Firefly: The Board Game – Review


The Expansion Board

“Time for some thrilling heroics!” – Jayne, The Train Job

Recently got a chance to play this a couple of times, and being a fan of the show since I was introduced to it (and binged it in two nights), there was no way I wasn’t going to give it a shot. Even more so, as Craig and I had worked some on the basics of a similar (not the same, and probably not as good an idea) game a few years ago. This review is of a purchased copy belonging to Craig, for disclosure, rather than a copy submitted to the Gamers’ Table by the publishers. Though I will say, if the publishers want to send us things, we are always happy to give it a GT look and an honest review. For the tl;dr version of my review, consult the teal deer below.

The Aquamarine Ungulate says: Good…

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The Scale of the Universe 2

This is beyond amazing.

Zoom in to the tiniest molecules or out to the furthest of space.

Stop and click on anything you see along the way.

Explore the universe. I could spend a week on this.

The Scale of the Universe 2.

The film critic

I love the cinema. The art of film. A darkened theater is a portal to another world. Sometimes, I definitely want to be in another world.

I care though. I care about the story, the writing, the acting, the directing, the editing, the lighting, the music, the sets, the costumes. It doesn’t matter what order I list them in, pull one of them out and the house of cards collapses. I care about all of them.

I watch movies on the small screen too, but often much of the impact is lost. They are filmed to be seen on a big screen and the effect is not the same. As home theater quality improves, screens get bigger, sound gets richer, we get closer to the filmmakers intention, but we still lose that uninterrupted separation from the rest of the world, AND the magical popcorn! Not that I wouldn’t enjoy a home theater it if I had it.

I also enjoy television. In my opinion there are things worth my time there. True, it is a small percentage, but I know that some programs do take the details as seriously as I do. Some of  the professionals are willing to share their experiences with those that listen. Some have Facebook pages, blogs and use twitter, to share behind the scenes photos and details with us. I care about the details.

Some who listen to me, may think I like all movies, because I do like so many, but the details matter to me. My opinions aren’t based on the popcorn. I plan to share some of my opinions. Some will disagree with them, but others  will find they enjoy a movie cuz Stephanie said so.

Thoughts, I have them

My mind composes. It creates and articulates with pleasure. Who wants to hear these thoughts? Anybody?…Anybody?

I have always written just for myself, I don’t ask to be critiqued or argued with. If that’s what you enjoy, just go away. I write because I enjoy words. You can do wonderful things with them. With words you can hear, taste or smell, hurt or comfort, confuse or clarify. It is endless. An art form, but we all know that.