|Mark Thornton runs a Game of Dragons!|
Richard Morita and his new Edo Jidai - Duelling Samurai game for a grand tounament complete with Japanese ritual bells ringing. Mark Thornton ran a new creation called Game of Dragons. Darren from Auckland brought Magic: The Gathering and a boardgame he purchased from a Kickstarter campaign called Cthulhu Wars which included all the expansions (for around 450 NZ$) and looked amazing. Cthulhu Wars is a strategy/horror board game from Lovecraft's classic Cthulhu Mythos.
I ran a game of D&D on the Saturday evening at Mark's place and then another game on Sunday at the Festival. The night game was reminiscent of how I began playing, with no miniatures or terrain, now often termed Theatre of the Mind. As Dungeon Master this is incredibly liberating and allows for a higher level of spontaneous creativity but in my experience works best with a smaller group. The next day I brought out the DWARVEN FORGERY™ terrain, which certainly helps keep focus on the game when running for sixteen players!
|The Dragon Warriors!|
|My first roll of the day!|
|Dungeons & Dragons: Day Two|
|The final roll of the dice.|
|Wrapping things up.|
|Winners: Patrick (Gold, red shirt), Mathew (Silver, green shirt), Kamea (Bronze, blue shirt)|
and my mum Marlene (Organiser, purple hat).
|Magic: The Gathering|
Congratulations to the winners: Patrick (Gold), Mathew (Silver), Kamea (Bronze). Thanks and blessings to all those who helped make it happen again for 2015, especially my mum Marlene.
God bless you and have a great week!