Do you have games that you REALLY want to like...but there is a barrier?
I have a couple games/game systems that I have fallen in love with the idea of playing, but learning about the games or the systems have just totally fallen flat. Some of them have grown on me since the first time I learned about them (see #Pax Pamir (Second Edition), I hated the first play through I saw, now I am enthralled with it and I have backed it on Kickstarter). I just think of games that I think I SHOULD like, whether I think it fits my taste, or I feel like it is a classic and it is my obligation to like but just struggle to find it interesting. Here are some examples.
18XX games - I have tried to learn 1846, 1822, I am gonna try and learn 1830 and I have even tried to learn #City of the Big Shoulders. I enjoy economic games, I enjoy trains and tile laying, but the dryness of the games have made it very hard for me to feel attached to the games. I figured since I am SUPER interested in #Age of Steam this would be a game system that I would also enjoy. So far it has not stuck.
Chip Theory Games (#Too Many Bones/#Cloudspire) - I have watched multiple play throughs, I have read the rule books, I have fallen in love with the idea of these games...I just cannot bring myself to save up for a game like this when I feel like a game like #Aeon's End: Legacy scratches a similar RPG itch...but this not have super cool chips and neoprene mats....Like I said I have fallen in love with the idea of the game but I have a feeling it would not be accessible.
Pax Games (aside from #Pax Pamir (Second Edition))- I have tried learning #Pax Porfiriana, #Pax Renaissance and #Pax Transhumanity but there are soooo many rules nuances that make it a challenge to enter the game. I love the idea of rewriting history or even learning more about a time of history that my schooling did not cover, but loving that idea has stalled at the mechanics and constant land mines in the rule set.
#Android: Netrunner - I have never been into an LCG, I see the value in it, and a guy in my group is super into it. I can see why it would be a fun game or even a separate hobby within board gaming. I just get overwhelmed by the options, and even overwhelmed by the expected strategies. It almost feels like I need to follow a script with my decisions rather than having the freedom to move forward on my own.
I was just thinking through what is realistic and what is my own dreaming and musings during this time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings.