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Old 02-06-2017, 03:29 PM
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Has anyone played The Ravens of Thri Sahashri? I picked it up on a whim at this past Arisia. It's a very pretty, nicely-packaged asymmetric hidden-information two-player cooperative card game with a tantalizing set of sealed envelopes (and the instructions to open the first when you win your first game, but no word yet on how to open the others...).

It seems very cool so far, though I've only played a little bit. Fluffwise, you're playing a psychic investigator and an amnesiac trying to recover her memories. One player draws cards and plays them onto a structure called the Atman, the other plays cards from the Atman to complete sets (along with hidden cards) called Poems. You're both trying to manipulate the Atman into certain configurations, but you're forbidden from explicitly sharing information, so you have to communicate through your choice of plays. Meanwhile, Ravens are trying to eat your memories, so you may have to play quickly to conserve resources for later on, or play configurations of cards that chase the Ravens off temporarily.

I'm looking forward to seeing what's in those envelopes...
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:58 PM
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Inside the Box reviews Scythe

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Old 03-17-2017, 12:24 AM
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So I'm gonna be playing in my first physical larp. Post Apocalyptic game called Dystopia Rising. My social anxiety is at an all time high compared to running a game for about 20-30 people on average with a world of darkness larp, vs a much more intimate and immersive larp. I also bought physical copies of every book I could and they are so well written. Ahh!
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