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Author Topic: The Bad Legatus - a Song of Shadows and Dust game report  (Read 1288 times)

Offline tim in saskatoon

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The Bad Legatus - a Song of Shadows and Dust game report
« on: August 24, 2014, 09:28:37 PM »
Quintus Malus Legatus was the bright shining star of the Iskedumdrum Militia when he joined 15 years ago – rising quickly and gaining a reputation as a steady, dependable, man who could get things done. Many still remember him thusly, and turn a blind eye or refuse to believe some of his more recent activities. Over a decade and a half of dealing with the worst elements of society, seeing many of the guilty get away with the worst sorts of crime due to political connections has had a telling effect on Malus Legatus.  First he became hard and jaded and disaffected, and then became utterly corrupt – taking bribes, extorting “protection taxes”, and more recently taking a more active hand in the criminal underworld – using his position as an officer of the militia to remove his rivals…

Publius Vindicus Consultus is a young magistrate in Iskedumdrum. He is determined to root out corruption within the militia. He wants to make an example of Malus Legatus!

Mad with power, Malus Legatus has become brazen and believes himself untouchable – he is at the point where he is even willing to risk open confrontation with the magistrates men in the streets..


This is the background to a Song of Shadows and Dust game I played with some friends this past week. A full report (and loads of pictures) of the action can be found on my blog:

http://saskminigamer.blogspot.ca/2014/08/the-bad-legatus.html

Here are a few pictures of the situation:



The scene of the confrontation



Shoving and shouting in the crowded streets.



The first blows are thrown, two militiamen are down, the civilians scatter!

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Re: The Bad Legatus - a Song of Shadows and Dust game report
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 09:50:30 AM »
Again, lovelly report and lovelly game. :-* :-*
I only tried Song of Drums and Shackos but i need to try SSD.

Offline tim in saskatoon

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Re: The Bad Legatus - a Song of Shadows and Dust game report
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 03:37:59 PM »
Thanks! I've been really enjoying Song of Shadows and Dust so far. I think it's my favourite of the "song of..." series of games.

 

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