Finally, One Deck Dungeon was picked up yesterday from our local board game cafe. I actually went Friday afternoon to pick it up, but had no luck.... 😯
Since we've been slowly moving things out of rental home, the table is full of "stuff", the bar is already moved, and the art desk was sold 😓. So the only option to "go to the dungeon" when I brought it home was to pack the desktop computer and get it out of the office so I can have access to the desk. I was excited and looking forward to a nice little gaming break from the chaos and repetitiveness of our week that went like this; Move, unload, organize, repeat. I even made sure I went to where we're moving temporarily (thankfully here in town) to dig out my homemade dice tray (I can't just throw dice on an empty desk, I'm not an animal! 🤣).
All was in place. I spent Friday morning doing the "moving responsibilities" and was excited to sit down with my new game after I picked it up to delve into the dungeon and take on some monsters, traps and the unexpected!
I arrived at the local board game cafe to pick up my game just a few minutes after 2pm. The email to confirm my order was ready said, "pickups Fridays 2-6pm and during regular business hours". I walk up to the door of the cafe at 2:02pm to darkness and the open sign not lit. Wait, what!?
Standing there on the sidewalk, I double check the email to ensure that I didn't screw up the time because the sign on the door says they don't open until 3pm..???? I wasn't wrong. I read the email correctly. This was my first time being able to support our local board game cafe (which I was very excited about) and yet I now had no game to enjoy that afternoon, and no one was around. 🙄
To shorten the story, it was an obvious mistake on their part. The owner, Brenda apologized not only in her reply email to mine which said "so I did as I was supposed to, but...." and she also apologized again when I picked up the game yesterday afternoon. She also mentioned she corrected the error in their order emails that gets sent out. As a business owner, I appreciated (and understood) the honest mistake and the "human-ness" she showed.
In the end, I brought home my little dungeon in a box!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!
*Sorry about the terrible lighting in the pic... *
I am still impressed how such a small box packs in so much. Wow.
-The cards are great quality
-The HP tokens are cool "crystalized hearts"
-The "potion cubes" remind me of pandemic "disease cubes"
-The dice are "Sagrada size" (which makes sense for such a little box)
I played as the Archer to run through it for my first physical playthrough. Just a basic quick game, no campaign or anything. Let me just say I had a tougher time than playing the game on Steam. 🤣 The poor Archer didn't fair so well last night...
My first run through I was forgetting rules/mechanics since I've only ever played it where the computer does it for me. The big one being I forgot about the "Dungeon Challenge Boxes" that come with each floor. Oops... Sometimes I'd also forget about the Archer's basic skill that I could utilize.
So I stopped the game, grabbed a beer (for a 'power up') and started over. "Ok, I'll remember this time..." I thought. And I did! But then, she died. Didn't even get past the first floor. 🤣
"One more try" I thought (as Shawna was waiting for me to watch a movie with her). It's as if the tabletop Gods knew she was waiting, because those little dice sure were against me in that last game. I was getting no help whatsoever, and to be honest, I was impressed the Archer lasted as well as she did (even though it wasn't very far again). 😂
All in all, I'm very excited to officially have this great little game as part of my collection.