Saturday, November 14, 2015

Second Saturday Game: The Pyramid of Death!

The Table Of Death, with The Scenery of Death.

We're finally getting back to our schedule of games on the Second and Fourth Saturdays in the calendar month, after much too long a hiatus occasioned by entirely too many distractions out in the real world.

Sigh.

Anyway, the Pyramid of Death (I still don't know who made this wonderful thing!) is located on the edges of the Forest of Death, amidst the Ruins of Death and the Temple of Death. (There's a theme, here.) Several intrepid bands of explorers and adventurers have arrived to investigate Rumors of Strange Doings, and with the goal of keeping it all for themselves.

If there's one thing you can say about Tekumel, it's just chock full of places like this. Just ask the locals, and they'll be happy to give you directions.

This will be one of the players' very first ever miniatures game, so I'm keeping everything as simple as possible. Open terrain, small bands of heroes, simplified movement, etc. I'll let you know how it all turns out...

(By the by, the poster of the Campbell's Soup Can is an homage to the games we ran at the old Little Tin Soldier Shoppe in South Minneapolis from the late 1970s to the late 1980s; the groups there awarded a trophy, The Holy Soup Can, to the most inept gamer they knew each year. The trophy was a soup can on a base, inscribed with a suitable motto. The trophy was retired in the middling 1980s, as there was one player who managed to 'win' the award three years running - he was truly incredible in his ineptitude.)

2 comments:

  1. Most excellent! Looking forward to the account. :-) Question: what is the drawing above the soup can? It seems to be a warrior of some sort...

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  2. It was a good time, despite losing power. The drawing is a nice miniposter from the Corinium Museum in Cirencester (which I highly suggest a visit to, if at all possible) of a Roman auxillia.

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