Thursday, 11 August 2011
CROM! Mummy Sorcerer King
The evil Mummy King - an old Citadel mummy - has risen from his tomb in a vast necropolis and will try to get a grasp of the land of the living through sorcery and command of uncountable undead and bestial minions (blah, blah, blah... )
Suffice to say, he'll use the rules for Summoning and Controlling creatures, and will have a range of undead things to his disposal.
I am making the initiative cards in a word processing application for now, so I cannot upload them before I start doing it in a picture editor instead - but you'll probably want to make your own with your own pics, anyway, should you decide to try out this little game (which I absolutely recommend you do).
I have decided to discern between main characters and others by always having the Movement and Combat dice of minions separated by slash (so, a 2 dice minion will have 2/2 instead of just 2 - this means that if a card has only one number, the player may allocate dice to the various dice pools for that creature). Let's see how it works...
The plot will be the heroes trying to disrupt an unholy ritual performed to bring some powerful evil spirit from the Realm of the Dead into this world. To do so, they must reach the site of the ritual, firghting their way through a gorge guarded by unnatural wild beasts (Dungers from Ramshackle Games ) and into th necropolis where they will be assailed by undead creatures, either already on the table, or summoned by the Sorcerer.
The ritual will instead consist of placing 5 enchanted skulls in a circle/pentacle, each must be placed by rolling a number of magic special action dice successes.
I'm really looking forward to trying out these rules, as I think, with a few added house-rules, they may be useable for an RPG-like campaign where each hero is played by one player. It could be a really nice club-game, where all adventures start from the same (border?) town, and the different players could use their own hero, not depending on the same group participating each time.