Crew Members: Zevvy, Kevin, Eitan, Yehuda, Shlomo
I wasn’t sure how many we’d be so I set up Keyflower, but as people filtered in and it was getting late, we went for one of our old go-to games instead. And it was epic.
Kevin, Eitan and I played this quick game while waiting for the others to show up. Eitan got a nice chunk of Mines but not much else, while I had a decent forest and lake, but not a lot of crowns. Kevin had two good sections with a few crowns each and won in the high 30s to Eitan’s low 30s and my high 20s. Not a very high scoring game but we all had our castles in the center.
Sentinels of the Multiverse
The Ennead was out in force on Advanced. Geb, Shu, Set, Osiris and Nephthys followed shortly by Atum, Isis, Tefnut and finally Nuit. The Naturalist spent some time as the Rhino getting set up before switching to Crocodile when we were ready to attack. Fixer had Jack handle and Tiger Claw for some spread damage, but at pretty soon the Villains were healing too quickly. Set was injured but we made sure to take out Nuit first. With Grease Gun in play though, Setback had the chance to do 20 damage to Set, taking him out in a round where we were protected. Everyone playing cards each round was quite helpful, though it forced me to Turn Loose as Scholar, dealing a decent blow but discarding my tanking cards for the following round. Setback and Naturalist took heavy blows before Haka could get out Ground Pound. Naturalist’s Cornered Beast and Predator’s Eyes helped us take out Osiris and Nephthys, but even with some Offensive Transmutation on Geb, the lowest HP villains ended up finishing of Naturalist. Setback stayed alive thanks to Silver Lining, and soon got out Wrong Time, Wrong Place for some high-risk defense. While Fixer’s ability to redirect self-inflicted damage was keeping him alive, Set forced him to replace his tool and style, and soon he was also incapacitated. However, this let Haka get his Taiaha back after Ancient Magicks destroyed some of our setup.
Throughout the game, Dominion had been giving card draw to Prime Wardens Haka, who had tried Shielding Fixer, and now was ready to boost Setback. Vitality surges also kept him healthy and Ground-Pound gave us the time we needed for Setback to begin Looking Up. With a 13 damage punch followed by Scholar’s Grace Under Fire, Tefnut fell. Positive Energy Field healed us a bit before Negative Energy field began damaging Geb. Thanks to Nuit shuffling the Environment Trash, the Portal Fiend’s were never a threat, but the Spinning Vortex was still a hazard. With our health dwindling, Yehuda put on some final battle music as we raced to take out Geb before our luck ran out. Redirecting the Ethereal Bonds to Geb locked him down while we dealt the finishing blow, defeating the Ennead once and for all.
Afterwards, Shlomo and Eitan stuck around for a quick bout with Iron Legacy. Omnitron quickly got out his Ablative Plating, keeping him from taking too much damage at once. Together with K.N.Y.F.E. Rogue Agent and Tempest’s nemesis damage, we got Iron Legacy to flip after two rounds, but K.N.Y.F.E. had taken quite a beating. Timeshift and Infiltration were critical in circumventing the Leaking Room. But when the Kraken showed up it wasn’t long before K.N.Y.F.E. was dragged to the briny depths. Omnitron Bio-Engineered the first tentacle, but when another showed up there was no time to act. However, thanks to the extra use of my power and Omnitron absorbing the blows, we managed to get Iron Legacy down to 10 while we had 11, diverting the Kraken’s attention. Though the Mystical Defenses were activated, we kept beating on Iron Legacy for a couple more rounds until he finally went under.
Definitely the right choice to go with Sentinels in the end over five first-timers trying Keyflower at 830 at night…now that we’re ready for Advanced mode the stories and interactions tonight were pretty awesome!