So Gamma World has hit some scheduling snags with the group, and appears to be on hiatus for a bit.
Friday night my daughter said, "Dad, I want to play this!" pointing to the box on my game shelf of:
Well I broke out the minis and she created her team of Cavern busting adventurers! Now I have a pretty big selection of Heritage minis so she took about 1/2hour to choose her team.
A Knight with a bucket helm, mace & shield
A female Cleric brandishing a crucifix
A female thief with a grappling hook
An armoured elf with sword & shield
A Wizard with staff and owl familiar
As a bonus I let her choose a Henchman to carry loot! He was an unarmoured figure with a sack over his shoulder.
She rolled the stats for her team and entered the Caverns! Our game lasted a little over an hour. She battled 8 giant rats, turned Undead and escaped from the Vampire and 2 skeletons! Her thief was killed by my favorite trap! "A thousand knives spring from the walls!" Her treasure haul was two sets of jewels, one worth 20gp the other 50gp, and loose coinage of 3, 7 and 10gp each as well as a "Magic Sword". The sword was being used by the thief, however the Cleric took it upon her death from the knives!
If you never had this game or it's counter part, "The Crypt of the Sorcerer". I would say you are either too young to know about it; as it is from 1981-82 time period, or you were never LUCKY enough to get it! This game and the "Red Box" Dungeons and Dragons is what opened the doorway to imagination for me that Christmas so long ago, and I have never stopped exploring those Caverns of Doom!
It doesn't have to be the newest or advanced or coolest or whatever! it just needs to capture you in the right moment and get you to say, "Hey, I want to play that!"
We will be returning to the Caverns soon, for the Dragon's treasure hoard is too much for her to resist. "I need a new thief, first." she told me, "then I'm getting the treasure from that Dragon!"
Unitl next time my freinds. No matter what you play, just play and have FUN!