Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My First Shot At Playing WarMachine





Had some extra time before work tonight so I went in to Comic Store West and finally learned the basics of WarMachine. I had a great time and it seems like a very cool game, so I'm gonna practice a bit before trying to play in my first official sanctioned tournament.

The army I have selected is Khador.
I'll post some pictures of my painted army in a future post.


Hot Rod Creeps - Race # 3 - Watkins Groin






Designer - Dave
Number of track spaces - 102

Finishing order:
Scott - Monsters - 10 points
Dave - Food Fight - 7 points
Sam - Rockabillies - 5 points
Bryan - Aliens - 3 points
John - Underworld - 2 points
Brian - Battle Wizards - 1 point

Hot Rod Creeps - Race #2 - The Venus Fly Track






Designer - Bryan
Number of track spaces - 84

Finishing order:
Scott - Monsters - 10 points
Dave - Food Fight - 7 points
John - Underworld - 5 points
Sam - Rockabillies - 3 points
Brian - Battle Wizards - 2 points
Bryan - Aliens - 1 point

Noteworthy - The Battle Wizards took a record 15 points of damage in 1 turn.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hot Rod Creeps - Race #1 - Four Short Speedway



Ok race fans.
Hot Rod Creeps the board game is out and KGS love it !!
In fact we are running a full season of races.
Race #1 of the 2012 race season was at the Four Short Raceway. As you can see from the layout there are lots of hairpin turns and not many pit stops.


It was a wild ride (especially through the shark pit and flaming ring) but the winner of the first race was 'THE UNDERWORLD' driven by KGS member John. I think he had a little help from the big guy (no, the big guy from down under).


Keep checking back for standings and the results of our next race.
Oh and buy this game, it is loads of fun !!
Designer - Brian
Number of track spaces - 65
Finishing order:
John - Underworld - 10 points
Brian - Battle Wizards - 7 points
Scott - Monsters - 5 points
Sam - Rockabillies - 3 points
Dave - Food Fight - 2 points
Bryan - Aliens - 1 point

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Let's Get The Band Back Together Again...

Both Old Brian and Scott have returned to the KGS and we've even picked up and extra player or two along the way.

Just to let everyone know we are playing back at CSW on Tuesday nights. We are currently playing D&D Next, we plan on wrapping that up soon and starting a Star Wars RPG Beta game with some new Star Wars X-Wing Ship Combat thrown in on off days.

Who knows maybe the podcasts will start back up again.

Keep checking back.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gears of War: The Board Game


Sam, John and I tried Gears of War board game tonight.
After like an hour of set-up we were finally able to play, and have our asses handed to us.

Friday, July 13, 2012

KGS Podcast - Episode 00030 - RUN OUT THE GUNS



KEYSTONE GAMING SOCIETY REVIEW
GAME:RUN OUT THE GUNS
PUBLISHER:I.C.E
THE RATINGS:
AARON:5
OLD BRIAN:5
YOUNG BRYAN:5
DAVE:5
JOHN:5
SAM:5

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Heroic RPG Day at CSW!

Saturday, April 24 two KGS members will be hosting events at Comic Store West's Heroic RPG Day. The event is being held to celebrate the release of the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game by Margaret Weis. Sessions are from 11-3 and 4-8.

Scott will be running the new Marvel RPG in both sessions. Sam will be running Judge Dredd in the first session. Advanced sign-ups are required. When I checked earlier today, there were only a few spots left! Hope to see you there!

 

Scott Takes a Hiatus

First, KGS lost Brian. Now it's losing me - Scott.

I'm officially starting my hiatus from KGS... now!

My son's Tee Ball team (of which I'm the coach and the commissioner of the league) will be playing for the next several months on Tuesdays when KGS games. I love to game but family's got to come first!

My plans are to return eventually but I though I'd note the occasion so loyal listeners will know what happened to me. You can continue to follow my geek adventures at onelostroad.blogspot.com. I'm sure the rest of KGS will soldier on and try to keep a stiff upper lip in my absence. The poor lads... they don't know it but they'll be lost without me. Might I recommend KGS read this book:
 

Marvel Heroic RPG - Gaming Notes

KGS played with an advance PDF copy of the Marvel Heroic RPG this past Tuesday. We tried to get as much right about the rules as possible. I "crash read" the book and tried to take as many notes as possible. The rules are very jargon-heavy and are very different from most RPGs. Not in a bad way, necessarily but there is a learning curve. Let's just say we played with the "spirit" of the rules. There are a lot of nuanced rules in some cases and in others the rules are vague at best. The book literally tells you, "make it up as you go!"

