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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Sep 2016 10:23 a.m. PST

I ran a pickup stompy stomp stomp monster game at Guns of August this year.

How many city blocks was that?

A quick scenario on a small (1m x 1m) board let me run several sets of players through in a four-hour slot.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2016 1:18 p.m. PST

Dn Jackson03 Sep 2016 3:58 p.m. PST

etotheipi,
Thanks very much for running those games. That was my youngest son who provided Godzilla with his 'rave ring' headwear. The last picture in your article is us! He had a great time and rubbed his brother's face in the fact that he missed the Godzilla game, (his older brother was home asleep after spending Friday night at a lock-in at church).

One of the things I love about Williamsburg Muster/Guns of August is people like you putting on these fun, kid friendly games. I ran The Alamo Friday night with the same thing in mind. Thanks again.

Out of curiosity, are you local?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Sep 2016 4:44 a.m. PST

Thanks!

I am glad you enjoyed it. One of the things I like about running QILS games is that the rules fall out pretty easily, and players focus back on tactics. Especially for kids, being able to focus on "what do I want to do" instead of "how do I do it" helps a lot. I had a great time moderating between your kid and the other one he played.

It was also cool that we had two adults playing the "same game" right next to us, getting a different type of engagement out of it.

Dn Jackson04 Sep 2016 9:07 p.m. PST

It was certainly fun! And I think the boys had as much or more fun than the adults next to us.

Part time gamer21 May 2017 9:45 p.m. PST

Just came across this while surfing TMP.
Man its Great to see 'intro' games where dads and sons OR daughters can spend time together.

A possible 'double win' for everyone.
Our hobby may get a future 'wargamer', and a dad and his kid(s) have fun together.

As to the mini's, I loved the 'double barrel' tanks. As soon as I spotted them.. I started having Japanese Monster movie flash backs from my waaaay back days. LOL

Thanks for posting this.

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