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Offline Easy E

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Only the Strong Survive: Dinosaur Battle Report
« on: February 22, 2021, 03:26:10 PM »


Big Al and his nest mate Alfonso were prowling the dusty plains.  Their stomachs growled as they gazed across the plains.  Sporadic trees dotted the savannah.  As they sniffed the air, they could smell water nearby.  That was a positive sign, as water meant that food could be nearby.

Big Al stretched his thick neck just high enough to peer over the tops of the tall grass.  In the distance, the grass swayed in the light breeze.  However, a something was not right.  As he strained his vision, there was movement counter to the movement of the grass.  It looked like armored plates, so that meant Stegosaurus were nearby. 

Alfonso's nostrils flared as he also caught their sent.  The two Allosaurus glanced at each other.  Their mouths began to water, and the grumbling of their stomachs subsided for a moment. 

The hunt was on.....


We are returning to the Pre-historic past as we expand to more Dinosaurs into our games.  Instead of 1-on-1 battle, we are getting a small hunting duo of Carnivores versus  a small pod of Stegosaurus near a watering hole. 

Set-up:

Today, we are using a 36in square board.  We have some trees scattered around, some large rocks, and a watering hole surrounded by shrubs in the center of the board. 

The Steggies are going to be deployed at the center of the board at the watering hole.  The Allosaurus can come in on any edge, but they choose to come in together on the South board edge.



Mission:

Kill or be Killed!         

Forces:

Carnivores

2 Allosaurus- 10 Instinct Dice each

- Big Al

- Alfonso

Herbivores

2 Stegosaurus- 9 Instinct Dice each

- Mario

- Luigi



You can read the full report and find out what happened at the blog:

https://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2021/02/only-strong-survive-battle-report.html
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Offline racm32

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Re: Only the Strong Survive: Dinosaur Battle Report
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 03:40:31 AM »
How complex is this game? Been looking for a Dino game to teach my son (6). He can play games like Hero Kids or Pires by WizKidz.
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Offline Easy E

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Re: Only the Strong Survive: Dinosaur Battle Report
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 08:56:47 PM »
I think it is pretty straight forward.  I have taught and played it with an 8 year old, and they grasped it very easily. 

Not as easy as my dexterity "flick" games, but it uses simple 4+ dice roll mechanics and dice pools. 

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Re: Only the Strong Survive: Dinosaur Battle Report
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 01:21:23 AM »
where are the rules available?

Offline Easy E

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Re: Only the Strong Survive: Dinosaur Battle Report
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 03:26:04 PM »
https://www.wargamevault.com/product/331243/Only-the-Strong-Survive

You can check them out at the Wargame Vault.

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Re: Only the Strong Survive: Dinosaur Battle Report
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2021, 02:50:16 PM »
Looks like it wwould be fun.  I will check out the rules.

Thanks for posting this.
Dave
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