Here’s a quick, image-heavy post with impressions from this year’s Horisont Con in Odense. Claus and I presented our Vale of the Small Jalous Gods-scenario and managed to play it twice. The first game was a bit rough around the edges but great fun. The second game ran more smoothly and was highly entertaining. The lesson to be learned from this – play-test your scenarios before you run them on a con! Deep wisdom, I know. The con stretched from Friday to Sunday last weekend – Friday consisted mostly of getting settled, chatting and drinking beer, Saturday was a day of hardcore gaming, some more beer-drinking and chatting, whereas Sunday was mostly packing the whole thing down. Altogether Horisont was good fun and I’ll certainly return next year.
In this post you’ll find pics from our scenario. In the Next one you will see some pics from all of the other stuff going on.
Just a quick update: Here you see the four altars which are to stand in the shrines of the small jealous gods who inhabit the vale named after said deities. From left to right you find the altar of Zhutlzzher – Lord of Screams and Spit, Ooeq’occ – Lord of Fumes and Smoke, Hlzyi – Lord of Dryness and Dust and finally Ssanil – Lord of Howls and Itching.
The altars are now on their way to be undercoated. Once they are painted I’ll show you the result.
There’s now only one week to Horisont Con in Odense where Claus and I will present our Vale of the Small Jealous Gods-scenario. We spent some time this weekend to finish almost all the crucial elements but there’s still a lot to do. It seemed like such a simple thing to do back in August when we began planning this, but quite a few hours has gone into this project by now and there is still more to do. However, most of the work has been fun. Once everything is ready we’ll post a proper presentation of the whole thing.
Here you first of all have a few pics of the board as it looks now. The four small shrines in the center still need some work which Claus is finishing during the week.
I’ll be working on the centerpiece to stand in the middle of the shrines – a large sacrificial mount. You can see a photo of the thing here. It’s obviously a work-in-progress thing at the moment.
The artwork for the introductory text as well as the snakes for the mission cards to be used during the game was also finished this week.
One of the ‘mission cards’ used in the game. The text still needs to be edited but the lay-out is in place
Well, should you be near Odense next week, swing by and make sure to bring your cool-ass warband.
Last weekend I visited Claus and we began to build the scenery in which our scenario is going to take place. The mysterious Vale of the Small Jealous Gods is a slightly futuristic ruin deep in the Chaos Wastes where a number of warbands have been trapped. Only one band will emerge as the winner and be able to leave the vale with the strange gifts of the forgotten demon gods that dwell among the ruins.
We worked intensely through Friday night and worked until very late on Saturday as well. However, the efforts were worth the hours. The table is now ready and while we still need to add some elements as well as details the job is mostly done. I have finished some of the art work for the cards to be used in the scenario and Claus is looking into the rules for the game. Things are in other words taking shape and I’m in no doubt that we’ll have everything ready for Horisont Con in November. Here’s some WIP pictures of the Vale.
Two weeks ago I posted some WIP pictures of a chaos champion who is to star in the scenario ”In the Vale of the Small Jealous Gods”. An Oldhammer scenario Claus and I have decided to present at this year’s Horizon convention in Silkeborg in Novenber. There are still quite a lot of preparations to do for the scenario, but the first of four champions is now more or less finished. The base is, for instance, still needs to be done.
He still needs a name and proper background, but his chaos attributes are in place. This beautiful chap was thus blessed with a crown of toes (hidden beneath his helmet!), being very fast and having a huge head. I have painted him in Nurgle-like colours but actually we haven’t decided on his allegiance yet.
I have also begun preparing the next champion. A chaos dwarf with the following two gifts: resilient and a skull face. I had to amputate two thirds of his head to give him his skull face, but the result – although not completely finished – is quite successful. At least I achieved what I set out to do, which with my modeling skills counts as a succes! More about this little champ soon.
There’s still a lot of work to do and most of it will probably end up on this blog at some point.
Howdy. Here’s a little something I want to share with you. It’s a WIP I’m currently working on. A chaos champion randomly created through Orlygg’s “chaos bands made easy” post on his blog. Actually this chap was created very late in Stansted Airport while Claus and I were waiting for our plane, going back to Copenhagen from this year’s BOYL. I rolled the following attributes for this guy: 1: a “crown of toes” (!),2: a “huge head” and 3: “very fast”. I tried to make the crown of toes work but it didn’t look right and “very fast” is hard to show. I thus ended up with this bobblehead of a champion. The conversion was wickedly fun to do and I’m really eager to get a go at the painting now. Actually he’s already undercoated white and drying while I write this.
He still lacks a name – more on this to come. In fact quite a lot more I think. He’s the first of four champions we created for a little Oldhammer scenario entitled “Vale of the Small Jealous Gods” which we will be running at the Horizon Convention in Silkeborg this November.
We’ll post more about the scenario soon and hopefully we’ll be able to get some of the other “oldhammerer” from Denmark or even the nearby countries to join us.