Wednesday, 21 January 2009

The Terrain has left the station...

Another week of frugal gaming and another crushing defeat for my Scavvy gang in Necromunda. I may have to stop posting about this and it can be safely assumed that every time I post I've just lost a game of Necromunda! It was a bit of a different game this time as Matt had to mount a rescue mission to reclaim his Ganger who I'd captured in the previous game. To represent where the ganger was being held I made a small terrain piece using Hirts Arts blocks and some pieces of polystyrene. To cut a long story short, I managed to roll badly before the game had even begun, this left me with only a single gang member to hold the prisoner. I chose my leader as it also gave me some zombies to use, but this backfired as Matt's gang managed to kill my leader with a single shot as my zombies wandered aimlessly around. His gang then walked in and freed their mate. Game over.

I managed to mitigate my losses by feeding the leader's body to the rest of the gang to save spending credits on food (frugal gaming at it's most gruesome!) before electing a new leader; Septic Dave, the tentacled mutant.

In my last post I mentioned going to Salute
this year and an anonymous poster mentioned the idea of a 'virtual salute' where you spend a day looking on the internet at the websites of the traders listed as being at the show. This sounds like a really good idea (though not good enough for me to cancel my London trip) and I may develop it to create FrugalCon. More ideas as I make them up.

As well as a bit of Necromunda (and some games of Loopin' Louie with my daughter), work is nearing completion on my Mordheim Post Office. Next week I'm planning to have a full write up on how it was made, with loads of photos. So come back and visit for that one!

Happy Gaming.

3 comments:

Ruarigh said...

Hmm, it sounds like you are sharing Steve's dice. He keeps losing games too! :-)

Love the idea of Frugalcon. I think I may come to that one. I envisage a teleconference where we can all look at the websites and chat to our mates, since shows are more social events for me. I shall not be going to Salute for reasons of thrift so the Frugalcon alternative sounds good.

Witteridderludo said...

Some more ideas for FrugalCon:
Demo games broadcast over webcam...
Pbem games...
Server based games?
Speed painting comp on the webcam?

Hmmm, there sure is some potential with the idea...

Chgowiz said...

I've definitely caught the bug for cheap gaming - found an awesome monster on the Walmart clearance shelf. Thought you might like to know the "cheap" definitely resonates!

Now if I could just find people in my area willing to share their Hirst molds...