You may have noticed that we have had Thunderstone on our minds for the last little while. Steve has been coming to terms with his changing relationship with the somewhat epic deckbuilder as it has drastically changed with it’s newest incarnation.

In our third episode of Everyday Meeple Steve leads us in a conversation about what Thunderstone has meant to him, and to us, and how Thunderstone Quest has changed the game, as it were.

We talk about Thundersone Advance and its numerous expansions including the somewhat mysterious stand-alone set based on the Monte Cook Numenera universe. Then we heap praise on the newest incarnation that is Thunderstone Quest and all that it has changed and all that it may offer moving forward.

I couldn’t not back. I was forced to back it.


[ Mitch ]

I screwed up again. I mentioned that I had a thought that Donald X. Vaccarino had maybe been the first American to win a Spiel des Jahres (which he won in 2009 for Dominion and again in 2012 for Kingdom Builder), that was wrong. Not sure what I had heard that stuck in my head crooked like that but a quick Wikipedia check shows Sid Sackson winning in 1981 for his game Focus. IN fact the very next year Alex Randolph won for his game (with Michel Matschoss) Enchanted Forest. The list goes on from there. Richard Borg (Call My Bluff) 1993, Bill Payne (Villa Paletti) 2002, and I might have missed one or two.


Thunderstone Advance

My Sordid Love Affair – Part 1

I’m not gonna lie, playing and enjoying Thunderstone Quest feels a little morally wrong now. Thunderstone Advance and I go back a ways and at some point in my short gaming life I’ve hailed it as my favourite game.

Thunderstone Quest

My Sordid Love Affair – Part 2

AEG launched Quest as a Kickstarter and in no time at all, the game was fully funded. People were a little perturbed that you couldn’t use your Thunderstone Advance cards in this version of the game, but the folks at AEG promised that it was a new, streamlined experience and that Thunderstone fans would not be disappointed.