Being an Arbitrator Part 1 – Big plans for getting Necromunda back to the Tabletop!

Necromunda is a miniature game like no other and can require a bit of unpacking for maximum enjoyment. That usually falls to a lone individual known as the Arbitrator. Campaign play does not require an Arbitrator but will benefit immensely from a good one. The concept will not be new to role players but is often completely absent from most tabletop skirmish games. Think of a Dungeon Master or other session organizer and you won’t be far off.

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – Jan 18-24

Greg and Tracy kicked off their week with a play of Dune: Imperium. “I decided early on in this game that I was going to try focusing on increasing my influence with all the factions, and not worry too much about money or spice. You can’t ignore the conflicts, so I was keeping an eye on those to try to win them when possible if they awarded points. Things started pretty well, and unlike most times I’ve played this I was actually ahead for the first few rounds. We were actually pretty much level going into the last round, but things didn’t go well and Tracy won the final conflict, as well as having a bonus point at the end of the game, giving her a 13-9 victory.”

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – Jan 11-17

Teotihuacan has been on Greg’s list of games that he wanted to get back to the table for a while. “Tracy and I were both a little rusty but it soon came back to us. Tracy got a couple of technology advances early, which gave her bonuses for building the pyramid, so she mostly focused on that. I mostly built noble houses and hoped to advance up the temple track enough to get the end game bonus for the avenue of the dead, but I didn’t get there. It ended being a super close game, tied at 112 each, with Tracy winning the tie breaker.”

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Kickstarter Update

Today we bring you another update on our Kickstarters. During the last month we’ve received 3 Kickstarter projects at the store. If you want to be updated when new products – including Kickstarters – arrive at Sentry Box, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  And if you see a project you want, just contact us at the store to be added to the pre-orders list for the project. It works just like any other order at the store, you only pay when you pick up the game. This is a great way to get your hands on some of the most popular Kickstarter games without having to pay upfront and you don’t have to pay for shipping. Plus you get double points on all pre-orders!

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – Jan 4-10

Greg does enjoy Bora Bora but when deciding what to play the other night he was swayed by the idea of a game about gorgeous beaches and a nice blue ocean. “I think I need a vacation somewhere like this. As for the game, it had been a couple of years since I’d played, and more than five since Tracy had played, so we needed a bit of a refresher. It’s a Stefan Feld point salad game using dice rolling for action selection, with the strength of the action determined by the die value, but when placing a die on an action space it must be lower than all other dice on the space. There’s a fair bit going on so it’s not surprising I managed to win, having played it more times and more recently than Tracy.”

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – Dec 28-Jan 3

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Greg was looking at his games played for the year and realized that he hadn’t played Agricola at all, and still hadn’t played the latest expansion deck, so he had to rectify that. “There were some interesting cards that came out (we drafted as usual), with Crudité being the MVP for me. Tracy always feels a little disappointed and that she didn’t do well whenever we play this, but I think it’s partly because she almost always plays against me, a very experienced player, and partly because her expectations and goals are getting higher. Final scores were 44 – 36.”

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