Change Is Good
Posted by sodaklady on April 15, 2007
Yesterday we changed our cable Premium channel from the Starz/Encore combo to HBO. We haven’t had HBO for maybe 10…12…15 years; a long time anyway. We realized we weren’t finding anything we wanted to watch on Starz so it was time for a change. I spent yesterday watching 3 movies back-to-back on HBO: Walk The Line, Must Love Dogs and Cinderella Man. I totally enjoyed all three of them.
Richard and Cori both commented on the remarkable change; how nice it was to find new, good movies. Being a natural pessimist, I reminded them that this was all new *for now*. We’re catching up on stuff that HBO has probably been playing for a long time and in a couple of years, when we’ve seen everything new, HBO will probably become as stale as Starz seems now. Change is good.
Which probably explains why I’ve recently made a trade for Return of the Heroes and its expansion, Under The Shadow of The Dragon. I don’t have any other RPG-type board games though I’ve played a couple that Mike has brought over: Runebound and World of Warcraft. Richard joined us for WoW and was really getting into it. This is the most I’ve seen him enjoy a game in a long time and I concluded that I needed to add an adventure game to my collection.
The final push came from reading ozvortex’s blog entry Enter The Dragon. I got pulled into his narrative of a game of Dragonquest he played with his daughter, Maddie; it sounded like such fun! “A desperate battle against incredible odds.” — One of our favorite lines from The Last Starfighter. Right, it was time to seriously look for a new game. You know what that means–head on over to BGG and do some research.
After finding a few RPGs and reading reviews and comments, I chose Return of the Heroes for its simplicity of play and the various “tasks” you can choose from as a means of increasing your stats. It should arrive on Monday or Tuesday and I hope we have as much fun with it as Maddie and her dad had playing Dragonquest. Have I abandoned Eurogames for Amerigames? No. But change is good.
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