Monthly Archives: November 2011

Another Battle on Arcadia (game session)

The Players:

  • Peter: a 5-time winner of the trophy; The Risk Master
  • Gary: the previous holder of the Risk Master trophy; The Atlantean Champion
  • Alan: hasn’t won the trophy, despite his love of nuclear booms; Proponent of “Peaceful Coexistence”

The Game: Risk Halo Wars

It was not an easy battle on Arcadia between Pete (the human UNSC Marines), Alan (the alien Arbiters), and Gary (the parasitic Flood). On the first turn Pete conquered the continent of Mu (which was worth one achievement) and took over eight colonies (worth another achievement). In a three player game you only need three achievements to win. Of course, you can only claim one achievement per turn and, foolishly, Pete chose the achievement for conquering Mu. At least the reward for this was the ability to make a strategic move at the beginning of the turn (which, if Pete remembered he could do, would have made the game end much, much sooner). Both Alan and Gary worked to take colonies and territories from Pete, causing him to lose control (but not the achievement) of Mu, but it was easy enough for Pete to retake those territories back. He always seemed to have six or seven colonies. Read the rest of this entry

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