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Deepwyrm Drow Dispatched

Posted February 3rd, 2010 at 04:18 PM by Sylvano the Wasabus
My first Battle Report

I love reading the battle reports and I’ve always wanted to write one myself. The problem is my kids and I play a bit of a different version of Scape with 85% customs- so I figure no one would understand what I was talking about. (but I guess I should be used to that by now)

Our game is very large- we use a big wall map to keep track of point producing cities and wells, road and castle building, lakes, mountains, volcano and the progress of armies. We have a permanent basic hex setup on which we mount our battles. (doing this has reduced our setup build time to about ten minutes). Anyway enough setup! On to the battle!

My 12 year old son had a 190 point army in the unexplored area of the map, and he invaded a square containing a point producing well. Unclaimed wells have a “bandit army” determined by 20d X 10.
Sadly I, the appointed defender, only rolled a 9 so I got to pick a 90 point army to defend....
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Templar Trouble

Posted January 28th, 2010 at 01:14 PM by Sylvano the Wasabus
Templar Trouble


This is about:
1)Repairing broken Templar Lances
2)My first attempt at photos
3)My little obsession

If you've read my other blog posts you'll know I have a three year old son. His older brothers (and me too) desperately want him to be old enough to Scape with us. We're trying to be patient. So in the meantime, we let him play with the figures, which he absolutely loves. Sometimes it’s eye opening to see a warrior of Ashra driving a little dump truck. Or Major Q10 herding cows. Most of the figures are pretty sturdy. We have a box of fragiles that he's not allowed to touch, but somehow Mister Three Years Old got the Templars.

1)I love the Templars. It was my first real present as a Dad, when my boys were ten and seven. For my birthday,...
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The Houses of Heroscape

Posted January 27th, 2010 at 12:23 PM by Sylvano the Wasabus
The Houses of Heroscape
Or Who's Your General?

My sons and I started playing heroscape when they were little. We play our own weird version- and one of its weird aspects is the whole “summoning generals” theme. I'm familiar with the backstory mythology but my sons never really bought into that. Instead, over time, Jandar, Utgar, Ullar, etc have evolved from something quasi-religious (they first decided that Jandar was a god) into something like tribes, or nations. And then into something like “houses”- like at Hogwarts. That is probably the best description for the current state of our game.

My fifteen year old daughter is a dedicated Harry Potter Alternative Universe creature- All Slytherin, all the time. She likes to debate and we have many discussions about Utgar- are they evil, or are they just misguided? Not evil, she insists, just self-serving opportunists- she sees selfishness as a survival mechanism. Not misguided- those Utgarites...
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Allopatric Speciation, or is My Heroscape Your Heroscape?

Posted January 23rd, 2010 at 02:21 PM by Sylvano the Wasabus
Updated January 23rd, 2010 at 04:43 PM by Sylvano the Wasabus
Allopatric Speciation
Or is my Heroscape your Heroscape?

“Allopatric speciation is the phenomenon whereby populations are physically isolated by an extrinsic barrier and evolve dissimilarly due to the isolation- becoming two separate but related species.”

I am a single father with four kids, two jobs and a cat that throws up on everything. You might not think that we are scapers, but we are.

My son received SOTM one year for Christmas- after Santa had been looking at it in a TRU store for over a year. Money’s always tight, so Santa tries to be careful. The boys were small, 5 and 8, and games had to be simple and quick. We began to play Scape, the basic game.

Then we found a beat up ROTV on clearance at a big store. The boys loved all of the new figures, especially the Tarn. Quickly the basic game was not enough and we began to incorporate elements of the Advanced game while still keeping much of the basic game....
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