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Fantastic Beasts: Perilous Pursuits – Boardgame Review

Fantastic Beasts: Perilous Pursuit

Game Review:

One of the games that is in our most played stack is Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle (you can see our review HERE).
So, naturally, when we saw a new Co-op game from USAOpoly (now called The OP) set in the Harry Potter universe, we were already halfway to the checkout.

Fantastic Beasts:Perilous Pursuit is a Co-op game for 2 to 4 players based loosely on the Fantastic Beasts movie (which we quite liked).
It’s a dice-based game where each player takes on the role of one of the four heroes from the movie – Newt, Jacob, Tina, or Queenie – to try to capture beasts into Newt’s suitcase before they escape or kill the heroes.

Sound interesting?  Then read on to learn more.

Setup: Each player takes one of the character boards and the associated cardboa...

Patreon, Concerts and More!

There are lots of really cool things going on in Faithful Sidekicks land.

First off, The Faithful Sidekicks now have a Patreon Page!

We are planning to put out at least one new song per month as well as create some more off the wall things, like comedy sketches, poems, or whatever fun geeky things spring forth.  Patrons will get first access to our new demos and songs.  If you want to help support as as we make music, please check it out!

We also have an amazing line up of gigs coming up:

Pegasus Nominations!

We are excited to announce that The Faithful Sidekicks were nominated for TWO Pegasus Awards!!

Best Performer 2018 and Best Filk Song 2018 – Han Solo For President.

The awards were handed out at OVFF 34 and while we didn’t win, we consider it a huge honor to have been nominated.

A massive congratulations to Random Fractions and Twotonic as Best Performer and Pageant Legend as Best Filk Song – and very heartfelt congratulations to all the other Pegasus Nominees and Winners!

If you haven’t heard of The Pegasus Awards, they are awarded for Excellence in Filking as recognized by the Filk community. It is a huge huge honor to us as we are just grateful and excited to be considered worthy to be among such amazing nominees!

Cool Things!

We just got back from FilkOntario in Toronto where we had an absolute blast!

A couple very cool things happened there that I think count as News:

We are honored to say that we won First Place in the annual FKO Songwriting Competition with our new song We Come In Peace!  All the songs in the competition were excellent!  We will record a version (either a demo or a video) of We Come In Peace soon.

We also had some of our friends from Germany present us with a gift – a certificate!  In 2017 FilkContinental had it’s 20th Anniversary and for this event they compiled their Top 10 songs from the last 20 years of the convention...

Overdue Thank Yous

We’ve been busy on lots of things, but I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to a lot of folks!

A big Thank You to MarsCon and the MarsCon Dementia track for letting us bring our musical fun and to all the great folks who made music with us.

A big Thank You to MiniCon as well and to all the great conversations and music.

Both cons were fantastic and we hope to do them both again next year!

Jaipur Review


Game Review:

When we aren’t making music, most of our board gaming time is spent with just the two of us.  In addition, as we’ve been to conventions and other gatherings, we’ve heard over and over “well, if we play games, it’s just two of us – so how does it play two player.”  This tells us we are not alone in wanting good two player games.

We are always on the lookout for great two player games!

Enter Jaipur – a two player trading game.  Eh?  What?  How do you have a trading game with only two players?


In Jaipur, players are attempting collect and turn in sets of particular goods, such as Silver, Gold, Cloth, etc…   The larger the set that is turned in, the more points.

The game is comprised of a deck of cards, which has six kinds of goods cards – Ruby, ...


It is here! New for 2018, The Faithful Sidekicks second CD – Achievement Unlocked!

12 new tracks featuring a lot of great guest musicians including John Argentiero, Dr. Mary Crowell, The Bedford Level Experiment, Justin Hartley, Beth Kinderman, Sunnie Larsen, and Cathy McMannamon.

We have tracks on everything from MMOs to Ice Cream, from movies like Iron Giant, Hot Fuzz, and Mystery Men, from a Help Desk sea shanty to a Wizard Rock song about Neville. It’s a big smorgasbord of Geeky goodness!

Thank You GAFilk

We want to give a very heartfelt thanks to everyone at GAFilk who made our time there amazing. A special thank you to InterFilk for sending us to the con! And another huge thank you to the GAFilk Con Com for all their hard work! THANK YOU!!!

Thank You OVFF and WindyCon

We want to say thank you to everyone who came to our concerts at OVFF and WindyCon!  We had a great time and hope you did as well.  We also had a blast with all the folk who were in the Filk circles at both cons, playing and listening to music!  We can’t wait to do it again!

A special thank you to the Con Coms and Programming folks at OVFF and at WindyCon for having us and for putting on such great conventions!