Really enjoyed it. Was surprisingly easy to learn, and game play was really simple.
I’ve found that these massive broadband that take an hour or more to play a game are very intimidating to start. Especially for the first time: it takes time to blunder through the rules, and there are always a few mistakes. My brother bought Scythe three years ago, and every time we tried to play, we took one look at the instructions and decided, “meh, let’s try tomorrow. I’m already tired tonight.” And then proceed to drink another beer. If that’s been your barrier to playing, then stop it. We finally gave it a shot, and the learning curve was painless. Now that I have a learning game under my belt, I keep thinking of what strategies I want to try next time I play.
So, recently I was asked to join Commentary is Magic as a backup member, or junior woodchuck member, or whatever status they give to people who aren’t one of the founding four. The coolest part about it, aside from the plain and simple honor, is that I get to join in on broadcasts and special events.
This past Sunday, I was part of the crew that reviewed the first batch of spoiled MLP CCG cards from the upcoming Defenders of Equestria set (aka Set 8). It was a lot of fun. I think it went well considering that it was a first outing for me. I’ve done acting, been on stage, and performed improv comedy, so this wasn’t entirely out of my comfort zone. I haven’t listened to the broadcast yet, but apparently there is some talking-over-others issues, something that’s easy to avoid on stage but a lot harder when you are doing a group stream with people’s whose faces you can’t see.
More streams are on the way. As more cards are spoiled, CiM will be discussing thoughts and general reactions.
So ya, come listen to me talk over people and bumble around. I’ll post links to the next broadcasts that I am featured in.
Oh. And here’s the link to the most recent one: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120085680