Saturday afternoon the game was TUSK. Three groups of Victorian explorers and two groups of British soldiers had to escape the Forgotten Island before the volcano exploded and destroyed the island. The players had to cross a jungle, filled with prehistoric creatures, and make it to the beach where boats would pick them up and take them out to the ship.
My group was lead by that famed explorer Rhino Ryan. The lady in my group was rather lightly clothed by Victorian standards, something must have happened to her dress (A giant ape must have removed it earlier in the expedition).
A T Rex leaves off feasting on a dinosaur carcass to charge towards one of the groups.
Big Mistake, for he is going up against the Killer Kid. This six year old would tell dad where to move the figures, then handle the selection of targets and shooting himself. What a die roller. By the time the game ended he had killed nine dino's!!!
British soldiers, carefully using cover, sneak around undetected by another feasting group of carnivores. I didn't think that Brits were allowed to be stealthy. Aren't they suppose to advance in a line out in the open?
My group and the Killer Kid's is charged by a lone dino. Poor dino he never had a chance against the Killer's hot die rolling.
That's more like it. The Brits advance in line in the open and down a T Rex with a volley. None of that skulking around, by God. It just isn't British.
The second group of Brits quickly down two larger velociraptors, while a larger group of smaller raptors sneak up behind them.
The Killer Kid sees two and kills two more carnivorous dinosaurs (I only got to kill one dino the whole because the Kid never missed).
One Brit unit gets attacked by itty bitty killer chickensaurs, who because of sheer numbers actually survive lon enough to do a wound. The only wound the dinos scored all game.
One player ran the person with the proof that the island really existed (a dino egg or something like that) out ahead of his group. She was attacked by a dino, who of course missed, and said dino went down under a hail of gunfire before it could attack again.
There was a bit of trouble with a carnivorous plant, but it ended up being no more than a nuisance.
As the island slowly sank beneath the waves, drowning the dinosaurs that had survived on it for millions of years, everyone made it into the waiting boats. Not even a no name extra had died.
Sometimes when you run a game, it ends up being too hard and kills everyone. Sometimes you think no one can possibly survive, and it turns into a cakewalk.
I've been gaming since the 1970's and even wrote some RPG adventures in the 80's for the Judges Guild. It seems that I can only get in miniatures is gaming at cons, but I do regularly play boardgames and RPGs.