Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Weekly Update For Sunday, March 1st, 2015 - Pushing Lead With The Guys! WHEE!

Yes. Kashi and Gayel do light up.
Yesterday was one of those days that remind me of why I have been doing this for the past forty years. I had the some of the members of the younger guys' high school D & D group in for a skirmish game; they had never played 'big miniatures' before, and wanted to see what it was like. I put on a 'Braunstien', with everyone out for themselves, and it was hysterical. Like all 'Braunstiens', utter chaos erupted in no time flat; I had to provide colored chits to the players so they could figure out who was allied to who at any given moment - it changed from turn to turn, with predictable results.

(I will put all of the photos from the game up on my Photobucket page; link at the bottom of the left-hand column. EDIT: Photos are now up!)

I had a wonderful time! The idea was to get the new players used to the tactical game mechanics in order for them to play in the up-coming campaign, as the 'home team' for all of you to command as your eyes and ears on the table. They had a great time, I had a great time, and it was in the classic style of Twin Cities gaming from the 1970s.

I am also, if I may modestly cackle a bit, very pleased with the way that the new game table and modular scenery all worked out to make this game happened. I had an appointment with a guest at eleven, which ran long - not an issue! - and so I didn't start setting the table until twelve-thirty. The normal schedule for game days is for the doors to be open at noon, and the game to start at one, so I was a bit behind.

I simply pulled boxes D, W4, and W5 from the shelves,  and I was literally set up and ready to play at twelve thirty-five. I am very, very pleased; it took some work to organize everything up, and some investment in plastic tubs, but it all works - and in actual use, too!!!

I can now be set and ready on fifteen minute's warning, which is my 'convention standard' for doing games at shows. I am not likely to be doing many of those, due to health and logistics issues, but at least I now have the proven capability to do them as needed.