This is the session report for my fifth Duel of Ages minigame: A game played with 2 platters (Par 4 and Painted Desert),
Twin Bases (both team bases occupying the same 'space'), Field of Honor and 4 dome keys.
With 6 characters per side the teams were:
White: Beowulf, Jolie La Ravissant, Little Shaun, Gen. James Gavin, Cayriss, Bladed Terror
Black: York, Marley Kenyon, Amanda Pierce, Titanium Renegade, Camden Drake, A Pile of Weewaks
Before the game Marley Kenyon draws up the Shurikens, the Roman Scutum, the Nitro Bow and the Max Runner.
Camden Drake draws the Stiletto Knife, the .22 Deadeye, Mudgepus the Genie and the Deflector Plate, keeping Mudgepus.
White: Reinforces Bladed Terror and Beowulf.
Black: Reinforces Titanium Renegade and Marley Kenyon.
White: Bladed Terror and Beowulf moves into position to either catch Marley Kenyon or force him into the Tower of
Desperation. Reinforces Gen. James Gavin and Jolie La Ravissant.
Black: Marley Kenyon wisely chooses to challenge a Tower of Desperation where he squeaks and gets one damage.
Reinforces York and Amanda Pierce.
White: Bladed Terror moves toward York's position to keep up the pressure and Beowulf moves toward Amanda Pierce.
Reinforces Cayriss and Little Shaun.
Black: Amanda Pierce challenges a Tower of Desperation and passes. York challenges a different Tower of Desperation
(there were three on the map) and not only fails, getting 2 damage in the process, but also ending up in the exact
same dome he just left. Reinforces Camden Drake and A Pile of Weewaks.
White: Bladed Terror and Cayriss moves into a position where the wounded York and A Pile of Weewaks cannot escape
into the Tower of Desperation. Marley Kenyon opfires with the Nitro Bow at Little Shaun hitting for 3 damage.
Black: Marley Kenyon gives the Max Runner and the Roman Scutum to Titanium Renegade.
White: Marley Kenyon opfires with the Nitro Bow at Little Shaun again but misses. Bladed Terror and Cayriss chases
the wounded York and A Pile of Weewaks up a slope to the mesa on Par 4. Cayriss attacks York hitting for 0 damage,
and uses it's tail to attack A Pile of Weewaks, but misses. Bladed Terror attacks York, but only hits for 1 damage.
York attacks Cayriss hitting for 0 damage. A Pile of Weewaks attacks Cayriss and hits for 2 damage, but misses the
Bladed Terror. Gen. James Gavin challenges Ruins of Txactochal at the Colonial Labyrinth and amazes picking up the
Charm Cube and the Eggshell Field Generator making him a nasty target.
Black: Marley Kenyon fires the Nitro Bow at Little Shaun and hits for 1 damage. Titanium Renegade attacks Little Shaun
and hits for 3 damage, killing him. Little Shaun fails to damage Titanium Renegade in return.
I had not anticipated that team Black would make the first kill, but the dicegods did not favor the Bladed Terror.
York runs just inside the Black Team Base Main Gate and A Pile of Weewaks takes up position just outside, due to lack
White: Bladed Terror and Cayriss jumps A Pile of Weewaks outside the base. Cayriss attacks hitting for 2 damage.
Bladed Terror once again fails to impress and misses it's attack. A Pile of Weewaks attacks hitting Cayriss for 0 damage
and missing Bladed Terror. Bladed Terror challenges the Main Gate and squeaks, sneaking inside to pursue the wounded
York. Beowulf challenges Lost Valley at the Ancient Labyrinth and passes picking up the Horseman's Mace.
Black: York and A Pile of Weewaks rush to their Vault to grab the weapons there. Camden Drake challenges Power Armor
on Manual Override at the Future Labyrinth but fails.
White: Bladed Terror rushes into the Vault in pursuit, attacking York but fopping the damage roll for 0 damage.
York attacks Bladed Terror and misses. A Pile of Weewaks attacks Bladed Terror and hits for 3 damage!
Black: York picks up the Morning Star in the Black Team Vault. A Pile of Weewaks picks up the Dagger. In the ensuing
melee York attacks Bladed Terror with the Morning Star hitting for 2 damage and killing it. Bladed Terror attacks
York, finally hitting for 2 damage and killing him. Amanda Pierce challenges Minivan, Bear Tooth Pass, No Brakes at
the Modern Labyrinth and passes picking up the Spydra.
White: Jolie La Ravissant had been blocking the entrance to the Colonial Labyrinth for a few turns, but since no one
dared attack her she decided to challenge the guardian. The challenge turned out to be Barroom Brawl! which Jolie is
ill-suited for and she fails.
Black: Titanium Renegade challenges Power Armor on Manual Override at the Future Labyrinth and passes picking up the
White: Gen. James Gavin challenges One Shot... at the Modern Labyrinth and amazes picking up ther Terapistol and the
Short Bow. Cayriss challenges Vive Quebec! at the Modern Labyrinth and passes picking up the Silver Dove.
Beowulf makes an honorable melee challenge at the Field of Honor for a duel of Horseman's Mace. The challenge is answered
by Titanium Renegade and a 6 round duel follows, at the end of which Titanium Renegade had only managed to hit Beowulf
once for 2 damage, but getting properly pounded in the process and dying itself.
