Games Night 19th July 2017

Four of us this week
DA provided the initial entertainment: Fantasy Flight Games’

PH (red Khorne) kicked off and placed his Bloodthirster Greater Daemon first near the South East, effectively blocking the land in the far East and South East from the rest of the board.
MC (green Nurgle) was next also placed his Greater Deamon, the Great Unclean One first in the North
KV (cyan Tzeentch) started by placing his cultists in the middle.
DA (purple Shaalesh) started off in the East.

For the most part, DA and PH squabbled over the South with KV and MC bickering over the middle to the west.
PH’s dominated starting land was the first to be destroyed, allowing DA’s migration across the South. MC dominated the North and made a nuisance of himself with KV. KV occupied most of the west, but scored little to none from it until his main western territory was destroyed. After trailing so, so, so far behind for much of the game, KV did eventually start to close the gap. However, MC was heavily involved in the destruction of the two northern territories which pushed him over 50 points, thereby winning the game. PH was not far behind, then DA then KV.

Next up we played two rounds of Iello Games’

MC won the right to start so did as newly acquired Cthulhu
KV wreaked destruction as the mighty Robot Bunny
DA stomped about as the Meka Dragon
PH caused mayhem as the Kraken.
The Kraken quickly donned the Princess Costume and scored many points dressed up like that.
The Meka Dragon also score many points, but succumbed to damage and blew up.
Cthulhu and the Robot Bunny gained steady points, but not enough to keep up with the victorious Princess Kraken.

Round two saw the Kraken kick off…and die. PH went home.
He was barely in the car when the Vampire Cthulhu, who wasn’t anywhere near the city at the time, got sent back to wherever it is the Old Ones hang out when they’re not trying to take over reality.
All that was left was the mechanical mayhem of the Robot Bunny and the Ghost Meka Dragon. Together, they almost caused as much destruction as Superman.
In the end, the Robot Bunny managed to attain the 20 point goal.

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Games Night 13th July 2017

Three players this week.
DA arrived first so we had a game of White Wizard Games’

KV soon turned up to watch MC (starting player) decimate DA.
KV provided us with Fantasy Flight Games’

MC (Team Skaven) quickly gained a goodly number of fans while DA managed a few and KV (Team Orc) garnered no following at all.

DA (Team Chaos) managed to close the gap a fair bit and KV even managed double figures.
At game’s end the scores were:
DA: 38
KV: 22
MC: 47
To finish off the night we had a game of Wizkids’

An expensive creature line-up this time with a 9 cost Dragon and Minotaur and a cost 8 Blob.
MC (Black) went first and was the last to move of the stating block.
DA (Red) went last and gained a good lead and bought the only Dragon with the only 9 Quiddity roll in the entire game.

KV managed to steal into first place and capture a creature, depleting the fourth creature card and ended the game.
DA: 14
KV: 17
MC: 10
Well done KV!

This evening was of particular note as it is the eve of Denis’s anniversary. As of tomorrow, we have had this table for one whole year!
Many happy re-rolls Denis!

Games Night 6th July 2017

Three of us this week. DA’s been dying to play Fantasy Flight Games’

since he got it a year ago. I decided to indulge him, this time.
Once set-up was completed, we had a quick game of DogEared Games’

while waiting for PH, who dutifully turned up mid-game.
DA went on to decimate MC who can’t work out where it went so horribly wrong.

So now onto Dune…I mean Rex, that what I meant.
After DA explained the rules (it seems that there’s a lot we can’t do with only 3-players), PH (Blue Federation of Sol) kicked off, quickly dominating the Influence available and taking control of a Stronghold. DA (Red Lazax Empire) consolidated his forces on one Stronghold. MC (Purple Universities of Jol-Nar), who got to start on a Stronghold, attempted to wrest the Influence from PH but died horribly in the attempt. Sol’s Dreadnought Fleet (an overly elaborate set-piece that kept falling apart but basically does what the Luggage does in Guards! Guards!) did its thing – and fell apart.

DA and PH battled it out over the central Stronghold with PH eventually coming out on top and MC taking it from him before losing to DA.
The final turn saw Sol’s Dreadnought Fleet effectively block PH’s forces on a forcefield world and created a wall separating his remaining troops. DA suffered from the lack of forces, on board. In a masterful double-move, courtesy of an Informant card, MC retook the central Stronghold off of DA then deployed his remaining forces on DA’s first and as-yet uncontested Stronghold annihilating every single one of DA’s forces.
A solid win for MC and consolation prize to PH with one Stronghold held.
DA got to play his game.

To finish we thought we’d play a quick game of Calliope Games’

During round 2 I took this snap moments before the dragons moved and ate DA and MC:

Well done PH for a magnificent bit of playing there.
After deciding that the ‘quick game’ was perhaps a mite too quick, we had a second round.
This one lasted a little longer, with DA getting eating by the dragons moving first, shortly followed by MC.
Huzzahs for PH!