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I rang in the new year with good friends, great food, and fun games. The beau introduced my gang to the Star Wars: X-Wing miniatures game and succeeded in getting two of us addicted. Seriously. We played twice on New Year's Eve and I was jonesing so badly for another round that I put out a call to the DnD group for an impromptu game day this past Saturday. James answered the call and we three enjoyed a massive two-and-a-half hour dogfight between my Imperial forces and his and the beau's rebel fleet. In the end the Dark Side was victorious, but it was anybody's game for a long while.

The night before, though, the beau and I pulled out Betrayal at House on the Hill, which we'd been introduced to back in August. It's a survival horror game, so it's totally up my alley, and you navigate little miniature people around a board which you build as the game progresses, so that appeals to the beau. Technically, you need three people to play but we ran a game with the two of us both running two characters and we managed to get about two hours of game play from it before the Demon Lord his Mad Scientist summoned took out my Final Girl. Ah well, that's the way the dice roll.

The beau wants me to attend a gaming convention with him but I'm torn. On the one hand, I've discovered that I do have a knack for miniature war-gaming, but on the other hand I see that as being his "guy time" and I don't want to be the Yoko especially since I don't know how comfortable I'd be with wandering off to play with strangers. We shall see.

Date: 2015-01-05 04:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reedrover
I adore Betrayal. I like it most for the exploration and puzzlement of building the house, and how that affects survivability later on. If you need another person to play it, put me on your list!

Date: 2015-01-06 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melaniesuzanne.livejournal.com
Agreed. The first time we played, the haunt started before we'd even gotten six rooms in due to the way the cards and die stacked up so we didn't get a good feel for what else lurked in the house. Sean and I got to explore probably 75% of the house before the haunt started this time; I'm looking forward to playing it again with others. And I will DEFINITELY throw you an invitation for the next game day/night.

Date: 2015-01-05 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskipstress.livejournal.com
You both should come to CONvergence. It has a little bit of absolutely everything.

I played Betrayal at House on the Hill a few times last year, I liked it more than I expected to. Pandemic was another such game I met last year.

Date: 2015-01-06 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melaniesuzanne.livejournal.com
That looks like fun! The timing won't work out, unfortunately... Pandemic sounds like a pretty cool game, as well. I've seen a lot of people on Facebook talking about it.

Date: 2015-01-05 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] make-your-move.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] reedrove introduced us to the 'Betrayal' - glad you like it. As for the gaming convention - if you didn't go, what would you do?

Date: 2015-01-06 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melaniesuzanne.livejournal.com
If I didn't go, I'd do whatever I've done during the other con weekends he's attended... girl plans or housekeeping or travel. :-) We'll have to see what the timing is like.

Date: 2015-01-06 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienor.livejournal.com
Is it MAGfest that you're considering? N's gone for a couple of years and I went last year. I was planning to skip it this year (HOUSE) but may go if you'll be there.

Date: 2015-01-07 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melaniesuzanne.livejournal.com
No, he was talking about CosCon which is run by historical wargaming buddy. Sean typically goes to Cold Wars, but none of his local friends are attending this year.

I'll mention MAGfest to Sean, but we're also trying to prep for potential house stuff and pinch our pennies as well.
Edited Date: 2015-01-07 01:38 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-07 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienor.livejournal.com
Oohhh house stuff! That's much more exciting than gaming cons!

Date: 2015-01-07 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boneshard.livejournal.com
Miniatures gaming? That path leads to madness...

Date: 2015-01-07 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melaniesuzanne.livejournal.com
No kidding. He has shelves and shelves and shelves of 6mm and 10mm Napoleonics and ACW and aliens and mechs and tanks and planes and and and... I'll stick to Lego. Mostly.
Edited Date: 2015-01-07 01:41 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-07 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boneshard.livejournal.com
I've cured my Figmentia. Forty seven Banker's boxes of still-blistered minis going all the way back to 1977. One day, I'll flood eBay.

Date: 2015-01-07 01:56 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-07 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danabren.livejournal.com
Fall in and Cold Wars. Lots of mini/historical wargaming. Me. Other local shopping.

Date: 2015-01-08 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melaniesuzanne.livejournal.com
You are definitely the biggest draw for my attending either Cold Wars or Fall In.

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