Yep, yep it was (thanks Mr Bob), and in many ways he was right, however he would not have known that it applies to Wronghammer too (would he care?, best not to dwell....). But thats whats going on!. You see dear surfer of the web of worlds, my last few months have been a little weird hobby wise. I all but finished the re-basing of all my minis and the rounding out of my home brew fantasy setting. Happy wee bunny was i. But you know how it goes, i was suffering from nagging discontent. The setting is cool in my own humble opinion but....i don't know how to really express it........its just a bit dry. Very detailed, lots of complex alliances and relationships between factions and a history that can be twisted and bent without breaking but with enough holes that need fleshing out to give lots of campaign options. But it needs me to write in a more sensible way to the 'style' that is my natural 'voice' (how wanky does that sound!?!). So, to cut a long story shorter, each time i sit to type material for it i end up frustrated with a lack of warmth or humor (as far as it is in these pages!) in the prose!. So....whats a numptie geek to do?.
I dont know what you regular readers (all four of you!) think but i have loved writing the last post ( to be found here) and found the sort of freedom in the subject that sparked the old hobby mojo the stuff i was trying to write was not. Soooooooo.........
........Drastic action will be taken!!!!!!. Towitt:
THE SETTING I HAVE BEEN WORKING TOWARDS AN THAT IS DEAD!!! *
(* Or atleast on a long hiatus for the time being!!!!!).
Thats right you heard me, the focus of my gaming will no longer include the setting i have been working towards ( the Mentally Terrorforming stuff shall be sodded off!!!!). But wait!, i know what your thinking; 'Sprinks, what are you doing?, that means these pages are to be full of
(time for more silly sized lettering)
I WILL MAKE ANOTHER SETTING, ONE THAT PLAYS TO MY STYLE OF BEING IN NO WAY SENSIBLE OR REAL, ONE THAT ALLOWS ME TO ADD ANY OLD SILLY CRAP THAT MAKES ME LAUGH AT THE TIME, ONE THAT FOLLOWS MY NORMAL PATTERN OF STUPID NARRATIVES, ONE...
.....You get the idea.... so, with no further ado i give you:
A combined setting, ongoing campaign and story arc that will be built as i go!!!!!. (i'm sooo excited i cant sit still while typing!!!!)
However i do need to impose some rules on myself, towoo:
1 Anything bloody goes!
Nothings too stupid as long as it makes me smile and adds to a fun hobby time its going in!. End of!.
2 Its evolution baby!!
The setting will be allowed to breath and form as it goes along, pre-thought out stuff is fine but it will not be set in stone, it will be a shifting arc that is shaped by narrative games!.
3 Nothing new!!
By which i mean i am here by BANNED from buying any more minis!. Cross my heart i will not be swayed!, i am scrapping a huge projects worth of minis so i will use what i have and make them fit (not too hard with the rules above). There is a whopping great loophole for trades mind!!!.
4 Nothing is sacred!!
I reserve the right to tear down and stamp on that which is included, nothing is immune!. Also i will take feedback in comments from you guys and will let you help shape the games and story arc as it goes. Feel free to chuck in ideas!!!!!.
Now i have a set of boundaries in place whats been formed in my brain so far?, well, i have a loose map showing the lay of the land i am going for and an idea of setting the main factions as opposed counties in a mid-medievalish ye olde faux-english setting.
If you click it it will ggrrroooowwwww!!!!!!!!
The basic idea is set right after the suspected assassination of the entire royal line ( poisoned damson duff at a royal do to mark the feast of stCackendale!!) the remaining authority, in the form of the four earls of the counties of Olde Albilande (Crivenshire, Offenhammeshire, Fossestershire and Burkenshire) have been left to determine a successor!. Throw in many other complications and angles (noisy neighbours, bandits, undead hordes and a possible invasion from overseas) and it should give plenty of chances for chaos and fun!!.
But thats not all!. Some of you may be wondering whats going on with the last new project?;
Glad you asked, well, rather brilliantly Sgt Hoff, Ginger and the rest of the Fighting Cocks fit the framework set out above so they are to be moved over to the new setting giving me a whole other angle to write from and add stuff with!. Bonus!. (i feel i need to say that i have become taken with these 'project headers'. I must point out that the idea has been totally RIPPED OFF from mr Chico Danks over at Oldhammer on a Budget, who has been doing it for ages to great effect. His are mini works of art, mine are a bit crap but they are satisfying to make!. So thanks Chico for the idea and this is a case of imitation being a very sincere form of flattery).
So thats whats been going on round at mine, i will be adding bits and pieces soon to begin the 'fleshing out' of all this bobbins, but for now its time to say........'till next time......