Went along today’s Symposium with a detachment from the East Neuk Irregulars. What a great event! Got to pick up tips on painting, conversions and sculpting directly from the dab hands. The hobby needs more of this kind of thing! If you’re interested in upping your game hobby-craft-wise, then you owe it to yourself to pop along tomorrow for day#2. Well done to David Imrie and all the team for putting this together. Many thanks!
For visual reference… there’s a car on the 3rd floor!
The Royal Mint have released a 50p featuring a black hole design to commemorate the life and work of the late Professor Stephen Hawking. I’ve always loved 50ps, but this one is truly cosmic!
“On Fairy-Stories” is an essay by J. R. R. Tolkien which discusses the fairy-story as a literary form. It was initially written (and entitled simply “Fairy Stories”) for presentation by Tolkien as the Andrew Lang lecture at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, on 8 March 1939.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Fairy-Stories
Or is it?
Warlord Games have finally released an updated Quick Reference Sheet for Black Powder 2. Shame they couldn’t have put it in the actual book!
My local wargaming group will be running a Rhodesian Bush War public participation game tomorrow at TARGE using a customized version of Crossfire. If you’re in the area do pop along for a game!
So last night we played Ten Candles, a tragic horror RPG, with 3 MCs and 1 DJ. From my perspective, as a player, it was great. The ritual of the game really helped build the atmosphere and tension.
We started by each recording an audio message for posterity. An unconventional start, but I thought it helped cement who our characters were and what was important to us. The room was lit only with 10 candles. Whenever we faced adversity and failed, our dice pool would dwindle and a candle would be extinguished.
On occasion, it was possible to call on our character traits to get a reroll, or if we had a moment of hope, gain a bonus dice. But any respite was fleeting… the route to the scenario’s conclusion was a downward spiral of doom. Which is what we signed up for!
After our characters died a grisly, lonely death in the dark, we too were sat in the dark and our audio messages were played back. They seemed to have acquired an odd resonance… shaded with our knowledge of the fate that befell those poor souls.
I played ‘Dozer’ MacGarret, a selfish mechanic who got what was coming to him. R.I.P.
How’s this for a special delivery service? A Mk IV Maxim on a quadricycle!?! It was invented in 1898 by British Inventor F. R. Simms. I could see this being a bit of fun in The Men Who Would Be Kings!