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Offline Little Odo

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #285 on: March 01, 2021, 09:35:25 AM »
Great looking dungeons and miniatures. All three games sound like fun even though they ended in rather grisly fashion.
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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #286 on: July 25, 2021, 11:33:29 PM »
So I've let this thread dwindle, but mainly because I'm in full play-test mode.  Fewer miniatures are being painted, but all the work is going into design and behind the scenes crap (ordering more and more revised test cards, writing some PDFs, etc.). 

I did, however, just paint some more Oathmark goblins (poor photo):


And some random pictures from more playtests over the past few months.

A party runs into zombies in the first chamber...


And....weirdly this band also ran into zombies in the first chamber.  With the added difficulty of running into them in a small single-space passage (they generate each turn so you have to kill X number per turn to avoid them piling up like this!)


The unrealistic plan is to possibly have a game on sale by the end of the year.



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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #287 on: July 26, 2021, 12:38:05 AM »
Looking good!
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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #288 on: July 26, 2021, 12:49:18 AM »
That's a FANTASTIC looking set up Elbows!  :o
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Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #289 on: July 26, 2021, 04:04:08 AM »
Thanks.  It's been a weird road...I've replaced almost all my initial fantasy minis with newer ones before the game has even been finished! 

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #290 on: August 02, 2021, 11:31:49 PM »
A few pictures from some games this week.

A Hero Party kicks in a door, coming face to face with a pack of Ghouls


A Hero party enters the Quest Room to find it filled with bandits and skeletons...


The Hero Party ends up falling back to fight on a bridge, allowing them to minimize the advantage of numbers.


In another game, a Hero Party sneaks past a Stone Golem, but only then realizes it will follow them, cutting off their escape route...so they turn to face it.  The Warrior providing defensive bonuses to the Dwarf who stands his ground (losing half his wounds), while the Halfling and Sorceress hurl stones and lightning bolts from the safety of a narrow bridge that the Stone Golem cannot cross.

Offline Little Odo

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #291 on: August 05, 2021, 09:16:26 PM »
Lovely figures and terrain - I especially like the re-purposed Venus of Willendorf

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #292 on: August 05, 2021, 09:37:52 PM »
These packed corridors and rooms are giving me Gauntlet flashbacks  lol

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #293 on: August 06, 2021, 06:18:12 AM »
Thanks.  The game balances nicely between Monsters (singular creatures with several wounds), and Minions (groups of creatures with single wounds).  The worst combination - big surprise, is when you get a bit of both.

It tends to cater to both the occasional desire to hack through a room of 15-20 baddies...or to face actual dangerous singular creatures, etc.  When combined, of course, it can become awfully deadly (by design).  Minions can often pin down or hinder the Hero Party while the Monster deals out its damage, etc.

One of the very first game decisions made was "Are three goblins a threat....or are ten goblins a threat?".  That dictated the feel going forward.

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #294 on: August 06, 2021, 04:40:31 PM »
Sounds great :)

Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #295 on: August 06, 2021, 06:46:22 PM »
I'm reminded of some of the D&D games I played in back in seventh grade (roughly the dawn of time - D&D had just gotten an "A" in front of it) where it was perfectly normal to run into 30 orcs standing in a 20x20 room waiting for visitors.  :) 

I love it when OSR fans bitch about how modern D&D isn't "realistic" any more.  Must be terrible when you get so old you can't see through your rose-colored glasses any more.

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #296 on: August 07, 2021, 03:01:32 PM »
Oh yeah, this is proper "hack n' slash" level territory.  However, players are encouraged to justify stuff with whatever role-playing ideas they have.  It's up to the players to build the story as they go...or don't and just throw dice and kill things.

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #297 on: August 07, 2021, 08:48:11 PM »
Finally snapped pictures of two new warriors and a sweet arab merchant with his camel.  The two warriors were built from the superb Frostgrave Knights kit (arguably the best generic fantasy sprues I've ever used).  The merchant/diplomat is a 3D print shipped to me by a buddy...the camel is from the older Conan kickstarter game.






Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #298 on: August 07, 2021, 09:09:05 PM »
That is one chubby merchant- I feel sorry for the camel! The figures are all beautifully done. Interesting to hear your impressions about the Frostgrave knights kit. I didn’t think I needed knights but I might pick one up during the sprue sale.

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #299 on: August 07, 2021, 09:57:03 PM »
I don't even think he rides the camel...if we're honest. :D

Yeah the Knights kit is super crisp (on par with stuff like GW).  But, as with many Frostgrave kits, its beauty is that you get like 20 different heads, every conceivable weapon (clubs, maces, knives, swords, axes, double-handed axes, double-handed clubs, small crossbow, big crossbow, normal bow...a dead chicken, bags, pouches, canteens, shields, etc.).  It's just a superb kit for anyone doing dungeon crwals, D&D, Mordheim, etc.  It's everything you need on a sprue.

 

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