Rabbit Rabbit

No no, I’m not referring to the goofy poem and mime game by crazy Czech genius Vlaada Chvatil, that’s Bunny Bunny (Moose Moose). I’m referring to the superstition that saying “rabbit rabbit” the first thing each new month brings you good luck that month, and if said on January 1st the good luck follows you through the new year.

2012 has been a great year for me. I am truly a lucky person, and not just because I played (and won) a bit more than my fair share of games. I won’t clog a board game blog with sappy non-gaming stuff, but I want to thank each and every one of you who read this, as you were undoubtedly a part of making this year so amazing.

Josh and I are excited to continue pouring out our thoughts on this wonderful hobby into the site. For my part, I’m hoping to give you more content, and I already have some stuff I would love to talk about. In 2013, be on the lookout for:

  • More actual honest-to-God board game reviews.
  • A blow by blow of the not one but two Risk: Legacy campaigns I’m a part of.
  • Me to finally admit that Monopoly is pretty much a piece of s***.
  • Whatever kooky crap about gaming occurs to me that I think would make an entertaining read.

And above all, let us not forget what it’s all about; a celebration of games, gamers, and the gaming culture that we love so much. Any Game Good. Let’s spend 2013 proving it.

-Brandon

I’ve never said “Rabbit Rabbit” (and I think only first heard of it on January 1st 2012) and let me tell you, the fact that I can’t find a good link to the improv warm up “Bunny Bunny (toki toki)” is breaking my heart. And Yet!: I too am looking forward to 2013.

2012 wasn’t the best year for me, but after a long December there is reason to believe that maybe this year will be better than the last. And this site and its mission (spend time with friends, playing games) is a big part of that. My big plans for boardgaming in the new year?

  • Get out to Unity games, or something like that. (My boardgaming social circle has dwindled over the last few years, since friends keep moving hundreds of miles away. Time to repopulate)
  • Get a game of Nomic going. (They never seem to end, but I’ve had three really good experiences with their start)
  • Console Brandon when he admits that Monopoly is a piece of crap, and remind him that his memories of having fun with it are still good. (It’s not like those old movies where you realize the blatant racism or misogyny and can’t look at them the same way. You had good times together! It’s okay buddy!)
  • Get a guest post up (Justus, Shauna, I’m looking in your directions)

Now, let’s have some fun, shall we? Who’s free next Wednesday?

-Josh

We don’t have a picture of us gaming. Because we don’t take pictures while we’re gaming. On account of the gaming. But it does look almost exactly like this. Right down to that ugly white pit stain of mine. Happy Holidays!

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About dasilodavi

I'm a big fan of gaming of all sorts. I particularly love board games, and I'm getting into nifty pencil-and-paper RPGs that I never would have considered back in the days of 2nd Ed D&D. I'm a guy who sweats the small stuff. Employment, marriage, big picture stuff, I don't worry too much about. But an hour of perfect weather, a lovingly-made home meal, that sweet sense of success you get when you finally get that popcorn skin out of your teeth, those are the moments worth talking about.

4 thoughts on “Rabbit Rabbit

  1. So, um, not to be a downer, but how are you going to keep one Legacy campaign from spoiling the other?

    Also, I figured out how to get your RSS feed. It is anygamegood.wordpress.com/feed

    • You know I had that same thought while driving home. Especially considering our group is shaping up to be a more involved, immersive story-like experience, and the other group leans more toward swift procedural play.

      I’m going to use the two as a side-by-side comparison, and I’m banking on the belief that the two experiences will truly be unique, and not just a game that gets more complicated in the same way as you move forward.

      • I expect the experiences will be unique, but I think not knowing what’s in the envelopes is kind of important to the experience. If one campaign gets ahead of the other… or evolves in a different order…

        You will likely start games having already played with components the others have only seen five minutes ago or decide whether to play that third missile or place a ninth city knowing full well what the permanent implications are for the rest the campaign. That is a significant shift to the experience for everybody.

        I guess the group discovery piece is part of what intrigues me so much. I am not sure how you keep that alive when you are in two campaigns. Anyway, think about it. Maybe your other group is so procedural they don’t care about such things. Then we just need to figure out a way to stay ahead of them.

        Full disclosure: I know a couple of things in the envelopes from when I was researching and debating getting a group together, but I closed the reviews because I got too far. I only know the names of those 1 or 2 things, not what they do in the game. So I feel ok about it, but still regretful.

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