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The Bibliophile30 Nov 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

The idea of tearing across a post-apocalyptic desert blowing up other cars, especially when you can do it in the comfort and safety of your dining room, has an undeniable appeal. Last Saturday night, the game Gaslands scratched that dormant itch.

I had picked up the rules a few months ago, and was hoping to get a chance to try them, but I have so many games in the queue that it's hard to ever know what is destined to hit the table next. But interest and opportunity collided, and the Second Saturday Scrum Club took them for a test drive. We played two games over the course of the evening and kept the scenarios simple: Slam down the gas and careen into combat.

You can see lots of photos of our cars and battles at my blog, Scrum in Miniature: link

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Below is a link to a video of the fun, giving you a taste of our evening, replete with soundtrack (Supersucker's "Hot Rod Rally"). Part of the fun for me was spending a chunk of my Saturday morning in prep by cobbling together the soundtrack I thought I'd want to listen to while peeling rubber and dodging Molotov cocktails behind the wheel of a V8.

https://vimeo.com/303760458

This video and lots of analysis and photos can be found at my blog, Scrum in Miniature: link

Sigwald30 Nov 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

It's a great game. Nice clip too! (he says as he drops behind the wheel of his '59 Caddy)

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The Bibliophile30 Nov 2018 2:18 p.m. PST

That's a beaut, Sigwald!

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2018 3:21 p.m. PST

LOL! I'm still smilin' and happy @ the Oscar Meyer's "armed" wiener!!

DesertScrb30 Nov 2018 11:00 p.m. PST

Thanks for the pics and the report. It looks like you have a bunch of bloggers in your gaming group.

The Bibliophile01 Dec 2018 2:19 p.m. PST

DesertScrb:
Thanks. We do! Besides the bloggers behind Third Point of Singularity, 1,000 Foot General, and myself, we have Zach of Zenopus Archives in our group, one of the leading early D&D OSR bloggers. It's great to game with guys who are fun and good writers!

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