Games Played at GASP Games Day - February 10th, 2018
Don McCalmon
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Pittsburgh
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GASP is starting year two in our new home for our monthly Games Days, the Baldwin Community United Methodist Church. The location is closer to Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities, has ample parking, tons of space, and is close to plenty of food options.

Games Days have been scheduled for all of 2018. 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.

2018 DATES
• January 20th (third Saturday)
• February 10th
• March 10th
• April 14th
• May 12th
• June 9th
• July 14th
• August 11th
• September 8th
• October 13th
• November 10th
• December 15th (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 January 2018 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.

• Several RPG campaigns are 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, Test of Honour and Ronin, Frostgrave, Legends of the Old West, various Osprey wargames, and many 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.

This Geeklist is for the games that were played at our latest Games Day.
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1. Board Game: Legends of the Old West [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:4886]
Don McCalmon
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Continuing our campaign for LotoW, we had two games played at Games Day. The first was my Lawmen vs. the Pat's Cowboys. We played the High Noon scenario, where two of our heroes started in the middle of town, in a showdown of wills, while the rest of our posse came on from the table edges. Sheriff Brewer lost his nerve first and flinched, allowing the cowboy to take the first shot (he missed). The shootin' started in earnest, and the Sheriff was a dead-eye, taking out a few cowboys himself. The law chased the cowboys out of town that day.

The second game was my lawmen vs. Chuck's outlaws, in the Hang Em' High
scenario. A low-life was being strung-up, and the outlaws were coming into town to set him free. To complicate things, a bunch of innocent bystanders were there to watch the hangin', and could get in the way of the lawmen servin' justice - and they did! After some movement to close in, and a few rifle shots at long range, the air was filled with flying lead. The outlaws tried a few shots to cut the rope, and were finally able to free their pal from the noose. With a bunch of civilians getting in the way (Chuck kept winning initiative and was allowed to move 3 civilians a turn), the bandit was able to escape the long arm of the law today.
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2. Board Game: Bolt Action [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:2200] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
Don McCalmon
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We played the BIG Omaha Beach scenario, with 5 Allied players (US and Brits) trying to secure a beachhead vs 4 German players. It was a bloody affair, with heavy losses on both sides, but the Axis were able to squeeze out a victory by a 5-point margin.
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3. Board Game: Kingdomino [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:187] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
Chris Sessoms
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Butler
Pennsylvania
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Two games, one win! Hooray!
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4. Board Game: Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1734]
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Cute roll and write. I enjoyed it.
 
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5. Board Game: Clans of Caledonia [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:45]
Chris Sessoms
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Butler
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I got around to playing this. I really thought it was cool. I liked how building things near your neighbors let you buy things at a discount, I liked the production system, and it was cool overall. I didn't like the boat movement how that worked, felt a smidge wonky but i liked and its on my radar now.
 
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6. Board Game: The Grizzled [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:294]
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Two games played with newbies, one pretty decisive win.
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7. Board Game: Azul [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:37] [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked]
Chris Sessoms
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I am 3-0 at this game. This is an abstract i'll actually play and kind of enjoy.
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8. Board Game: Ponzi Scheme [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:898]
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Oh wow this game was bonkers. I ended up winning via tiebreaker after 3 bear markets.
 
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9. Board Game: Majesty: For the Realm [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:728]
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This is a good splendor killer like game. I like how the cards interact with each other.

And screw knights
 
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10. Board Game: Metal Minds [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
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This is a simple take that game, i'd play it again but the neat thing about this game is the backstory of the characters, I'd like to see a netflix special or a book or something.
 
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11. Board Game: Rising Sun [Average Rating:8.07 Overall Rank:55]
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First play of this. Base game only with 5 players. The koi clan seemed to dominate. Had a good time but need another game or two to make up my mind in this one.
 
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12. Board Game: Photosynthesis [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:325]
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Played an3 player game with two new players. This was my first Tim playing and I enjoyed it.
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13. Board Game: The Grizzled [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:294]
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4 players 4 game playes. We came close a few times
But victory eluded us
 
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14. Board Game: Century: Spice Road [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:210] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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2 games
3 players. I really like this game.
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15. Board Game: Orléans [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:26]
Jason Lukac
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played this one four player. final scores were 85, 95, 96 and .... 128. john kicked our butts. Still enjoy this one a lot.
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16. Board Game: Thurn and Taxis [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:356]
Jason Lukac
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McKeesport
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four player go of what I consider now a classic. Still fun despite the dryer than toast theme.
 
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17. Board Game: Terraforming Mars: Venus Next [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
Jason Lukac
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McKeesport
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played this one four player with venus expansion for the first time. I'm glad I played it, but I don't think I need to own it. the extra corps and cards are nice, but not a necessity.
 
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18. Board Game: Pandemic: Rising Tide [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:865]
Jason Lukac
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McKeesport
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Four player attempt. we started well and then drowned. It was different enough to warrant another try.
 
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19. Board Game: Cottage Garden [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:656]
Jason Lukac
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Four player try. I came in second. I was glad to get this one back to the table.
 
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20. Board Game: Lewis & Clark [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:147]
Jim Robertson
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Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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3 person game
 
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