Champions of NoBoG

At the beginning of the year I made a list of the 5 games that I wanted to play this year and this week I finally got to cross Champions of Midgard off that list. I have wanted to play this game for so long but every time it appears it either gets swarmed instantly or I already have people wanting to play one of my games which is why I was so happy to finally get a chance to play it.

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On our table was Elliott and Rich who have both played the game on multiple occasions while Andy and myself were playing it for the very first time which meant a rules explanation.  Elliott did a great job of explaining the game and it wasn’t long before we were away, fighting monsters and passing blame.

Early on in the game I got the ability to get rid of a blame token or give everyone else one but I decided to be nice which proved to be a mistake as I got my blame token back in the very next turn thanks to andy. However the one good thing about that was it lead to a truce which we used to pass more of the blame tokens on to Rich and Elliott.

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Meanwhile Rich was spending a lot of time at the sage’s hut to get a lot more missions and it meant that I had trouble completing the only one I had. I did get a few cool powers over the course of the game including one which gave me half the points rounded down on a monster in addition to its regular points which I used on a 15 point monster for a total of 22 points.

Going over seas to fight monsters was a lot of fun, I enjoyed it so much that I even purchased my own ship so I could send even more of my fighters. Plus it gave a few extra points which was cool, I’m just lucky that I had calm seas for most of my journeys and enough re rolls for when things went bad.

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Their is a lot of strategy in terms of where you go, who you fight and when I thought that the special abilities that the characters had were pretty cool. My character was Asmundr who gave me points when I choose to use my re-roll tokens which came in pretty handy.

Champions of Midgard was a lot of fun and I can’t believe just how close this game was but Rich played a really good game and earned his victory. As for me I was happy with second place in my first ever go at this game and I am really looking forward to the next time that I get to play Champions of Midgard at NoBoG.

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