Monday, April 4, 2011

Monster Hunt


This past (Savage) Saturday we played Rippers. Some old characters were dug out (from our very first Savage Worlds campaign of the pre-blog era) who haven’t seen action in years, and some new character were created for the players who weren’t around then. We have quite a diverse mix now – two preachers, a Wolfenj√§ger, a gunslinging Scotsman and a gravedigger all took part this week.

I have to admit I hate the name “Rippers”… Doesn’t seem all that Victorian to me… or good-guy-ish… I think I shall have to rename the organization for the purposes of our campaign. International Fraternity of Monster Hunters…? League of Extraordinary Monster Hunters? (who can come up with a better name? If it’s someone in the gaming group there’s a free level-up in it for you!)

[Norway, 1875]

SITUATION

A Doctor Pedersen of Oslo came into a rare copy of Dr. Frankenstien’s notes a decade or so ago and became obsessed with the idea of reanimation. Five years ago he retired to a property he acquired in a remote northern fjord to do his work in secret. After years of ceaseless work his experiments proved successful. Unfortunately his experiment then killed him and has been terrorizing the lands nearby for some time now.

SCENARIO

The Characters have come to the area to hunt the monster and tracked it to a desolate clearing in the woods not far from his creators estate.

Characters win if they kill of otherwise subdue and prevent the escape of the creature.

The monster wins if he can get off the table…

THE GAME

The players spread themselves out around the table in an attempt to block the monsters retreat. I should have simply charge one, ploughed through them and ran off… but where’s the fun in that…

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)


The monster hunters converge on the dark clearing.


The Brave Wolfenjäger is the first into the battle.


Everyone eventually joined in…


…except the Scotsman, who preferred to fire into the melee from a way back…

The creature was eventually taken down. Short game…. But making characters took some time and I’d had a long tiring week so I was happy to kick everyone out a bit early…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Probably more Rippers and some more character backgrounds. I’m anxious to get back to the Cthulhu campaign actually, but in the meantime we’ll probably play Rippers as it’s easiest to some up with something quickly.

I’d LIKE to play Space: 1889… but I just don’t have the time to properly prepare all the stuff I’d like to have ready for that at this time…

WE may revisit the East Front Campaign as well in the near future (again… easy to throw down a skirmish game for that…)

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