
as you do with requests.
More news - my mail-order bride is learning to be a gamer.
Tracking the journey with this example of gateway games
Here's a nice meta-list of all the vid listings - so if you're looking for better
coverage than I provide:
Metalist: Video Reviews/Walkthroughs Geeklists (74 lists!)
A fan made a microbadge if you're interested: http://boardgamegeek.com/microbadge/24444
For newer folk, there's the ongoing Calandale party.
Recent plays (likely vidded):
- [+] Dice rolls