Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lucky Scales 0 - 2 Glove Slap

HNN (Herpetelogical News Network)

This is Sal E. Mander reporting from the scene of the multiple crimes against Lizard kind.  There is little to cheer about today as Og the Beautiful and his Lucky Scales were beaten to a Chaotic Pulp by MowWar and his Glove Slap henchmen.  There are some degenerates in the crowd who will tell you that it was simply an excellent example of the Chaos style of Blood Bowl but I tell you those folks have been known to bugger small forest creatures whilst talking to their Mothers on cell phones, whatever that is.

Suffice it to say that by the end of the match the score was 2-0 and six brave lizards were out of the game.  Serious injuries befell Team Captain and Star Skink, Uldalashi who, the apothecaries tell me will never be able to run as fast as he used to due to a severely smashed hip and the Lizard in the Mizard, Krokquetli the Kroxigor himself who took a thumb to the eye socket and will be out the next match.

Congrats go out to MowWar and his horde.  It must be said that he showed admirable sportsmanship, coming over and offering a Lucky Scales fan's hand to Og after the game.  Og tried to explain the concept of offering to shake with your own hand but gave up and went for a nice facial and massage after the stress of seeing so much lizard blood nearly overwhelmed him.

And Then the Lasers Fire!

Avalon Hill Robo Rally - Image from Board Game Geek User - Lieven Volckaer
I played my first game of Robo Rally yesterday with Nick, Rosy, Jeff, Lissa, Jim and Dana. This is Jim's favorite game and I had been looking forward to playing for quite a while. The game is as chaotic as you might imagine, especially with seven of us jockeying for position. Jim's superior programming skills gave him the win but Nick and I both had managed to grab two of the three flags and Jeff finished the game with all three "lives". This is a lot of fun and has now been added to my ever growing wish list. Looking online though I see that the figures that came with the older WotC version are much more characterful than the ones in the most recent, Avalon Hill box.

Old Robo Rally Figs - Photo from Board Game Geek User - Aaron Malek 

New Robo Rally Figs - Photo from Board Game Geek User - Paul Holman

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Grundle Luven 1-1 Lucky Scales

Herpetological News Network (HNN)

This is Sal E. Mander reporting for HNN. Today we saw a brutal match on the pitch between hometown favorites, the Lucky Scales, and a group of violent ex-con dwarves known as the Grundle Luven. Before the game ended seven brave lizards would be under the care of the docs and several others would be unconscious.

The game began with the Scales calling, you guessed it, tails, and kicking off to the Luven. The Scales employed what must have been a clever new idea in that somehow they began the game with 12 players on the pitch. Given the brutal treatment they received from the group of psychopathic dwarves across the pitch they should have placed 13 on the field. The ball was picked up by the dwarf runner who crossed midfield with the ball before being blasted by Jacque de Shock, a Brettonian Wizard hired by the Scales for this match. The dwarf runner was of course uninjured as he has apparently had a steady dose of shock therapy in the asylum where the Luven hired him.

At that point the skink runner, Kai of Gold darted in and grabbed the ball, handing off to fellow skink Munditeu-hi. After some desperate dodging the Scales took the ball up the left side of the field and Xah of Despair tossed the ball to Tza-oatlit as time expired in the first half as the Scales went up 1-0.

The Scales lined up to receive the kickoff to start the second half several players down as they became the victims of what in any other setting would have been termed felonious assaults. Kai of Gold grabbed the ball and jockeyed for position and a likely path up the field. The drive fell apart when Kai of Gold's pass was bobbled and dropped by Uldahex, turning the ball over.

The brutality on the field continued as Scale after Scale found their way into the doc's box. The Luven recovered the ball and ground their way up the field largely unhampered by the Scales who had few players still on the pitch. Despite two valient attempts by Skink defender, Boqkroxqai to tackle the short hairy creature carrying the ball, the Luven were able to cross the goal line, tying the game and leading to the second game in a row that ended in a bout of coach Og the Beautiful kissing his lovely sister, Oggina.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Queenstown Warriors 2- 2 Lucky Scales

HNN (Herpetological News Network) Sports Report

The Lucky Scales took on the Queenstown Warriors today in a pouring rain throughout. The rain hindered the agile elves throughout the day while the lizards seemed to enjoy it. The game started off with the Scales kicking off to the Elves who mishandled the ball in the rain. The elves recovered and Calfendrian scored despite a relentless defense. Munditeu-hi of the lizards was able to tie things up as time expired in the first half.

The second half kickoff went according to plan as the lizards muscled the ball up the center of the field. The persistent elves managed to knock the ball loose nearly destroying the drive but Uta of the Moon realized that the ball was something other than the other white meat and grabbed it as it bounced by. He followed this feat up by dodging away and scampering into the end zone to go up 2-1 Scales.

The ensuing kickoff was perfectly placed in the back of the end zone but the elves had by this time gotten acclimated to the rain and ran back, snagged the ball and tossed it down field. Nonetheless, everything seemed to go well as the lizard defense seemed ready to rise to the occasion as the ball carrier and all nearby elves were surrounded with only a turn to go. The lizard blitz caused the ball carrier to dump the ball off to Elii but due to some poor luck (and an inadvertent click not to use a reroll) the poor slob of a Saurus came crashing down leaving a small gap. This gap was used the next turn as a frenzied witch elf pushed a skink several squares before dodging away and scoring. The game ended as a 2-2 tie.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

January and February Gaming

I have been quite remiss in updating the blog these past two months but I have played a number of great games during the period.  In January I was able to stop by the shop a number of times to try new games and we had a number of Wednesday night sessions in addition to Lissa and my two player gaming.

January Games Played

Game Qty
Mille Bornes 9 
Ticket to Ride 7
Sorry! Sliders 6
Blood Bowl: Living RuleBook 5
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age 3
Carcassonne 2
Carcassonne: Traders & Builders 2
Pandemic 2
Ticket to Ride: Europe 2
Agricola 1
Alchemist 1
Anno 1503 1
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers 1
Egizia 1
Elixir 1
Planet Steam 1
The Rivals for Catan 1
The Settlers of Catan 1
Small World 1
Star Wars Miniatures 1
Thunderstone 1

February Games Played

Game Qty
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers 5
Ticket to Ride 5
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age 4
Bohnanza 3
Carcassonne 3
Ticket to Ride: Europe 3
The Rivals for Catan 2
San Juan 2
Blood Bowl: Living RuleBook 1
Dominion 1
Egizia 1
Forbidden Island 1
Hey! That's My Fish! 1
Mille Bornes 1
Mystery Express 1
Pandemic 1
Ponte del Diavolo 1
Revolution! 1
The Settlers of Catan 1
Thurn and Taxis 1