Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Adventures of Geek Dad: Demos & Demographics

Good Thursday all!

Well I love to say it but tomorrow is Friday! Sure thanks to the Jubilee weekend I'm only in the office for three days but right now it feels like much longer.

You see last week my daughter had her first induction to nursery in order for my wife to start her new job as a trainer.

It is my belief that while at her induction the Mini Moo picked up a virus and since has been very sniffly. To make it worse I now feel like death. But not sick enough to stay home from work.

Anywho, as before it seems that everything is constantly changing, and it's hard to think back to only 7 months ago when she was born and acted so differently.

Where as before when she was newborn she would sleep for most of the day and when she was awake she would just want to feed with no apparent personality.

Now how things have changed. She plays, she laughs, giggles and babbles. Why last night during her bath, for the first time ever she played the game 'splash' and she loved it!

Of course with these changes has come a change in parenting. Where as before I felt that we always had to be in the same room as her, now we leave her in her own room for hours on end while she sleeps from 6pm onwards. Yes we have a baby monitor to ensure she's not awake, but that's so small an intrusion.

Well, as I mentioned previously, with this added free time, I've taken it onto myself to apply for Henchmanship with Wyrd. I'm still awaiting a response with this, but on the back of the application I decided it would be best to see if I could organise something with my Local Games Store or LGS.

In my case it's Leisure Games in North London. It might be quite a distance from me, but strangely enough is the closest and easiest available to me.

So I sent them an email asking if they would be interested in me running some demos there in the future, and last night I finally got a reply! And thank Cthulhu! They are interested!

The funny thing about this store is it's space. Whenever I've been there they have always had a good number of tables available, tables that would be perfect for playing games, but for some reason these tables have never been in use while I've been there.

So I've passed the ball back to them, asked what they would need from me in order to move forward with this and we'll see how it goes.

Of course I was sure to pass this information onto Wyrd. I hope they keep this in mind when assessing my application.

And with that we come to a question: what would you all say makes a good demo crew? Currently my match ups are Lady J vs Ophelia, just because these are the available 'simple to play' crews I have. But budgets permitting I would be willing to try buy other crews.

- Your friendly neighbourhood Doctor Loxley


  1. Lady J vs Seamus is a classic demo pairing.

    Sonnia vs Raspy - though it can be quite one sided if the sonnia player knows what they're doing.

    I quite often do guild on guild for intros, guild are by far the easiest to get your head round, it's obvious what they do. But on the flip side it lacks some of flavour of the other crews.

    I'd avoid book 2 masters, their interactions are just too much to take on during an intro game.

    I've heard running Nicodem out the box can be fun, but only utilises half of his playstyle.

    If you're going with neverborn then Lilith seems the obvious choice, similarly the Vics are an obvious crew to use straight off.

    1. Thanks for the suggestions. I have read that Perdita vs Lilith works quite well. And if I remember correctly requires only slight modifications from the boxes to play properly.

  2. Pick up a blister of young nephilim and you can do the grow process with the terror tots to get the most out of them.

    Perdita doesn't need anything further to work from what I've seen.

    1. That's what I'm thinking. Looking at the V2 cards, the Dita box gives you a 25SS crew, and Lilith, starting with 3 tots, 1 young and 1 mature also gives 25SS and allows for growth to replace any that are lost.

      Plus that's probably only about £50, which isn't bad at all considering Ive been meaning to get more Guild and Neverborn for some extra choice.

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