Sunday, August 7, 2016

GENCANT 2016! - Part 2 - Day 3 - Stones Of Fate, Hera & Zeus And HEROSCAPE

Day 3:

We started out the afternoon with playing games that were chosen from a list i put up on my Instagram account. There was a tie in the voting so we played them both.

First up was stones of fate.

You hold in your hands the Stones of Fate. Before you, hidden from your view, are the cards that will determine your destiny. Armed with your skill, memory, and a bit of luck, you move your stones and trigger powers in the cards. You will bring fortune for yourself and tragedy to your foes.
In the game Stones of Fate, you have three actions from which to choose:
  • Peek at a card
  • Move a stone
  • Flip a card
Use these actions wisely to strategically position your stones and flip the cards to activate them at just the right time and you can win the card and the points that come with it. Take advantage of special effects on cards that are triggered when you win or flip to give yourself and advantage or to thwart your opponents' plans.

This game wound up being difficult because although it says 2 players can play but it's odd to play the way. We decided on one round....and he decimated me 25-2.


Next up was Hera & Zeus

Players are opposing gods from Greek mythology, Hera and Zeus, bent on destroying each other
because each kidnapped the other's favorite mortal. Players lay out cards in opposite three-column, four-row matrices. Cards on the leading edges of the opposing columns can be used to attack, which means the combat value of the cards are compared and the loser is destroyed. However, cards are played facedown until they're engaged, adding an element of bluff and doubt to the game. Each turn, players have as many actions as they have columns, and actions can be used to attack, draw cards, or play special action cards. To win, you need to reduce the other player to zero columns, capture their hostage card from their hand, or make sure your opponent cannot use all of their actions during their turn.

I won two battles but them i found Tyler's Argus card in his hand for the capture victory.

We then took a break and at 6pm when opened up the heroscape room. This is our favorite game to play and we decided to break it out for GENCANT.

This Fantasy Battle Board Game comes with dozens of painted plastic miniatures, each representing a warrior from a different era, and hex-based hard plastic terrain pieces which can be put together in many different ways. The warriors include 30 plastic figures, including World War II soldiers, futuristic robots, aliens, a T-Rex-riding orc, a large dragon, and many more. Each hero or squad has its own card that details both movement and combat abilities.

We always just pick teams and fight to the death. Tyler always takes Charros the dragon and he has a defensive attack so he's difficult to beat. We were pretty even and then Ty brough up his Deathwalker 7000 and he self destructed it and It killed Jotun the giant. I was able to fight back and with a lucky shot take out his Death Walker 9000. I was able to defeat charros for a dramtic come from behind victory. Heroscape is still the nest if you ever get a chance to grab a set.

To end the night i played fake artist play along again and to say i was wrong is an understatement.The clue was creature and i guessed the black player was the fake artist and it was a butterfly. It was in fact the green artist and the creature was medusa. yeah i missed that.

One day left.

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