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Against the Vampire

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"London is under the grip of an unseen terror! Disappearances. Mutilated corpses. The night pierced by a strange howl!No fear, Professor Throckmorten and his group of Hunters, backed by London's Finest are on the case."This was a playtest for our Fistful of Lead: Tales of Horrorgame at RECRUITS next weekend. The vampires have hidden their coffins, filled with their native soil, all around the city. They must return to them before daybreak. A group of Hunters is out to destroy them. There are 5 real coffins and five dummy ones. Only the vampires know which are real.Thrown into the mix...

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Fistful of Lead- Medieval: Tax Collecting

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Sir Arnulf (Arnulf Ax-in-the-Back) was not gifted by the Duke with the best lands. Both the land and the peasants were unproductive and sad. What's a knight to do raise some revenue?A little "tax collecting" from the neighboring fief of Sir Douglas.No sooner were doors getting kicked in, and chickens and grain being collected, when Sir Douglas shows up. I quick blow on the war horn alerted Sir Arnulf's reinforcements they were needed.Unfortunately, Sir Douglas brought back up, too.  Sir Arnulf, doing what he does.  Arnulf's reinforcements, Sir Bertold  The goody-goody Sir Douglas And his back up, Sir Gregory At...

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Save the Rebellion! Save the Dream! Don't roll a 1...

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"An Imperial scientist has gone rogue. He has valuable information and is being held at an Imperial facility on a backwater planet named Tatooine. Your mission is to capture him and find out what information he has." That was the Rebel briefing. The Rebels are commanded by the extremist Saw Gerrara. There is also a group of Bounty Hunters willing to capture the scientist and sell him to the highest bidder. Oh, and don't forget he is being held by the Empire, led by Admiral Thrawn, the greatest tactician the Empire has. We had a 7 player game, and it...

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Wiley Wargame Weekend

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So glad to announce the first inaugural Wiley War-game Weekend! A Fistful of gaming October 18th and 19th in historic Independence, Missouri. We've got some exciting games lined up. Tickets are now on sale for Wiley Wargame Weekend. Why tickets? Well, this is ensures you'll show up. I think we've all had instances where 100 people checked "going" on the invite but only 30 show. This also helps pay for the event space, food and snacks. We'll be sending out a games list soon along with hotel suggestions for anyone coming from out of town. We're offering two options. With...

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A Fistful of Lead, a Pit Full of Snakes...

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...or a Fistful of Joes, or "Never Buy Ammo from Destro"... I've been painting up 28mm Joes as a surprise game for Jon of Curio Clashes for awhile. I remember the cartoon fondly from my childhood, being in that weird age between the big 12" toys and the smaller 3.5" action figures. But Jon is a big fan of the comics. I stuck to supers only. The scenario was as follows: Natives from a remote South American rainforest have been driven off their hunting grounds by mysterious strangers. These strangers have been digging holes deep into the jungle floor near...

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