Played after having breakfast on the dinning car on the morning of 6/29. By this time the train was going through the wooded hills of Pennsylvania, following a tributary to what I believe becomes the Potomac: incredibly beautiful views from the train. I got little to no sleep the entire night though and was a bit of a walking mess because of it.
Leaving the giant spider den behind them, the kids continued exploring and found what looked to be an abandoned underground temple of some sort. After finding cloaks that seemed to make the giant rats ignore them, the party found a large room containing a crystal being guarded by two rat men. Spying on the crystal’s protectors the kids saw that when light was shined through the crystal, the light turned ordinary rats into giant rats. After dispatching the crystal’s protectors and destroying the crystal itself, the kids discovered a staircase going up, out of the temple… and into the home of one of their school’s teachers! We ended there, though the kids really wanted to continue: we had a lot of fun.
Over the course of the train ride I was surprised, in a good way, at the number of families playing games together. Most of the games were pretty standard. I saw people playing Uno, Phase 10, Mille Bourne, and there always seemed to be at least one group playing a standard card game of some sort. Seeing so many other families having such a good time playing games together made me really happy.
Also, I did note quite a few double takes from adults passing by and looking at all the different kinds of dice on the table. Only one asked what we were playing; she thought we were using the dice for multiplication practice (nice idea). I did see a few smiles though when folks saw the character sheets :)