So yeah, that new schedule thing lasted all of a week and a half. I'll be honest, I just haven't had the energy to write about games lately. Don't fear, I'm still playing games, and having fun, but writing hasn't been at the top of my list.
I spent last weekend (September 13,14,15) playing a whole bunch of games. My every 2nd and 4th Friday group met, which was a blast. I taught them how to play Shadows Over Camelot, which was a really good experience for all involved. The more I try to teach that game, the more I realize that you really have to play it once before it makes sense. You have to see a few turns to even understand what's going on. I also played a bunch of Resistance which was a lot of fun as always.
Speaking of the Resistance, I was on a new Dice Tower Network Podcast called Showdown arguing why the Resistance is a better game than Werewolf. If you'd like to listen to that, you can click on this link and follow the directions. I had a blast, and it's not the only time I'll be on Showdown, but I'll announce that episode when it releases.
On Saturday I took part in a pick your own game tournament. Basically, you played any non-co-op game to play, and you got points based on where you finished. I came in last, but I still took home a nice prize.
On Sunday I got my first taste of Star Trek: Attack Wing. Many people say it's similar to X-Wing, which it is, but for me it is different enough that I bought into the game. Star Trek > Star Wars in my book. I do think that X-Wing is a better game right now, but I think Attack Wing has great potential.
On that note, if you're in the general Central Valley area of California, events for Attack Wing are held at Gateplay in Hilmar. http://www.meetup.com/CentralValleyGameLovers/
It's a small group, so you have a great chance to win prizes. I believe the next event is scheduled for October 19th.
I have a review of TransAmerica in the works, it's more than half done. I hope to have that out on Friday. Consider this the random musings post for the week.