Magic the Gathering, 2017 Thanksgiving Tournament

Hosting our (hopefully to be) annual Thanksgiving Magic the Gathering tournament today, a smallish gathering of friends and acquaintances.  The invites went out to the gaming group, our cub scouts, and the boy scouts, but in truth anyone is welcome to join in the fun.  By the time this is posted, we will be just about to start – hopefully I can post afterwords that it was a success for all involved.  Planning on bringing the cameras and audio recorders, and try to get some decent footage of some of the games.  Might even post it at some point as well.

Pathfinder Rise of the Runelords

Although I haven’t posted audio or video from any of my recent games, the Pathfinder campaign continues.  The Battle of Sandpoint finally wrapped up, it turned out to take 4 sessions of game time, though the group seemed to enjoy the challenge of the ongoing fight.  Unfortunately, the group lost Harsk in the fight, after he ended up solo-fighting the leader of the Stone Giant assault force, who coincidentally had a thing for killing dwarves.  After recovering from their wounds, the player opted to try something new, and will be rejoining the group next game with a brand new (original) character, rather than raising Harsk from the grave.

Runewars Miniatures – Heavy Crossbowmen

The final set of the recent reinforcements is for the Daqan forces, with a unit of Heavy Crossbowmen.  As typical, simple to assemble, and with a nice variation with the four different model designs.  It adds a decent ranged punch to the Daqan, and also appears to be a highly defensive unit as well with several of the upgrade options.

Runewars Miniatures – Death Knights

Second of our recent reinforcements for the Waiqar is a unit of Death Knights, adding some needed cavalry power to the skeleton forces.  Figures were simply again to assemble, with two different models in the set.  A bit unexpected was the new Death’s Grasp ability, and the addition of “Conditions” to the game – unlike other games, Runewars seems to add rules as needed for specific sets.

Runewars Miniatures – Ankaur Maro

Adding some reinforcements to our Runewars Miniatures game.  The first up is the Hero of Waiqar, Ankaur Maro.  Of course, it will be some time before the figures are painted.  As is typical with these figures, the assembly was rather simple, it was only a couple of pieces.  However, I do have some concerns about the strength of the staff, with the molding, it makes it rather fragile.

Magic the Gathering – 2017 Tournament

Working with my son, we have decided to try to host a Magic the Gathering tournament for our local gaming groups and associates.  Technically open for anyone, the invite is really limited mainly to our local cub scouts, boy scouts, and gaming groups – though in concept anyone could join in.  For our first attempt, this is a simple 60-card deck competition, with each deck pre-built as desired by each player, and a single-elimination format.  Assuming more than a couple of players, I will provide some prizes for the top 3 players, in the form of some booster packs.  First round is set to start at 6 PM on 11/22, and we will game until we have a winner.

In truth, I have never attempted something like this, so it will be a bit of an experiment.  Best case, it might become a yearly tradition.  Worse case, I get to hang out with my son for a few hours.

Stay tuned after 11/22 for the results.