Post by TheREALricksalamone on Oct 22, 2015 15:54:23 GMT
I know you're far away Don but you should consider visiting us in NY at some point. We have gaming weekends at my house and it's a blast. We game, talk minis, eat, drink, and laugh together from a Friday night to Sunday afternoon. I'm sure many of these guys would tell you it's one of the highlights of their year.
Sounds great, and I've never been to NY for vacation (only through airports). Trouble is time. With the quads growing so fast, it's hard to keep up and I can't really put that off on my wife to "play Warhammer". Try figuring out a nice way to ask that of your wife!
If I'm ever able to make it up that way, you can bet that I'll be coming by though!
My armies: Empire, Dwarfs, High Elves, Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, Skaven, Tomb Kings, Ogre Kingdoms, Orcs and Goblins, and Skitarii (40K).
Post by TheREALricksalamone on Oct 23, 2015 16:04:56 GMT
Storm of Magic is a battle for control of these terrain pieces called Arcane Fulcrums. These fulcrums can only be occupied by a single magic user model and grant bonuses to the caster. These include a 3+ ward and access to some awesomely powerful spells. Regular armies are used and the troopers goal is to defend and capture fulcrums for their team. Obviously, having a few magic users is critical because once you are out of casters, you can only play for a 0-0 tie. The victory condition is simply controlling more fulcrums than your opponent.
Additionally, each army may take up to 25% more points (in our case 500) from a monsters and magic allowance. This is where players can field cool things like giants, spiders, trolls, and every variety of unridden monster (dragons, wyverns, griffons, etc.).
This is certainly not a "tournament game" or anything to be considered competitive. There might be a moment in the game when all wizards are turned into frogs, for example. Players need to view the game as a fun endeavor which can be tactical but is generally over the top and nutty.
Yeah, I tried getting into SoM when all of it came out (not all that long ago - ?) I bought the rule book, cards, dice and even the large-blast vortex template domes. I couldn't ever find anyone interested in playing though. Sad.