Qt3 Boardgames Podcast: Tapestry, Bosk, and Red Alert

Title Qt3 Boardgames Podcast: Tapestry, Bosk, and Red Alert
Author Tom Chick
Posted in Games podcasts
When October 17, 2019

One of us has gotten our hands on the latest from Stonemeier Games. Tom Chick, Hassan Lopez, and Mike Pollmann also consider games with split personalities and boxes containing 92 tiny space ships..

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I never got why the Command & Colors system persists so much. It feels like an outdated design from pre-2005, because that’s exactly what it is. Unlike other outdated war game designs that still persist (Axis & Allies, Risk), C&C doesn’t even have the “classic” excuse going for it.

(unless you want to argue that it built off of 1992’s Battle Masters)

Probably fast play thanks to the limits of the cards and fun dice to roll? Also, Memoir was kind of an instant classic.

I guess. Same way Pandemic still sticks around despite being woefully outdated co-op. Just because both came out pre-2010 when there was almost no competition. Watching people play C&C now is like still playing Hero Quest for a dungeon crawl experience.

Command & Colors should have been forever obsoleted by Battlelore.