|Beautiful beach landing area for D-Day.|
|The nearby town, center board.|
|The nearby rural area.|
In other gaming news, it turned out that the Guild Ball group on the other side of town that I had never been able to make it out to had mostly fallen apart. In an effort to rebuild the community, the organizer moved it over to my side of town at Lucky Dice Cafe and changed the night to one that I happen to be available for (at least for the summer). So I jumped in on that twice in June, the first time just playing a small 4v4 to shake the dust off and introduce a new guy to the game. The second game was a full game against an experienced and returning player. I still want to really like this game but I'm just not sure about the game length and the intimate knowledge of your opponents team that is really required. Ok, it is not really "required" but I don't respond well when I am caught off guard by something I flat out did not know my opponents guy could do, it doesn't make for a good play experience for me and can cause an entire turn of Guild Ball to collapse. Anyway, I'll keep trying to give it a go as long as my schedule permits.
While on vacation, I also had a chance to duck into Mrytle Beach Games, which was a nice little game store. They had a good selection of board games and as well as your typical Magic the Gathering selection/support. They had a smattering of Warmachine, Guild Ball and Reaper Bones miniatures as well as selection of hobby supplies. Nice clean store and bit spacious. I don't know the history of the place (new?) but it did seem like they were still in the process of figuring out how to utilize their space. I think I will definitely swing by there again next year to see how it is coming along.
Lastly, right before my vacation I linked up with a local guy I had spotted on facebook that was doing incredible stuff for Gaslands. I tied him in with some others I knew were interested, a bingo they all hit the ground running. And I subsequently missed 2 games of Gaslands while I was on vacation! I did eventually get a game in but technically that was in July, so more on that next month.