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Offline vodkafan

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I will say one thing for this Silver Bayonet malarkey...
« on: December 19, 2021, 11:40:54 AM »
...it seems to have got loads of people painting and converting in a great burst of imagination and energy. And many who would never have painted a Napoleonic figure before.  :D
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Offline Iain R

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Re: I will say one thing for this Silver Bayonet malarkey...
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2021, 12:34:04 PM »
Doesn't every new ruleset? Saw the same with Lion Rampant, then it was Nevermind the Billhooks, etc. Granted the converting is a bit more to the fore with this one...
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Re: I will say one thing for this Silver Bayonet malarkey...
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2021, 02:06:58 PM »
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Doesn't every new ruleset?

I have stacks of rule-sets, that were once new,
yet most have sat on the shelves unloved & unused.
 :(

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Re: I will say one thing for this Silver Bayonet malarkey...
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2021, 02:15:22 PM »
...it seems to have got loads of people painting and converting in a great burst of imagination and energy. And many who would never have painted a Napoleonic figure before.  :D

Aye! It has been much more popular than I was expecting… which is great! I love seeing all the ideas people are expressing.
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Offline traveller

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Re: I will say one thing for this Silver Bayonet malarkey...
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2021, 02:20:51 PM »
I have stacks of rule-sets, that were once new,
yet most have sat on the shelves unloved & unused.
 :(

Second that, these days I am more restrictive before jumping on a new ruleset. I am even coming to a point where I feel that M&T2, LR, PL and TMWWBK solve most needs  8)

Online Cat

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Re: I will say one thing for this Silver Bayonet malarkey...
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2021, 03:36:23 PM »
I pretty much avoid NRSS (New Rule Set Syndrome) and only buy rules that look like they might be an upgrade over rules I'm already using, or at least might have pilferable bits.
 
M&T2 is the only one I've picked up in recent memory.  I definitely wanted it for the bookshelf at the very least to see how it compares to Donnybrook, which I have been using for my Gothic Horror FIW games to date.  It arrived just as lockdowns started, and has never seen play yet.

A Donnybrook Dark supplement has been teased for years, but still shows no sign of ever actually happening.
 
So, The Silver Bayonet was a natural addition to the library for more FIW options.  While the initial plan was to just base the games in my Sleepy Hollow setting, the lure of also doing fun Napoleonic modelling proved too tempting — it does light a creative fire!
 
There appears to be enough local interest in TSB, that actual campaign games by the book may start up at the local store.  And it's a good push to expand my bestiary with a fair amount of cross-over use for Gothic gaming needs.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2021, 03:40:03 PM by Cat »

 

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