Lionrampant's 2015 10x10 Challenge

A blog to record my thoughts as I play through the 2015 10x10 challenge.
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Game Played (100 of 100) - A10

Aaron Thorne
United States
Valley Park
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Play Report: Full disclosure, I had intended to not play my 10th game of Descent: Journeys in the Dark. It's the campaign play that I enjoy, so why play a one-shot game just for this challenge? That was the plan until about 12:45 this afternoon. I was in my local game store (Game Nite in St. Louis, MO) with a gift card burning a hole in my pocket, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but Nature's Ire, an expansion for Descent that lets you play a solitaire encounter with an ever-changing map. Sweet! So I purchased it and slammed out a game this evening. I lost, but at least I got past the first numbered encounter. I randomly selected Tomble Burrowell and Griswal the Thirsty as my two characters, and off we went. Nature's Ire is an interesting game. You earn market cards as you go from killing monsters, and can earn experience at a couple different stages during the game. There are also a LOT of spiders. Seriously, so many spiders. When we got to the goblin archer ambush spot the goblins did a lot of damage and shot down both of my heroes, which caused the fate and doom tracks (unique to this expansion) to merge, and thus I lost. But it wouldn't be a good solitaire/cooperative game if it was easy, so I look forward to trying it again. Specifically, trying it again with a character with more than 8 hit points.

Descent: Journey in the Dark - Final Impressions: Descent is a great game. I really enjoy playing it. I even formed a Tuesday night gaming group in the hopes of getting to play it more. Sadly, one of the players is only interested in cooperative adventure games for the time being, but now that I have a cooperative expansion, hopefully I can get some more use out of this game in 2016. Definitely a keeper.
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