First times we did the basics. Now we move forward. There's 2 ways of doing characters - either just the leader and survivors or all-at-once.
Here's our team:
B Bigfoot, not so good in shrubbery.
F Shaman (Fakier!)
I decided to adapt one of the games from Fireside Tales. Bonanza. 2 giant Hominids - Big Yins, are looking after their parcel of pigs in the centre of the table. I diced for placement of the scenery.
The pen denotes wind direction, thus our initial deployment. Object is to separate 4 of the pigs and a Yin hand as a trophy.
D, who's supposed to be good at this sort of thing, has 3 fails. The Yin gets agitated, lashes out and brains J. He then thinks "problem solved and lunch!".
Time to get the flankers moving in. The Yin gets spooked again and goes back.
Tightening the noose and checking the dead.
Moving up and pig pelting.
The Yin comes in swinging, H goes down, then slain.
The first Yin goes down, no.2 moves in.
Shamen proves adept at calming the pigs, but not hitting them.
Bigfoot 2 pigs!
Back to the bundle.
Perhaps this might work-.
One wounded pig gets away. But there's 2 dead and 1 wounded hunter.
This really is a well thought out game. Ideal for solo play or getting kids into gaming.
Downside - no playsheet.
Next time we'll get into Paleo Pulp Proppaloadwalla.
In the meanstwhile, what happened to our team?
C is still Calm, but cannot use positive traits.
J is Shamenised. Loses his Gatherer ability and is lame for the next game.
H is dead, replaced by another Stalker.