This is on my long list of “this would be such a great game if we played it more often and didn’t have to relearn the rules every time.”
It also makes me wish I had the time, space, and bandwidth to get back into painting. Gosh such a pretty game when it’s all blinged out.
I had forgotten I’d picked up all the expansions for this — there are gods (the big yellow bits), mystics, and a fifth faction set to replace the ridiculous Hottie Viking Chicks faction the base box comes with. Everything is very cool! Love the gods — the are six of them, I think, with two of them appearing in any game to tweak the rules where they are. And the mystics are an easy-peasy new unit type to drop into the game. Add a lot of neat tricks.
Because we don’t play often enough to actually remember how to play, we’re stuck relearning each time with the simplified “draw eight cards and just use that” for each of three ages. The actual rules are to hold a draft for six cards and throw away the last two that come to you. Drafting would stretch out the game but oh boy would that add a much needed bit of strategery.
Next week: back to Torchbearer!
Sorry about the HDRness of the picture. My camera app does that on its own sometimes because it looks…nice? Dramatic? Not sure.