Thursday, January 19, 2017

Firefly.. updates and Cargo Crate

Since playing in the Firefly game at GaryCon last year, I have been getting into the show and collectibles 

It started with the Firefly RPG that I bought at GaryCon and Margaret Weis was kind enough to find me and sign my book the following day

So now I am into collectibles and playing different games. Every other month I get a Cargo Crate with stuff from the shows. It usually has a figure, Tshirt, a Pin, some print outs stickers and other stuff... 

Reviews of Firefly Related Merchandice

So now I decided to review other items as well...  I will update and review other items as find them or play them

Firefly Role Playing Games (********)

I learned how to play this by playing a Gamemaster Character at Garycon. I was playing the major role of the buyer for the Lassiter and Margaret Weis was playing Jayne in the game...

It was my first exposure to the Cortex system and Dice pools...

Having a Major success with one die roll and taking out Inara (she planned to use her feminine ways to tire me out before the negotiations) I enjoyed the game very much...

Margaret said if I bought the game, she would find me the next day and sign it... I was hooked...

I have since ran this at a con in New Jersey and 2 sessions for my Friday night group... It takes a bit to get used to it and the shooting / Fighting is a bit loosely defined.. but if you want to play as the Crew of Serenity, it is pretty cool...

Firefly Cargo Crate (Bi Monthly Subscription) (**********)

Firefly Cargo Crate Sign up

best Serenity Model

If you want collectibles and some of the Shiniest damn stuff, this is for you. At about $40, you get a box packed with stuff.

Shirt, Pin, Sticker, Book of schematics, Cargo Crate Labels and so much more... Every month is a different theme.. this was from Serenity

Previous Themes

Shiny - Kaylee Figure
Let's be bad Guys - Jayne
Big Damn Heroes - Zoe
Leaf on the Wind - Wash

February - YOSAFFBRIDGE - That Special Hell
April - THE WORTHIER PART!  - Sheppard Book

Firefly Fluxx (********)

LINK  - Firefly Fluxx Products

Fluxx is a game where things change, Rules, Goals and keepers all change. 
Even people not exposed to Firefly will enjoy this game. 
I received the Safron Expansion pack in a Cargo Crate, so this worked on getting me to buy the game.. we enjoyed Fluxx and then got the Batman version version a few days later

It is best played with 4 or more players
I like the Expansion cards, all of the expansion cards available are pictured below

Best Strategy, Get Zoe, she can take Wash, he can take Serenity, It can take Stolen goods
bonus if you have Simon, He can take River

Our Mistake when playing: All cards are active for the person that played the card... so if a Play one is in effect, the player plays the "Play 4" card, they now get to play 3 more cards... we thought they did not get active until the persons next turn

Firefly Yatzee  (****)

First, I am not a fan of Yatzee, it takes to long to play and I lose interest after 10 rolls

So here it is, I bought this because the rendering of the Firefly is pretty good.. not outstanding
I am really into dice and these are ok, would have been better with engraving the image but at least they are not stickers. I like the orange color for the dice, but  Yellow Dice would be preferred

The Scoring pad is tiny, so I recommend that you can it and print it on larger paper... 

Gameplay: Using the Ship for the dice cup is cumbersome, just roll the dice in a cup or your hand, that will speed up play

Serenity Adult Coloring Book (*****)

I bought this for my 11 years old Browncoat... I have to say for every page that is great, there is one that is not very good... I like the Quotes on the pages opposite the coloring pages and the layout is well done. The drawings with people in them are poorly done and not enough objects only pictures

Firefly, The Game 

I have not gotten this or played this yet, The reviews have been positive, so I will update this section soon

Firefly Clue

I am not too trilled about the premise of this game... River has been betrayed to the alliance and you have to figure out who, with what and where. Classic Clue elements

If I find this for a good bargain, it may be worth picking up

Firefly Monopoly  (*)

I think I am going to avoid getting this... it seems badly thought out and the placement of spaces is haphazard. Has gotten bad reviews across many sites

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