I love bandwagons and jumping on them. Hence this post.
If like me you have no life you'll know who Wil Wheaton is. If you don't he stared in the movie Stand By Me, played the “fan favourite” Wesley Crusher in Star Trek The Next Generation, plus numerous guest appearances in tv series like The Big Bang Theory. He's also an author, micro beer brewer and the important part for this blog post, avid boardgamer and host of the web series Tabletop.
Among the gaming community there is much interest in which games they will be covering in upcoming episodes. So a portion of the internet went into meltdown when Wil Wheaton on his blog announced the list of games that they will be featuring on series four of Tabletop.
It's a handy list to be aware of, because normally once a game has been featured on the show it is hard to get hold of, sales figures spike, it goes out of stock, etc etc. It's why I bought Marvel Legendary when I did, I knew it was going to be on the show, I had been undecided about getting it. But knew once I'd seen the show I'd get it, so,I bought it early, and boy am I glad I did. It meant I was able to luckily get the Fantastic Four expansion before it went out of print (that expansion goes for stupid money now). Mind you Council of Verona has never been easy to get hold of over here in the UK as far as I can tell.
Anyway here are a list of the gaming big winners this season:
- Fury of Dracula
- Code Names (with six players for maximum funtimes)
- FATE Core RPG
- Dragon Farkle
- Eldritch Horror
- Star Realms
- Star Trek – 5 Year Mission
- Champions of Midgard
- Steam Park
- Tiny Epic Galaxies
- Welcome To The Dungeon
- Misspent Youth RPG
Six of those games are already in my collection, with only one of them sitting on my pile of shame. So I'm very happy about that. The rest apart from Champions of Midgard have not been of interest, or even been considered for my wishlist.
It will be interesting to see which “celebrity” (some times this word is applied in a very very very lose way) friends/guests he has on the show to play the games with him.
Season four will be hitting the interweb sometime in June/July according to Wheaton. With a second series of his hit (well relatively speaking in Interweb terms) RPG Titansgrave sometime in the Autumn.
There that's my bandwagon ride all over. Boy was it a dozy.