I was at a book store, 50% off coupon in hand...uh...on phone. When I saw a used (opened, but unplayed) copy of Guardians' Chronicles for $17.50, I decided to give it a try.
In short, this game features the superhero team, Liberty Patrol (LP for short), against the nefarious Doktor Skarov and his many minions. It's basically a mission-based dungeon crawl for 2-5 players, with one person playing as the evil Doktor.
Tonight's crew was Bill (Goldenboy), Jon Mark (Sgt. Liberty) and a face from the past, Chris (Super Nova). The mission? Rescue the hostage and get out the far side of the board. Sounds easy, but in the LP's way were nasty droids and a mean Lieutenant assassin.
The LP came into the game swinging for the fences. I managed to put a couple of dents on Goldenboy, but he still stood strong. The good guys made quick work of the less robust androids, but the two lieutenants put some stink on Goldenboy and Sarge before being dispatched.
|Goldenboy got shot...twice...by this 'bot.|
|Reinforcements are coming!|
|There's the ninja lieutenant, ready to gig someone.|
|In true superhero fashion, Goldenboy squares off against the ninja.|
|Super Nova refused to enter the rooms with guns. Super Wimp!|
The end result? Only Super Nova completed her personal mission, while the team did win overall. The newspaper looked like this afterwards (great component to the game, in my opinion). That's a LOT of ads!
|The team won, but only Super Nova fulfilled her mission.|