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Let’s kick off the new year by opening a new game—of course! It’s Shadows of Brimstone by Flying Frog Productions.
Welcome to the year of two-thousand-and-fifteen, fellow members of the Esoteric Order of Gamers! It’s a rather impressive number, and I don’t know about you, but it feels a bit scifi to me. If you can excuse me for rambling a bit, when I was growing up many future dates had an aura of mystery about them: 1997 was the date the Jupiter 2 took off, taking the Robinson family with it, doomed to be Lost in Space. There was Moonbase Alpha in (Space) 1999; 2001, of couse, and 2010; 2012 for the whole Mayan apocalypse thing … well, 2015 feels kind of fresh and shiny to me, and it would have been an unimaginably way off in the future for my twelve-year-old self in 1978. And yet here we are, living in the future! Marking years is an arbitrary human construct, but I hope this one is a healthy and happy one for you all.
So let’s start the new year with one of my very favourite pasttimes—you guessed it—opening a brand new game! And to begin with a bang, why not make it two? Two core sets of Shadows of Brimstone arrived in the mail just before Xmas, and it’s my pleasure to share with you their joyful unboxing. Thankfully, I think I still get just as excited as that twelve year old would have back in 1975.
Part two will be posted tomorrow, and includes a look at the assembled miniatures from both sets.