Dungeon Brawl

In order to re-familiarize myself with MongoDB I decided to write a little web application utilizing it as a backend datastore.

Dungeon Brawl is a Python Flask app that runs inside Docker with the help of docker-compose.

Using this application a Dungeon Master can easily track all things combat for their Dungeons and Dragons group.

Grab the source code from Github, or check out a demo.

Arkham Horror lives up to it's name

Last night the wife and I were able to give Arkham Horror our first attempt,
and I have to say, this game lives up to it’s name.

I love how each Location, Other World, and Mythos card all have a small story to add to the game.

For example, one of the Mythos cards we drew was a Headline. This headline read much like a newspaper article and described how more murders by a particular killer (I forgot the murders name) have popped up in one of the city districts, until caught (success die roll) he murders one ally from our Ally deck until all allies have murdered.

This was merely one card story which added to the depth of the game we played, and I loved it! It added a depth which most games do not offer, I felt I really needed to safe those citizens!

In the end however, the wife and I lost the game, though it did give us a much better understanding of the mechanics, and we had a fantastic time. Next play Arkham will be saved, you can count on it!
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Are you investigator enough?

Arkham Horror a classic game of Lovecraft adventure arrived in the mail the other day,
and I’ve been itching to try it out!

This game looks amazing, and has gotten nothing but good reviews, check out Boardgame Geek
for a few of them.

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I’ve wanted to play this game for a couple years, but have never had the chance. I’ve also been discouraged to buy it as many people say it doesn’t work well with only two players (my wife and I), though at 33% off I decide to take a risk.

Now the game is very mechanical, and there is a boat load of rules to memorize and learn.
In order to help with the learning process I decided to first read the book, then watch
some tutorial videos on Youtube.

The videos by TragicTheBlathering have been a fantastic resource, have a look: