Had a nice games day with the Hotlead crew this past weekend.
The day was organised by Dave and Pete, who prefer games involving steam tech, odd characters and the supernatural. Or Star Wars. Whatever rolls your dice.
First up Patrick and I were test subjects for Pete to run through a game of Strange Aeons.
But nifty game. Lots of charts and pages etc. (really needs a better QRS) but an interesting campaign built right in. I could see one using it to play games with Sam and Dean Winchester from Supernatural or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just have low level vampires as cultists and go heavy on the hand to hand and less shooting.
|Gratuitous picture of Buffy, because well....|
|Dave's city contains many nice details, like this public loo|
|View from one end of the table, the fountain can actually work if he installs a battery and adds water!|
|More detail, lots of these news pillars with amusing posters and ads. They're made from thread spools with craft domes on top.|
|The Flashman Monument!|
|Mrs. Lovett's Pie Shop, note the arterial spray inside the sky light|
|Complete with Sweeney Todd. Parties coming too close run the risk of losing a member.|
|The Pub. Named after Pete, who's nom du net is "Sterling Moose" on the Lead Adventure Forum|
|Rooms and stairs and details inside|
|Flashy again. Dave is a big fan.|
|The objective; rescue HM the Queen. Who is apparently on the roof trying to summon the Torchwood Institute or Batman... that's Keith in the background|
|Strange Foreign Johnnies wandering the streets|
|Sneaky Buggers/Special Branch/Dave's Vampire Hunters|
|It was apparently Take Your Son to Work Day at Special Branch. The figure is named "Van Halfling" (Dave's Vampire Hunters are naturally lead by Van Helsing)|
|Big Game Hunters and Mounties|
|The brave lads of K Division lead by the Consulting Detective and his friend the Doctor|
|Brawling with Special Branch, as you do. Meanwhile the Consulting Detective is running upstairs to get the Queen.|
|Foreign Johnnies attack!|
|Timmy goes down! But not after fighting the Dragon Lady for several turns.|
|With two Special Branch Agents covering me from the lads of H Division, |
Then it was 10 o'clock and time to hit the road with my head all done in.
All in all a fun day.