[Edit: Edmund posted his notes on the game.]
This weekend I ran not only War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus but also a “Fate of the Mouse Guard” game using the same rules but in the Mouse Guard setting. I used mouse miniatures from ZombieSmith/Flytrap Factory (Netherworlds line), Reaper (Mouslings line), and Plaid Hat Games (plastic figures from the Mice & Mystics game).
I thought things went very well. In a four hour game we had time to make characters and have a short adventure. The heroes had been sent to maintain the border in the spring, and were trying to discover what had become of a missing alchemist from Sprucetuck, Ophelia. The mission eventually lured them into Darkheather territory, to the lost town of Ferndale… where they settled the score with one particular weasel (seen here after his defeat.)
I think the miniatures rules went over really well, people enjoyed the push-and-pull of zones, weight, and using terrain.
12. Favourite RPG illustration
Ugh, Dave Chapman keeps asking questions I can’t really answer. I will hedge by showing you my favourite illustration about role-playing games (I love it and I’ve used it before), and listing a few of my favourite RPG illustrators. The image is “The Big Adventure” by zazB (Guillaume Bonnet).
- Janet Aulisio, for Vampire, Shadowrun, Earthdawn, Everway, and many more.
- John Bridges, for his work on Fading Suns, Werewolf, etc.
- Claudia Cangini, for Fate Accelerated, 1001 Nights, The Ruined Empire, Night Witches, etc.
- Storn Cook, particularly for his work with Mutants & Masterminds, Hero, and lots of free art he posts here and elsewhere.
- Bill Eaken for Castle Falkenstein.
- Langdon Foss, for Aeon Trinity, WoD stuff, etc.
- Andy Hopp for his work on Low Life.
- Denise “Dyonisia” Jones, for Tianxia.
- Kurt Komoda for his work on Fate Core and Fate Toolkit in particular, as well as Bulldogs! and others.
- Jeff Laubenstein, particularly for his work on the old FASA Shadowrun and Earthdawn.
- Eric Lofgren, particularly for Nine Worlds.
- Rick Marcks, for Motobushido.
- Jeremy Mohler, for his work on Mythic Russia, etc.
- Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, for The Blue Rose RPG of course.
- Jennifer Rodgers, for a lot of lovely art on indies such as The Princes’ Kingdom, Passages, Mortal Coil, The Shadow of Yesterday, etc.
- Brian Snoddy, particularly for his ink drawings for Legends of the Five Rings 1st ed.
- Miles Teves, for his work on Jorune.
- Daniel Thron for HOL. Yep, I liked it.