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« on: November 02, 2016, 06:47:51 PM »


Well, I've finally reached that point where I have enough of my old west town and figures done that I can now branch out into some weirdness.  The Valley of Gwangi was of course my primary inspiration for this game.  I ran it at a mini-con that I run here in Chicago, and my players had no clue that dinosaurs were going to quickly become their primary targets.

Started off simply enough.  4 gangs, each gang had a civilian they had to escort off of the table.  The town was very busy that day, with Doctor Hackenbush having rolled into town with crates of his patent elixir on the back of his wagon attracting a crowd of onlookers and rabble-rousers.





Soon, the stage came barreling into town, with the driver yelling at the top of his lungs "Run!  Run!!!"  The reason for this was soon evident, as man-sized lizards came tearing down the street after them.  The lead one leaped over the coach and landed right on the back of one of the horses, ripping into it and causing the stage to careen out of control.





People and horses scatter in random directions as more beasts flood into the streets.  The players try and round of their civilians and get them to safety with varying degrees of success.  The Pinkertons duck into the bank with the manager to try and get him out the back of the bank.  One of them made for the roof, hoping to be able to get better shots at the beasts, but he soon learned the flaw in that plan.



Then, when the players thought things couldn't get any worse...it did.









The game was a ton of fun.  I made up the rules for the dinosaurs, and I wasn't sure if they were going to be completely overpowered, but I did want them to be really tough and scary for the players.  They were able to take out about 3 of the raptors, and one of the pterosaurs, and in a hail of lead, the allosaur.  I was revising the rules a bit on the fly, but it all worked out.


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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 06:52:46 PM »

That is ridiculous.  And awesome.  And ridiculously awesome.  Laugh
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 07:15:53 PM »

All hail Gwangi  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 07:20:32 PM »

This the level of craziness I really like  Cheesy Awesome looking game. The buildings look nice.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 07:34:15 PM »

All hail Gwangi  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2016, 04:09:37 AM »

Ha!  That game looks like a lot of fun!

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 10:06:51 AM »

That's some awesome stuff Laugh.

I love how the pugilist in the fourth picture seems to see a giant lizard jump into the horse and his reaction is:
'Roight, Put 'm up!"
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2016, 10:25:15 AM »

To much awesomeness   Love
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2016, 10:30:33 AM »

I had to suppress a giggle as I read through this awesome madness!  I want to see more.  Love

Maybe a herd of Iguanadon or similar in a cattle rustling scene?
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2016, 10:36:37 AM »

Love it! Great looking table too.
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2016, 10:45:52 AM »

Absolutely marvellous stuff. Looks like a great town set-up too.
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2016, 12:30:45 PM »

I love it  Cheesy Cool

I bought a couple of very nice dinosaurs a few rears ago with just such a game in mind - maybe one day  Roll Eyes



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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2016, 03:14:06 PM »

The dinos were almost all Schleich toys, came pre-painted so I just plopped them on the table.  A friend had the T-Rex, and I bought the allosaur off of Ebay for $10.  The raptors came from their line of mini-dinosaur models, a little big, but that just makes them more scary.

The pterosaurs were from Copplestone, the only real minis that I had to purchase and paint for my dinos.
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2016, 06:29:42 PM »

ROTFLMAO!  Great stuff!  Where is Jeff Goldblum when you need him! 

Should have fed the T-Rex the local attorney to give him indigestion!
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2016, 08:01:51 PM »

ROTFLMAO!  Great stuff!  Where is Jeff Goldblum when you need him! 

Should have fed the T-Rex the local attorney to give him indigestion!

Now, now! What would the RSPCA say to that!  Laugh

Excellent with a cherry on top. I'm currently very much in a dinosaur mood myself, although with more of a Sci-Fi aspect, but the nice thing about dinosaurs is that they improve EVERYTHING.
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