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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
We recreated Aliens with Ripley, Newt, and Gormon separated from Hicks, Drake, Hudson, Wierbowski, and Vasquez.
The mission, get Newt out at all costs!
The aliens were able to move through the ducts quickly maneuvering several warriors into combat with Wierbowski slaughtering the private in the first few turns. Luckily, Hicks was on hand and the first wave was destroyed by combined concentrated fire.
Meanwhile Ripley located a ladder and crawling up into the next room shes attacked by another three aliens, which she eliminates with her combo flame rifle.
Next up the remaining marines setup a defensive parameter a few rooms away from Ripley and team hoping to hold up until they arrived. The aliens launched another attack, this time from multiple sizes gather many forces in wave after wave until they exhausted poor Hudson who was claimed by the penetrating tail attack straight through his abdomen!
The marines returned fire and shot several bugs before they could reach the room while on overwatch. The second and third wave were defeated. The fourth took up positions around a central room.
Ripley and company continue to move up to the next room where they are attacked by several more waves of aliens. Many bugs get close and several force her to use her hero points to add to the carnage. Ripley manages to defeat both waves five and six.
Wave four charges into the fray and slaughters poor Hicks. Vasquez has has enough and makes mince pie out of wave four. The last two marines setup a final defense.
Ripley is again swarmed by a seventh wave and the massive queen rushes out to meet her. Several rounds of hand to hand and gun to teeth combat have Ripley and the queen locked in mortal combat. Both sides spend many hero points and attempt to outsmart and outgun the other.
In the end, Ripley was defeated but not before Gorman and Newt high tail it to another ladder and scale down to the next room!
A happy reunion is brief but both survivors are glad to see each other.
Now it is just a race to race to the finish. The alien queen, causing massive ruckus moving swiftly though the duct work. The final stand. The alien queen charges into the room but is unable to get to the marines or to Newt.
Vasquez and Hudson open up causing a deep wound to open on the queen. Newt and the Lt rush to safety of the retrieval boat while Vasquez and Hudson stay to defeat the queen or die trying.
She charges forward and attacks, Hudson somehow dodging the queens claws, bite, and nasty tail! He returns fire and she rolls to block. She misses it by one! She is out of points and cannot reroll!
The queen dies.
Body count is in the final picture with 27 alien warriors and one queen killed compared to three marines and Ripley killed.
Victory - Marines
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
This was a fun game. You play monster hunters in a town that will eventually be overrun by monsters. Whoever has the most gold (ash) when everyone is dead wins.
The game turns are separated into day and night. During the day, each player makes three actions; sell, eat, equip, or fight a monster. Then play proceeds to the next player and so on. Each monster is only hurt by one of five ammunition types, salt, bone, iron, wood, and silver. To fight you must have the correct ammunition selected. Each monster also has numbers on the left representing hits, defense, damage, and strength and one number to the right representing the number of loot cards one gets for defeating the monster.
A fight lasts until all hits are taken from the creature. To hit you roll five dice vs the monsters defense. All dice that equal or exceed the monsters defense cause a hit. If the monster takes all the hits the player gets the number of loot cards indicated on the monster card. At this time a player may loot the dungeon as an action for one more loot card. If the player does not kill the monster the first turn it retaliates and rolls the number of dice equal to it's damage. All dice that score equal to or higher than the monsters strength are hits. Play continues until one or the other are dead.
All loot has a gold value and some loot has a food value. A player may play one action and eat as many food cards as they wish to heal.
A player may use spells or craft at any time. To use a spell simply play it and do what it says. To craft, a player may use the indicated number of cards on the item they are wanting to craft as shown on the craft card. These items are worth more than the base loot indicates.
The game continues until everyone is dead. The dead players play ghosts with nasty cards that they can use to screw over the living. I died and came back again with mine! Hahaha.
Fun game 3 1/2 out of 5.
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