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#25553
Shore Leave 29 Game report 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Well, there I was;
DF set up.
Armorcast and Pegasus Hobbies buildings set up for the village.
Vac-Foamed Graveyard set up.
Model Railroad tree forest set up.
Gamers slavering at the door, waiting forthe room to open.

DAMNED if I didn't forget to drag the camera out of the PC bag and take pics!

Anyway, we had 8 gamers, counting Bonehead (Rebob) and Telgar (Sandy, filling in), and the LOWEST level character was a 9. The problem was the Rogue/Ninja, who, unbeknownst to me, was running 3.5 rules in a 3.0 game. Fortunately, I was mostly able to stave him off.
One of the gamers was WAY LATE getting back from a break, and arrived just in time to be told he had died (sluff MY game, will he?). Later that morning, ReBob suggested we kill out Bonehead, because he was way to powerful for what we'd come up with, so we zapped him with an EMP pulse coming through an astral plane. Poor guy, just lay there on the plane in his Marauder powered armor; we STILL don't know if Bonehead is DEAD, or just his suit!
The battles and puzzles continued down through the levels until they arrived in the crashed starship level - the bottom layer. The biggest surprise was when they all saw the DF sci-fi stuff after chugging along through the MBS mansion and the cavernous river levels, along with the two 'astral planes', which were one of the lexan plates with 1/8" chartpak tape to give it a grid. Add in the Yansolo gargoyle gate and secret passage chimney, and an aquarium rock arch, and it all worked out.
The entire group was impressed with the DF scenery; they appreciated how it all goes together and how it WORKS! Some of them were old Shore Leave game room hands, but there were one or two who had never seen what DF can do for a miniatures-based D&D crawl.
Stefan, we MIGHT have some orders coming to you behind this one; I hope so.

The best part of all was when they got to the final chamber, saw ALL THAT TREASURE, saw Xixix, and DIED!

But got resurrected in the Epilogue.

See ya (and I apologize for not taking the pictures).

Jim
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#25554
Shore Leave 29 Game report 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Now that sounds like an old fashion, weekend long, grab your Mountain Dew cases, doritoes chomping, dice rollin, Players complaining about the DM not being fair game of the ages that all players will talk about for the next 5 years. I wish I would not have missed it but in hind sight, I really enjoyed Kennywood with my 2 boys. The oldest one even got to ride some of the coasters as he eeked out the height requirement by 1 tippy toe.

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Indeed!~!!
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#25556
Shore Leave 29 Game report 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Thanx, guys.
Yeah, one rules lawyer, one RPGA Master DM (who was on MY side!), several ENTHUSIASTIC gamers, and a full weekend campaign compressed into 12 hours; you might say it was . . . hectic!
Shadox, sorry we missed you, but Kennywood and two very HAPPY boys makes up for it, and I'm glad the older one got the roller-coaster ride!

See ya!

Jim
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Shore Leave 29 Game report 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Sounds like fun...too bad I missed it...but I was enjoying myself immensly at a Belgian Beer Festival in Upstate NY...still recovering...but all good...
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#25558
Shore Leave 29 Game report 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
THOTH -

If you like Beer (I'm not so hot about it, myself; more of a wino, in all honesty!), then you made the right decision - unless you FANTASIZE about mayhem and mad rushings-about.
In which case, yeah, you missed a GREAT time! But OI! I'm not doing THAT game again for a L-O-N-G time!
Any gaming I do in the next 2-3 years, will be someone ELSE DM'ing it; I'm in total burn-out.

But it WAS exciting, entertaining, and exhausting. A GREAT game.

Jim
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#25559
Shore Leave 29 Game report 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Jim-

I've sent another e-mail to you via this website re: coming to Shore 30. Did you get it?

If not see if its being dumped into your spam area- failing that hit a reply back to my account with your e-mail so I can get in touch with you.

I really wish this forum had a fracking message capability like every other forum I have ver been on.

Thanks
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Shore Leave 29 Game report 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Jim,

Sounds like you put on a grand event! I am sure everyone was very satisfied and for a few hours they were able to get their minds off the more serious things and were able to relax, let loose, and absorb some good times. They are very lucky you went through all the trouble, and even though you didn't take pictures, I have this vision (fantastical).................. of a cramped tent in low lights, somewhere in the desert....explosions going on outside in the distance, sweaty men in fatigues, hunched over the mastermaze, beer cans littering the floor, and from outside, other soldiers looking at the tent and the shadows dancing on the canvas, and the shouting and laughter coming from the tent with the fun going late into the night...something out of Indiana Jones perhaps! but I am sure, you guys had a great time even If it wasn't quite like my dream vision....
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#25561
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Jim - I don't regret the decsion though your game sounds intense and could have been lots of fun (even just to observe for a while). And I am certainly a wine guy as well as a beer guy - and arguably more of the former. My cellar has something like 2500-3000 bottles at the moment (even when I tap into it nearly daily!) - and the number of wine pre-orders and futures I have out there...well just say it "dwarfs" my Dwarven Forge commitments...so yeah - you could say I like my wine.... :)
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#25562
Shore Leave 29 Game report 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Jim,

Sounds like you put on a grand event! I am sure everyone was very satisfied and for a few hours they were able to get their minds off the more serious things and were able to relax, let loose, and absorb some good times. They are very lucky you went through all the trouble, and even though you didn't take pictures, I have this vision (fantastical).................. of a cramped tent in low lights, somewhere in the desert....explosions going on outside in the distance, sweaty men in fatigues, hunched over the mastermaze, beer cans littering the floor, and from outside, other soldiers looking at the tent and the shadows dancing on the canvas, and the shouting and laughter coming from the tent with the fun going late into the night...something out of Indiana Jones perhaps! but I am sure, you guys had a great time even If it wasn't quite like my dream vision....

Stefan,

I think somewhere I have given you a wrong impression of Shore Leave.
While I would L-O-V-E to do a game con for MilPers overseas, especially a chance for the guys (and gals) in the combat zone to relax and game, Shore Leave started as a one-day Star Trek con at a Baltimore college 30 years ago, and has grown from that to this huge, thyroid monster that covers ALL sci-fi, MOST fantasy, and a LOT of science fact programming.
We only added a game room @ 8 years ago, but we've kept it going through MANY changes.
However, you have done ME a great personal honor in projecting that image of the guys in the tent. As a combat veteran, I know how those troopers feel when the sweat is in your eyes, the sand chafing everywhere the fabric of the uniform touches you, and the night holds very few friends, and little chance of relief from the day's worries and fears. And you are ALWAYS thirsty!
At a time like that, the fear you get looking into the gloom of the DF dungeon is actually a relief from watching a sand dune or a jungle treeline. It's a different KIND of fear.

Thanks for caring, Stefan; and thanks too to all the rest of the gamers here on the Forum who "give a damn".

Blackhawk1 -

I'll be changing my e-mail in a few weeks (dropping Comcast, going with Cavalier!), but my current one is jkratzer3(at)comcast(dot)com, and that will work until 7/30/07. After that, it'll be post here and I'll answer if I can; I can't give out my work e-mail.

Jim
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