Friday, June 19, 2009

Light Posting (so far)

Sorry for the light posting the last two weeks. My garage was in serious need of cleaning out and tidying up. With two boys and full time job I just never gotten around to doing it for a couple of years. The good news is that I finally found a Wilderlands map I thought I lost. (Map 4 & 5 Tarantis/Valon)

Finally got my eldest son excited about reading some of my sci-fi books and comic. When I got to the boxes of my stuff I pulled out a selection of material and let him go through it. Since he has been devouring my DC Star Trek Comics and 80s era Star Trek Novels.

I tried to get him interested in RPGS and wargames but he has fine motor skill issues stemming from his premature birth. To say he despises writing is an understatement. One of the games he wants to try is Star Fleet Battles.

I think I finally found a way around this with Star Fleet Battles. Using the Cadet versions of the main starships I can make FASA style sheets for him to use for energy allocation. I have a total power track and other tracks for the different systems. He can then use chits instead of laboriously filling out a sheet.

5 comments:

Derek said...

One thing we did, years ago when I played was make a page for each SSD a page with a row of boxes for energy allocation, each shield, and each weapon. We then used magnetic counter holders to hold chits and ship/torpedo markers. Each person has a piece of sheet metal for their book keeping and the hex maps were placed on a larger sheet. It worked pretty well, but larges stacks of torpedos could push ships around when the magnetic fields conflicted.

Just a thought for you.

Timeshadows said...

That's really great to read.

Peace to you & yours,

Tim Shorts said...

One dumpster gone, one more to go eh Rob. It's good to see all of his old stuff. He found a few gems in the dust and wreckage of his gaming past. Keep digging Rob, there may be more artifacts to discover.

And yes, I am buying another giant d20 this weekend. Be afraid.

Rob Conley said...

@Tim - Yikes!

@Derek - Magentic boards I think I have a few things around already. Thanks for the tip.

Rob Conley said...

@Timeshadows - appreciate it.