Thursday 25 March 2021

Path of the Monsters (Palaeo Diet, eat or be eaten game)


Played quite a few games of Palaeo Diet (eat or be eaten ) solo game by Nic wright and after reading the wonderful AARs on the lead adventure blog from Katsuhiko using firearms and conquistadors, I re read and decided to give it my worlds 
Used a basic idea to cross a monster infested wood land the Brave Sir Wolff and his party need to escape into the interior seeking the treasure of the mystical frogmen.. 

Sir Wolff and his party enter the  valley
A Musket man takes aim at a mighty beast blocking there path he injures the  beast but awakens all the surrounding creatures to there arrival.
Lord Luther is charged by another huge creature his pistols failing to even dent the beasts hide he is wounded by the beast.
A second musket man is charged by two raptors who rip the poor soul apart.
Mad Jane moves and take aim her shot is a critical
the beast drops like a mountain
Sir  Vermeer rushes to the path cleared
Luther joins them as the bishop Atto binds his wounds they must  press on
an archer tries in vain to pass by another huge beast is sniffs and charges it slays him instantly
Bishop Atto runs off leaving a wounded Jane
Wolff and a musket man are charged by the  monster on the flank it rips apart the musket man
As Jane readies her musket a raptor dives and kills the brave woman

Luther realizes he is the only one left in the valley as Jane is killed  he makes a run for it
the party manages to navigate the Valley loosing four of there party but killing a huge creature and one raptor. they move onto the lost city.

Very fun game and the  system works, next adventure in the works...

Monday 15 March 2021

My tribute to the great Frank Thorne who passed along with his wife , another Legend gone very sad.


Thursday 11 March 2021

Fear of the Dark " The Indian Mound"


The new Solo skirmish game Fear the Dark grabbed   me to  get a copy and try it out, it a Lovecraft world game facing the terrors of the master of horror himself. Written by David Suki it is  a fast narrative skirmish game. As many know i have quite a few beings, monsters and other things in my collection. So after a few reads and working out some characters I decided to play the Indian mound Scenario. my investigators have located a long past burial ground in the deep woods and  realize to there horror that the woods are actually moving to attack them......

My investigators have to roll a sanity check as they  see what is actually happening, to  my joy they all passed...
Yes there my very ancient player characters from many years a go but im old and there easy to remember...(Wolff/hero, Una/ Ally and Dr Thanos /Ally
The things in the woods 6 of them come out to slay the  intruders
the monsters shamble forward and Dr Thanos decided to draw some off
Wolff hope also to draw some off
Dr Thanos faces living wood, thrashing and  scraping
Una is  suddenly facing another horror
Wolff come to her aid but is cut wide by a slashing branch
Dr Thanos struggles with the horror, he rends and pulls the creature apart
Wolff strikes hard and the  horror reals as his blow connects
Dr Thanos  smashes and  tears and the horror falls to the ground returning to where is came
Poor Una is struck about the head and felled, as Wolff eventually destroys the  creature
As he staggers back two more appear and strike at him
Dr Thanos confronts another as they swarm out of the woods
Wolff struggles against the two monsters
He  fells one and is facing certain doom
 A stroke of luck and he manages to destroy the vile beast
Dr thanos  fights off his attackers he destroys one and the second  goes in to slay the brave Dr
He also  manages to find a weak spot and the monster falls

Review: The game works extremely well and is fun, the monsters are no pushovers and the card and dice combine top create a very workable system. One thing the hero points save your characters don't forget to use them as I was in critical  both times near the end..

Good game more to come loads of potential...

(Una has to miss the next scenario , so she will be back no worries)

Saturday 6 March 2021

More Star Wars Legion painted up

Very impressed with the Legion miniatures and expanded to a few more sets...


Thursday 4 March 2021

Terror of the Red Empire Episode 3 (Astounding Tales Game)


Part 3 of the scenarios, from the Red Empire, "The slaves of the Red empire" 

Last episode Jasko and one of his Agents were trapped in a building trying to defuse a bomb left by the  Dreaded agents of the Red empire Psycola, she  escaped the assault and as she left  clicked a switch , detonating the bomb, as Jaskos team escapes they see the building erupt.

He spots where Psycola escaped and he and his companion slide down the  ropes  just in time...

The team gathers and licks there wounds , LaLa is still missing along with her boyfriend Thomas Bolt, both under the mercy of the Red Empire. Lucy works through the night and  finds  Psycola left on a ship to the  dark island of Tomboa, Jasko sends out for help from all his agents and friends to help him, and get there and hopefully find the missing captives and LaLa's father Dr Shakel, who was experimenting on matter conversion.

