Saint Gaming’s Favorites of 2020

No matter the year, the end of December brings a time for reflection and 2020 is certainly no exception, but instead of dwelling on some of the sad and less pleasant parts of this year, we’re going to take a few minutes to talk about our favorite hobby and the board games we played thisContinue reading “Saint Gaming’s Favorites of 2020”

A New Challenger: Cammy

By Mr. Saint Cammy, as a character in the Street Fighter universe, has enjoyed enduring appeal.  Despite being consistently ranked as one of the worst characters in her debut game (Super Street Fighter II), she quickly garnered a fanbase that solidified her status as a recurring character in the franchise.  To date, Cammy has appearedContinue reading “A New Challenger: Cammy”

A New Challenger: Prepare

By Mr. Saint Cards in hand are good.  Cards in hand are important.  Cards, whether they be in your hand or deck, are one of the resources  that make Exceed’s in-game engine hum (the other two resources being gauge and life respectively).  That must make the Prepare action particularly effective right?  After all, it’s aContinue reading “A New Challenger: Prepare”

Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Card Drafting

by Mrs. Saint A couple weeks ago, we talked about Dice Drafting. This week, we’re going to cover the Card Drafting mechanic and discuss a few different games that use card drafting. If you’ve read some of my other articles, you may already know that my husband is the one who introduced me to hobbyContinue reading “Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Card Drafting”

An Introduction to the Arkham Horror Files

By Mr. Saint I love this time of year.  The leaves are changing, the unmistakable scent of pumpkin spice is in the air, people are looking for scary movies to stream.  There’s just something about late Fall that is filled with suspense, like the world stands at the edge of something momentous, waiting for aContinue reading “An Introduction to the Arkham Horror Files”

A New Challenger: Mole Knight

By Mr. Saint Written in Collaboration with Level 99 Discord User @ReggiesWarOnEverything Do you know what playing as Mole Knight reminds me of?  A dedicated outboxer.  For the uninitiated, outboxing is one of the four orthodox boxing styles that categorize the majority of athletes in modern boxing.  It is a style defined by faster, longContinue reading “A New Challenger: Mole Knight”

A New Challenger: Shovel & Shield Knight

By Mr. Saint The dynamic duo!  The perfect pair!  The tandem twosome!  Ok, I’ll stop.  Shovel and Shield Knight have been affectionately nicknamed  EXSK by the Level 99 Exceed Discord, because two knights whose names both start with S would naturally combine to form an EX character  (I will at times be using this abbreviationContinue reading “A New Challenger: Shovel & Shield Knight”

Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Deck Building

by Mrs. Saint We’ve placed our workers and drafted our dice, but now we have an architectural challenge, we must build a deck. No, not the kind of deck that you put your grill on and have hamburgers and hotdogs on! We’re talking about the board game mechanic known as Deck Building. In 2008, RioContinue reading “Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Deck Building”

A New Challenger: Mix-ups and Represented Attacks

No one has asked, but if I was pressed, I’d have to say my favorite Season of Exceed so far is Season 3.  And yes, a big part of that is the Street Fighter license (you can read more about my personal history with Street Fighter in our Yomi and Exceed reviews).  But even moreContinue reading “A New Challenger: Mix-ups and Represented Attacks”

Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Dice Drafting

by Mrs. Saint The other week, we covered the worker placement game mechanic. For this week’s Board Game Bites, we’re going to talk about dice drafting. Dice drafting was one of those mechanics that for me at first wasn’t completely clear what type of mechanic it was by name alone. I didn’t fully understand whatContinue reading “Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Dice Drafting”