Saturday, August 29, 2009

Strange, late-night BSG game

I've got friends getting married.... today (in 7 hours, actually). Last night everyone and their monkeys were over at the rental house (marriage is happening 300 miles away from where they live and 600 miles away from where I live) for a shindig - the "boyz" busted out some BSG. Got a 5 player game in. Very strange happenings.

I knew who one of the two Cylon's were from like turn 2, but didn't reveal in case I pulled the other "You are a Cylon" card at the "Sleeper Agent Phase" (again, if these things make no sense to you - you need to pick up this game, it's great) - that was gained through a crisis card that allows the President (me) to look at one random loyalty card... hey, lookie here, one random of one...

After the Sleeper Agent Phase, I used Baltar's once per game to look at all the cards of another player, realized he wasn't the Cylon I thought he was and did the whole "huh - who's the Cylon?"

After the Cylon revealed (in the brig, so no bonuses) he did the "resurrection ship" location to pass his other loyalty card to me. Guess what, I'm actually the second Cylon. I was able to do a reasonably good job of hindering without letting on. I had the guy who I thought might be the other Cyclon about "80-90 percent sure you're human."

I didn't get to reveal because the Cyclon played his Super Crisis, put a crap ton of ships on the board (like I think one quadrant had 11 raiders) and then attacked the perfect ships to bring the population down to below "0" (two of those civilian ships have 2 population... he found both of them).

Sunday, August 23, 2009

What I've been working on...

Picked up a box of Dark Elf Black Ark Corsairs to use as the base of my Blood Bowl DE team. Here's one of the runners I built from it:

The entire team has "brass knuckles" - basically the hilt of their swords... but come on, if anyone would do it, the Dark Elf's would, ya?

Here's the Blitzers:

This week I also picked up a box set of the Ork Stormboyz. Man, do I wish I had built these guys before I built the bikers. There's 10 heads in a box of 5 guys. 10 Really cool heads. :)

And the bitz in the kit just kick ass... I built this to be used as a messenger, objective, wound counter... dunno exactly yet. As I was cleaning up the sprues after building the 5 guys I noticed that the part of the rocket pack fit perfectly on the little guy.

I'm planning on getting 3 more boxes of Stormboyz, so I'll have 3 more of them...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Got a game in with the wife...

Cora's starting skipping her naps - not consistently, but I think in the last week she's only take like 2 of them. This nap skipping means a few things... Thing one - she get's a little grumpy around 6pm or so. Thing two - it usually means she passes out in like 5 minutes when we put her down for bed. Last night was one of those nights. How is this gaming related you ask? Allow me to illuminate.

It meant that Darby and I had a little extra time - I convinced her to finally try Prison Hammer... errr, Battleground. :)

I let her pick which army she wanted - Orcs, Wood Elves, Lizardmen, or Dwarfs. She choose the lizards, and I grabbed the Orcs. To make things "fair" we used the first 1500-point list that comes in the deck. If you don't know what that means, allow me to explain - Your Move Games (the makers of Battleground) did a very smart thing: The starter deck has two lists, premade in the box... the idea being you buy one $15 box, you build one of the decks, your friend builds the other (from the same box) and you guys play. You've now got an idea of how to play the game, and then your friend goes out and buys a box... it's like cardboard crack. :)

Anyway, so Darby and I played a 1500 point game. It went well. We called it before everything was dead, but it was getting interesting. I had lost a bit, she had lost a bit... I think she would have destroyed me in a few more turns. I think she likes the game - we just have to try again one of these days when she's not as tired. :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Nope, I'm not dead...

Just sleeping. Or, well... not even that really.

Right, so the summer of summerness is moving right along.

Darby's got one Dwarf BB team done that's going up on eBay, pictures (and link) probably tomorrow (you know, after I actually take the damn things).

This weekend was one of the "planned" weeekends - it was supposed to just be homemade sushi and Battlestar (the board game) today, but the wife planned our next weekend (which was supposed to be a gamer commute weekend), so today because both a sushi/BSG and a gamer commute weekend.

Played the Dwarf team (gotta give it a good game before it get's shipped off to east BFE... ), played against a Chaos Dwarf team. Actually scored... twice. This one though, the dice were against me. First turn, furst block (with a slayer) "Skull" burn one of two re-rolls... "Skull". Right - I know how this game is going to go. From there it was a battle of the inept, it became a contest to see who could mess up the least... turned out to be me.

Drove home, helped in sushi prep and then 4 of Darby's friends came over, we ate lots of sushi and then I introduced them all to BSG. First game took 3.5 hours (a bit long for 6-players, but not bad considering Darby and I had two games under our belt from like April/May, and the other 4 had never played). Humans win... just barely. Skill test to force a jump prep (a failure would have been a loss of population - which would have put it to zero) then jump - I'm playing Helo as the Admiral, and pick the 2 destination card - which is a loose morale and a raptor.

Now, if that last paragraph didn't make anysense... look back through my old posts on BSG - or go to Fantasy Flight Games home page and look it up. It's a *fun* game (and no, you don't have to know the show for it to make sense).

That is all. More pictures early this week, I promise.