I went to Wayland's Forge again today where we played Uncharted Seas. Antony & Owen both bought their Dwarven fleets & I of course used the mighty Orcs!
As with most dice based rules the aim of the game is to roll high. Sadly (& rather unusually for me!) I didn't come anywhere near to rolling high. Owen can prove this as he has the photos!
Perhaps splitting my fleet wasn't the best idea, but you've got to give it a go. I lost all my ships & the Dwarven fleets both shot at each other & didn't do that much damage to each other. Antony was declared the winner as he had one more cruiser than Owen.
There was a second game in which Ady (WF senior staff) used my Orcs, Matt used Antony's fleet & Phil (WF less senior staff) used Owen's fleet. A far more entertaining game all round really as all 3 could actually roll decent dice. I'm sure Owen will post his photos & give a little battle report, but suffice to say it was an Orc victory by the narrowest of narrow margins!!
As most of you know Uncharted Seas is a decent little game. There are a few niggles with the rules, but nothing major & I believe an updated version may be out later?
If someone could compose a suitable ballad or even full blown opera of my heroic dice rolling then that would be great!
It is true that I can roll any number I want to. Several hours every night practising dice rolling is essential to keep the skills & mysticism up!! It is a complete myth though that when I roll dice I only seen green numbers on a black screen. It's more heliotrope on mauve which gives you a bad headache after 10 minutes or so.
As Owen speculated at Wayland's yesterday you generally roll better dice if you roll just a couple rather than 15! They just don't want to stand out from the crowd I guess? Plus it's a fact that dice can get jealous!!
Less senior member of staff?!?!?! Cheeky blighter!
Anyhoo, a great game which we all enjoyed. By jingo that second game was close. I should also point out that I captured the Orc Battleship when it tried to board my Dwarf Battleship. The Orcs lost rightly so, but the Dwarfs had one crew remaining. He died the following turn when trying to put out a fire.
Really nice photos though Owen.
Some more pics <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_ellis/3670038062/">here</a> and <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_ellis/3669227613/in/photostream/">here</a>.