First, Gaming with Chuck headquarters (GwCHQ) is due to relocate just after the middle of the month of July. We will be decamping from Mossflower, our current location, to larger quarters at Bag End. Early scouting reports have come back with this photo of the lane climbing up to the new quarters . . .
|Approximate map of Andrew Chapel Road, leading to Bag End|
|Fierce fighting at Fort Carlhouse|
The second miniatures acquisition has been the acquisition of a large (over 1000 pieces) collection of Mexican War (1846-1848) miniatures, in 15mm. Recent sorting and rules reviews have been taking place, but a decent sized Mexican-American War Table Top Exercise (TTX) - meaning a wargame with map based planning, campaign work, and finally tabletop battle execution - is planned for the first serious wargame to take place at the new Bag End location of GwCHQ.
|Mexican American War gaming should be pretty exciting!|
Third, several recent Boardgame purchases and acquisitions have taken place, more on that later, but recent board game plays have included some light fare such as Trekking the National Parks, and Dungeon Roll. Just this evening, however, a game of Vikings took place at GwC, amidst the general chaos of bugging out the HQ and packing up the household. Vikings is a great Michael Kiesling design, and plays well with 3 or 4 players. We had a 3 player game, and I had the fun of introducing it to Anita and Heidi - everyone had a great time, in spite of it being a first for them. I think I owe them a game of something more familiar (Catan or Carcassonne).
|Vikings! (bgg image)|
Fourth, some upcoming Science Fiction Roleplaying is imminent. I have been preparing a Star Wars RPG (the WEG D6 version, using the second edition rulebook) session for an upcoming convention session, and simultaneously John D has been preparing a White Star RPG game, for online play (google Hangouts, most likely). My Star Wars game will feature a band of adventurers on the YT-1300 light freighter "Tumbling Asteroid". It is set between the battle of Yavin and the battle of Hoth, but the players are not necessarily part of the Rebellion (yet). John's game will be set in the Solar System (as opposed to interstellar), and the players will be part of ASTRA - an organization dedicated to fighting pirates and smugglers. Both sound great (as GM of Star Wars, and as player of White Star).
|Tumbling Mermaid is a YT-1300FP - combining passenger and freight options|