Community Game of The Year Update!

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays all! The end of the year is quickly approaching and between the Holiday Shopping and mindless hours in new video games, I am unable to properly oversee or promote the Community Game of the Year event. So we are switching things up! If you would like to nominate a game you can do so by replying to this post or you can still write your post on why you are nominating the game as your personal Game of the Year!

 

You can read the rules for posting your blog by clicking here!

 

I will compose a post on January 1st tallying the results and announcing the game that was voted the Community’s Game of the Year!

 

Game Guide:

  • Nominate a video game that you have played this year (does not need to be released this year) in the comments or with a blog post.
  • There will be a Twitter Poll going up on December 27th with current nominees. You can vote for your favorites here as well.
  • Nominate a game by December 31st!

 

Lightning Ellen has entered her Game of the Year in a countdown format, see what she has been playing and their ranks by clicking here!

Happy Holidays!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

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Charming & Open: Board Games!

Power up Players for today’s collaboration with Ian from Adventure Rules! The Charming and Open event is where Ian accepts questions from the community and attempts to answer them in a single post. He has recently started including the community in these questions and here we are!

What are the questions?

We have decided to talk about board games for this post.I have asked Ian:“In a tabletop RPG, which character do you like playing the most (type and favorite character)?”

 

You can read my question for Ian by clicking here!

 

My challenge is to answer:

What parts of playing tabletop are you best at? Where can you improve?

 

This is a pretty interesting question. As I am fairly new to tabletop gaming, I asked the help of my gaming buddies for this question. Jaysen told me that I excel at picking up the rules quickly and that he really likes that I am open minded about the type of games we are playing. A few times a month we get together for a game night and select a game from their massive collection that only seems to continue growing in size. My bucket list has become to play every board game that they own.

 

So I’ve started thinking more in depth about the type of role that I normally play. We played a co-op dungeon game called Gloomhaven and I was immediately drawn to the mage character for several reasons. I’m a creature of habit so choosing the female or the purple tokens are a given, just as much as choosing Yoshi or Daisy in a Mario game is for me. The mage was a female purple caster so I was immediately drawn to her.

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It looks more complicated than it is lol

Mages are great characters to use when you want to deal out a ton of damage from a rather safe position (normally behind your teammates lol). Gloomhaven was my first experience with a dungeon diving game and I was super happy to play it cooperatively with my team. My co-worker and his husband have game nights where I am a frequent guest. What I love is that they have a ton of games to play and each with more intricacies than then the previous game.

 

Root is a board game that I’ve recently played with my friends during our weekly game night. In Root, characters battle for control of the land using the resources of their kind. What I have found fascinating about Root is that every faction has different strengths and ways that they can win the game. I played as the Woodland Alliance where my main objective was to spread sympathy to rally supporters for my cause. Once I was able to build sympathy on a designated clearing, I could take control by moving my soldiers into that space.

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The more areas of the forest that your character controls, the more options you have when attacking or initiating an action.

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My Secret Cards!

 

Root is my example on a way that I know I can improve my board gaming experience. I came in 2nd in Root having played a great game where I was seemingly last until the final few rounds where my plan started coming together. I am the type of player that loves the flashy plays and this tendency pushes me to play “The Long Con” game. A long con is basically looking like I’m always a step behind because I am playing for the huge playoff at the end of the game. Long Cons are super fun to play when they pay off and you see the reaction of the other players in the room ( which happened the 2nd to the last round where I lept into first place).

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I’m the green!

All was looking good for me except for 1 fatal flaw… my long con plan to release a large scale attack and score points was thwarted by my miscalculation. When I pulled the move I added my points incorrectly placing me 1 space from winning. During that same round after my turn, my friend Carl who played Marquis de Cat was just 3 spaces from the end and casually walked past me to score his final points and win.

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Root isn’t the only board game where I failed at the long con, falling just shy of the victory. Because this strategy requires you to think several moves ahead, one mistake and you can find yourself in 2nd place or worse, still in last waiting to make your final move. I believe I can improve on the timing and farming needed for long cons to really play a well rounded game.

 

My game nights with my co-worker has really opened my mind in the possibilities of playing board games and playing outside of my comfort zone. I am eager to learn and willing to try any and all games to see if I enjoy them or not. Have you played any board games recently? What are your go to roles and where do you think you can improve? Let’s talk board games!

-Luna 🙂

Community Game of the Year Challenge!

Power Up Players for a community collaboration! God of War took home 2018’s Game of the Year and it got me thinking about the games that I’ve played this year. 2018 has been a great year in gaming for me personally, from the long awaited release of Red Dead Redemption 2, a nostalgic Super Mario Party, to the first Call of Duty game that I’ve wanted to play in years. The end of the year is quickly approaching and I want to know what is the Community’s Game of The Year!

