Thursday, October 7, 2021

Defending the Death Star Plans with Krennic

Krennic is probably one of my favorite Imperial commanders in Legion, but I find regularly that he doesn't get enough credit. I will admit, he's pretty 'meh' if you don't really utilize his strengths. He's 10 points more than Veers without the support that Veers can bring and the same price as Kallus without the strength that Kallus can bring. Instead you get some niche abilities and weird command cards, but if you play your cards right (literally), you can get some great use out of him.

Let's hunt down the Erso family, call in the Death Troopers, and deploy the garrison as we analyze how to get the most out of Krennic. We'll first be examining Krennic as a unit, then his command cards, and we'll intermix those two with synergies and list-building ideas. 

Saturday, July 31, 2021

What Makes a Great Game Great?

Everyone has their own opinion on what makes a game great or even what they would uphold as the epitome of a 'great game'. However, it's a lot harder to actually describe -why- they think a game's great. Even for me, it can be extremely difficult to explain why I do or do not enjoy a game (hence why I scrapped my Fallout: Wasteland Warfare review), but today's article won't be about any game, for a change, in particular. It'll be about all games. 

You already know I feel about Legion....

As someone who's spent a lot of time critiquing games, I figured it was about time I finally wrote out what I enjoy and don't enjoy about games. This will obviously be more of a meta piece, analyzing tabletop gaming as a whole, rather than any specific game or even genre. I feel as someone who's been reviewing and critiquing games, it's important to be upfront about what I'm looking for in a game to consider it 'good' and enjoyable for me. This way you can continue reading my reviews/critiques and understand the bias that I'm writing from and say to yourself "pffff, Pride of Rodina! Of course you'd say that, because you love your illusions of choice, you rascal," rather than "What the heck, PoR? Why would you think it's a good thing that Legion has a bunch of upgrades that you'll almost never take except in niche circumstances?" I've always thought it was important to understand the bias of a reviewer to help frame their work and I wish more folks would do that (I understand the irony of me typing that sentence since it's been about a year since I wrote a review and know this piece, but I definitely planned on writing this a LOT sooner). Maybe it's because I come from a social science background, that I think understanding bias is important? Who knows, but let's get to real prime rib of today's meal!