What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – May 3-9

We kick off this week’s blog with some painting projects. Sue painted Brutogg from Warhammer Quest: Cursed City. “He was my favorite model from this box set. I like his old school look! I used Gore Grunta Fur Contrast Paint for the belts boots, and armbands. I painted his shirt Thunderhawk blue with the metallic armor overtop. I wanted to be able to apply a black wash over the whole thing. I painted and drybrushed the pants to give some highlights before applying a Contrast Paint overtop. I also put flesh colored Contrast Paint in his mouth before going over the whole face, so that it would be extra dark. I painted and highlighted the face before using Guilliman Flesh over top. After that, I just painted some Wraithbone onto the teeth.”

Meanwhile Kris finished off one of the classic Banshees he bought out of the used cabinet a while ago. “I enjoyed trying to see if I could get one of the old sculpts to fit with a more modern look of the Nighthaunt army.”

Tracy and Greg played through the second and third games in the 50 Clues Leopold Trilogy, scoring much better than they did in the first one. “We both enjoyed the gameplay of them and the way the games worked, but the dark theme was a little disturbing. You play as a woman who escapes from an asylum and in her deranged state goes on to do some horrifying things. If you’re able to separate the theme from the game and still enjoy it then I do recommend them.”

Tracy and Greg played a long game of Tichu, “with scores going up and down all over the place with failed or made Tichu calls. It was a close one but we ended up losing 1070 to 930.” They also played Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar. “This was a four player game using just the base game. I didn’t really figure out a strategy for this game, but ended up getting a bunch of resources and building a lot of buildings and one monument. I didn’t really pick up enough points elsewhere though and came a distant second place to Matt, who built two monuments and got up high on all three temple tracks.”

Greg finished reading Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. “This is a fairly short book with a dark, kind of gothic feel. It follows two boys as a carnival comes to town and they discover something sinister about it. I found the style to not really be to my taste, with a lot of flowery language, and the story didn’t really grip me. I definitely prefer some of his other books to this one.”

Tracy and Greg started a new campaign in Dice Throne Adventures with the Cursed Pirate and the Pyromancer. “They are both pretty offensive characters, with no real defensive abilities or healing, so it’s been tricky, but we’ve made it through the first two scenarios. Neither of us have used these characters before, even in regular Dice Throne, so we’re trying to figure out how to make best use of their abilities.”

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