Hello Mr. Yakamoto and welcome back to the GAP!
Wrapping up this short series on how to get the rules for Infinity: Operation Icestorm pretty well wrong.
These three Infinity: Operation Icestorm have been an education for me – an education in how not to make battle reports for a new game. You see, since the boxed set is supposedly an introductory series of games for beginners, I thought I’d go into the game completely cold and learn as we filmed. Big mistake citizen!
We would have all been far better served if I’d first watched a tutorial video such as this one from Beasts of War. Because, frankly, the rules in the Icestorm box are confusing, and the full downloadable rules aren’t much better. And from the feedback I’ve been getting, a lot of other people agree.
However, once you get past hammering the basic concepts into your head, Infinity is definitely an excellent, fast-paced and fun game. Despite the fact that we got the action-reaction system wrong in all of our three games and were frustrated by the poor rules writing – we were starting to get the hang of it by this third game, but we’re still making some fundamental errors – we had a lot of fun, and I hope that comes through in these videos.
But next time we film an Infinity battle report, we’ll get it right!