DARIN’ DAVID’S OLDIE OF THE WEEK—Cosmic Encounter!
The game that inspired Magic: The Gathering, and, apocryphally, the very first of the ‘select rule-breaking’ genre. David adds: “The Trader is cool; you let someone else do all the work, and then steal their cards at the end of the game.”
Pathfinder picks up a ‘Beginner Box’ (Wizards, where’s that ol’ D&D redbox?), along with a passel of supplements. * GURPS adds ‘Tactical Shooting’, as the intriguing-looking ‘Eminent Domain’ crashes through the ceiling. Ragin’ Ralph keeps say, don’t worry, ‘ED’s a keeper. But I got my eye on ‘Belfort’, a solid-looking Euro (BGG 7.68 on a hundred+ entries). * ‘Nippon Rails’ adds that squished little island to the Mayfair continental train-line collection, and, well, it’s called ‘Furt' and I’m not going any closer than that.
‘Kobold Quarterly # 19’ has hit the shelves, and I got a restock of ‘Jungle Speed’, which is one of my favorite ‘let’s have a beer’ games (the type that get better the ‘less focused’ you are. * Speaking off goofy messes, the new edition of ‘Hey, That’s My Fish’ is back in. * Reaper rolled in with some new and some old minis, including (I do love this) ‘Sister Maria, Nun’, ‘Zombie Strippers (3)’, and ‘Elise the Witch on Pumpkin’ (and, yes, she’s really sitting on the gourd).