Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This Thursday!: The Return of Dutch Oven!

Super Soldiers!  Robots!  Hulking Monsters!  Kung Fu!  Zombies!  Evil Cults!  Supernatural Powers! 


Somewhere hovering above the Artic, a battle aboard a zeppelin reaches its explosive climax!
Our hero and Super-Soldier, DUTCH OVEN (Agent of ACTION), fights one last round with his arch nemesis, the vile megalomaniac, VON ZOMBI!

Aboard his zeppelin, Von Zombi  created a weapon intended to melt the polar ice caps causing world mayhem and destruction.
Dutch was able to decommission the weapon. But rather than be taken alive, Von Zombi detonated hidden explosives throughout the zeppelin.

ACTION Agents searched the Artic for weeks. Hoping to find a trace or sign of their beloved hero or the evil Von Zombi. Nothing was ever found.

ACTION Agents receive an incoming message from Artic Outpost 31. They have found something buried deep within in the Arctic ice.
Send ACTION agent Recon ASAP.

Could it be? After all this time?

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Annual Revenant Hunt and Social

The best of European Society showed up for the Annual All Hallow's Eve Revenant Hunt and Social.

All parties gathered at the center of a small hamlet suspected to have a Revenant Infection.
They quickly spread out in 3 groups of 2 parties to destroy the infected, but most importantly the areas that spawn the undead.

Before they could properly disperse, a large creepy tree began hurling infected pumpkins like some sort of undead artillery. Sir Ramsey's party took a direct hit infected the whole group with the Revenant sickness. How long could they last?

Gunfire drew the undead like moths to flame. The living tried to keep things quiet and fight the dead up close and personal, but once it was discovered, a few of the Revenants tended to explode, more were being shot at distance.
Also among the dead were "Dark Lords", creatures spawned by the chaos and death. These were creatures of sometime terrible power. A Pit Fiend belched fire, killing some of the guests.
As the night drew to a close, 5 of the 6 spawn points were destroyed, but at great cost to the hunting parties. It was considered a success, especially after last year's debacle...

Monday, October 23, 2017

Just in time for Halloween

"Word has spread from all across the territory about a strange sickness that quickly kills it’s victims, only to have them rise again from the grave with a thirst for blood.
Marshal Bill thinks he’s found the cause. A mysterious coffin-sized box arrived in town this morning, guarded by a group of oddly clad foreigners. With sun going down, there’s no time to spare..."

As usual, available from Wargames Vault and Wiley Games.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Return to the Hills of Despair: A Dragon Rampant AAR

After a couple of weeks off, I just needed a fun, simple game we could jump back into. We returned to our fantasy semi-campaign using Dragon Rampant.
The Forces of Chaos and Darkness needed to open the portal to the Outer Dark located in the Hills of Despair.
The only forces left to stop them were the Men of the West, the Arch Mage Kronos and Warriors Four, a band of great adventurers pledged to save the day.

Besides having both sides pick 3 quests for their sides, I distributed 6 tokens to each side to use as rerolls they could use during the game. These were luck, blessings, favors from their gods.
Both sides quickly moved across the battlefield, but it was the Forces of Chaos that reach the Portal first.
Kronos summoned a great Stone Titan to sweep the chaos host from the hill.
The Titan took two hits, rolled snake eyes on his Courage test and melted away as quickly as he appeared....

The Warriors Four led by the vaunted knight Francois de Porc-Blanc, clashed with the Orcs. Trolls, Ogres and orcs fled before them. Only the hobgoblin prickers remained.
On the other end of the field, the Northmen, fooled into a pack with the dark gods, did battle with the Men of the West. It see-sawed back and forth, but soon, the barbarians pushed the noble warriors back.

As the night grew late, it was clear the Forces of Chaos were winning. Only the Warriors Four (now Three) were any any shape to stem the tide.
In the end, the bad guys held the ground, but the Good guys had fulfilled the most quests. A draw, but dark forces were about to be unleashed.
Amid the battle, a lone figure was spotted. A naked man with a PBR, sporting a Wiley Games logo on his cape. The Buck-Naked Baron!?