Tabletop Simulator

FYI there’s a 50% sale on Tabletop Simulator until 7th April. At £7.49 I thought it was worth a punt to see if I could get any online multiplayer wargaming on the go with my local group seeing as we’re all social distancing. I’ve already found lots of free WWII, Colonial and Napoleonic models and scenery to use in the Community Workshop. So it’s looking good so far.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/Tabletop_Simulator/

Palace of the Silver Princess: an old-school gem?

I’d heard talk that the Palace of the Silver Princess wasn’t the best of modules… but this article suggests that its reworked published version may have been built on the foundations of an old-school gem, albiet with some flaws. But a gem nonetheless.

https://thealexandrian.net/wordpress/43430/roleplaying-games/the-day-the-old-school-died

Epees & Sorcellerie: TWOTW session 2

Although 3 of my regular players couldn’t make it today, I decided to push on with the E&S game to help while away the afternoon.

After witnessing Visimar, Psatan and Deroth legging it out of the decrepit chapel, Akuma, a thieving ex-militiaman, joined Oxonfrey in the crypt. After making a ghastly discovery in a locked casket (a dead ringer of her ladyship with a wet doll), they too did a runner! Exploring the old farmhouse was surely a better idea…

They decided to extinguish their torches and sneak in, but found it was rather dark inside. The house was all shuttered up and there was only a smouldering hearth to light their way. It didn’t take too long before they sensed that they weren’t alone. There were creatures in the walls, under the floorboards and in the shadows. Nasty little hairless rats with almost human faces. Akuma managed to skewer two of them with his crossbow. Oxonfrey decided to roast one at point blank range with his elemental force but the rat-thing got the better of him, biting his leg, his finger and then slashing his wrist causing him to pass out in a pool of blood. As it gloated, Akuma got a bead on the rat-thing so that when it turned on him, he managed to fire a bolt right through its shrivelled skin. Ooh-ya!

Thankfully Akuma is a civilized sort, and was able to apply his learned mind to saving Oxonfrey’s life. Maybe there is honour amongst thieves after all…