October 27, 2010
On Saturday October 16th a number of Maine gamers gathered for an eventful game day in Bath. I ran an afternoon session of Aerodrome that was well received! We play 4 dogfight missions using Pfalz DR1s vs Sopwith Camels. Kills were fairly evenly distributed and players got the hang of the game quickly.
I have been swamped with other projects lately and am just getting to posting this! The ramp up to my RPG events for the next convention cycle starting with Carnage has been taking the front seat at the moment. I am in the early phases of getting material ready for e-publishing a horror game.
Tighter mission rules and a random mission generator are in the works for this winter and work will start on this in earnest after the holidays. Stay tuned for more and keep flying!
July 22, 2010
I thought I’d take a moment from a busy summer to post about the status of Aerodrome Events. I have run several games recently. More will be taking place in the fall after the run up to Carnage which takes place during the first weekend in November.
I ran a demo at Game Geeks on June 17th. It went well and folks had a good time. I ran 3 missions for six players and I think there will be further interest.
I also ran a small session at the last Northern Conspiracy session and had a fun game! Game night is often lightly attended in July and so I had few players, but a lot of guys took a look and I think that we’ll see more! (It is an imperative to enjoy summer while you can in this neck of the woods!)
The next event in stone is a large game for the Maine War Gamers Association on the afternoon of October 16th. I expect to be running several other events and we are looking at involving some high school groups and hope to get some involved. (Stan kindly gave the MWGA some rule sets to help jump-start some interest!)
I am sure there will be a number of pickup games to get a grip on making tighter Mission Rules as the key element of a campaign game. I see the campaign as being a series of randomly generated missions with specific setup rules for each. The campaign will progess through the war offering new aircraft and other effects. I will be looking to post and get feedback once the bones are down and preliminary testing is done!
May 27, 2010
On Thursday from Thursday June 17th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM two dogfight missions will be presented at Game Geeks featuring Sopwith Camels in the classic match-up against Pfalz DR1s (a sturdier cousin of the Fokker DR1) with players matching wits for control of the skies.
This is the first of a number of Aerodrome events I expect to be offering in the area. As the summer wears on I will be scheduling more events.
The next project in the works is the first stage of getting the campaign rules ready. This first step will be refining the mission rules. This will probably take a while.