Sunday, November 8, 2009

Recap from October/November's Session

Our recent Fall meeting was another successful gathering. Francois & Kim were gracious enough to invite us all into their (Halloween decor motif) new home for a wonderful evening.

In attendance: 8 members

Frank & Kim (hosts)
Colin & Erin (+Ellie)
Ed & Tammy


Recap of Games Played:

Munchkin: After a short tutorial, Colin worked his mojo and got everyone to team up on Frank, whereas we burned our best cards then had nothing to stop him from winning on the following round when he fought a Level 2 piss-ant.

Last Night on Earth: On the scenario, 'Out of Gas', Sherrif Anderson could do nothing wrong. Found both the keys and the gas for the vehicle by turn 5, wasting zombies with his .45 Desert Eagle left and right, while Frank's heroes did little but floundered and fumbled in misery. With little trouble the Sherif arrived at the truck and threw Nurse Becky (Frank) the keys.
Nurse Becky become infected and turned into a zombie hero the very next turn. Zombies Priestesses don't drive trucks very well nor do they hand back the keys, Billy showed up late only to die in the back of the bed of the truck, and Sherif Anderson's perfect game is ruined by having 4 Heroes die in the truck zone which gave Kim & Tammy (The Zombie Queens) and instant win. Talk about a change in game momentum, this game turns on a dime!!!

Ca$h & Gun$: Kim won a few times, and Frank was the cop AGAIN twice in a row! This means that if you include last time we played, Frank has been the Fuzz 5 out of 5 times!!! Finally Tammy was the cop, but we snuffed her out pretty quick.
Axis & Allies (Guadal Canal): Jack is Nippon, while Ed is the USA. Both sides outflank the other, and end up driving to the opposite ends of the boards, shelling each other's main islands (& airstrips) Jack manages to stay 1 victory point ahead of Ed, but both players swear it could have gone either way going into the last fleet crash.

Robot Rally: What a fun game this was! With 5 players, the robots were bumping and lasering each other like crazy. Converybelt nightmares and seizures trying to figure out which way to program your robot were really whacky and entertaining the entire time. I can't believe that game sat in my cottage all summer long without me having enjoyed it prior to last night. Boy was I missing out. Thanks to Colin for bringing it along.

Dominion: This game got started towards the end of the night. I'm not sure it finished or who won, as it was after 1 AM by that point.

All told, we started gaming about 6 PM and didn't end until 1 AM. Frank and Kim made sausage & meatball sandwiches & of course Frank's cookies were to die for. The man missed his calling as a pastry chef. :-)

Next session will be held north of Pgh as we try and switch the location up. I believe Steve has offered his place to host? The concensus was to pick a weekend in late November, as December is holiday time & people's schedules are tricky. Perhaps later this month, or maybe shortly after Thanksgiving?

One idea mentioned was Sunday afternoon on the 29th? The Steelers play a 8 PM night game so there wouldn't be a conflict. We will leave Steve & Tracy to pick a date that works best for them?

Great times,

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