The second Secondhand Lions Halloween game occurred this last Thursday. Terry, an LDO (Lion's Den Original) has adopted the game Heroquest as an annual event for our gaming group. Like all of us wargamers, Terry felt the desire and lure of building a 3D immersive environment for a dungeon crawl and so he tried his hand.
With a great sense of humor and no small respect for the task Terry learned of all the variables a modeler will encounter in this endeavor.
Secondhand Lions Present:
The Dungeon tied in to the last undead skeleton game where the leader of the Empire went impetuous and got himself killed. And there is this book that if you can get it you will shore up the Empire's fight against the spawning undead - thingy.
Enter at your peril.
What we are looking at is foam core artfully covered in laser printed stone pattern paper.
Truly a monumental building environment to explore and navigate and kill things.
Working doors that plug in to the door frame of the wall.
Top down 3D environment with accouterments from the original Heroquest board-game.
And odd bits of rpg gaming ephemera.
And then maths happened.
That's me. The little dwarf thief exploring parts of the cavern where only I could fit. The hallway dimensions were pretty cramped.
When we could no longer fit we went over the top.
And so we all had a good laugh about dwarves in the attic.
Using the plug doors we surfed over the map and carried on in stout gamer fashion.
We had a great laugh over the skeletons acting as the crew and soldiers from the movie Aliens. "We've got life forms! 8 meters, 7 meters,6, 5, 4 - That can't be right that's inside the room..." You know the rest of the shtick.
And so we killed stuff. Some of which was already dead.
And we explored rooms and got treasure.
I got a 300gp monkey statue.
We found the book described as our "target" treasure item. There was some movie reference that I didn't get that was the clue to the ability to lift this off the table unharmed. The elf ran off with the book leaving me puzzling over two of the three clues needed to solve this puzzle.
There was a keen-o hidden door behind the fireplace that we all did a fighting retreat through.
The book of the dead Necromicon cliff note version - thingy.
Sweet surprise of the night was a splendid java stout as pictured above. Wonderful beer that I will look for in my grown up candy store.
What was no surprise was the evening of camaraderie with the very best sort of friends.