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!
To start, each player takes a character card from one of the five classes...
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.
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!
In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, each player takes the role of either Harry, Hermoine, Ron, or Neville (Team Neville FTW).
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!
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.
The Sidekicks went to FilkOntario 26 in Mississauga Ontario this past April and were honored to play a concert set! We got our good friend Devin Melanson to contribute his awesomeness to part of our set. We had an amazing time! We heard a ton of great music all weekend and met a lot of great people! We are hoping to post video of the set soon!
Eric recently returned from ConFusion 42 in Novi, MI. (Unfortunately, due to health issues, Jen wasn’t able to go). Eric got to participate in some great panels, heard a lot of great music and even got to give a concert, even though he was ill for most of the con.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the concert and the music circles (and who put up with my rough voice!) and made the weekend a blast!