Since we last spoke, I've been very busy. Following up on the interests of war-gaming, I've purchased a small bunch of Bushido: the Game miniatures and have even played a game-or-two.
I've enjoyed the game, but I'm not used to having to remember how sets of rules and character traits over-rule one another; in the world of video games, the game tells you what you can and can-not do; while this change takes some getting used to, it's great exercise for the mind.
What I've been up-to
Adjusting to having to memorize each and every rule, I've developed what I call the Bushido Companion - a web-app that you use along-side your miniatures and enables you to keep track of each of your characters without the use of tokens, health and Ki markers or player cards.. I didn't (nor do I plan to) digitize the dice.
If you want to check it out, please visit http://bushido.inserttokenstocontinue.com - for all the custom warbands and game options, you will need to signup via a very simple web form; please check it out.
I've also very much enjoyed the assembly and painting of my figures; they are very rich in detail, and it's allowed me to get back in-to painting, which I hadn't done in quite some-time.
What started as a Kickstarter, and is still in development is a miniatures board game called "Kingdom Death". With my new-found interest in miniatures, I stumbled upon this game which, as I said, is still in development, but they are selling small batches of miniatures online, to continue to raise money for the project, while they work out the games details.
I've watched both of their videos on YouTube, which show how the game will play (subject to change), and it is very, VERY in-depth; which I'm sure some people will absolutely love (go and check them out on YouTube)
The theme and story of the game is just a rich as the character design (which is AWESOME). I wish them the best with this project.
Until next time
I still encourage each of you to try something new; if you enjoy board-games, like chess or Risk, you may like this.
Links to things in the posting
- Bushido Companion (by ITTC): http://bushido.inserttokenstocontinue.com
- Kingdom Death (Official Page): http://kingdomdeath.com/