Games Played at GASP Games Day - October 14th, 2017
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Games Days have been scheduled for all of 2017. Except for a few instances, we were able to keep the 2nd Saturday of the month. See below for the schedule, it will be updated as needed. Note one of these dates will be cancelled for GASPcon 17, we just don't know which one yet.

2017 Dates
• January 14th
• February 18th (third Saturday)
• March 11th
• April 1st (first Saturday)
• May 13th
• June 10th
• July 22nd (fourth Saturday)
• August 12th
• September 9th
• October 14th
• November 11th
• December 16th (third Saturday)

The address for the church is located at the bottom of the page

Game Days run from 10am till 10pm, and are open to everyone. There is a small fee per person ($5) to attend Games Day, to cover the cost of the rental hall. This fee is waived for all first-time attendees. The fee will be collected when you arrive, and will grant access to all the games contributed by our members, for use that day. Since we are starting in a new home, we will restart yearly payments again. You can sign-up for yearly payments at the December 2016 or January 2017 Games Day.

Speaking of games, there are always a multitude of board, card, role-playing, and miniature games being played on any given Game Day, but a few events are near constants.

• Our Multi-Player Magic League runs each Game Day, starting around 11am. It’s a league that runs Jan-Oct. There is a second league starting at 4:30PM with modified rules and decks, please read the forum post for more information.

• Several RPG campaigns are also run each Game Day, including our "One-Shot Saturdays", stand-alone adventures run by various GMs each month.

• There are several miniature games that regularly appear at each Game Day. These vary each month, but some examples are Bolt Action, X-Wing, Lord of the Rings, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Wars, Axis and Allies: War at Sea & Angels 20, BattleTech, MERCS, Infinity, and others.

• Don’t forget our extensive board game contingent. You can always find players for a board game, whether you bring your own or try out one of the many titles our BGers own and bring each month to our Games Library.

We ask that everyone attending our Game Days brings something along as a snack and/or drink, for the community to share in. The facility has a full kitchen, so items that need refrigerated are OK. Most people bring some soda, chips, cookies, veggie tray, etc. This helps everyone have a good time without worrying about snacks or drinks.

See you at Games Day!


Location Information::
Baldwin Community United Methodist Church
5001 Baptist Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Visit www.gaspgamer.com for more information.

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1. Board Game: Test of Honour: The Samurai Miniatures Game [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:7751]
Don McCalmon
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Got in 3 games of ToH at Games Day.

Released by Warlord Games, this is a nice historical-based samurai game.

You build your force around your samurai hero (and an assistant samurai if you want), with a force of Ashigaru soldiers to back him up. It's point based, and a good size force is 20-25 points (2 samurai and about 20 Ashigaru soldiers).

It has a built-in campaign system in that your samurai collect skill cards as the game goes on, and at the end of each game you get to keep one of them.

Between this and Ronin we have a good mix of samurai themed systems.
 
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2. Board Game: Massive Darkness [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:706] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
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Played one 5-player game, this was my first play through of the game. I enjoyed it and would be willing to play it again.
 
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3. Board Game: XCOM: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:455]
Don McCalmon
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One 4-player game near the end of the evening. I need to play this more, I always enjoy it, and some of the rules take a while to come back to you, which sucks given that you start the game right away with the timed phase.

Oh, we saved the earth by the way - you're welcome!
 
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4. Board Game: Saga: The Crescent and the Cross [Average Rating:8.48 Unranked]
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Got in one game of Saga, my Crusaders vs Jim's Mutattawwia. Things were going well for my Crusaders, but took an ugly turn and I lost my two big units of warriors so we called it. It was not a good day trying to reclaim the Holy Land!
 
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5. Board Game: Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:715]
Curt Collins
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Played 5 player.
 
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6. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.38 Overall Rank:6]
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Played 5 player. All but one space on the board was used.
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7. Board Game: Coldwater Crown [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:2365]
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Played with 3 players
 
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8. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:48]
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3 player
 
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9. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:27]
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10. Board Game: Vinci [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:562]
Chris Sessoms
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Played Small World 1.0

Its clunky and longer than small world, but its okay. I'd play again.
 
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11. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:49]
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Played 4 players, I'm no good at this game but thats okay
 
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12. Board Game: Santorini [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:66]
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Played it twice. Once without powers once with.
Its not bad. I'm not the biggest abstract fan, I'd think id rather play onitama though, but its beautiful Ill say.
 
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13. Board Game: DETHRONED: The Real-Time Combat Card Game [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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I played it. Thats all i say.
 
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14. Board Game: First Class [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:357]
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Played this twice. Won with two different strategies.
I will say this, I don't want to see the A or the B modules again for a while (thats a lie)
 
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15. Board Game: Power Grid: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1450]
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I don't like power grid. This however was light years better.
 
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16. Board Game: Sagrada [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:289]
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Did this and won overwhelming, cause I was able to get all the blue (the color I needed)
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17. Board Game: Broom Service [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:403]
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This is a cute game. I played and ended up winning.
 
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18. Board Game: Hero Realms [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:210]
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Got in one game of this. It's fun, quick, and easy to learn
 
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19. Board Game: BOO [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:6370]
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Two person abstract game in a teeny teeny box. Not bad, not amazing, hard to get too upset for a $5 game.
 
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20. Board Game: Würfel Bohnanza [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1459]
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Our go-to time filler.
 
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21. Board Game: Secrets [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2777]
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Hidden roles (sometimes even hidden from yourself) and card collection. Played with 5, which does cool things with the faction numbers (makes them even all three ways).
 
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