A Walk in the Jurassic Park
It was with great joy, and I must admit a little trepidation, that we recently returned for another outing of Dinosaur Hunting with the excellent Saurian Safari game from Chris Peers. Our intrepid explorers are made by Redoubt Enterprises, the dinosaurs come from Tamiya, Airfix and HLBS and the jungle foliage came from a fake aquatic plants manufacturer half way around the world. The base boards are Hexon from Kallistra, flocked by myself.
No sooner had we begun than a group of seven Compsognathi appeared directly behind Sir Rupert. So when it came to trying to spot the little critters, this group would be suffering a cumulative -50% modifier. You can guess how that one went then...
And then, next turn, lo and behold a T-Rex appeared, pretty much right where the last one gobbled up Pte Gathering. We were barely getting over this joyous piece of news (which none of our brave explorers could spot by the way) when the Dwarf Allosaurus ran up to Lady Constant and ate her. Unlke the T-Rex, it decided to stick around to see what happened next.
That'll be a page of Sir Rupert's memoirs that never made it to print,then!
All in all, this was an immensely enjoyable game with a heady mixture of joy, panic, chronic dice rolling and incredulity, all wrapped up with a lot of good humour and delight. I heartily recommend Chris Peers' Saurian Safari.