Last Sunday found the Legati again practicing with our new 7TV rules. Jeff and Chris played while I acted as director. (Actually, I was somewhere between Directing and also Starring in). Jeff and I took the minions and Chris the Spies for good. We have decided to stick with the genre and the casts for a bit so as to better learn their “Star qualities” or abilities. This is really the only difficult part of the game, and it is made far easier by the cards that list all the explanations on the back. Still, it is easy to forget what you have available to you!
This game was “episode” was simply generated randomly by the rules in the book, which is why there is so little character to the central casting characters we used.
The minions consisted of Dr. Maybe (Evil mastermind), his Faithful Lackey, a Plaston bodyguard, and some minions under the direction of their minion commander. Chris’ cast of defenders of the free world consisted of a Flamboyant Agent, his Crackpot Inventor pal, Merry, and Kerry (two neutral and very effective Ninja), and some security guards. The Episode was the “Escape”. In this episode, the defender is in the attackers base and has to get out. We decided to use the McGuffin, which in this episode, provided the Good guys with an extra gadget.
The additional gadget was, of course, unnecessary with this cast. The Crackpot Inventor provides them with all sorts of extra gadget pool abilities. Including their ever present nerve gas that was used to again make most of the minions unhelpful.
This game was far closer than the previous one, however. Early on one of the scene cards allowed the easy removal of one of the Ninja, who just sliced and diced their way through all opponents last time. The board was small ( I really need to order more Sally 4th tiles) and provided a good deal more cover than last time. The minions also experienced better dice luck which was helpful. The spies only broke through in the last turn or two available in the episode, though by that time there was really no resistance left to stop them.
Another enjoyable episode of this very enjoyable and clever game.