AD&D with the best!

Last week I played D&D, it was advanced, and I won!

I was lucky to play with one of the greatest DMs of all time; Allen Hammack, and play his tournament module: C2 The Ghost Tower of Inverness. It was super fun to bust out my old Players Handbook I bought when I was in elementary and play this classic adventure.

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I played a thief. I went for the treasure, while the rest dealt with the Umber Hulk.

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The Monk died trying to take on a Fire Giant! I escaped with an invisibility potion.

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I made it to the end rescuing the Soul Gem.

This was one of many fun games I played at North Texas RPG Con. I also played; Dungeon Crawl Classic, The One Ring & Top Secret. A spectacular weekend.

 

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C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness

At the moment of this posting I’m sitting down to play AD&D: C2 The Ghost Tower of Inverness, with the Author, Allen Hammack. C2 is one of my favorite AD&D modules of all time!

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Here is the convention write-up.

Allen Hammack, author of the classic adventure Ghost Tower of Inverness, invites players to challenge this famous dungeon. A shadow from the past, the Ghost Tower has loomed ever larger in the mind of the great Seer of Urnst. Now he has convinced the Duke that an expedition of “volunteers” should be organized to try to find the ancient keep and recover its greatest treasure—the fabled Soul Gem. This module was originally used for the AD&D tournament at Wintercon VIII in November 1979. Bring your own miniatures for brownie points!

“Bring your own miniatures for brownie points!” You bet I did!!!!

Meet the band. The original pre-gens from the module.

As addressed by the Duke.

His gaze falls upon one of your party, a thin man with a short black beard. “Hodar,” he begins, “you dared to defy a royal order and continued to dabble in sorceries which I had forbidden to all the people of my realm.”

This figure came from my Conan board game collection.

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“I should have thought that a warrior of your caliber, Lembu, would have known better than to slay a captain of the guard in a bar room fight.” A broad grin is the huge warrior’s only reply. “Never mind the eleven guardsmen you killed while resisting arrest.”

Maybe not the best figure for Lembu, but I wanted to use this figure ever since I painted it up to adventure in the Citadel of Chaos.

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“Zinethar,” says the Duke, shaking his head as he addresses the next in line, a distinguished-looking man with gray hair, “your wisdom must have left you when you decided to lead that ill-fated Temple Coalition revolt these three months past.”

I painted this Reaper figure 13 years ago for a D&D game.

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“And you, Discinque, your rash daring and bravado is really to be marvelled at. One has to wonder where you would be now if not for that broken cornice which caused you to fall — with the Crown Jewels in hand — on top of sergeant Norlik and his men while they were out on patrol.” The thief merely shrugs.

This game was a perfect reason to paint a new Otherworld miniature for my collection. I think this model is a perfect Discinque figure.

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The Duke then turns and slowly bows to the last of your group; the tall barefoot woman. “Of all you five,” declares the Duke, “Li Hon is the only one here who should not spend the rest of her life in prison for some crime. I am deeply honored, Li Hon, that your monastery saw fit to offer your services to me as payment of this year’s taxes.”

My fist Wiz Kid model from their pre-painted line. I’m not super happy with the result as I struggled with its pre-primed primer and mold lines.

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The Band assembled for adventure!

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Here is hoping I make to the end and rescue the Soul Gem.

My first airbrushed figures!

I recently started painting with an air brush. I bought the air brush with the following two figures in mind, excited to try, I plugged it in and started painting. Not my best work, but I’m happy with the result as I’ve never used an air brush before.

The Burning Chariot is the second to last figure I needed to complete my 2000pt Tzeentch force.

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Thaug appears in the Conan board game campaign I’ve been playing through. It was a ton of fun to play, and a fantastic model to paint.

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Epic Armageddon Warlord & Reaver

Realizing I had no Titans in my force, Carmin and I decided to play 3000pts plus a Reaver and a Warlord Titan (an extra 1500pts). My two Titans had some damage from being stored so long, a quick repair and they are now ready for the battle field. I hope to play in the next month…

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Epic Armageddon Imperial Guard 3000pts

I’ve been wanting to play Epic Armageddon for a few years now, and never really found the time (I played EA tons when it first came out). With the new release of Adeptus Titanicus this summer, I figured it was about time to get a game in before the new version overtakes me! So, Carmin and I have dug out our old armies and touched them up for a game before Adeptus Titanicus hits us!

Here is my 3000pt force.

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Conan – Monsters & Villains

The Conan campaign continues! I needed a bunch of monsters for the different scenarios. If the monsters survive, they get to progress to other scenarios. Not sure which ones will make it as I’m yet to win a game as Overlord.

Skuthus can summon a Dark Demon!

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Giant Scorpion

Giant Scorpion

Constantius

Bone Golem

Hyperborean Primitive

Hyperborean Primitive

Gray Man-Ape

 

My next Conan campaign game night is coming up, I guess we’ll see which of these villains survives.

Space Hulk

I played my nephew two games of Space Hulk with my newly fully-painted set. Over the years I’ve had other people painting my set. Some lost paint bets and had to paint me a model, others from the Secret Santa paint project we did at the shop for a few years. Sadly, this was not getting my set painted fast enough. I did start in 2009! So, for the first time ever I hired a pro-painter; Ryan at two loons painting, to paint the remainder of my set. I’m super happy with the results.

We played The Artefact scenario. I played as the Space Marines first and won. Then my nephew played as the marines and won. Both great games!

Game one I sent the Librarian forward using all my command points. You can see him off in the distance.

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Librarian Calistarius meets the last guard of the Blood Angel artefact.

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Game one. Corridor is guarded for Calistarius’s return.

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When your bolter jams, you die…

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G.T.F.O.

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Game two marching ordered.

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Every room saw hard fighting.

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After playing a few games of Space Hulk, I’m just reminded why this is one of my all time favorite games!