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SeaFall Session 3

SeaFall - Game 03

WARNING: SPOILERS!!! ANOTHER BOX

We got our 3rd game of SeaFall in the other night, and what a game it was!

First, it took longer to play than it probably should have, just over 3 hours, but the score!

SeaFall - Game 03In Game 3 you play till someone gets 13 points, last game it was 12. In our last game, Tasha got 12, Brandi got 9, I got 6, and Chris got 3. This game? Brandi got 13, everyone else got 12! It was a super close game! Not for all of it. Tasha and I were the last out of the gate, I moved out before her with a ship upgrade, then lost it when I sunk, then she moved out, and I was the last out of the gate and trailing most of the game, but it really comes down to the last few rounds. If it would have lasted 1 more round, I probably would have won.

Now in the game, we have a tie for overall points, it should make the next game very interesting.


Outcome

Brian – 25

  • Buildings
    • Heavy Guns
  • Upgrades
    • Deadly (lost)
    • Deadly
    • Intrepid
  • Raids = 4
    • Failed Raids = 1
  • Explorations = 0
    • Failed Explorations = 0
  • Ships Sunk = 1
    • Total Damage taken = 3
  • Treasures = 2
  • Research = 0
  • Milestones

Tasha – 33

  • Buildings
  • Upgrades
    • Enduring
  • Raids = 4
    • Failed Raids = 1
  • Explorations = 1
    • Failed Explorations = 0
  • Ships Sunk = 1
    • Total Damage taken = 4
  • Uncharted Water Cards = 2
  • Treasures = 3
  • Research = 1
  • Milestones
    • The Seas Embrace
Chris – 19

  • Buildings
    • Gun Tower
    • Market
  • Upgrades
    • Bold
    • Nimble
    • Deadly
    • Intrepid
  • Raids = 4
    • Failed Raids = 0
  • Explorations = 4
    • Failed Explorations = 0
  • Ships Sunk = 0
    • Total Damage taken = 1
  • Treasures = 0
  • Research = 1
  • Milestones
Brandi – 33

  • Buildings
  • Upgrades
    • Terrible
  • Raids = 5
    • Failed Raids = 0
  • Explorations = 1
    • Failed Explorations = 0
  • Ships Sunk = 1
    • Total Damage taken = 10
  • Island Search = 2
    • Failed = 0
  • Uncharted Water Cards = 2
  • Treasures = 0
  • Research = 1
  • Milestones
    • Trade Flurishes

Game Notes

SeaFall - Game 03We had a lot of pirate attacks this game, well, 3 actually and they seemed to like Brandi the most. They attacked her vault at one point, getting 1/2 of her gold rounded up for 19 gold total.

Brandi and Tasha also had a bit of a falling out in the game. At the start of the game we had to give out enmity tokens to some of the other people in the game, and on of the milestones was to sink another players ships. Brandi struck first, attacking Tasha in her home port, then Tasha struck, sinking one of Brandi’s ships in Tasha’s home port getting her the milestone. It didn’t end there, Tasha raided Brandi’s port again later on, but failed in her attempt. Chris and I didn’t attack the other players, just saying.

SeaFall - Game 03We added two new islands to the map, thanks to Brandi, and had a few issues with some of the new rules. The ‘Dangerous Waters’ vs ‘Uncharted Waters’ messed up a bit, but Brandi figured it out, and the ‘Research’ in the game gave us issues too. Nothing we had said research cards! It would really have been helpful if things had labels on them as to what cards were what, it would have solved all the problems. Just for your reference, the cards on the right are the research cards.

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New Box

SeaFall - Game 03Thanks to Brandi, we were able to open a new box this game.

The box was nice and heavy, and contained a lot of new goodies! Everything from new and more upgrades and buildings, to new player reference cards, advisors, retired advisor cards, treasures, and more! Some of the new treasure cards are worth 4 pts each but are very expensive to pick up.

The next game should be a good one, looking forward to playing it.

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SeaFall Session 2

SeaFall - Game 2WARNING: SPOILERS!!! BOX 1 REVIELED

On December 22nd my group finally got back together to get our second game of SeaFall in. It has been a while and most of us had to go back to the rule book to refresh on how to play, mainly how to score.

We all had a good time, and I think (I really hope not), that the theory one of our players has (Chris) on what the underlying story of the game may be correct. If you pay attention to the various stories that you read while you are going along, it does have a slight H.P. Lovecraft feel to it. If it does end up being something like that, no matter how I like the game, it will get a 0 rating for it from me.


Game 2

SeaFall - Game 2This time I set the game up correctly, with all the milestones needed, so the game didn’t last that long. It took us just over an hour to play the fill game, with a new winner this game and taking the overall game by one point. I’m still 3rd, and Chris is still last.

Being that this is all of our first Legacy game, it still is a bit odd putting stickers on the board and ripping up cards, but it is starting to get easier to do.

I started the game out right away with going for an Explore action on a red 6, failing miserably and sinking my main ship. Tasha was at her old Raiding self again, but only going to 2 locations, and Brandi got in a few raids this time too. This game, I was the only one to sink a ship.


