Now that we're all on the same page, let's move on shall we?
For the next part of the narrative, Jefe and I are agreed that the end of the last battle left our forces somewhat scrambled and to that effect we are looking at mixing things up a bit. Gar proposed that since we're upping the points level to 4000 per player, that we could start with 2000 points on the board, then bring on 1000 points Turn 2, and the final 1000 points Turn 3.
We also wanted to add some spice to the concept to reflect the fact that at the end of the last turn, last game, there wasn't a clear delineation of forces as things had gotten very stirred up. So we are considering a couple or so options at the moment:
1. Assign Reserves entry points that align with farthest right, center, and farthest left of your own baseline and roll a D3 to see where the reserved unit shows up. This roll would be used for each unit entering the table.
2. Do the same entry point assignment, but use a D6 to see where the unit shows up. This means that enemy units could show up in your deployment zone. Nasty and intriguing, to say the least.
3. Then a variation of Option #2, the "Momma weer all craze now" <cue Twisted Sister, though I preferred Joan Jett's version more>, i.e. roll a scatter die and that tells you where you can come on. A hit would mean that the owning player would get to choose.
We'll see how that goes.
Also up in the air is the victory conditions. The story line I had offered earlier proposed some interesting scoring possibilities, but we're going to have to look into that and see if it makes sense. I like the intent of the scoring mechanism, but when you step off the beaten path, you want to make sure that at the end of the day, both sides have an equal chance at victory.
Note: This does not mean that the battle is necessarily fair or that everything is equal. We're more inclined to set a framework for play and then let the gaming tell the story. A lot of fun and interesting things can happen when you do that.
So more on that later.
Echoes of the Laughing god
An interesting challenge indeed.
What also has me curious is this new transport. Will it allow them to assault out of it? Is it going to be open topped? Will it be shrouded? Scout? I foresee some interesting potential there should some of those possibilities manifest themselves.
Pay it forward
"His strength of character remained as he continued to try and coordinate and help those who needed it even till his last weeks. We are thankful that he no longer suffers, and he's now with family.
Nothing will ever replace the space he leaves in our lives, but his presence will continue to inspire. In that vein I simply ask, if the course of your days you meet someone who needs help, please do so, and in that way my father's memory will continue to ring forth."
This simple request touched me deeply.
The rest of the week, I looked for ways to help those I cross paths with.. I felt moved to continue after the first attempt. What would the world look like if we all sought out others to help?
So ask yourself, in this coming week, what can you do?