We played the New Avengers #1-6 "Breakout" storyline adventure that comes with the basic book. Not a great adventure but it provides a lot of action opportunities.
 
Sam played Captain America quite well, despite his aversion to superhero RPGs. Dave played Daredevil... and just like Daredevil in a team book, he failed to show up. John played Luke Cage and did a fairly good job of capturing the essence of the character just by reading the brief bio on the character sheet (he had no prior knowledge). Finally, The Bryan played Iron Man and took full advantage of his tech gizmos!

All in all, everyone enjoyed the game probably because we didn't follow the rules all that closely. That's just how KGS rolls!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

RCC Game Night Report

The Renew Community Church game night was sparsely attended but a good time was had by all. It was need to see the entire KGS gang together under one roof. It's been awhile since that has happened!

We set up all of the games and played in four rotations for a half hour each so players got to play four new games by the end of the evening. Consensus was that Word on the Street was the most popular board game of the evening.

Here are some photos from the event:
Jarred and Michael learn how to play the Axis and Allies miniatures game.
The battlefield.

Brett and Dave battle to be the best rail barren in Ticket to Ride.

Ticket to Ride

Brian teaches Kevin how to play Fluxx.

Wait - what are the rules again?

RCC Game Night was a family affair! Cindi, Ben, Jan, John, and  Lauren all learn Word on the Street.

Wait - how do you spell "rototiller?"

Chris teaches Jarred, Michael, and Bryan how to play Word on the Street.

John, Lauren, Dave, and Jan play a introductory game of Settlers of Catan.

Settlers of Catan, beginner's style.

Christi plays Carcassonne while balancing baby Mary. I think she still beat Sam.

Brian, always working! Or is that Angry Birds?
 If you want to check out Renew Community Church you can do so at http://renewcc.wordpress.com/.

A special thanks goes out to Comic Store West for supporting the event! Check them out at www.comicstorewest.com.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Renew Community Church Game Night!

One of our goals here at KGS is to promo gaming in the community. To that end, we have partnered with Comic Store West to put on a game night for Renew Community Church in York, PA this Sunday night. 

Here are the games that are going to be run:

Brian - Fluxx
Sam - Carcassonne
Brett - Ticket to Ride (American Map)
Bryan - Axis and Allies Miniatures
Chris - Word on the Street
Dave - Settlers of Catan
Scott - Pass the Pigs
We'll report back after the even to let you know how it went.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

KGS Founding Father Retires From Comic Store West

KGS would be remiss if we allowed the occasion to pass without comment. The fella that initially formed the gaming group that would become KGS retired today after 25 years in the comics industry. While this is sad news for Comic Store West (which is left in the capable hands of Brian Waltersdorff and Joe Miller with Scott as manager), it may be KGS's gain because we're trying really hard to get Brett to use his newly discovered free time to return to the gaming table with us.

Brett - job well done! Congratulations on your retirement! I wonder if those signs that say, "Brett's Office" will be changed to read, "Brian's Office?"

This photo is like Where's Waldo?... Where's Brett? Oh yeah, he's not here anymore. He's at home watching Star Wars.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Marvel Heroic Preview



The excitement is growing.
Margaret Weis Productions just posted previews of Captain America and the Savage Land for their upcoming RPG.  Check out the previews here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Role Playing Games I'm Looking Forward to in 2012

The three RPG games I’m looking forward to most in 2012:

1> Mutant Epoch – Even though this game came out toward the end of 2011 I have not had a chance to read or play it yet.  There is a ton of support for this game and I am really looking forward to playing it.

2> Marvel RPG – Fans of the KGS know how much I love the original Marvel RPG.  Well the new version is about a month away and I am very excited to see what they done to it. 

3> Finally, just announced D&D 5.0.  Yes you heard it a new version of Dungeons and Dragons is due out by the end of 2012.  WOTC is promising to design a game based on input from the many, many fans of the game.  Play testing to start very soon.  I was not a huge fan of 4th edition but I’m hoping all of the problems from 4th will be adjusted with the new version later this year.  Hopefully it will it stores before the end of the world on December 21.