Outcome

Brian – 13

  • Buildings
    • Port
    • Market
    • Gun tower
  • Upgrades
  • Raids = 1
    • Failed Raids = 1
  • Explorations = 0
    • Failed Explorations = 0
  • Ships Sunk = 1
    • Total Damage taken = 3
  • Treasures = 0
  • Milestones
    • The Continent Awakens
Tasha – 21

  • Buildings
  • Upgrades
  • Raids = 2
    • Failed Raids = 0
  • Explorations = 0
    • Failed Explorations = 0
  • Ships Sunk = 0
    • Total Damage taken = 2
  • Treasures = 2
  • Milestones
    • An Island Revealed
    • The Finest Treasures
Chris – 7

  • Buildings
  • Upgrades = 1
  • Raids = 0
  • Explorations = 1
    • Failed Explorations = 0
  • Ships Sunk = 0
    • Total Damage taken = 0
  • Treasures = 0
  • Milestones
Brandi – 20

  • Buildings
  • Upgrades
  • Raids = 2
    • Failed Raids = 0
  • Explorations = 1
    • Failed Explorations = 0
  • Ships Sunk = 0
    • Total Damage taken = 2
  • Treasures = 0
  • Milestones
    • Darkness Stirs

First Box

SeaFall - Game 2With the milestone that Brandi opened, Darkness Stirs, we were finally able to open the first box to the game. This reviled a treasure trove of goodies for us, including more rules, islands, new advisers, upgrades, event cards, positions, two new sets of decks, and more!

This will really change our game going forward, especially since it finally seems to put us to war with each other!

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Final Thoughts

SeaFall - Game 2I thought this game went very well, quick since we had so many easy milestones for us to hit and get points from, but more was reviled to us in the stories, and we finished exploring all the islands, nothing else left to explore.

With the opening of the new box, we can finally start to discover new islands, and war may be breaking out between us now. I upgraded the defense of my home port.

We are looking forward to the game 3 and finding new islands to explore, and dealing with the pirates and each other. I think my strategy needs to change in the game too, I need to get more points.


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SeaFall Session 1

Here is our 2nd installment from www.iggygames.com. This one is about our first full session of SeaFall. SPOILER ALERT!

 

SeaFall Session 1

 

 

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SeaFall game board

My SeaFall group gets together on Thursdays to play. With this Thursday being Thanksgiving, we got together on Wednesday to play the first game. It was a good game, in my opinion, however, I didn’t notice until after that I set the board up wrong, not adding all the millstone cards to the board, and thus we were not able to unlock the first box. While we wouldn’t have met that condition anyway, we may have played differently to unlock it. We also would have met other milestones and the game would have moved faster. As it was, it took us just under 2 1/2 hours to get game 1 played, this was also due to the times we had to look things up in the rule book. I’m sure by game 3 we won’t need to do this as often.


Ingrid Eld

We all needed to pick a new leader as at the end of the prolog you needed to rip up your SeaFall - Game 1leader. My new leader, Ingrid is keeping with the Norse theme, means Beautiful Goddess. My special ability is that for 2 coins, I can take all three merchant’s guild actions. Not once did this come in handy for me during the first game, it may help in later, but I may try and replace it as soon as I can. I’m not fully sure how I’m going to play Ingrid yet.

I played the first game mostly as a merchant. Bought and either traded the resources for cheaper buildings or sold them for gold. I tried one raid, and 1 explorer action, and failed on both. I think my notes may be messed up as I only sank once during this game, so I’m not sure how I failed both.


Outcome

Brian

  • Buildings
    • Port
    • Market
    • Gun tower
  • Upgrades
  • Raids = 1
    • Failed Raids = 1
  • Explorations = 1
    • Failed Explorations = 1
  • Ships Sunk = 1
    • Total Damage taken = 3
Tasha

  • Buildings
  • Upgrades
  • Raids = 4
    • Failed Raids = 1
  • Explorations = 1
    • Failed Explorations = 0
  • Ships Sunk = 1
    • Total Damage taken = 3

Chris

  • Buildings
    • Observatory
    • Gun tower
  • Upgrades
    • Intrepid
  • Raids = 0
    • Failed Raids = 0
  • Explorations = 2
    • Failed Explorations = 1
  • Ships Sunk = 1
    • Total Damage taken = 6
Brandi

  • Buildings
    • Port
  • Upgrades
  • Raids = 0
    • Failed Raids = 0
  • Explorations = 5
    • Failed Explorations = 1
  • Ships Sunk = 1
    • Total Damage taken = 10

Final Score

SeaFall - Game 1I didn’t keep track of how many treasures people bought, I know there were some 2 pointers bought in the game, and I know that helped Brandi win the game, again.

Brandi = 11pts
Tasha = 9pts
Brian = 7pts
Chris = 4pts

Brandi being the winner was able to upgrade her province, taking a new Appellation, then we were all able to upgrade 1 ship ability, and 1 of the advisers.


Final thoughts on Game 1

SeaFall - Game 1I really wish I would have set the board up correctly and had the milestones in, but it is what it is, and it didn’t mess us up too badly. I would have made the game much faster, however, and we may have been able to get in another game.

All in all, I think we all enjoyed the game. Chris and Tasha think they may know what the ‘mystery’ of the game is, and man do I hope they are wrong. If it does come out to that, I will probably give the overall game a rating of 1, no matter how much I enjoyed it.

Here is to the next game, and hopefully unlocking the first box this time!