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!
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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.
The Band assembled for adventure!
Here is hoping I make to the end and rescue the Soul Gem.