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TheAuldGrump

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  1. Mordheim....

    Much like the way my planned Mordheim campaign turned into GorkaMorka, somehow my planned Necromunda campaign has turned into Mordheim. Starting work on terrain for the game tomorrow - my planned builds are an arena (for pit fights) and a two block rookery - the bad part of town before the comet hit. A section of sewers may also be started soon. *EDIT* The optional rules that will be in play - OPTION A. i. Page 35, "Fighting with two weapons". Add the line "Due to the difficulty in fighting with more than one weapon, any warrior attempting to do so suffers a -1 penalty to hit with both weapons. A warrior using a pistol in hand-to-hand combat is exempt from this penalty." ii. Page 122, New Combat Skill "Maniac Warrior: The Warrior is adept at fighting with a weapon in each hand. He may ignore the -1 to hit penalty that such practice normally incurs." Johann The Knife, Bertha Bestraufung and Veskit should all be granted the "Maniac Warrior" skill. iii. Page 51, under Shield. Add the line. "In addition to this save, a warrior armed with a shield and a hand-weapon has a basic save of 5+ (or may add +2 to his armour save if other armour is worn). Mounted models may not gain this benefit. Hand weapons are defined as hammers, staffs, maces, clubs, axes, swords, morning stars and spears. Variants such as rapiers or Dwarf axes are also included. Page 51, under Buckler. Add the line "In addition to this, a warrior armed with a buckler and a hand-weapon has a basic save of 6+ (or may add +1 to his armour save if other armour is worn). iv. Page 50, under "Light Armour" add "In addition the warrior gains a 6+ save against Serious Injury during the post-battle phase. Treat a successful save exactly as if the warrior had received the "Full Recovery" result. He may not explore, trade nor take part in any other post-battle activities". v. Page 50, under "Heavy Armour" add "In addition the warrior gains a 5+ save against Serious Injury during the post-battle phase. Treat a successful save exactly as if the warrior had received the "Full Recovery" result. He may not explore, trade nor take part in any other post-battle activities". vi. Page 51, under "Ithilmar Armour" add "In addition the warrior gains a 5+ save against Serious Injury during the post-battle phase. Treat a successful save exactly as if the warrior had received the "Full Recovery" result. He may not explore, trade nor take part in any other post-battle activities". vii. Page 51, under "Gromril Armour" add "In addition the warrior gains a 4+ save against Serious Injury during the post-battle phase. Treat a successful save exactly as if the warrior had received the "Full Recovery" result. He may not explore, trade nor take part in any other post-battle activities". viii. MH Annual 2002, Page 16, under "Toughened Leathers", replace the entire Special Rules text with the line: " A warrior wearing toughened leathers gains a 6+ save against Serious Injury during the post-battle phase. Treat a successful save exactly as if the warrior had received the "Full Recovery" result. He may not explore, trade nor take part in any other post-battle activities. Toughened Leathers are classified as Armour and may be worn by Henchmen" The Auld Grump
  2. Mordheim....

    For the umpity-umpth time, I am starting up yet another Mordheim campaign.... I have a feeling that a lot of Bones figures will be facing their dooms. But I am wondering if I should run this as a moderated campaign, with events, or join in the general fun.... (Reiklanders, Undead, Dwarf Treasure Hunters... and those are just the warbands that I can remember playing off the top of my head.) The Auld Grump, mind you, the top of my head doesn't make for a very big battlefield....
  3. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    My hoped for Mordheim game turned into GorkaMorka. My planned Necromunda game has turned into Mordheim.... Tomorrow I print up a bunch of PDFs and people start ruining some buildings. (I am building an arena....) The Auld Grump - I blame GW's shenanigans with the releases of Necromunda. It annoyed a whole lot of my players.
  4. I think the Winter Elf will be put off for another year - I went with good old Odin Father Christmas. The Auld Grump
  5. Best Version of DnD?

    Scarwall is not going well for the PCs... none dead, yet, but two were in negatives during a random encounter - a minor random encounter.... Crit happens. And two PCs were petrified. Tempted to do a whole lot of spoiling... but let it be said that now hey know who and what Karzavon was. The Auld Grump
  6. Webcomics - Because....

    Couldn't find a thread on webcomics here, so starting one... Mostly because I am introducing Megan to the old, finished, webcomic Get Medieval by Irony Chan - warning, early on there is a fair amount of Barbie Doll nudity - which is to say that there is nothing to see, but you would see it if it were there. Irony Chan did some amazingly cute comics - but while Get Medieval was not my favorite, her others were lost when Modern Tales went away, which annoys me a good deal. The Auld Grump - by 'finished' I mean that the series has a beginning, a middle, and an end - and is actually finished, not just stopped.
  7. Webcomics - Because....

