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Author Topic: The Beast of the Gevaudan  (Read 2920 times)

Offline SgtPerry

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The Beast of the Gevaudan
« on: September 30, 2008, 01:55:54 PM »
In the new issue of the french VaeVictis Thématique Armées Miniatures, I wrote a variant of the LotR/LotOW/LotHS system about the Beast of the Gevaudan.

One player controls the beast (or is the beast depending on your version) whilst the other player(s) is(are) the hunters ( Dragons, Noblemen, Civilians).



http://vaevictis.histoireetcollections.com/publication-2168-vaevictis-thematique-n-3.html

Olivier


Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: The Beast of the Gevaudan
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 02:11:26 PM »
Sounds very interesting. The Gévaudan story is one of my favorite settings and I've read a lot about it. Too bad my French is almost lacking. Any chance to get an English summary of the things you've altered/adopted?

Offline twrchtrwyth

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Re: The Beast of the Gevaudan
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 02:17:16 PM »
I can recommend watching the Brotherhood of the Wolf to get you in the mood.
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Offline JollyBob

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Re: The Beast of the Gevaudan
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 02:35:11 PM »
Great idea, I bet that makes for a really atmospheric game.

I second the watching of Brotherhood of the Wolf too, excellent film. Just remember, the Iroquois knows kung fu because he's Hawaiian. After that realisation, everything else will make perfect sense.

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Re: The Beast of the Gevaudan
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 04:20:21 PM »
I think it was that the Iriquois knew savate because the Frenchman taught him. Who probably got it from French sailors that had been to China. However, the Frenchman had a horrible time learning to surf.

Great looking set up as always Olivier.

Offline Malamute

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Re: The Beast of the Gevaudan
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 04:43:09 PM »
Great idea, I bet that makes for a really atmospheric game.

I second the watching of Brotherhood of the Wolf too, excellent film. Just remember, the Iroquois knows kung fu because he's Hawaiian. After that realisation, everything else will make perfect sense.

Another reason and in my opinion the best reason for watching this film is Monica Bellucci ;D :P :-*
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Offline Chairface

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Re: The Beast of the Gevaudan
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 04:51:08 PM »
Laughing Monk has some great Brotherhood of the Wolf inspired figs.







http://www.shadowforge.com.au/monk/index.html

I've been wanting them, but its not my period(s) and there is a long list of other minis to get first.

Offline Skrapwelder

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Re: The Beast of the Gevaudan
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 04:51:54 PM »
Another reason and in my opinion the best reason for watching this film is Monica Bellucci ;D :P :-*

That's two reasons. o_o


Offline cianty

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Re: The Beast of the Gevaudan
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 09:33:27 PM »
That sounds like an interesting idea. I supposed some of my Black Scorpion pirates could be abused for such a setting... now if only my French ne were pas mal. ;)

I didn't know Laughing Monks miniatures before. Some cool stuff. I love Bruce the Zombie Killer aka Ash from Army of Darkness.

Offline argsilverson

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Re: The Beast of the Gevaudan
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2008, 03:45:01 PM »
That sounds like an interesting idea. I supposed some of my Black Scorpion pirates could be abused for such a setting... now if only my French ne were pas mal. ;)

I didn't know Laughing Monks miniatures before. Some cool stuff. I love Bruce the Zombie Killer aka Ash from Army of Darkness.

You can easily find them via fighting15's in the uk, where I got mine. Lovely figures I say. I just wait my son to paint some for me.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2008, 03:46:54 PM by argsilverson »
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Re: The Beast of the Gevaudan
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2008, 05:27:44 PM »
I just wait my son to paint some for me.

That is very cool. Envy. Heck, I'd be even happy already if my father wanted me to do so.  :)

 

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