I jumped into a live game of 1 vs. 100 on Friday night and had a really great time. Originally I was just going to jump in and take a look. Then Kara ended up joining me on the couch and before we knew it, two hours had passed. We had a blast and we never even made it into the “mob” much less got chosen as the “one”. Playing from the crowd as they call it is still incredibly entertaining. You’re still competing for real prizes and watching the action between the one and the mob. Cheering when they choose to battle the mob and booing when they take their money and run. I’m hooked now and plan on catching as many of the live shows as I can. The announcer was great but in my fantasy Microsoft comes to Tycho and I, and asks us to host a version of the game filled with only video game trivia.
While I was on vacation I was asked to run a D&D game for my sister,brother-in-law and wife. I didn’t have any of my DM tools with me so I ended up having to cook up a game with what was available. I was able to grab an adventure from D&D insider and then draw the maps out with colored pencils on graph paper. Then I stole some of my son’s legos for the players and monsters. We looked all over the little beach town we were in but no one sold dice. I ended up grabbing an app called Dicenomicon for my iPhone that worked great though.
In the end everyone had a great time and it was really awesome to see just how well the game works regardless of what fancy accessories you’ve got. At its core the game is about imagination and the dice. Everything else is really just bonus. Of course as soon as I got home I ordered a couple more sets from Dwarven Forge and some new Reaper minis. I mean, there’s no reason to live like an animal if you don’t need to.
I’ve also decided that from now on, I travel with a bag of dice.