Essen Spiel 2018 will start this week, and we can’t be more excited about it. We’re double-checking that we’ve packed everything and we’re getting ready to departure soon! Who are we going to meet there? What is your biggest highlight that you’re looking for at the fair? Aside from meeting with us of course 🙂
Ignacy is here! We love having him on. Not only is he a great designer, but he is funny, and he has some incredible stories to share. If you have some time and want to waste it, go back and listen to previous episodes with Ignacy. You can tell how his command of the English language changes and just how much we digress. It is so sad. We get to talk about his hot game Detective and what is in store for it in the future. We explore his new Essen releases Monolith Arena and Imperial Settlers: Amazons. We go to some dark places and we find out that being a famous designer is not always a great thing.
The theme of the evil army always is being not fair. You play Demons to be able to do this evil “Bu-ha-ha-ha” laugh in the middle of the game and piss off your opponent, right? Well, Michał Oracz knew that. He put some really mean tokens and abilities into this deck! He should call them “Lords of Annoyment” Mobility Three of the Demon units can Teleport – each round move around the board any way they want. They can disappear and in a split second show up in any other free space. It’s sometimes impossible to hit these bastards, as they show up in a different corner every round, stabbing you from behind and disappearing again. The army has also a Rune of Teleportation, which works like a magical portal – you put it in one corner of the board and it will just throw your units in the most unexpected spaces ...
The Dice Tower crew is taking a swing at the Monolith Arena, have a look at their clash between the two mighty fantasy-lore based factions. Who will emerge victorious of this battle?
I hate elves. I hate them wholeheartedly. I hated them in Warhammer, I hated them in Dungeons and Dragons, I hated them in Lord of the Rings. I hate you Legolas! In Monolith Arena they drive me crazy too. *** Speed This Hunter tile with a speed of 3 is a joke. Not only Hunter is usually the fastest unit on the board, but he is also pretty damn deadly because after shooting with a speed of 3, he retakes another arrow and fires, with speed zero. Two attacks? Really?! I also hate Runes of Speed. Yeah, sure, these dumb elves not only have fastest units in the game, they also have additional Runes that add +1 and even +2 speed! Why not, right? What about infinite speed? Sure, we are elves, why not! Morlock tile, OMG, I hate him so much, Morlock attacks before anybody! His speed is “Strike first.” Elves!!! [breathe] [calm down. Everything ...