Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
(Note: Liftoff! is still available from its creator, Fritz Bronner. So please do not ask for my version of it. I own a copy of the original game and just made a deluxe version for my own personal use. No challenge to his copyright was intended.)
I wanted to use playing pieces. The original game does not use them, rather you make up your mission using your equipment cards and them moving the stack around the board. At first I thought about just using rocket shaped pawns, then I considered some of the small plastic spacecraft that you can find in tubes at various toys stores. What I really wanted though was to actually configure the piece to show what the mission was - single-stage, lunar module, docking , whatever. I briefly toyed with the idea of designing pieces on Shapeways, but time and money out weighted that thought. Then I remembered Legos. So I designed some basic pieces that could be interchanged and now I have playing pieces.
|Mission Manual containing|
Advanced Failure charts
|Inside of Manual|
|2-Man Capsule, with a two-|
stage rocket and boosters on pad,
|3-Man Capsule and 2-Man|
Lander on moon.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
A quick look at the weeks schedule:
Sunday: Arrive at camp. Move into cabins. Group solves gaming knowledge quiz; the answers make gps coordinates for the Geocaching challenge to find their Home-In-the-Woods (the group's area for cookouts, Bible study and other outdoor activities.) Evening games - beginning with A Young Jedi's Guide to Gaming (a guidebook with Star Wars quotes tied to basic game playing.) Great Dalmuti, No Thanks, Formula De.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
After taking last year off from running events at Origins I will be back this year. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.
The event registration isn't up yet, so I can't post the numbers for my games; but here is my schedule:
Wiz-War 3D: Wednesday, May 30, 1:00 P.M.
Star Fleet Battle Manual: Wednesday, May 30, 4:00 P.M.
Star Fleet Battle Manual: Thursday, May 31, 10:00 A.M.
Temple of the Warriors - Savage Showdown: Saturday, June 2, 2:00 P.M.
Rocketeers To the Rescue - Savage Saturday Night: Saturday, June 2, 8:00 P.M.
Wiz-War 3D is an old favorite, using the classic rules and my deluxe boards. This will be the fourth year I taken this game to Origins.
Star Fleet Battle Manual is Lou Zocchi's original Star Trek miniature game. I've been running this for Lou since 1998. This will be the second time I've used my deluxe boards. Lou is again planning to be at Origins.
Temple of the Warriors is back. Based on the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark. I ran this three years ago using .45 Adventures system, but I've changed it over to Savage Showdown. I really enjoy the Savage Worlds system and since Pinnacle is so supportive of Origins as compared to Rat Trap Productions (which only does GenCon) I thought it was a nice idea to switch systems.
Rocketeers To the Rescue is my Savage Saturday Night adventure. I don't want to give to much away about the plot, but expect lots of pulp action, and plenty of my ammo counters with lots of brass on the table. Will it involve zeppelins? Most likely. Nazis? Almost certainly. Death traps? Mad scientist? What would a pulp adventure be without them?
Hope to see you there.