20/08/2016 at 06:38 #47016Shaun TraversParticipant
I have been very slack. This game was played back in July. And I wrote most of it up in the first few days after the game. Then I did nothing else with it. I have been distracted by a long forming side project into preparing to do some solo SF playing to write some SF stories and it became me writing an entire (simple) RPG; another post for another time in another topic area. But today i have spent an hour and finished it all off. Mostly due to a few of you gently telling me I need to post it ( the exception was Just Jack who was demanding in his prodding!).
Anyway, my 7 year old son has been banging on about playing an actual game with my 20mm WW2 soldiers. The planets aligned and we had a morning free to do so. And my 9 year old daughter said she was keen to join in. I did it as a co-op game with the 3 of us as the British taking a village occupied by the Germans. It was played on half a table tennis table. Loads and loads of fun all round. I have ideas on what rules to use next time based on what did not work this time and what has worked in the past. I go into more detail in the post on why, but basically not to use modifiers to the die roll, but add or subtract dice with the same number to hit always being the same.
And lastly, and very surprisingly, they thought the table was too large and want to play on a much smaller table next time. Based on my games played in the last 5 years, this is obviously extremely achievable.
Anyway, loads more pictures, narration and discussion on the game at this blog post:
A shot of my son measuring to move up his forces after knocking out some Stugs:20/08/2016 at 07:16 #47018kyoteblueParticipant
Welcome back Shaun !!!!! Well done that, I have a simple Zombie game that I came up with for my Grand Kids that is much the same. D-6 and some mods but movement is 3 inches plus a D-6 for humans and a D-6 for Zombies so the Kids mostly out run the Zombies…Oh and I know why they want a smaller table so they can kill things faster.
Good to have ya back.20/08/2016 at 07:28 #47019Shaun TraversParticipant
I am glad to be back. I will try not to go away for as long next time. I am busy do a QRS for 5Core.
We had a local games convention here in Brisbane (mostly competition stuff) earlier this year. My son and I popped in for an hour or so to have a look around. In the trading section there was a used Zombicide going for about 1/2 retail. My son just stopped and stared and stared and stared. I did a quick google search and it seemed OK for a 7 year old so I said “Shall we buy it?” “Uh huh!”. He carried it around for another 20 minutes and then to the train station and on the train. It is not a light box. Zombicide is very easy to play with simple rules and added abilities to the characters. He absolutely loves it! so I think I have the Zombie game of choice sewn up for a while.
I think they want a smaller table as with a 4.5″x5″ table they found it hard to reach. And we play all our games sitting on the floor so having to occasionally *walk* around such a *big* table must be *so* tiring 🙂20/08/2016 at 07:36 #47020kyoteblueParticipant
So far to walk …huh…..LOL thanks for posting Shaun.
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