Sunday, January 8, 2012
|Skyped in on the MacBook, initiative cards in hand, rules called up on the iPad...|
We decided that we'd try joining the 21st century, and run a game on Skype. With my game table still down due to renovations, Ross volunteered to do the physical hosting of the game. After a brief discussion of the latest changes to the rules, Ross set the camera to show the relevant section of the table, and I started flipping the initiative cards.
It almost felt like being there, including the side conversations as my sons wandered in to observe. The bad news was that my dice were as cold as usual, and the attacking force (which could be scattered all over the board) was randomly arrayed by my son Norman in a near-perfect ambush. The game ran 8 turns, with the convoy being entirely destroyed. As a game, it went well; as a playtest, we'll need to go back and try again soon with a scenario emphasizing the parts of the rules not exercised this time.
I trust Ross will add a proper battle report presently, but, in the meantime, I'm glad to have gotten the gaming year finally kicked off!