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The Children’s Crusade

Great idea for anyone with small children:

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The worst blog on BGG AKA the Plastic Hell Designer Diary!
So now that I’ve got the two boys (2.5 years and 7 weeks) I want to bring them into this little hobby of ours. I know that some of you may say “Aren’t they a little young?” but I disagree. They are the perfect age to play my new game! Please note that this game requires you own a baby and a toddler. Sullen teenagers are optional.

The Children’s Crusade

This is a miniatures style wargame. All units need to be made out of cardboard or a paper material however. Units come in 3 varieties, Infantry, Calvary and artillery. Each cardboard piece is required to have this written what it is on it. Otherwise unit design is up to you.

Units of measure. The standard unit of measure is one baby. The baby may be of any size/age as long as both players agree on the baby. Each player may want to use their own baby though. This is possible but it gives the advantage to players with taller babies. If you are willing to exploit your baby’s size advantage in this manner you will go far in this game. Babies over 12 months old are not recommended. Making cardboard cutouts of babies instead of using actual babies for measure is FROWNED UPON.

At several times in these rules there are measurements given such as 1/s Baby. It is imperative that YOU DO NOT ACTUALLY CUT A BABY IN HALF for this. Perhaps a playsuit with a stripe down the center?

More here: The worst blog on BGG AKA the Plastic Hell Designer Diary!

mCP-X Fun!

Some new parts for my other hobby.  New swash plate, tail and canopy to replace parts that were damaged.  I plan on painting up the canopy once I figure out what I want to do with it.

Swimming time!

Day at the zoo

Pictures from France

Here are all of the pictures I took in Paris!  Click on them to enlargenate!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone out there!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones! Enjoy the company and happy gaming!

Weekend Gaming: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!

This weekend was pretty crazy for us.  We held our annual Halloween Party on Friday night with  Nick, Laura, Louis, Kevin, Ryan, Joe and Jaime all in attendance.  There were so many games played that a recap of all would be impossible.

7 Wonders started the night, with Louis taking the win.  Some of us then played Le Havre, while another group played Thurn and Taxis and Princes of Florence.  I had to leave in the middle of Le Havre to take care of some customer support duties for work (by the way, having to go to a meeting with your boss while dressed as a zombie is interesting), but apparently Nick had won that game in a stroke of Beginner’s Luck.

Following that, Joe and Jaime taught Laura and my wife to play Pinochle.  Nick, Kevin, Louis and I played a few rounds of Quarriors.  I like the game, but I still feel it’s very luck driven.  In all three games I was very close to winning, but either didn’t get the right dice on the last round, or my opponents got just the right things to defeat my monsters.

That ended the night for most of the guests, but since Nick and Laura were spending the night, we decided to play some Zombie Dice and Monty Python Fluxx.  Things were getting a bit fuzzy at that point (it was about 3 am), so I couldn’t tell you who won.

Saturday was spent recovering.  We mostly just sat around and watched college football.  I was able to watch my Alma-mater, NDSU, beat up on the University of Northern Iowa for the top spot in their division.  Sunday was more football, and I spent some time working on my Menoth models.

We had a great time with our friends, and we’re looking forward to taking the kids to a Halloween Party tonight.

Enjoy the candy, and happy gaming!


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