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Normally, I would ask what is your favorite game that has released this year, but since many of us gamers are not able to play ALL of the new games that we would like, I’ve decided to open this up to ANY video game that you have played this year. Your blog post can be as creative as you like while giving praise to the video game that is your personal Game of The Year.

 

How to Participate:

 

To Participate, write a post on a video game that you have played this year ( does not need to have been released this year) on why you nominate this game as your personal Game of the Year. Link back to this post so that I can read and tally everyone’s votes.

 

Your entry should be posted by December 29th so that I can tally the votes and compose the ending results.

 

On December 31st, I will release the Community’s Game of the Year post highlighting everyone’s post and vote and revealing which games the community voted for!

 

Have a great December and I look forward to reading the video game that you pick as your Game of the Year!

-Luna 🙂

 

Gamers House Winner!

**Cue The Host**

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Welcome back audience to the Gamers House Reality Show! Over the first season of this Community Event we have watched contestants get casted, enter the house and compete to be among the final 4. You have voted and sent Lightning, Spyro, Zelda and Peppy Hare into the finals.

 

During the challenge this week our contestants were tasked with completing a 5k Race. During this race they answered trivia questions, slayed waves and waves of the flood and traversed an Olympic Sized swimming pool. The first player to cross the finish line was Spyro and the winner with the fastest time (due to time deductions) was Lightning. Then we sent everything to Twitter for you to decide who the winner should be.

 

Before we get to the results, we have brought back some fan favorites to talk about the 4 finalists.  Please welcome back Bowser, Nemesis, Turok, Aloy and Kratos!

 

Kratos let’s start with you! First of all, congratulations on God of War being named 2018’s Game of the Year!

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Kratos: Was there any doubt that my game would be Game of the Year?

 

Luna: Of course not. Please, give us your thoughts on the final 4 contestants.

 

Kratos: Spyro is a great performer but I can’t see how he made the finals with his social game. Zelda is a beautiful Princess but to see her over Princess Peach is a joke. She probably signed a deal to guarantee her spot in the finale due to Hyrule Castle being the location.

 

Luna: Ok then… Well we also would like your help in picking a winner. The Twitter poll ended in a tie so out of Lightning and Zelda, who do you want to win Gamers House?

 

Kratos: Seeing as I would have only expected Lightning to be in the finale, I would have to give her the edge.

 

Luna: Thank you for your time Kratos. Please take your seat, we will have refreshments later. Bowser, it’s your turn! Tell us what you think about the final 4.

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Bowser: Gwahahaha… Spyro has made it! My little buddy will win this season and prove that villains can have it all!

 

Luna: Um… Spyro isn’t in contention to win. We brought you all in to break the tie that the Twitter poll set. You can only vote for Lightning or Zelda.

 

Bowser: Foiled again! Lightning is strong and has always been nice to me, but Zelda is a beautiful Princess. My pick to win it all is Lightning!

 

Luna: Right! Thank you for your vote Bowser, you can return to your seat.

 

Some time later…..

 

After a few minutes of deliberations, we tallied the votes from the eliminated competitors. We have a winner!

 

Grand Finale:

 

**Cue The Host**

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It’s been a riveting season on the Gamers House Reality show and we finally have a winner. This champion will be crowned the Best Video Game Character and be awarded the trophy for supremacy. The results will be revealed in reverse order.

 

In 4th Place we have… Peppy Hare!

In 3rd Place we have … Spyro!

In 2nd Place we have …. Princess Zelda

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Which means the winner of Gamers House is Lightning!

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Thank you to all of our competitors and thank you to everyone who has competed and voted this season!

December Update & Upcoming Posts!

Happy Friday Gamers!

Happy Holidays! GamersUnitedGG has been offline due to NaNoWriMo that took place during the month of November. Now that I’m finish with that writing challenge and after a bit of a break, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Next Week we will kick off a few posts and during the month I will post plenty of content. Over October and November I was able to acquire and play a few games like Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Lego Harry Potter. There will be some first impressions posts on these games and possibly some tips and tricks. Let’s get into the schedule for next week and the remainder of the month.

Next Week:

  • Gamers House Season 1 Finale!  – Remember this little event I hosted in October. Well we are finally going to find out who won! Catch up on the last episode here!
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 First Impressions – I’ve logged the majority of my Thanksgiving time off on this game and am very excited to talk about it!
  • Charming and Open Collaboration with Adventure Rules! – It’s my turn to ask and answer the question that Ian at Adventure Rules has set forth.

 

This Month:

  • Lego Harry Potter First Impressions
  • Black Ops 4 Favorites
  • My Game of the Year Awards
  • Countdown to 2019 Posts

Those are some of my plans for this month. What will you be up to? Are you planning any holiday or end of the year posts?

Tune in starting Monday for the finale episode and have a great weekend!

-Luna 🙂