    CAT DRAGON!!!1! The Auld Grump
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Aha! The stain on the miniature I hid at work is dry! I was afraid that it was going to be one of those weird reactions that some solvents have with Bonesium. MinWax Dark Walnut stain, for the record. Primed with Army Painter Skeleton Bone, detailed with Pure White, then dipped in Dark Walnut.... I wonder what it can be that I am painting.... The Auld Grump - I will be using Walnut stain on the base, not Dark Walnut.
  9. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    The books are closer to faction books than to gang books. The Great Houses more than the gangs under their umbrella. (A bit like the Mafia.) The gangs are individual, but belong to those Great Houses. So, the Escher are fast and shooty while the Goliaths are strong and thumpy. Each gang will be getting 'signature weapons' - the Escher are getting a whip and a needle rifle, while the Goliaths are getting a rivet gun. A cool idea, and helps make the factions different - but using the books as a way to soak more money out of the fans? Not so cool. It also annoys me because it sounds like they were really fleshing out the factions I was really looking forward to getting into the game. The Auld Grump
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I once showed this - To a friend that works at a parking garage - after one of his coworkers had managed to drive the snow removal mini-Cat off the roof of a four story parking garage. Sideways. Amazingly, he survived, and wasn't even seriously hurt - he landed on top of the snow pile where they had been dumping. The Cat was not so lucky.... The Auld Grump - because trying to edit on The Worst Internet in the WorldTM does not work so well....
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Hmmm, it turns out that those very nice, pagan, cowl dresses that I have been getting for Megan, when decorated with traditional plants that were significant to the Druids... become very nice Christmas dresses.... The Auld Grump
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Use it as a portmanteau - 'wriggle' and 'struggle' - the victim striggled on the hook, trying to get free. Lewis Carroll made a career of it. The Auld Grump
  13. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    Pretty sure they are still following Kirby's edict of not releasing rules for models that are not AvailableTM fromTM Games WorkshopTM. Kirby was utterly convinced that other companies would steal and sell any idea that GW did not release first.... Ticks me off - what I have seen of the new version looks good. Just not worth $30 for the rules of each gang....
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    That may well be the case - I have only faced, and been defeated by them, once. If there is a rematch at some point... I have no idea who will win. I winkled it out of its shell, dunked it in garlic butter and my brain said 'Sluuuuug!' and that was all she wrote. (I have no problems with spiders, centipedes, or insects... but slugs and scorpions both give me the collywobbles.) Megan is currently filling her bowl with the chickpea curry... again.... I am guessing that she liked it. I got the recipe from a Pathfinder adventure. The Auld Grump
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    So, I take it that the experiment was a success? Two of the kids for tonight's game had new armies - Sam with Abyssal Dwarfs that she started painting a couple of weeks ago, and Dain, who is starting another army of Empire of Dust. Both used the Block and Dip method - not much n detail - but they had been working on their armies at home - not just at the painting meets! I gather that Dain's army will be getting bigger for Christmas - he knows what one of his presents is going to be. He has a mix of Mantic skellies and Bones mummies. Made me feel good. The Auld Grump
  16. Console yourself by watching the Star Wars Holiday Special. Then get the taste out of your moth by watching the Star Wars episode of The Muppet Show. (Featuring Derf Nader.) The Auld Grump
  17. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I am working on her, slowly.... I reall don't understand when the culture divide crept in, with regards to food. I am an om-nom-nom-nomnivore. I was born and raised in South Boston - pretty much as Irish-American as you can get. As far as I can remember, the only food that I could not bring myself to at least try was escargot. (My brain said 'that's a slug' and this wall of plexiglass just appeared in front of my mouth - I could not get the slug snail between my lips.) The Auld Grump - I am going to have to hide the bits of the model at work... they are still just tacky.
  18. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I did manage to get her to try eel. Another traditional British food that doesn't seem to have held on here, across the Pond. Heck - I don't think most mince pies these days contain any meat! The Auld Grump - who appalled Megan by calling stuffing 'forcemeat'.
  19. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Once upon a time, I used gesso on a plastic miniature (anyone remember Heritage Miniatures brief foray into plastic?) and waterpainted it. A gift for a long ago, non-gaming girlfriend. The Auld Grump As I mentioned above - I love my slow cookers.... **** I really should have thought things through in regards to dipping a miniature at work... I need to get home to run Kids of War, and the dip has only gotten to the tacky stage.... The Auld Grump - I swear, the Min Wax dries faster at home....
  20. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Cow or lamb? (Speaking of slow cookers - they work great for lengua.) They used to use beef tongue as a luncheon meat - sliced thin, and served with mustard between two slices of bread. I tried, but I could not get Megan to eat it. She didn't want to eat anything that had already been in somebody else's mouth. The Auld Grump - yes, I am waiting for paint to dry... how could you tell? Be warned - this will make you want to cry. Twenty five years later, and it still saddens me. The Auld Grump I stink therefor I am. I think I stink, therefor I must. Goblins are mustelids? The Auld Grump
  21. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    The recipe I was looking at for the curried goat, on My Heart Beets. I will admit, the idea of lightly braising the goat, then tossing it into the slow cooker was one of the charms. (I love my slow cookers. I have three.) The Auld Grump - tonight I have chickpeas in curry simmering away, while I work on a project at work. (I had to chase Megan home - it is her present that I am working on.)
  22. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    There is only one true way to paint minis. It is whatever way you are doing it when you are doing it. It is just that the one true way changes, every time your needs of the moment change. When I am teaching kids how to paint minis, I do not show them how to do layering - I show them how to block in colors, and how to Dip then Detail - and tell them that this is only one way, there are many, many others - this one is just quick, dirty, and gets the minis on the table quickly. The next series is just how to block in colors, wash, drybrush, then detail. I do not try to turn them into masters - most of them won't want to spend the time - quick and dirty is what they need to get the army on the table. The Auld Grump - heck, I am using the Block, Dip, Detail method right now on a model for Christmas. (Big model, dipping in pieces.) I have told Megan many, many times - Never, Ever click a link on Facebook.... It took Roy Moore for the warning to sink in.... The Auld Grump - I pretty much use Facebook as a glorified Instant Messenger, and ignore it otherwise. I am grumpy enough as it is....
  23. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I am Mighty Thor! And you would be mighty thor too, if you had to thwing thith thilly hammer all day! (Minor clarification - in some accounts, Thor had false teeth. Many of the Norse gods had injuries - ranging from lost hands to lost eyes.) The Auld Grump
  24. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Jolly Ranchers are mustelids? ... ... ... Does that mean you can feed them coffee beans, then use the beans to make coffee? The Auld Grump
  25. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Heads up, everybody - the Geminid meteor shower is tonight - dragging Megan out to gaze for falling stars. The Auld Grump
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