Curse you, Halloween candy, for making me all sugar-bloated every night! Actually between Halloween, the PBR finals, and some general funk I haven’t been getting much hobby stuff done.
That has to chance fairly quickly, however, because now I have a deadline. Last Friday I was wrapping up my C&C game when one of the players looks at my Gothic Descent set and says, “can you do 2×2 squares of these?”
“Sure,” I say, “why?”
“Because I used to play this game called Space Hulk, and was wondering if you’d be interested in giving it a shot some time.”
This turned into a long discussion regarding miniatures games with my RPG crowd, and by the time it was done we had decided to try to play a fun one-off game of something the 16th day of November. So, in two weeks I need to:
- conceive of a game that four or five people could play at the same time.
- teach them the rules.
- get the miniatures and terrain together.
In some ways, this eliminates Space Hulk right off the bat, because while I have the rules, I don’t have the termies or the genestealers or the terrain to pull it off. My better bet would be to do with D&D Miniatures, because I have the rules and a lot of the minis, and they’d know the basics of the rules. But, if I could do something else…
There is one final wrinkle in this whole plan. This weekend, the 9th and 10th of November, when I’d have prime building/painting time, I’ll be attending a convention for work. Sigh.