On Saturday 1/20/13 at FLGS - Friendly Local Game Store located in the Sun Coast Comics building on 17. Robert Adams and his wife Melanie came out to support and provide much needed terrain and minis to run a successful game. I am thankful to them both and Mark the gentleman we were able to convince to give ICFBTS a try. It probably helped that Mark is a friend of Roberts and enjoys giving him a hard time, as friends will do, while playing a game even one you create.
The guys at FLGS were great and let us set up at the first game table at the front of the store. I setup the table as quickly as I could placing out factions, rosters, pens, and dice. I used most of the miniatures that Robert has for the factions, which are the masters for the ICFBTS the factions. My painted Blobs and Halto, the Gray's Robot were the only minis of mine used. So that will explain the difference in the quality of painting on the various factions. I ran the Mutant Chicken Scenario (with some modifications) from the basic book but we did use one of the factions from the second book It Came from Beyond the Still something is in the sauce. This was the MIB with their scientists and forget me sticks.
The scenario starts do to a young gray mishandling a probe and mutating his subject , for our scenario it was a poor unfortunate toad.
This model was one of Robert's from the Arkham Horror game for us it was our mis-probed toad. The Toad starts in the center and our factions start around the board. The main objective of the scenario is to stop the poor rampaging toad. We also gave each faction a secondary objectives:
MIB - capture, secure and escape with the alien toad
Gray's- probe 4 different DNA samples
Blob's- consume 4 different DNA samples
Hatfield's - takeout 4 different Aliens (which includes MIB since they aint Hatfields)
|Cephlapod's before Mark supplied the Tripods (aka 40k dreadnoughts)|
|the table after the first turn|
The first turn was mainly people jockeying for position and the poor toad running around using his flame breathe on models. He barbecued one of the Hatfield's prize cows which solicited several shots from Ma and Roxy. Cephlapod's moved up their tripods and proceeded to unload on the poor unfortunate creature. While the MIB moved into position to access the situation and start containment procedures. The Gray's sent out a scientist and probed a deer. This is the same deer the blob's were sneaking up on to make a meal.
|Deer probing demonstration by the Gray's while the Blob's sneak up.|
While the action in the center of the board the intergalactic goo squad decided they had enough of the robot minion and retaliated.
The last couple of turns consisted of MIB moving the creature to the other edge of the board, the Hatfields whittling them down with their shooting, and the Blob's and Gray's chasing. The female MIB scientist got closed to the edge and victory but Rex took her out with his devastating charge.
With the MIB eliminated, the Gray's unable to get close and the Blob's inability to hit the caged toad. Ma Hatfield and her clan successfully took down the poor caged toad with their unwavering fire.
Thus ended my first official demo of It came from beyond the still unfortunately this action report is a week late. So my memory of the session is not 100% on the minutia hopefully any who read this will enjoy and see what a fun game It Came From Beyond The Still is to play. In the mean time I am attempting to finish painting the faction miniatures I have, acquire more terrain, practicing my demo skills with my kids.
as i write this my plan is to hopefully have another demo at FLGS for February sometime around 16th or 23rd. I have not locked the date in but once I do I will let everyone know the date and time.