Raj is aided by his daughter  Kali a fierce  fighter and her men, Jasko send out for others  hoping they come to help
One the Island the Red empire leader is confidant in his terror  campaign. "Dr Shekel unless you give me full use of your green stone device your lovely daughter will face the death of a thousand cuts"
LaLa is tied in the compound square awaiting her fate, The Red empire cultists stand guard
Island  savages and pirates have joined the Red Empire out of fear of the menace
Under the cover of night (12" max vision), Jaskos and Lucy sneak into the compound
Trent from the other side uses the darkness to make his entrance
Jasko creeps forward pistol ready
A guard spots him and charges forward
shouting the alarm he dives  at Jasko
Jasko shoots him dead before he strike then drops a second near the  scaffold.
Trent rounds the corner and  blasts some of the Natives in a hail of fire
Lucy is set upon by 2 Red Empire cultists
Raj sneaks past a cage full of  slaves the Red empire has traded
Kali and her men enter the compound 
Lucy shoots one dead as the other charges
But Jasko drop him in his tracks, "we must free LaLa and find Bolt and the Dr"
he shoots another near the fountain
Raj uses his and Trent.s cross fire to wipe out the Natives
Kali open fire on the  main gate house gate  felling 2 more Red empire cultist, she beckons her men forward
there is a trumpet  echo in the compound and it states the arrival of Lady  Bogworthy and her knitting emporium of adventuresses, "Tall ho girls lets  kick these scoundrels in the  privates where it hurts"
Kali s men shoot there way to the main building
Jasko kills another on the scaffold
Gunga charges in to the  main building
The Red Empire  cultist s wake and flood into the compound
Lucy  fires into there ranks
Samuel and his party arrive giving fire and  moving to the scaffold
As Kali enters the gate Lady Bogworthy team fire on the  enemy
From there rear a group of Red Empire appear she turns to there mad screams, " Girls silence that horrible racket"
Blazing guns and arrows  put short work to the cultists
Kali's makes for the roof of the main building dispatching 3 cultist as she  stands atop the stairs
One of her  men enters the main building only to be riddled with machine gun fire, Psycola scrams "kill them all , kill them all" she goes to the roof.
As Trent cuts LaLa free she faints, a huge native swipes at his head, he ducks and punches the huge man down.
A section of Fear agents arrive to help the assault
The Leader  shouts for the Dr to do some thing to stop the assault of he will be killed instantly, the Dr  gestures the glowing Green stone, "I will try to get some thing from the past"
in the compound there is a green light and some thing shimmers then is made solid
An un-dead  terror from before time is drawn into this world
in one sweep it slays Samuel and his team on the scaffold, all is lost?
Psycola confronts Kali, "Your crimes are to be judged Psycola" psycola sees her opponent only having her sword, slowly pulls her devil dagger from her belt, 
The Fear agents engage the Natives and cultists
a desperate fire fight ensues 
Lady Bogworthy's party is sudden  sprung upon by sword wielding natives, "how very rude of these fellows are, girls a good thrashing is in order I believe"
The fear agents are taken down as more Red empire rush to the fight
As Kali and Psycola tussle on the roof Raj climbs the cage and shoots down on the advancing Red empire
Jasko climbs the scaffold and  make for the main building, around him is chaos

He burst in shooting down the body guards and priest, "Times up"
The un-dead monster snarls and spies Lucy and  goes for her 
Trent empties his tommy gun to but to no avail
Jasko confronts the leader, "Surrender and face trial for your crimes!"
The Red Leader pulls on his hood "Surrender?? your too late and I am supreme!"
the Mask falls and Thomas bolt is reviled as the Red Empire leader  he points a pistol at the Dr, " you failed me old man face the cost"
the Dr  slides his hands over the green stone and the glow again appears
Bolt finds himself facing the Monster
he snarls and empties his pistol into the monsters head and it drops lifeless
Lucy is beside Jasko swapped by the Dr's action, Jasko runs to the door "he cannot escape!"
Lady Bogworthy spots the fleeing Bolt  "come and fight you fiend," her arrows pass into the darkness
Jasko find Trent dead on the scaffold
he tries to see Bolt in the gloom but he is gone
Psycola  fells Kali and faces Raj "she will live till next time Raj I am far from done with you and your kind" a flash of smoke powder and she is gone, Raj rushes to his daughters aid.
As Bolt escapes he turns and smiles "you have not seen the last of me and the Red Empire Jasko Stone."
Jasko gathers the living and attends to the wounded, LaLa is rescued and the Red empires terror ended..
Dr Shakel looks around and grins "now ladies lets see where we can go" he  laughs and moves his hands over the stone
A green glow and the  assembled vanish
The Dr blinks and realizes where the stone has taken him.... "Oh bugger!!!!!!"

Fun game and loads of casualties i think 59 in total, as always the rules work fine.
be safe my friends