Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Warming an old gamer's heart | Play a osom game naneed warmosheen

I am a parent, and sometimes get the opportunity to see some adorable stuff that comes from my kids.  My 6 year old did a report at school about something he recently learned; that thing, was Warmachine. I have been showing my 6 year old and my better half how to play the game at the same time. The 6 year old is way into it, since he can actually lay hands on some of my miniatures.








 
As you can see to the right, he learned to "Play a osom game naneed warmosheen" Which after years of decryption is: Play an awesome game named Warmachine...

He even drew a picture of the kitchen table with the miniatures. I think it's great that everyone got a smiling face, even if they don't smile....or even have a face.

From left to right:
Kaelyssa?, a Griffon,  a deathripper (the dog looking thing), Manticore, Chimera?, a Slayer, and  Deneghra.

We were doing the Cryx vs Retribution battle box games and it was a load of fun. The better half kept claiming that this game was "putzy," much to the 6 year old's chagrin, but she was enjoying it.  He kept defending the games honor.




She's never played a table top mini game so it was a learning curve.  Even worse, we were using a 24" x 18" Rotary mat as the play area, it was cramped.  After it was all said and done she wants to play a full game on a standard sized table.  The seed is planted, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA (ominous lightning strikes in the background).





Here is a close up of his work, with Denny for reference.

He did a fairly decent job with Denny considering he did that all from memory. This is the kind of stuff that puts a warm fuzzy in your chest.

8 comments:

CounterFett said...

My daughter told her class about Space Hulk for sharing at class. I think her teacher thinks I'm the devil.

lars4life said...

@CounterFett Rofl, that is great.

one day gingers will rule the earth said...

That is so cool ;)

grumhelden said...

:) His art skills are far better than mine.

dzer0 said...

Thanks for sharing this with us, I even called my wife over to take a look! I cannot wait for my little girl to be old enough to give this stuff a try.

IngusMat said...

Wow. That's just full of osom. Super cute.

The Inner Geek said...

This is really very sweet. I have two kids under two years old. I'm hoping someday to play games with them... I just have to get the boy to stopping throwing everything... and learn some math... and age about 4 more years!

lars4life said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I was a little worried about sharing something personal involving my children on the interwebz. It turned out to be a positive thing.

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