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A Clash of Gods & Men in the Ancient World (game session)

The Players:

  • Peter: a 5-time winner of the trophy, though finally usurped; The Despised One
  • Gary: he fights to reclaim long-lost power; Champion of the Free Peoples of Atlantis
  • Alan: he fights to win an oft-denied trophy; Proponent of “Peaceful Coexistence”

The Game: Risk: Godstorm

Alan was the first to remark how rare it was to see everyone having control over a continent by the end of Epoch I. Gary held Asia Minor and nearly all of Hyrkania directly to its north.  The island nation Atlantis and nearly all of Africa belonged to Alan.  Meanwhile, Pete had Germania and approximately half of Europa. It seemed that the world changed in Epoch II. Read the rest of this entry

Fall of Our Man-Made Gods

I had the most horrible dream…

Two seemingly peaceful city-states kept growing and growing, their interest in the arts vanishing as the thought of war dominated all.  Both city-states appeared equal in strength and in the appetite for battle; a master-at-arms and his armies need only wait for the proper utterance, that command so powerful as to change the face of the earth.  Unbeknownst to those chanting the return of The Hated One to their home, their enemy to the west had hired a renowned strategist for the unenviable and the inevitable.

The Hated One had been gone from the world for too long; he did not recognize the obvious signs of danger, and thus his own plans went afoul.

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