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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!

One Deck Dungeon Review

One Deck Dungeon

Game Review:

There are plenty of Co-op games that play well as a two player experience, but Co-op games that are specifically built to be one or two player only are not currently very common. So when a two player “rogue-like” co-op game showed up on Kickstarter, we were intrigued. (Note: You can play this game with up to four players, if you have two copies of the game. More on that later.)

To make it even more compelling, it billed itself as a dice based dungeon crawl that can be played in about 30 minutes. It uses one deck of custom cards, a whole bunch of colored dice (DICE!!!), and a few wooden bits to track things… and it packs a lot of fun into that small set of parts!

Gameplay:

To start, each player takes a character card from one of the five classes...

Go Indie Now Interview

The Faithful Sidekicks were honored to be interviewed for the great video podcast Go Indie Now. This series of videos features independent authors and artists. We got to talk about FILK, FAWM, and independent music.

Our sections starts at about 31:33. Check it out!

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Review

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle

Game Review:

It is safe to say, we are big Harry Potter fans! But there have been quite a few Harry Potter themed games that have been nothing more than a slight re-theme of other games (Harry Potter Uno anyone?) or trivia games. These are fine for what they are.

Then Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle came along. When we were initially looking at the game, it went a bit like this:

Harry Potter game… not a re-theme – We’re interested.
Fully Co-op – Ok, Sign us up!
Deck Builder – Shut up and take my money!
With a sort of Legacy like progression – We can’t shove money at you any faster!

Gameplay:

In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, each player takes the role of either Harry, Hermoine, Ron, or Neville (Team Neville FTW).

Each hero starts with a deck of 10 cards cust...

Thank You MarsCon 2017

We wanted to say thank you to Beth Kinderman and Co at the Space Oddity Room Party at Mars Con MN 2017. We had a blast playing music at the party and hanging out!

We also wanted to give a special shout to the MarsCon Dementia Track and the FuMP for including us in the FuMP Jukebox showcase show. We played Han Solo For President for the main MarsCon audience and it was a blast. And we got to hear some amazing performers bringing awesome funny music to the Con crowd!

Thank You Confluence and New Shows

The Faithful Sidekicks had a great time in Pittsburgh at Confluence.  A sincere thank you to the organizers and to Randy Hoffman for inviting us to play a concert!

We have a few new shows added to the calendar including a local show Labor Day weekend, a concert at a convention in Germany (!), and concert at WindyCon in the Chicago area.

We are also working on some new songs and hopefully will get some demos recorded soon,  so keep an eye on the site.

Escape: The Curse Of The Temple Review

Escape: The Curse Of The Temple

Game Review:

If someone were to tell you that a fairly simple 10 minute game could make you literally sweat, that it could make you walk away with an adrenaline high like coming off a roller coaster, would you believe them?

Yeah, I didn’t either.

Then I played Escape: The Curse Of The Temple  – and now I understand.

In Escape: The Curse Of The Temple (I’ll just refer to it as Escape from here on) players take on the role of Indiana Jones-like tomb raiders that are working together to explore and escape a cursed temple.  The catch is that the game is played in real time – there are no turns – to a 10 minute soundtrack.  Players have only until the end of that soundtrack to get everyone out or the entire team loses.

Image from Queen Games website – it ...