[shopping] What have you splurged on recently? (continued)

Dom

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I think the core setting in TOR1e was perfect. Familiar (Mirkwood, Erebor…) and with a sense of hope. If you played “The Darkening of Mirkwood” it was a campaign of hope with the Shadow just emerging. You wanted to protect those communities against evil.

I’ve not read core 2e yet properly, but I think there’s less flex setting this in the ruins of the North Kingdom than there was setting it around Mirkwood. You’ve really only got the Shire/Bree, Rivendell and the Havens as points of light. The war against the Shadow was lost a thousand years before in the main when Cardolan fell. It is a land of ruins and the enormity of a wilderness that man once ruled and lost. It’s a very different feel.
Reaching p49 , I discover the feel is entirely deliberate.

“The LONG DEFEAT
The last threat facing this land is not one that can be defeated by force of arms, nor is it a new danger. Minhiriath has long been in decline; it is a land of ruins and ghosts, empty and silent save for the keening of the wind and the song of birds.
There are fewer and fewer people living here. The Elves are going west, the Dwarves hide in their mountains, and the Men diminish and have not the strength or learning of the days of old. This is a dying land.
The Player-heroes cannot reverse this decay. They can slow it, perhaps, by aiding little guttering sparks of light like Lond Daer, but they cannot remake that which is broken. The decline of Minhiriath should progress over the course of a long campaign; every year should reveal some aspect of the land fading. Homes are abandoned and fall into ruin; allies perish or lose hope; melancholy emptiness or savage brutality rule in the lands of long-dead kings.
This is a dying land, and it will only be renewed when the King returns.”
 
I've splurged on VTT props this month; a selection of Cyberpunk maps from Loke Battlemats, and Fiery Dragon's Counter Collection Digital, which has about 3,400 images of characters, vehicles and monsters; 95% of them for D&D, obviously, but they are usable in most fantasy games, and there are a couple of hundred in the 'supers' collection that will do for modern and SF games.
 
I did not splurge on these recently, just late Kickstarters coming through.
But I noticed that Paul Bonner did art for "Drakar och Demoner", but under the RiotMinds brand.
I sort of like that art style. Pity I sacrificed Trudvang on the alter of Symbaroum by Free League.

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Guvnor

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I've splurged on VTT props this month; a selection of Cyberpunk maps from Loke Battlemats, and Fiery Dragon's Counter Collection Digital, which has about 3,400 images of characters, vehicles and monsters; 95% of them for D&D, obviously, but they are usable in most fantasy games, and there are a couple of hundred in the 'supers' collection that will do for modern and SF games.
Got a link?
 
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