Thursday, April 28, 2011

Snow Shoes are Go!

It's going to happen. Thanks to dinner provided by my goth house sitter Chrissy and cutting help from her partner Mike, as of midnight last night I have completed 4 brass, copper and wood spring cannons, a landed martian cylinder and 3 tripods and a whack of human land ships. The final steps are to glue the bases on for which I will be buying another glue gun at lunch and to play test which I shall do with my gaming buddy Marc at the convention. AS the camera is at the convention, I have no pictures but will post some as soon as they become available.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just Maybe - Martians in the Snow at the CNSE

The current election in Canada is due to take place on Monday May 2 - right after the Canadian National Steampunk Exhibition. Since I work for Elections Canada, this was going to prevent me from running my Martians in the Snow game. However, my unit's work load is slowing down and I have managed to parlay some of my over time into three days at the CNSE. This week will be filled with doing all the prep work I didn't do because the game wasn't on. Ugern from Junior General has created an impressive series of War of the Worlds paper troops that I will be using for the game.

The game is afoot and pictures will follow after the event (the Countessa is taking the camera with her...).

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Life vs gaming

Between the ramp up to the Canadian general election and re-doing the office space I have had precious little time to game and no time to paint. Even my Martians in the Snow game I was going to run at the CNSE is threatened by the election so might not happen.

That said I did manage to beat to a pulp win a few games playing HotT with Marc and I have had a couple of extended games of Zombies with friends and family. Good friends bought us a bag of extra zombies the same day we bought an extra bag as well - so no more using counters. The missus also added zombies dogs to the mix and given the estrogen level in the house, girl zombies are on order "Not the teeth, Tammy."

And if you are Canadian - Remember to vote, or spoil your ballot or refuse it just get out there and do something.