Black: Camden Drake challenges Surfing the Van Allen Belt at the Future Labyrinth and amazes picking up the Silhouette
Pistol and banishing Jolie La Ravissant. Marley Kenyon challenges Caverns of Tethos III at the Future Labyrinth and
squeaks picking up the Accelerator Tube.
White: Some general maneuvering.
Black: Amanda Pierce picks up the Max Runner, the Roman Scutum and the Repulsor. A Pile of Weewaks attacks Beowulf
but misses. Beowulf's return attack also misses.
White: Camden Drake opfires with the Silhouette Pistol at Beowulf but misses. Jolie La Ravissant attacks A Pile of
Weewaks and misses, but the point was to drive the Weewaks since they had a card to loose by standing still.
Black: Gen. James Gavin opfires with the Terapistol at A Pile of Weewaks and hits for 0 damage. A Pile of Weewaks jumps
Gen. James Gavin who uses the Charm Cube. This fails however as does both A Pile of Weewaks' and Gen. James Gavin's
White: Jolie La Ravissant keeps up the pressure by attacking A Pile of Weewaks and missing. A Pile of Weewaks again
choses not to attack. Cayriss challenges Landing on Wyke II at the Future Labyrinth amazing picking up the Atomslider
Blade and the Glass Blade. Beowulf challenges Ninja Assassin at the Ancient Labyrinth but fopps.
Black: Camden Drake employs Mudgepus the Genie and picks up Old Jonah and the Zenith Mirror for his troubles.
Amanda Pierce sets the Spydra on Jolie La Ravissant.
White: Camden Drake opfires with the Silhouette Pistol at Beowulf hitting for 0 damage. Jolie La Ravissant once again
attacks A Pile of Weewaks and misses.
Black: Camden Drake fires with the Silhouette Pistol at Beowulf but misses, thinking at this point that Beowulf was
blessed with immortality. The Spydra hits Jolie La Ravissant for 0 damage and Marley Kenyon challenges Barroom Brawl!
at the Colonial Labyrinth and fails.
White: Camden Drake opfires yet again with the Silhouette Pistol at Beowulf and misses. Jolie La Ravissant actually
hits A Pile of Weewaks, but for 0 damage. Beowulf attacks Camden Drake and hits for 3 damage. Camden Drake is getting
thoroughly frustrated with Beowulf and misses his attack. Gen. James Gavin challenges Ninja Assassin at the Ancient
Labyrinth and passes picking up the Hammer's Badge.
Black: Being chased by Beowulf Camden Drake gives the Zenith Mirror to A Pile of Weewaks. Amanda Pierce challenges
The Watchman at the Modern Labyrinth and passes picking up the Nightstick.
White: A pile of Weewaks opfires with the Zenith Mirror at Beowulf and hits for 2 damage. Camden Drake opfires with
the Silhouette Pistol at Beowulf, needing now only 2 damage to kill him, but the attack does 0 damage. Utterly
disgusted at his bad luck, he then gets attacked by both Jolie La Ravissant and Beowulf. Jolie misses the attack, but
Beowulf hits for 2 damage, killing Camden Drake. Camden Drake's attack fails to damage. A Pile of Weewaks attacks Beowulf
but misses. Cayriss challenges Gauss Rifle Debut at the Future Labyrinth but fails.
Black: Gen. James Gavin opfires with the Terapistol at A Pile of Weewaks hitting for 4 damage. A Pile of Weewaks picks
up the Silhouette Pistol and Old Jonah.
White: Gen. James Gavin fires the Terapistol at A Pile of Weewaks hitting for 6 damage and imprisoning them.
Cayriss passes the Atomslider Blade to Beowulf.
Black: Gen. James Gavin opfires with the Terapistol at the Spydra and misses, but then opfires again at Amanda Pierce
and hits for 3 damage. In desperation Amanda Pierce attacks the much wounded Beowulf with the Nightstick, but misses.
Beowulf on the other hand hits Amanda Pierce for 4 damage, killing her.
Finally Marley Kenyon challenges Barroom Brawl! at the Colonial Labyrinth and fails.
At this point Marley Kenyon as team Black's last man standing decides to surrender the game.
28 equipment cards were drawn from the deck.
Team White made 10 challenges at 7.80 average challenge number rolling an average of 6.30 for 1 FOPP, 2 Fail, 1 Squeak,
3 Pass and 3 Amaze.
Team Black made 11 challenges at 7.55 average challenge number rolling an average of 6.73 for 4 Fail, 2 Squeak, 4 Pass
and 1 Amaze.
Team White made 30 attacks for a total of 34 damage.
Team Black made 31 attacks for a total of 19 damage.
Lessons learned: This game was very much about maneuvering and harrasment, with team white being rather loaded with heavy hitters. For the first half of the game, team black held their own avoiding getting killed and even getting rid of the Bladed Terror. The price for this was, however, a lack of choise and control in the adventures, not being able to go where your skills are put best to use, but where you might live to try again.
The Bladed Terror didn't do much damage, but did influence maneuvering a lot. Jolie La Ravissant did a good job as a blocker, but also as a harrasser, forcing A Pile of Weewaks from beneficial positions for fear of losing equipment.
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