Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday Afternoon in magehammer's Geek Cave...

Below are two pictures of my first solo game of Cthulhu Rising (I call it vs. the Minion), a solo variant for CoC LCG found here.

My Miskatonic scholars were completely routed. But what fun! The solo variant works like a dream and is sufficiently challenging. 

The picture below was from my second game. Almost had Cthulhu. Almost. I had won 2 stories as had Minion. In the end, I just didn't have enough characters to finish.


After a that right proper trouncing, I faced off against Maximillian in Warhammer 40K Conquest. The first game was Chaos vs. Sicarius of the Space Marines. In the end Chaos won.

The second game, the Colonel Straken and the Astra Militarum, swooped down and avenged Sicarius by wiping the floor with the Plague Father. Actually, the game was pretty close. In the end it was The Emperor's Finest that won the day. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Chuckin' Dice And Slingin' Cards, A Weekend At The magehammer Residence...

Over the Martin Luter King Day long weekend, the boys and I got in our share of gaming. 

The boys characters' continue to crawl through the Tomb of Abysthor while I ran it for the Red Dragon Gaming Society Sunday night. 

Warhammer 40K Conquest continues to rage across the galaxy as Maximan and I continue to clash. The orcs finally beat the Space Marines after two previous defeats. It's the war, not the battles that count...

I also taught Maximan the joys of the Call of Cthulhu card game, also by Fantasy Flight. It has been awhile since I had broken this one out, but with some Christmas Amazon money, I bought the Secrets of Arkham expansion and the Seekers of Knowledge Miskatonic faction box.

I have decided to finally give this game a decent try. I really think it is an underrated and unique card game experience.

Jasper and I also got in a game of Cardfight!! Vanguard. Lots of dice and cards hitting the table: Music to my ears. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Cold And Snow Days = Games, Games, Games!

The arctic cold and a snow storm provided me and the boys some extra time we filled with fun times at the tabletop.

Former students braved the cold for some Cardfight!! Vanguard and King of Tokyo.

 Lots of card game playing. Here Max and I play Cardfight!! Vanguard, Warhammer Invasion, and Warhammer 40K Conquest. Max is really loving Conquest.

We, of course, spent a good amount of time playing Dungeons & Dragons. The boys' heroes are delving in The Tomb of Abysthor. I am converting it on the fly from 3.5 to 5E. Love a great dungeon crawl! The boys are loving it too as they crawl toward 6th level!

Sunday night I went online to play in a side campaign D&D 5E game run by friend of the blog, Weezoh. My halfling abjurer, Septimus Tealeaf, is one of my favorite characters I have run in long time. 
More D&D with the boys. Things got rough vs. Gorbash and Draeligor the Wight down in the Burial Halls, but the adventurers persevered and defeated a great evil in the bargain. 

Monday's surprise snow storm led to more Conquest! 

I love D&D and collectible/living card games!

Stay warm, readers! I have a feeling this winter is just getting started. Which means more gaming to come!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Into the Defiled Tomb!

The boys and I continued our Dungeons & Dragons campaign tonight, our first game since school resuming from Christmas Break. 

This session launches a new chapter in their adventures. The adventurers were enjoying some down time in the Burr Hollow Inn when a crow sent them on the way to their old friend, Lorelei the Hamadryad. She had sent them to deal with a dwarven ghost wailing about his resting place being disturbed. 

The so-called Steelhand Heroes are now fighting for their lives in the ancient dwarven tomb, infested with goblins and bugbears. 

As a side note Max rolled about 9 natural 1s, including three 1s in a row!

Great times!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Holiday Gaming!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Happy Holidays!

It was a great holiday season here at magehammer's Gaming Table. The season was bright and joyful. To make it even better, there was plenty of gaming going on as the following pictorial journey will show.

 Taught my dad and my brother how to play Coin Age.

 I bought King of Tokyo as the family game present this year. 

 We, of course, got in some more D&D. This time with Jasper running a dungeon. Our characters died.

 Grandpa really enjoyed playing King of Tokyo. Especially because he won in such an exciting fashion. He rolled six 3s on three rolls to win the game.

 Dixit hit the table many times over the course of the holiday festivities: From Christmas to New Years.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Can't wait until next year!