Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fallcon 2014

Another Fallcon has come and gone, now we have the photos & memories of gaming goodness to carry on.

I headed down to Calgary with Scott & after a visit to Sentry Box & checking into the hotel, headed to the con. I spent Friday night meeting up with gaming buddies, some of which I only see at this venue.

I then got into another game of Gangsters which Bruce was running.

This time around I played a faction of FBI who were determined to clean up this crooked town. I had 2 objectives. Prevent anyone taking anything from the bank while the accountant went through the books & to get into the fire hall & get photos of the poker game taking place by the crooked cops.

Unlike the previous game we played, this time there was an actual alley for players to use to get around.

Bruce is pointing out the results of a firefight between 2 characters.

Meanwhile I was headed to the Fire Hall with the photographer. My members are in the black car.

The 'Tea' truck (filled with booze) is driving out of control with an unconscious driver. It eventually skidded to the edge of the board & stopped.

 Jonathan & Alex pose pouring over their mess.

Meanwhile I arrived at the firehall & had to attempt to revive the unconscious photographer, seems she had taken a hit on the way in. I succeeded & she was able to get upstairs & get the photos before the game ended.

The game did end in a draw with 2 of us attaining 110 points.

The next morning I played in a game of Songs & Blades of Heroes hosted by Mark & Mike.
The scenario consisted of 3 groups of Romans from the 9th Legion. They were looting a graveyard for gold & then had to drive the cart along the road to the tower.

Opposing them were Zombies in the Graveyard, the Necromancer & her Skeleton Hordes, & some groups of Dwarves.

Caesar at the bridge with a small detachment.

I played the Necromancer.

I didn't get off to a good start, ending my first turn on the first roll.

The Wagon continues to travel towards the fortification, it moved at the end of every Roman turn as long as there was a Roman Soldier in contact with it.

Having fallen behind, my force was mopping up the delaying Romans.

The Dwarves failed to stop the cart & it eventually got to the tower, giving the victory to the Romans.

I then spent the afternoon playing in a Kampfgruppe Commander game which pitted the US against Japanese in a meeting engagement.

The Japanese advance.

As it was based in 1945, it wasn't very realistic that we advanced on the Imperialists, however as this was a game to showcase the rules, we marched headlong into the US fire.

We did manage to bring a barrage down on the Priest & destroyed it. But the odds were against the Japanese as we had lost 5 units I believe of 8 to break when we called the game.

Saturday night saw me get into a game of Eldritch Horror, which we managed to win with 1 point remaining on the Doom Track. I didn't get any photos of the game, but suffice it to say, I really liked the Expedition Leader character I played. With all his ally's I had gotten, I was rolling lots of dice & even getting re-rolls on numerous abilities.

Sunday I played Descent. In this scenario we had to close 3 gates before the Boss got the Shadow Key & escaped with it.

I played Silhouette & opted for the ranged variant of the class.

I managed to get to the first gate control & managed to prevent any more Shadow Dragons from arriving.

Things were going well until that moment, then we really started getting hammered, having several characters drop.

We did however manage to eke out a victory & closed all 3 portals.

All in all another good weekend of gaming, & meeting up with old friends.

Now its onto Zomtober!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Simon, they were all good fun & its nice to try out rules you've heard of, but never played.

  2. Looks like you had a fabulous time Terry; loved the games.

    1. Thanks Michael, yes I always enjoy my gaming weekends. What could be better than friends, games & beers, then returning home to a home cooked meal.

  3. Nice looking event dude!
    Great pictures and some interesting games.

    1. Thanks Bob, yes, I like variety on these gaming weekends. I've somewhat strayed from the uber massive games, opting for more skirmish type games.

  4. Nice posting. Great shots, too. Check out my post on the Convention:

  5. How was Kampfgruppe Commander?

    1. Hey Dave, to be honest, I would need to play it again. It seemed everthing for the game was last minute. The scenario changed, the units involved were unbalanced & we only had a glossing of the rules.

      There were some interesting aspects, such as performing a Scout which may provide actual, vague or totally false info. However as everything was on the table it sort of didn't make any sense to do. Movement into bad going requires a roll per unit which will determine the terrain effect as a modifier 1x, 1.5x, 2x etc. We can chat more at the club.

  6. I was supposed to be the Host for Descent, I have done it many times in the past. Unfortunately, I got bumped for one of our panels this year. This will NOT happen next year. The panels were new for FallCon this year so we kinda gave them priority and fitting them into the rest of our schedule lead to a few conflicts. Next year we will be better prepared and I plan on hosting Descent on Sunday as per normal.


    PS. This is assuming we have Descent as an event, the numbers for it have been dropping off, maybe Shadows of Brimstone or something similar will take it's place.

    1. Brent I was indeed looking forward to sitting down to a game you were running, I got to admit though, the young lad we had as the oppostion was quite adept at the game & his roll's were more than humbling.

      We did win though it was a nail-biter, so that made it pleasant in the end.