Over the weekend, I got some gaming in. I didn't think I would at first. Steve had tried to rally the troops for Sunday games, but then Pat and Alex had a big all-night drinking double birthday party Saturday night, so as I suspected, Steve's games were canceled.
Luckily, Joe and Tim invited me over to Tim's house for some Puerto Rico and Settlers of Catan on Saturday night, along with a woman named Ina. I've been a bit under the weather lately, so I had planned on skipping the late-night drinking fest. I had wanted to stop by for a bit earlier in the evening just to congratulate the guys, but with a chance to play some games, I took it.
I didn't do very well at Puerto Rico. I started with a build strategy, then the nature of the game made me try to switch to a shipping strategy. I did alright (tied for second with Tim). In Settlers, I was shut out from wheat for most of the game, so I came in last. Oh well, it was fun.
Anyway, for some reason or other, yesterday I started looking online to see what D&D resources are available here in Korea. Turns out most of the 4E core books and Essentials stuff is available. I'm now considering getting the Essentials Rules Compendium just so I can finally really give the rules a good read-through. I've played the game a bit, but never read the rule book.
I quickly passed over the new Red Box, though. It might be nice to get the accessories (more dice, the PC and monster tokens, battlemaps), but I don't need them. And the ERC would give me the basic 4E rules all in one book.
Who knows? I thought WotC wouldn't get any more money out of me, but I may just give them another $20.