Gloomhaven is a game with a big box. That box is filled with a load of cardboard cards, maps, and a dozen plastic figurines. Yep, it’s a board game. And one that’s currently at the top of the boardgame geek ranks. And my friends and I are playing it.
Do you remember the Continental Hotel from John Wick? It was a neutral haven for criminals. Hotel Artemis is a movie about such a hotel. There is no further connection between the two movies, except maybe for the profound violence and noir atmosphere.
Trail of Lightning was one of the novels nominated for a hugo this year. I probably would have run into it at some point, but since I was attending, I short-tracked it onto my reading list. Here’s my thoughts.