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Author Topic: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **  (Read 24134 times)

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2016, 12:38:21 PM »
I've only heard good things about Donnybrook. Might even give it a try (gasp!)

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #46 on: June 03, 2016, 12:46:24 PM »
I was thinking of getting it for my ECW project...

cheers

James

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2016, 01:05:49 PM »
Donnybrook is a great set of rules. Fast simple mechanics with very few modifiers and  loads of character. I like the use of the use of polyhedral dice, gives the rules an RPG-lite feel.

The casualty rate tends to be on the high side, but the addition of a simple save roll sorts that out if you want to cut it  down a bit. Of course if you like your games short and bloody, then they're ideal as they stand.

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2016, 01:47:50 PM »
Sound perfect. Thanks Pat. I am going to give them a try!
Richard

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2016, 02:11:44 PM »
Let me know what you think of them Richard.  The rules definitely come into their own with a good scenario and strong narrative. They are also very tweakable.

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2016, 03:00:28 PM »
Well you've all encouraged me to spring for a PDF   :D

Just now impatiently awaiting the download link  :D
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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2016, 03:53:57 PM »
Love it! I always wanted a proper set of minis based on the Disney show.
I am looking for the following Deadlands minis:  Shotgun Thug, Lost Soul, Cleaners, Railroad Workers & Feral Dead. If you have any of these minis, or if you are one, please send me a PM.

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2016, 05:11:55 PM »
I have the Donnybrook rules but have not played them yet.
Going to use them for my game at BLAM

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2016, 06:22:00 PM »
Great start! I'm looking forward to watching this thread ,the not so good Dr. is one of my favorite literary characters
and I think he should be  better known!

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2016, 06:56:38 PM »
Four pages and no other figures yet  o_o

Come on Nicholas, your audience are waiting  lol

cheers

James

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2016, 07:03:06 PM »
Four pages and no other figures yet  o_o

Come on Nicholas, your audience are waiting  lol

cheers

James

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2016, 08:00:19 PM »
Great stuff, Nick! A piece of Anglicana of which I knew precious little.

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2016, 01:38:44 AM »
Worth taking a look at Savage Worlds Pirates of the Spanish Main from Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Loads of good period stuff for swashbuckling in that book. See link here:

https://www.peginc.com/product-category/pirates/

Savage Worlds is an RPG lite, and uses polyhedral dice ranging from d4 through d12. Few miniatures players seem to know about Savage Worlds, but it plays extremely well as a miniatures game. I once played in a tavern brawl set in the swashbuckling black power period using Savage Worlds, "The Inn of the Luminous Toad," and that game was a blast.

Another alternative is Pulp Alley, although there's no specific books or campaigns out for the black powder period, merely some suggestions regarding how to adapt Pulp Alley to the period. Just tried Pulp Alley last month, and it's great fun.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2016, 05:51:23 PM by warrenbruhn »
Sailors have more fun!

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Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh (pic Heavy!)
« Reply #58 on: June 05, 2016, 04:51:35 PM »
Curlew

Scarecrow's young lieutenant sports a curious mask made of feathers to represent the bird often found in and around the marshes of Romney. Its eerie call haunts the night air and proves useful as a signal to warn the smugglers of impending trouble.

He's converted from an Outpost Wargames Services Highwayman with the head from a Scarecrow by Rapier Miniatures. Some Greenstuff and a horse from Front Rank Miniatures.









Up next Mr Mipps the Sexton disguised as Hellspite. The Scarecrow' second in command. :)

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That's a bloody good rendition Nick.

 

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