Even with the super weather we had over the weekend, I was still able to spend some time nerding it up. Looking back I actually think it was a fairly productive couple of days. And of course, I spent more money on stuff.
Saturday morning I took the motorcycle out for a ride around town and stopped at Sentry Box. I'd been eyeing some models for the past few weeks and finally decided to take the plunge with two starter sets and the rule book. I even got a discount on the rule book (which is unusual for Sentry Box) because it wasn't properly bound. All that meant was that some of the glue had given way on the main cover of the book, which I remedied in about 3 minutes with some super glue.
What game did I buy into this time? Well, you've likely not heard of it, as I certainly hadn't: it's called Hell Dorado. The little I've read of the fluff at the beginning of book is a really ingenious idea that makes for a great game setting. What would happen if hell was a real, physical place and a gateway to it was found in the 1600s? The Europeans would try to colonize it of course! Fantastic f-ing concept for a game.
I also ended up buying a box of terrain pieces (made by Pegasus Hobby). The gothic building set should prove extremely versatile in my gaming world. It can be used for London or city-streets in Strange Aeons and Empire of the Dead, and still be in-theme for games of Warhammer 40k. I suppose it wouldn't be a stretch to use as a single building in games of Pulp City, Supersystem or Hell Dorado either... And it really shouldn't be tough to paint at all
After making a brief stop at home to drop off my new toys, I picked up some of my other stuff and some tools and headed over to Trilogy. I was waiting for the gf to finish work, so I sat and chatted w/ some of the customers and put together two of the starter boxes for Empire of the Dead. I was able to clean up and base both the Vampires and Werewolves sets and now they're sitting on my priming board. A lot of people asked what they were because the models are really quite eye-catching. No pictures of these, because unpainted, based models really aren't that exciting.
Finally I broke out some of the older stuff I have floating around in my terrain box and painted up one of the Warhammer Castle towers. They've been primed for a few months now, but I haven't done anything with them. I need to buy some walls and a castle front, but should easily be able to finish painting the towers tonight or sometime this week. When they're all finished I'll happily post up a shot of them all.