"London is under the grip of an unseen terror! Disappearances. Mutilated corpses. The night pierced by a strange howl!No fear, Professor Throckmorten and his group of Hunters, backed by London's Finest are on the case."This was a playtest for our Fistful of Lead: Tales of Horror game at RECRUITS next weekend. The vampires have hidden their coffins, filled with their native soil, all around the city. They must return to them before daybreak. A group of Hunters is out to destroy them. There are 5 real coffins and five dummy ones. Only the vampires know which are real.Thrown into the mix are the age old enemy of the Undead, the werewolves.Players get victory points for destroying the coffins, or saving them, int the case of the Vampires. Minor victory points for killing the opposition.Dummy coffin markers could yield things like a crucifix or silver, but just as easily, swarm of bats or rats.Jokers triggered things like the London Fog, obscuring line of sight, or reinforcements for the Bobbies, or a pack of wolv
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It’s the early hours of June 6 th, Allied paratroopers are dropping all over Normandy. They are tasked with capturing important crossroads and bridges, blowing up bridges and generally causing panic to the enemy.But Task Force 13 has a very special mission. Resistance contacts have reported strange goings on at the ruins of the Church of St. Augustine. Local villagers have disappeared and weird lights have been seen at night. But most importantly, the German scientist, Dr Rudolf Seltsam has been spotted in the area. Task Force 13 has tangled with Selfsame and some of his experiments before. Task Force 13 is to investigate, and capture the vile scientist if possible.In honor of D-Day, we ran our own weird little tribute. This was a Fistful of Lead: Tales of Horror WW2 crossover. The Allied paratroopers led by Sgt Stone (a super soldier with Rock like Skin) were trying to capture his old nemesis the evil Dr Seltsam to prevent him from unleashing his latest experiments on the invading Allies.We had 3 Germa
We're back. Semi rested, taking a day off to readjust to our timezone, and do things like update the blog and getting orders out.This was my second trip to London in 6 months, the first being my trip to BLAM. That was a great experience filled with fun players and great looking games.It did nothing to prepare me for SALUTE.I won't go into specifics, but it's massive. I've had the pleasure of going to San Diego Comicon several times. It was like that, but with miniatures.Every manufacturer in Europe was there. Almost too much to shop, especially when you have to run a game, and have no suitcase space and are destitute from the flight prices. The Hordes unleashed! A strange mushroom table. Simon Miller's To the Strongest Game. More hordes! Almost bought a bunch the Darklands miniatures. Lace WarsSpeaking of games, it looked like everyone brought out their best toys and scenery. Again, I didn't get much time to roam and take pictures.We had our own game to run!James at Oshiro Model Terrain pu
With the release of Tales of Horror just a scad month away, I thought I'd post some pics from our various play testers and their games. Hope these get your mouth watering!
I've been quietly toiling away for months on the latest iterations of the Fistful of Lead family: Fistful of Lead Core Rulebook, and the supplement Tales of Horror.Fans of FfoL have been using the rules for all sorts of different periods and genres. A casual look at this very blog will show you just what I've done. The plan is to use the Core book as a starter, and then release supplements concentrating on different periods in more detail. This way, you aren't buying a new rule book every quarter that's mostly the same basic rules with added fluff. We can concentrate on the supplements really using what you already know, but adding or subtracting things to feel right for the genre. And keep the cost to you down.In addition, each new supplement will have its own custom card deck to get you in the right mood.The FfoL Core book is just that, everything we've done so far, boiled down into a basic rule set that works for all your favorite periods and genres. Most of what's in it was covered in Galactic Heroes. We
Thanks to the diligence of ace reporter Buzz Brewster of the Daily World News, we able to report on the strange goings on outside the mansion of Billionaire Karl Kensington.Late on the night of January 17th strange lights were seen in the woods of Kensington Manor. The same mansion where only weeks ago the three heiresses to the Kensington Kandy fortune died in a mysterious fire that all but destroyed the mansion, and devastated the Mr Kensington himself.Our reporter, Buzz Brewster, was able to glean from local sources that Mr Kensington, in his grief fell under the spell of some local charlatans who promised him contact with his dear departed daughters. It appears they tried to perform some sort of ritual in the woods.It turns out, these hooded creeps are actually the criminal organization known as "Cyclops", led by international criminal Dr. Stefano Cyclops. Who knows what their final plan could be? Buzz Brewster arrives on the scene... Lucky for Kensington, and possibly the rest of the world, her