Monday, March 24, 2014

Ernie and Tom and Gaming

Some of the great fun I have been having in the last year can largely be attributed to the gaming I have been able to get in with Ernie Gygax and Tom Wham.  Sometimes we even get to play all together.  This last Friday, as a run up to Gary Con VI, we enjoyed an afternoon of boardgaming, this time with a Tom Wham original, Aliens Are Arriving, as well as a game of Stone Age.  Such a good time.  I feel very lucky to be alive and gaming with these friends.  Huzzah!

Tom Wham shows off the cover of his Aliens are Arriving game

The aliens just keep coming

And each of the players builds a nation to defend against them

There are Pilots with jets and rockets, gunners with artillery, scientists and any number of unique weapons to thwart the aliens

There is a good bit of stretegery involved, as Ernest recalled from previous games

You only have six slots to fill but can replace lesser slots as the aliens become more difficult, and you keep track of your own kills

There is some die rolling but luck is no substitute for planning

We also slipped in a game of Stone Age

It's an old favorite and we had a lot of fun

Don't forget to pick up your copy of the Fighting Fire - Ernie Gygax Benefit Adventure to help our friend in his time of need.

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