A beautiful day for Saga!
(Lot of pics! Click on 'em to make them bigger)
Last Saturday (September 12th) we had our second annual Saga Storm event. Just like last year (Coverage for Saga Storm 2014 is HERE) it was all day open Saga gaming with ten tables set up from 10 am until 5 pm. Just grab a partner and battle! At 5 pm we started to set up for the mega Feast for Crows battle and then had bonfire to cap the day off until the park closed at 10pm.
This year's logo
Did I mention the horn blowing??
Park?! Yes, as the pictures show, we held Saga Storm outside this year at Ham Lake Park in Ham Lake, Minnesota. It was a beautiful site and the weather was gorgeous. We had about 22 players show up (3 from Wisconsin) and play during the day with 14 staying to fight in the mega battle.
Awesome people, minis, terrain, game... AWESOME DAY!
Sorry Bob, looks like Tim (and his beard) win the tie breaker...
What else... we had t-shirts and dice made up just like last year. Twice during the day we had our chance to try our hand at the Scottish hammer throw. (ouch!) We had a very successful pot luck/cook out in the afternoon as well. Just an awesome day full of good times. The day flew by so quick. My only regrets is not getting the chance to visit with everyone that came.
Grillin' & Cillin' (?)
Eric and John, thanks again guys!
John Stentz is a Ham Lake resident so he was able to reserve the pavilion and help organize the event. Eric Hagen provided the terrain, most of it from the Grand Melee at Adepticon earlier in the year. Thanks to those guys for a great event for the second year in a row. Playing at the Fantasy Flight Game Center was nice in 2014, but I think we found our new home. :-)
Are you issuing a CHALLENGE!!!!
I ended up playing four games with my Vikings including the mega battle. Not having played in a long time I got to play Monty Luhmann, Eric Hagen, and John Stentz which were all great learning games for me. The last one against John had a few distractions and was a bit rushed with the mega battle looming. So I'm looking forward to giving him a proper challenge in the near future. ;-)
Throwing some hammer...John Stentz
Posted by Eric Hagen on Saturday, September 12, 2015
Last but not least, the day was a great one for families. I know that at least John and Eric's families stopped by during the day. Both my parents and my sister's family live in Ham Lake, so the event was also a great opportunity for them to come and check out Uncle Jason's hobby in a not-so-nerdy environment. It definitely made the day a bit more special. Thanks again guys, I really appreciate it!
Nothing else to say really... Enjoy the pics!!
Good times, bring on next year!
Finally we tell our war stories and say our goodbyes around the bonfire.
(The majority of these photos were taken by members of the local Saga Storm group on Facebook. (Mine were mostly rubbish) Picture credits go to Bob Seabold, John Stentz, Eric Hagen, Richard Viner, and Monty Luhmann. Thanks a lot guys!)