Fervent Fandom - The Designers Cut

Updated: Sep 17, 2019


We’ve all bought things based on impulse, without prior research, without diligently doing our due and sometimes we’ve lucked out and other times we’ve ended up eating a hamburger called The Elvis because we like strawberry jam and peanut butter.

So Mike Barnes from Who Dares Rolls and I thought it would be fun to put together a list of games we’ve bought without doing our prior research, that we bought based solely on the designer’s street cred.

Chris’s Picks

I am no stranger to this phenomenon. I will actively seek out and consume anything that Joss Whedon puts his name to, I’ve even suffered through Alien: Resurrection because it was penned by the god of Geekdom. So it will come as little surprise then that I have fallen prey to this habit in my board gaming. Let’s take a look at my 3 choices and hopefully they will surprise you.

X-Wing FFG

Jay Little - X-Wing

Now, I know what you’re saying, “Chris, you love Star Wars, you would have bought X-Wing regardless”. I am willing to admit that I am a Star Wars universe fan, not so much the movies, but I love playing in that universe, exploring it via video games, board games and RPGs. However, I am also a miniature games snob.