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A Friday Night of Board Gaming July 15, 2017

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Last night, as mentioned in my previous blog entry, the Friday night gaming group agreed to play board games. Things went according to plan.

The Friday night players, including Ellie (who apparently favours board gaming to roleplaying games these days), arrived around 7:00 pm. We sat and chatted for a bit, probably around 10 minutes, and then got down to some board gaming for the evening. After a bit of discussion, we settled on what we were going to play for the night. (Sorry, no pics.)

By consensus, the group agreed to start off with a game of Dragonriders of Pern, one of my old favourites in the board gaming landscape. In the game, I took on the role of Benden Weyr, and did a good job of it (relatively speaking). I spent a few Turns that fortunately had light Threadfall making a couple of deals with Lord Holders, and reached an agreement with a couple of the other players on where we’d mutually fight Thread if the need arose. As usual, it did (of course), and the middle part of the game was spent frantically fighting Threadfall. The game lasted for approximately 2-1/2 hours, and in the end, we had hung on and fought Thread to a standstill, though not without losing a few flights of dragons here and there. An overall highly satisfying game.

Afterwards, Ellie caught sight of the old Torg RPG materials lying around in the den, and asked me what I was doing with those out. We talked about Torg: Eternity somewhat (she had never played the original, as she hadn’t been born yet!), and she was intrigued. After the discussion about the game, the Friday night players packed up and left for the night.

Overall, a satisfying night of board gaming. I look forward to the next evening of gaming, board or otherwise, with the Friday night group.

A Saturday Night of Board Gaming April 30, 2017

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As noted elsewhere, yesterday (Saturday) was International Tabletop Day.

In order to honour all manner of gaming, spending time together, and having fun, I managed to get the Friday gaming group together for the evening, and we played some board games. Yay! 🙂

Once the players arrived at my place, we started the evening off in fine fettle with a game of Dragonriders of Pern, a board game that I never tire of. I ended up playing Telgar Weyr, and had a good game of it (relatively speaking). We spent the first few Turns making some quick deals here and there with Lord Holders, and fighting Thread (of course). Several flights of dragons got seriously injured in a couple of Threadfalls, but we managed to hang on, though a couple of people got greedy and tried to change the loyalty of some of the Lord Holders. This led to a flurry of Duels between Weyrleaders, and a few weyrs (such as Telgar, I might add) that had to take on some extra load during subsequent Threadfalls. We ended up stopping the game after 2-1/2 hours, but were managing to hold our own against Threadfall. So that’s a win! 🙂

The players decided to finish up the night with a game of Tales of the Arabian Nights. As usual, this was a fun game. Needless to say, we didn’t finish the game, though Angela was found at the end of the game time to have come the closest to victory. I’m not going to go into detail about the game, but will say that I had a blast playing the game, and had fun watching my character suffer the slings and arrows of Fate. Even caught Kathy mumbling about wishing she had an Icon to pray to for help! 🙂 I only got Lost once during the play of the game and didn’t get shape-shifted, so I can’t complain. 🙂

Overall, I had a fun night of board gaming with the Friday night group, and it was a lovely way to spend a good Saturday evening with friends and to celebrate International Tabletop Day.

A Board Gaming Wednesday Night February 2, 2017

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Gaming last night with the Wednesday night crew was interesting.

As mentioned in yesterday’s blog entry, the Wednesday night players had already decided they weren’t going to play any more of the Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet time travel rpg, as the time travel elements were making their head spin somewhat.

Once the four players of the group arrived at my place around 7:10 pm, we sat down and discussed what we were going to play for the evening. The players are all eager to get down to some play of Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG, but since the game is not available to me yet (but will be soon, I hope), they decided to wait on it and play some board games for a few weeks (as necessary).

We started off last night by playing a pair of games of Ticket to Ride: Europe that were a lot of fun, though I came in third in both games due to some poor ticket choice decisions on my part, and bad luck with a couple of blocked routes and a few “contested” spots. Ah, well.

With only a couple of hours left for the evening’s play, we set up the Dragonriders of Pern game from Mayfair Games, and had a good time of it. Donna and Kendall got a bit too involved in the making deals with Holders and other Weyr personnel to the detriment of their fighting Thread, but we managed to hold our own (no pun intended), and agreed that there was no clear cut winner by the end of the two hours or so of gaming.

Overall, a fun evening of gaming that went by rather quickly (or so it seemed), and David and Donna told me when the evening was over that it was a fun time compared to the last couple of rpg sessions that we had done. Kendall kept her own counsel on the evening’s play, but Crystal said that she’d had a lot of fun (though lost badly in one of the TtR: Europe games).

No idea what we’ll do gaming-wise in a couple of weeks. I guess that depends on snail mail. 🙂