Game Night! – Cards Against Humanity (And Some Other Stuff!)

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Let’s start with the other stuff, humans!  My journey through Midgard and the realms beyond alongside Kratos and Atreus continues, and it continues to amaze me with the development of both its world and its characters.  I simply cannot exaggerate how much of a rebirth this game is for Kratos – from a mindless avatar of rage and destruction to a wizened, saddened, but still angry, and struggling to be better, father and man.  I can’t get into too many details without spoiling story beats, and that would be criminal because you simply owe it to yourself to play this game because I don’t know how any game this year is going to beat it as a pure gaming experience.  I cannot get enough of it, and am enjoying every moment I spend with it.

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When I’ve put down the PS4 controller and gone to bed (Editor’s Note: and subsequently failed to fall asleep) I’ve been spending some time with Adol Christin’s adventure in Ys: The Oath in Felghana.  The Ys series of action-RPGs is one to which I am definitely late to the party, as I have had them lingering in my Steam library for quite some time but have only recently begun playing through them – but I don’t mind because that has resulted in the most pleasant kind of surprise.  Fantastic, challenging combat and platforming, creative level design, and absolutely stellar boss battle design have made these games a complete blast for me to play.  The storylines are fairly standard anime fare – which, as an anime fan, I’m not complaining about, but if you aren’t an anime fan, won’t do much for you.  But overall, in my time playing through Ys Origins and now Ys: Oath in Felghana, if you are a fan of action RPGs or action platformers at all, you owe it to yourself to try this game.

Finally, tonight, Dracollia, Beefer, and myself may have made some kind of dubious history by dealing in three-month-old-tomorrow Special Buddy!  It was quite fun to watch as we banter, either on YouTube or Twitch or below!

Happy gaming, my friends! – EWE

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Friday Game Night Stream – Cards Against Humanity

Salutations, humans!  Tonight it’s time for something a little different – for the blog if not for myself.  You see, every Friday night I gather together with my closest cabal of chicanery and celebrate the end of the infernal work week by reveling in some gaming goodness.  Now, while some of our exploits are certainly not going to win me any Father of the Year Awards anytime soon, it was decided that we should give a try to opening up our little shindigs to you out there.  Being the utter novice at video production that I am, I decided not to jump feet first into live-streaming, but instead recorded us playing one of our favorites, Cards Against Humanity – and oh, it was a good time.

So join EWE, his spawn Beefer and Monkey, sexy succubus Dracollia, adorable Special Buddy, and Zero the Feline Emperor for a decidedly NSFW evening of entertainment!  You can join us on YouTube or Twitch or if you’re a lazy bastard (Editor’s Note: Like him) then just watch it right here!

Hope you all enjoy, and please, while I never discourage people from hate, if you feel compelled to lecture me in the comments about my poor parenting skills, save it – my kiddos are well adjusted, brilliant, grounded (in the good sense), and happy.  And Special Buddy is just perfect!  Until next time, humans. – EWE

Joking Hazard FTW!

No, children, I am NOT advocating you commit suicide by cyanide – though admittedly, the list of folks I’m tempted to give a cyanide soda to is not particularly short.  This is actually a rather happy use of cyanide – at least, if your as twisted and find enjoyment in the suffering of others as much as I do.  This is my new favorite card game – Joking Hazard, from the same talented sociopaths that brought you Cyanide & Happiness.

For quite some time now, the title of Best Card Game has been owned by Cards Against Humanity.  Joking Hazard, however, has similar complete-the-sequence-in-the-funniest/most horrible-manner-possible gameplay, but one-ups CAH by having each card illustrated by the delightfully depraved Blue and Green from the C&H web comic.  Now, you no longer need to mentally picture the insane, borderline criminal scenarios that the cards you’ve played depict – it’s right there in front of you!

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The king is dead – long live the king!

Gameplay is simple – each round, a different player acts as judge and starts a comic strip sequence, then judges which player has completed the sequence in the “best” manner.  Best can mean a lot of things – most fitting, most logical, most insane, most horrific…the possibilities are endless.  Well, until you run out of cards, I guess.  So not quite endless.  But still…a fucking lot of possibilities.

Do yourself a favor – get some friends together (or if you’re like me and nobody fucking likes you, round up some hostages), settle in with a few (lot of) adult beverages, and play this game.  You won’t be disappointed.  Unless you’re an asshole with no sense of humor – in which case, the fact that you continue to read this blog makes you some kind of masochist, so you STILL win!  Enjoy! – EWE