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”

A New Challenger: King Knight

by Mr. Saint Before we begin, a bit of rules overhead: a continuous boost (or Decree) is considered resolved once any “Now” text on it is completed.  If the boost doesn’t have any “Now” text, it is considered resolved as soon as it is played. As his preview article would suggest, King Knight is aContinue reading “A New Challenger: King Knight”

A New Challenger: Ken Masters

by Mr. Saint Ken has always been one of my favorite fighting game characters.  Going all the way back to Super Street Fighter II Turbo, where his character design broke with the traditional shoto fireball style in favor of a rushdown style that relied on knee bash loops, a superior jab dragon punch,  and crazyContinue reading “A New Challenger: Ken Masters”

Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Worker Placement

by Mrs. Saint The other week, we talked about the sheer volume of games and some online resources to help make purchasing decisions a little easier. For the next few Board Game Bites, we’re going to talk about game mechanics.  For me, when I was first starting out in the hobby a few years ago, itContinue reading “Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Worker Placement”

Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Utilizing Online Communities for Game Purchases

by Mrs. Saint As I mentioned in the last Board Game Bites, one of the things that still overwhelms me is the sheer volume of games. When I did a quick internet search, I couldn’t find set numbers yet for 2019 but in 2018 there were over 3,000 new games published and the expectation wasContinue reading “Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Utilizing Online Communities for Game Purchases”

Board Gaming Bites for New Gamers: Your Local Game Store

by Mrs Saint I grew up playing the classic mass marketed board games like Monopoly, Clue, and Life, and to this day, I’m still impressed with my Dad’s Carrom skills. However, I’m no veteran to this hobby. In fact, I’m pretty new to the hobby board gaming community. It wasn’t until my husband and IContinue reading “Board Gaming Bites for New Gamers: Your Local Game Store”