Putting the “C” in CEO

Putting the “C” in CEO

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Games released by Fantasy Flight Games crop up a lot in our comics, you may have noticed. If you were wondering, this has nothing to do with anything as coarse as corporate sponsorship or paid content. Neither do we share their frankly, rather worrying over-interest in Cthulhu. Mighty as he may be, we do not see him as a being to be deified, worshipped, summoned, or even one to have a drink with of a Friday evening when no-one from work is coming out and gosh-darn-it it’s been a hard week doesn’t a man deserve just one drink, and  really he was the only one answering his phone and sure, he’s not the best conversationalist, and those tentacles can keep you out of more discerning establishments, but what’s the harm, it’s just one drink with an Elder god, right? What could go wrong?

Point being, Fantasy Flight pop up often, and that’s simply because we play their games often. Aileen and I both love sci-fi, and we have a lot of friends who love horror, which are two genres that FFG have pretty well covered. Very well covered, really, as mentioned in this week’s comic. We would love to cover a greater breadth of games, but we are limited to games we either buy or play. We will sometimes feature games we have never played, but that doesn’t always sit right with me. It feels too much like judging something without having played it, even if we are simply making a joke.

Of course, FFG aren’t the only publisher with a sci-fi or horror catalogue. We have bought very few games so far this year. We haven’t been finding too much time to play games, and we are still working our way through past purchases. When we get caught up, we are aiming to diversify, both in terms of theme and game. I mentioned last week that we are eyeing Agricola (but now torn between that and Caverna). We just watched a review of Panamax, which sounds amazing, but it’s not a game I’d be comfortable buying until we have carved out more regular time for playing. I’d like to do more than dip my toe into the shipping waters of heavier games, in fact. There are a number of titles tickling my fancy, but again, time is too important a consideration to be ignored. There simply isn’t enough time in the day to get through all the games I want to play. There aren’t even enough hours in a lifetime, really, considering the sheer wealth of titles being released all year around. If only there were some way to get more time. Some way to extend life, some being or deity I could call upon to ensure all the time and games I could ever want. Some ancient, lurking, many-tentacled god that would grant dark wishes and somehow ensure immortality.

Now who could that be…?

7 Comments on Putting the “C” in CEO
  • Ben Thorp

    Panamax *does* sound amazing. I’ve been getting into the Shut Up and Sit Down videos/podcast and they did a good job (along with Rahdo) of convincing me that (a) I would really enjoy Panamax, (b) I would struggle to find time to play it and (c) I would struggle to find people to play it with me 🙁

    Now I’ve got past the initial “buy-all-the-games” phase, and the “all-games-look-amazing” stage, I’m into the realms of having to be sensible about buying games that not only fit my wallet (hah!), but fit my time and playing partners. So – no 2 player games, nothing that’s more than 90 minutes (or 120 minutes max) 🙁 (Although the SU&SD guys have convinced me that I really do want both Witness and Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, but that has got me into the realms of “dinner party gaming” rather than “games night gaming”….)

    • We are loving Sherlock Holmes, and it is a great game for a different type of games evening. We generally play it with ‘non-gamers’. Haven’t watched their Witness review yet, but it does sound fun.
      Did your copy of Dead of Winter arrive yet?

      • Ben Thorp

        It’s arrived, but probably won’t hit the table for a few weeks yet – next new game is Shadows Over Camelot, which is a birthday present for a friend…

  • wr00t

    You should watch (if you haven’t yet) Dice Tower’s Top 10 of Enemies of Gaming 🙂 They talk about lack of time, space, how different responsibilieties (and children:)) can make you lose opportunities to play games.

    • I just saw that listed on their website, actually. I have been trying to catch up on Podcasts, so should get to that soon. Sounds like fun.

      • wr00t

        It’s hilarious. Well, like most of their lists, but in this one i laughed a lot. Yet almost every entry is so true..

        • Talismania!

          So much unnecessary time and effort spent on sleeping, eating, breathing . . .