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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

In the "Where the hell have you been" category...

So, I just had the opportunity to play Fantasy Flight's Wings of War: Famous Aces. Boy is that a good time. In a nut shell, you take control of one of the more famous WWI type aircraft and go head to head against your opponent for some dog fighting goodness. You have cards which dictate your movement and you choose 3 cards per turn in advance. Then you keep them hidden as you both reveal each one similtaniously, one-by-one. Coming into range with each other forces the draw of one or two damage cards depending on how far away you are from each other. Your damage is also kept hidden from your opponent to keep 'em guessing. You keep spiraling in your dance of death until one of you shoots the other down. (Or manage to shoot each other down at the same time like happened last night).

It's a damn solid beer and pretzels game with little basis in reality (much to the chargin of my good friend - "The eh-Steve." A hint of his inner grognard jumped out last night, which was hillarious.) It takes no time to learn, and is just good, plain fun.

2 Comments:

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Heh - I told ya so. Steve mentioned playing the other night, just not that he had played with you. Very cool.

It's a very nifty game ... we'll have to duel now, especially as you've played.

Is WoW cool for skirmish Sat at the store? It is, technically, a skirmish. ;)

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger Chris Hanrahan said...

'Course! I'll let FoE3 slide on a technicality...

 

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