#163: Bullet♥︎ (title padding)



A great man once said that he thought bullets should cost five thousand dollars. As we are not currently playing a game of SHASN, we here at SVWAG will demur on weighing in on hot-button political issues at this time. Suffice to say that while there is another raging controversy about whether one should address cost in the context of board games criticism, Bullet♥︎ does not cost five thousand dollars.

Games Played Last Week:
02:05 -Nidavellir: Thingvellir (Serge Laget, GRRRE Games, 2020)
04:48 -Gùgōng: Pànjūn (Andreas Steding, Game Brewer, 2020)
09:50 -A Billion Suns: Interstellar Fleet Battles (Mike Hutchinson, Osprey Games, 2021)
15:01 -Star Trek: Alliance – Dominion War Campaign (Josh Derksen & Thomas M. Gofton, WizKids, 2021)
20:12 -SHASN (Zain Memon, Memesys Culture Lab, 2021)
28:11 -The Red Cathedral (Israel Cendrero & Sheila Santos, Devir Games, 2020)
31:44 -Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 (Rob Daviau & Matt Leacock, Z-Man Games, 2020)

News (and why it doesn’t matter):
35:37 The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged
36:19 Unmatched System gets Deadpool et al, because Marvel is all-consuming
37:35 Reiner Knizia: The Siege of Runedar, Witchstone, Blue Moon reprint
38:47 KS roundup: Longshot roll and write, googley-eyed dice
39:33 Mythic Battles: Ragnarok
40:56 Level 99 Games Expansions: Bullet Orange and Empyreal reprint
42:05 Little Plastic Train Company
42:38 The shame of Biblios spawns For the King (and Me)

43:24 Feature Game: Bullet♥︎ (Joshua Van Laningham, Level 99 Games, 2021)

WHAT!? I just completed my Blue Moon :triumph: :triumph: :triumph:


I guess these reprints are released er … once in a blue moon.


I’m looking covetously at A Billion Suns. As far as starship combat games go, I already have Full Thrust and Talon and I don’t play either of those anything like often enough. And I haven’t yet played Gaslands, though I hope to remedy that in a few months.

Oddly enough, I thought the original X-Wing Starter Set did a pretty good job of being interesting and playable out of the box while also giving you an idea of how the game could be if you spent lots more money. (It worked on me.)

Have you watched any ‘Let’s Play’ videos for A Billion Suns at all? It has a fairly unusual fleet buying mechanic, and plays over two or three tables simultaneously.

Not yet. I don’t need to want more games. :slight_smile: