Sunday, May 5, 2024

May the Fourth Celebration.

 We finally had a a May the Fourth fall on a Saturday. Time to celebrate the unofficial Star Wars Day with a day of games hosted by the Hutts!

We started with a speeder bike race around Mos Eisley. I used miniatures I printed from various places and we used an oldie but goody for the rules Axles and Alloys. Quick to learn. Lots of lead changes, alternative racing methods (cheating) and smack talk. In the end, my son Marshal was firstacross the line in a ball of fire when he hit a wandering droid who decided walking in front of the finish line was a great idea. Second place went to Phil who crossed the finish in style, by skidding across the end Speed Racer style.

"Fans" provide some fun with potshots from the stands.

Citizens grab precious items and get out of the way.

Off to a chaotic start. Lots of trading paint.

Trying a shortcut through the arena.

The home stretch!


Next were the Gamorrean Gladiator Games. We used our newest rules set Arena of Blood. I had placed 8 cards face down representing 8 possibile "historical" gladiator types. Players grabbed theme randomly and a mini of their choice. The results were quick and bloody with the Boy winning again. Promise there was no nepotism involved!

The Gladiators

With his winning firmly in his tiny little hands, Jabba headed towards his waiting shuttle across town. Little did he know he'd have to face 6 angry groups looking to recoup their losses.

I ran Jabba. The game would end when Jabba got to his shuttle or one the gangs grabbed the loot and made it their start line. Simple huh?

Pictured about a quarter of my Star Wars buildings and a contemplative Chris.

"This should be easy, boys".

"Get our money back!"

A sniper duel begins between Auura Sing and Finnic Shand.

A pause from some refreshing Blue Milk.

Of course Jabba was quickly ambushed but able to call in not only backup, but a waiting ride to speed him to the shuttle. His ride was immediately compromised and stolen with Jabba and the money in it. A blood bath ensued when Captain Gorr and his Ugnaught Crag swiped the money and made a break for it. There were two more turns blasting the hover skiff and trying to gun them down, but Steve led his team to victory and Jabba hostage.

Great day of 3 fun games. Thanks to everyone who came out, and May the Force Be with You...

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

March to Victory - the report


This was our third time hosting March to Victory. Notice how there is no"con" in the name?

The focus on “games only” resulted in a more intimate setting, and admittedly smaller crowd. But the enthusiasm was mighty. The 7 tables were great. The 15 games were original. Challenges were thrown. Odds were overturned. Jeers and cheers sounded throughout the weekend. Awards were given out to our hard working Game Masters.

We are so grateful to Game Cafe for hosting March To Victory 2024. There is plenty of room for us to expand our event there at the store. March To Victory 2025 will be at the same location.

Our biggest thank you goes to our Game Masters, you worked so hard on your tables. Many of you put on additional sessions and even threw up impromptu games to handle gamer demand. You truly are the best in the Midwest.