Monday, September 22, 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Bought this game back in June. Finally had time to sit down and play this past weekend. My son came to visit and we played for 7 hours. PACG is a lot of fun with rewarding game play.  I am contemplating creating character cards for Wulfgar and his retinue and even attempting to change the setting to other fantasy systems just for fun.

A great game and well worth the price.  We downloaded the printable character sheets to avoid marking on the character cards. After a couple of scenarios we changed the rules a bit in that we decided "Blessings & Spells" do not take an inventory space.  This could get you killed quicker but frees up room for weapons, armor and items.

Best of all PACG can be played solo; as my son lives and works in Little Rock we only see each other a few times a year.  But I am confident that this game has found a permanent spot on our gaming table next to MtG, Memoir '44 and Brigadier General.

Friday, June 6, 2014

D&D Dungeon Command: The Sting of Lolth

Picked up this box set yesterday at B&N. It has some nice pre-painted minis that I will post pictures of later. The game is diceless uses minis/cards in a way that seems similar to MtG. The rulebook and a very nice drow flyer were placed in the box catywampus so they were bent over on 2 edges.  I will give the game a test but most likely use the miniatures for other fantasy skirmish games.

The Black Forest

In the center of the Westerness lies the largest woodlands on Aeyr, the Black Forest. It is the realm of the Wild Elves or Wood Elves as they are called in some parts.  While the Wild Elves are a disparate mix of tribes and at times they have united in the ancient past to face common threats.  It is said the Wild Elves are those folk whom chose to remain behind when the once glorious Ulthantean Empire (High Elves) departed the Westerness to protect their fabled island home.

The Wild Elves have an animist religion and consider themselves the protectors of the forest.  Unknown to most of the humans of Westerness it is the Wild Elves that deal with many of the Beastmen hordes that pour from the swamps and wastelands of Ravenfell.  While most humans consider the Wild Elves to be a threat there are a few that are welcome in the human towns and villages.  Mostly merchants, most likely spies.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Portrait of Duchess Inyanna.

Duchess Inyanna of Foxcrest with her pet eagle, Huack.  Resplendent in her armor the Duchess strikes an imposing figure. This painting was commissioned to commemorate her victory (allegedly) in a campaign against an alliance of Wild Elf tribes.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Baronial Map of the Grand Duchy of Hawkridge

The Barony of Bearglove

The Barony of Bearglove lies in the South of Hawkridge bordering both the Black Forest and Ravenfell.  The Lord of Bearglove is Marcus Broadsword cousin and close friend to Duke Jokril.  Lord Broadsword has fought many battles against the undead and other fell creatures that slither out of Ravenfell.  He has also waged a long on and off again campaign to claim that portion of the Black Forest that borders his realm.  The problem with that is that area is claimed by a Wild Elf clan and they would rather die than cede an inch of the forest.  Bearglove is blessed with a wealth of mineral deposits and if Marcus ever has his way will have access to unlimited timber.  Marcus is one of the few Barons of Westerness whom can afford to maintain an army. Although his forces are small they are professional and he requires his landholders and serfs to perform military duty once per moon cycle.  The wars of Bearglove have made its people a hearty folk, strong, wise and diligent, but mostly there is a "quasi-spartaness" to them.  The Sigil of Bearglove is a silver bear on a black banner.  Secretly Lord Marcus Broadsword desires a kingdom of his own, a Duchy of Bearglove and he hopes to add large portions of the Ravenfell and the Black Forest to make this a reality.