Chris Palmer

Frostgrave Campaign 2017

170 posts in this topic

Excellent story telling!  I love a game that can be both strategic and immersive like that.  And the nicely painted figures and terrain really add to the atmosphere.  

 

Care to share the secrets of finding/forming a group like you've got?  I've only played so far with the kids and may want to have a game or two with adults (before my kids are grown that is).

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still working on my update... *sigh*

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, InvisibleThumb said:

Excellent story telling!  I love a game that can be both strategic and immersive like that.  And the nicely painted figures and terrain really add to the atmosphere.  

 

Care to share the secrets of finding/forming a group like you've got?  I've only played so far with the kids and may want to have a game or two with adults (before my kids are grown that is).

 

 

Thank you very much for your kind remarks, InvisibleThumb!   I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the report.

 

   I consider myself beyond lucky to be a part of this group.  I wish I could share some easy ultimate secret to how we came together.  We are mainly a miniatures wargaming group, doing both historical and fantasy/sci-fi.  We were formed over 20 years ago as the result of a local fellow who wanted to find other gamers in the area, so he signed up to teach a non-credit course at the local Community College, called "Wargaming with Miniatures". After the course ended we started to meet in folks houses, and from there friends started telling friends, and our membership grew.

    If you want the full story of our club, you can see it here on our blog:  History of the HAWKs

 

   I'm not sure exactly where in the PAMDDE area you are located (assuming that means PA, MD, DE, but we are located in Harford County, Maryland so may not be too far from you.  We hold a regional miniatures gaming convention every September in Havre De Grace, if you are interested.  I'm sure there will be some Frostrgrave played there. :)

    

 

2 hours ago, David Brawley said:

Still working on my update... *sigh*

 

 

Lol...Well, it's not like you have anything else going on at the moment...::P:

  It will be a real horserace to see whether you or Knabe post your report first!   :lol:

Edited by Chris Palmer
4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, Chris, for sharing that.  That's cool you got started as a class that way.  I feel like I am growing a group here, but they are all 10 years old or younger.  I taught my own children to play Frostgrave, but when we invited their friends to try too there was not enough time for them to understand the rules, never mind start to employ tactics.

 

I would like to try a convention some time if the schedule permits.  I have heard of Historicon, which is not too far away.  And yes you're right about my location.  Pretty much at the intersection of all three states (on the DE side).

 

Sorry for derailing your thread! I'm looking forward to reading more battle reports.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, InvisibleThumb said:

 

 

I would like to try a convention some time if the schedule permits.  I have heard of Historicon, which is not too far away.  And yes you're right about my location.  Pretty much at the intersection of all three states (on the DE side).

 

 

 

So just off of 273 somewhere?  I'm also part of the same group as Chris, and I'm not far from there either.  If you could be free on alternate Friday nights, there's a club meeting in Aberdeen, Maryland, probably within a 40 minute drive from you.

 

 

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, InvisibleThumb said:

Thanks, Chris, for sharing that.  That's cool you got started as a class that way.  I feel like I am growing a group here, but they are all 10 years old or younger.  I taught my own children to play Frostgrave, but when we invited their friends to try too there was not enough time for them to understand the rules, never mind start to employ tactics.

 

I would like to try a convention some time if the schedule permits.  I have heard of Historicon, which is not too far away.  And yes you're right about my location.  Pretty much at the intersection of all three states (on the DE side).

 

Sorry for derailing your thread! I'm looking forward to reading more battle reports.

 

 

    InvisibleThumb-

         As Rob can attest, gaming with your kids can pay off when they're older.  There's more than one of our members' kids who started playing when they were knee-high, and have become gaming adults during the lifespan of the club!  :) 

   I'm going to PM you with a bunch of information, so we can keep the thread on track.  You may not know it, but the central East Coast is one of the densest gaming populations in the country. :) 

    

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I see I beat David to the punch...or post

 

Here's Bemis' report from our last campaign game:  Herding Rangifers

 

Hope you enjoy it.

 

Knabe

 

20170429_094120.jpg

8 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice report Knabe!  It was fun hearing a different perspective on the same game.  I take it no word could be made from your "runes?"  I love word games so I was hoping to see letters to play around with.  I'll just go back to my crossword... 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Great report and photos, Knabe!    

 

Somehow I don't think Bemis giving Niko the "wrong" potion was an accident. :poke:  

 

Hard to believe the next game is only 3 days away!  I didn't know if you'd get your report posted in time! :lol:

 

 

Edited by Chris Palmer
4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats, Knabe!  You won second place in the posting race!  (David can still get the bronze, though, so everybody goes home with a medal).

Another really nice update!  In my mind, I read Diesel Vin's name as Vin Diesel every time.  Your statement about not getting many shots of the game action is negated by the fact that the shots you did get were good and made for an excellent narrative.  Kudos!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool bat-rep!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great posts everyone!  They are a lot to live up to for when the NEMPA campaign starts up.  I fully intend to continue the write up trend.

