March 16th, 2005:
Mike Sugarbaker says... GTS 05 press wrapup, in which I remember to start putting the year in the post title
Scroll your way to the bottom game report on this here page for the skinny on a new cooperative Days of Wonder game called Shadows Over Camelot. That’s right, I said cooperative, so all you Lord of the Rings board game haters can start jerking your knees now. There’s a lot of untapped thematic juice in the whole Camelot thing in my opinion (Tom Jolly aside).
Okay: we are long overdue in talking about Clout Fantasy, the first news of which came out a couple weeks ago. We didn’t report it at the time, I think because we were too busy boggling at it. I mean, I figured Adkison would get back into publishing at some point, but with a collectible… poker-chip game? Whatever, Pete, it’s your money. But now actual gameplay has been demoed at the show, and… we are still kind of saying whatever, because it’s apparently Diceland with d2′s. I mean, maybe there are more significant differences in the details, and yeah, maybe it’s fun, but… maybe just playing quarters is fun too, and $2.50 gets you more than two of those.