Sweet! Okay, let’s see, you obviously put Tapestry on there to troll me. Nice job. I’m sure you have a real #5 pick you’ll share with me someday.
Grrr, okay, I’ll try Pandemic: Fall of Rome. I’ve been curious about it for a while, along with the Pandemic: Dikes games, but if Fall of Rome is on a Hassan Lopez top ten list, I’m game. I’m still really mad at Pandemic: Cthulhu. It’s junk, basically. If I was shooting videos, I would rant so hard about Pandemic Cthulhu. The aggravating thing is that I like Chuck Yager’s first Lovecraft game, Rise of Cthulhu, a clever little two-player head-to-head cult battle. But then they give him the Pandemic license and he makes that? So I just ordered Fall of Rome. I like that it looks more like a States of Siege game than a Pandemic game.
My only issue with picking Paper Tales is that I still feel it’s a multiplayer game with a solitaire mode. A really good one, and I like how they set up the “bot” you’re playing against. But good pick anyway. I’ve played more Paper Tales solitaire than with other people. Also glad to see the Unicornus Knights love.
Does the Knizia Lord of the Rings work as solitaire? I played it a looooong time ago and barely remember it, but I thought there was either some hidden information component…or maybe a 1 vs. many element with a Sauron player…or some weird thing that kept it from being solitaire. Am I misremebering?
The Lord of the Rings card game has got to be a hopeless cause at this point, right? There are just too many cards, too much Fantasy Flight cruft, too many broken power curves and obsolete decks and useless cards, right? It’s your favorite for reasons of nostalgia, right? Like, there’s no reason for a new person to come to Lord of the Rings at this point in time, is there?
Tell me more. Why is it your favorite, how has it held up over the years, and what shape is it currently in?