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Great posts everyone!  They are a lot to live up to for when the NEMPA campaign starts up.  I fully intend to continue the write up trend.

 

 

Thanks, Dilvish!   That would be great to see reports from NEMPA's games!  Of course then you'd have to add a "G" to the acronym: NEMPGA! ::):

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nah, we just paint to game.::P:

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Thanks for the kind remarks all.

 

InvisThumb - I didn't even think to grab  a pic of my "runes", the letters were W F U K and I think Y.  So other than the obvious vulgar that was disallowed, I had no luck trying to make anything that was a real word.

 

Knabe

Edited by Knabe
2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Crowley
      https://devilghost.com/software/travellercharacter/
      Go to this site, and post  the first character you generate!

       
      I'm curious how many of you survive...
    • By Pingo
      Last year PingosHusband, after noodling around Exalted (2nd edition) and World of Darkness rulebooks (Vampire the Masquerade 2nd edition, Werewolf the Apocalypse, Mage the Ascension, etc.), announced that he'd like to run an Exalted game set in the World of Darkness.
       
      We, his friends and loved ones, said “What, are you crazy? Have we not long joked about how unplayable and internally inconsistent the World of Darkness is; how its timeline makes no sense and its rules and worldbuilding are buried and often mutually contradictory; how foolish and suicidally incurious the various groups are regarding each other; and how so many of its many tragic angsty world-destroying problems could be solved if only each isolated group got its head out of its backside and actually talked to one of the others?”
       
      He said, “Hear me out,” and since we have long experience of his keen ability to run entertaining campaigns, we heard him out.
       
      See, PingosHusband has a knack rather like Alan Moore's ability to take unpromising old third rate comic book series and turn them into fascinating multifaceted mythic dynamos, or Neil Gaiman's ability to mine world mythology to create astounding and consistent and multilayered worlds, or James Burke or Kenneth Hite’s ability to take fascinating historical and technological developments and spin them into stories of human interconnectivity or disturbingly deep illuminati conspiracies for game use, respectively.
       
      More than once PingosHusband has taken historical oddments, played “What happens if this is taken seriously and assumed to make sense somehow?” and produced some wonderful story or game setting or world.
       
      (One of them won awards.)
       
      So apparently he did this with Exalted and World of Darkness, getting under the hood, finding the core of what worked and what didn’t, seeing what could be connected to what else and what made sense, what was clearly absurd, what needed tweaking, what could be fun, what couldn’t be possible, why things happened, and who could have done them. He looked keenly at characters, places and situations, saw potential for fun in a campaign, wrote up background, and presented us with an introductory players’ handout.
       
      I’ll get to particulars later. The simple version is that the world looks basically like the World of Darkness, except that all of a sudden a tiny number of people have Exalted with memories of the world of Exalted (“Creation”) and powers derived from it. There are five to begin with (the PCs), although more will come soon enough.
       
      I have to say, this game has so far been tremendous fun. Our group has been playing together for over thirty years and I have rarely seen all of us this excited about a game. Our teenage / adult children are also involved and we have been having vivid family conversations over meals about history, strategy, and characters.
       
      I’ve (of course) been painting up miniatures for the game. I’m having a lot of fun with these too. I’ll put links to Show Off threads when I have them up.
       
       
       
       
       
    • By Darius Glenwell
      After almost a year of work, I've finally completed this piece. 2 hours each on the adventurers, about an hour each on the terrain pieces, and close to 6 hours on the dragon itself. A lot of different colors used, so I'm not even going to try to mention them all. The terrain is mostly dry brushed, and washes. The dragon has no dry brushing at all though. Everything else is either layered or blended painting. Thanks for looking! Enjoy! (And yes, that is my YouTube channel in the background. LOL)









       



    • By arc_lich
      Hi, this is project of my friend, she is a talented artist.
      I`ll be glad for your help to make this project to life.
       
      Kickstarter

    • By Pingo
      Inspired by this post by Darsc Zacal, I'm starting a new game, "What Mini Am I Anyway?" Anyone can participate.
       
      The idea seems to be to see if you can identify a miniature from its silhouette and possibly some clues.  Thematic groups are not required, but can add to the fun.
       
      This is the image that spurred the idea:

       
      Clues:  This is a party of PCs in a game loosely (very loosely) based on White Wolf's World of Darkness.  Two figures are from Reaper; I mentioned the sources of two of the other figures on these forums last month.  One figure has been modified by the removal of a weapon.
       
      Players are encouraged to identify the figures by company, name (if any) and SKU number (if any).  Prizes are, um, the respect of your awesome detectoring skills and "Likes".
  • Who's Online   27 Members, 4 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)