Event: Table Top Gaming at Happy Harbor Comics
Intrepid Reporter: Andy
To my fellow Browncoats, I do apologize for not writing sooner. Unfortunately the flu had caught up to me, and we all know when it comes to the flu, it pretty much wins everytime. However, I’m back, and I want to tell you about the February shindig. I know it’s the middle of March but better late than never.
Firefly: the game. It’s quite the experience. Learning how to play and getting started is the hardest part. After that, all it takes is a little strategy and some some time. Once you have that, it is well worth it.
We had our regular Browncoats show up and it was nice to see some new faces both young and old. The cost to enter was a food bank donation. We raised 56.5 kgs (or 124.5 lbs for those of us who are old school). Not to bad at all. And a big thank you to Happy Harbor Comics for once again allowing us the use of their store to play. If you haven’t been to Happy Harbor you need to check it out. Something for the geek in all of us.
Once introductions were made and the game play was explained, Firefly the game commenced. In Firefly: The Board Game, each player captains a Firefly class starship. And now that you’re the Captain, you’re gonna need a crew! You’ll find them all over the ‘Verse – same with gear and upgrades. Once you got your ship set (or as set as you can), look for work! The jobs you accept all depend on how questionable your morals are – will you just do delivery missions for the Alliance, or will you go for the illegal missions? And speaking of the Alliance, they’re out there, too. As are the Reavers Starting out as a captain of your own ship and hiring a crew, five players took to the verse to earn a living all while avoiding the Alliance and the Reavers. Making deals both honest and some not so honest. Picking up and dropping off crew and passengers, cargo and contraband. Completing goals to be able to pay off your ship and call it your own.
The game took about 2 hours with a victor finally emerging. Before starting the next game, door prizes were handed out. Winners received copies of Firefly Fluxx; a game that challenges the most cunning of player to keep up with the ever changing rules and requirements to win.
Now the next game was new it was not a game of player versus player but of working together towards a common goal In Firefly: Out to the Black Card Game you play as one of the 9 Serenity crew members and work together with your fellow players to face the various entanglements that come your way. You’ll face the Alliance, Reavers, low-down dirty deceivers and all manner of nastiness as you scour for jobs, choose partners for your missions, and ultimately do your best to stay afloat and keep on flyin’!
After working together towards a common goal, and a few close calls, our crew was successful in its mission.
I think the first Firefly Game Day shindig turned out well. Everyone had fun, we made some new friends, and a donation was made to the food bank. Not to bad for a relaxing and enjoyable Saturday afternoon.