Reviews in a Nutshell: NinjaDice – TotalCon 28

Reviews in a Nutshell: NinjaDice – TotalCon 28

Ninja Dice By Greenbrier Games Designed by Justin De Witt with Art by Justin De Witt Gameplay Ninja Dice is a lighthearted game with an interesting twist. Like all fun dice games, it is part luck and part strategy. You are a ninja, encountering guards, residents, and locked areas. Your goal is to collect as much treasure as you can by pacifying as many obstacles as possible, solidifying your rank as the best ninja who ever ninja’d. As you try to collect the right dice combinations to gain treasure, your opponents are attempting to steal treasure and make your time run short. The player with the most treasure at the end of the game wins. This game is for two to four players and runs for about thirty minutes. The most refreshing part of Ninja Dice was the dice location aspect. You get to choose where you place the dice that you are keeping on the table. This is important because when you or your opponents wish to target specific dice, the targeted dice have to fall within the proper territory to become affected. For example: the luck dice have a line along one side. If the luck dice were to add a boost to another dice, the other dice have to be in front of that line. Any dice behind that line are not available to receive a boost of luck. It is the same for when an opponent receives the symbol that allows them to steal treasure. If your dice are in front of the line, your opponent may steal treasure from you. If your dice fall behind that line,...

TotalCon 28 – Feb 21- Friday

I had the pleasure of attending TotalCon in Mansfield, MA, for the fourth (or possibly fifth) time; taking my father and my girlfriend, Kali, with me. We had a lot of fun at the convention, which wasn’t a surprise. Here are the highlights from Friday. Friday We arrived in the morning and were pleasantly surprised by the amount of people. TotalCon is growing every year, but it manages to keep the great family convention feel to it. We picked up our badges and event tickets and then headed out to set up our display table. After setting up the table Kali and I ventured forth into the board game room to find something to play. We grabbed a copy of Guillotine and sat down for a quick bout of this favorite. Afterwards, we played a round of Eight-Minute Empire, which was a fun and quick empire building game that takes 8 minutes to play per player. Kali and I both enjoyed Eight-Minute Empire and are looking forward to playing it again. We then parted ways. Kali headed off to play an old school D&D game and I caught up with Ben Gerber from Troll in the Corner to play a few games. Ben had just picked up Cube Quest: Clash for The Crown in the dealer’s hall and we cracked the game open to give it a try. Cube quest is an area control dexterity game where two players take turn flicking dice at each other while trying to knock their opponents king off the board. The first flick was an exciting one with dice flying everywhere. This resulted in three grown men...

TotalCon 2012 – Video Recap

The Sages of RPG attended the TotalCon XXVI gaming convention from February 23rd – 26th 2012 in Mansfield, MA. Watch the video after the break to hear about the convention, a quick rundown of the games I played, and then take a virtual walk through the convention’s main room. I apologize in advance for the music 🙂 . For more information on TotalCon visit totalcon.com TotalCon XXVI – February 2012 from The Sages of RPG on Vimeo. Follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/SagesOfRPG) or join us on Facebook (fb.com/sagesofrpg) for more coverage of TotalCon XXVI and other awesome things! Share...

TotalCon 2012 Recap – Thursday & Friday

Last weekend I was able to attend TotalCon XXVI – New England’s largest gaming convention. I had originally only planned to attend only Saturday & Sunday and then at the last minute decided to make a four day weekend out of the convention. Boy was I glad I did as I had a fantastic weekend. I broke the weekend up into a few posts to make it easier to read. Enjoy part 1!         Thursday I arrived Thursday around noon, headed to registration and picked up my badge.Then I found Angela and received our table assignment for the Sages of RPG table. Once everything was settled in I decided to scope out the board game room. In the board game room there was a projector that had a list of games and starting times.  I saw a game of “Werewolves of Millers Hollow” was starting soon, so I found the table and sat down. The GM showed up and we chatted a bit so I could learn all the different roles the game had. Sadly though not enough players were around to fill the game. However, all was not lost because the group decided to pick a game from the game library and play. We chose Eminent Domain, and even though none of us had played before we picked it up quickly and I really enjoyed the game. After finishing up Eminent Domain I taught and played an enjoyable game of Small World with some teens that were searching for something to play. Next, I sat down and learned the card game Alhambra. Alhambra was on my list...