Another Crescent Root Building

I have begun picking up the crescent root buildings one or two a month.  They are awesome!  The price is good, the construction is solid, they were designed for gamers, they’re light, and the pain jobs are terrific.

This one is 28D3.  I received this one from my sister for my birthday.

From a scale perspective, they mix quite nicely with MBA, if you already have a lot of their buildings.

Zombie Mall Play Test

During setup
During setup

At Historicon in two weeks I’ll be running a zombie game using GASLIGHT set in a shopping mall.  Last night was the play test.

Before the carnage began
Before the carnage began

Many of the HAWKs built one or more stores to be assembled into a shopping mall.  From the pictures you can see the different styles and types of stores, from my gaming store to Don’s Pier 7 Imports, Eric’s ice cream store, and Greg’s Asian food restaurant.

A long view of the mall
A long view of the mall

Each player controlled a faction, such as The A Team, the Scooby Gang, Cub Scouts, Congressmen, and Sisters of Mercy.  Their goal was “cooperatition,” meaning that the the factions were competing to get the most “treasures” out of the mall, but would often work together to ensure they were not overwhelmed by the zombies.

Inside the ice cream store
Inside the ice cream store
Freddie of the Scooby Gang draws a bead on a zombie
Freddie of the Scooby Gang draws a bead on a zombie
A view inside Don's Pier 7 Imports
A view inside Don's Pier 7 Imports
Early in the game
Early in the game
The Zombie Machine crashes into the mall, knocking over tables
The Zombie Machine crashes into the mall, knocking over tables
Hannibal and Smith facing a mob of zombies
Hannibal and Face facing a mob of zombies

The game became a chaotic zoo after a while, which is what I wanted.  I think everyone had a good time.  Thanks to all the HAWKs who built stores, and thanks to Bill, Don, and Mike for pushing zombies all evening.