An interesting thing has happened with Maledoric - who was made whole cloth via Mike's character generation rules. I found immediately that he took the rough shape of Elric with a powdered wig, and my vision of him is sort of an anti-chivalric necromancer/holy man. I conceived of him in a DCC mode, and thought it might be cool to use a cleric for the tourney rather than a fighter. He got a train, a squire, and decent armor, suggesting to me a knight of some station. And he came hot on the heels of a post about Atari 2600 Adventure - and I imagined up the kingdom of Alfgrim, based on some perverted version of Adventure if it had gone afoul and lost its way (a la some Alice re-imaginings).
|Tiberthe loses his cool when a mysterious visitor arrives at Palanche's lower gate|
Anyway, Maledoric won the tourney! I chose A1 (AD&D) and B2 (Moldvay) as my prize, and look forward to hunkering down with those again, lost to me all these long, long years.
So, you can read who was in Maledoric's current train in the arrival for the Fall Tourney post, and I got to thinking it might be fun since I am on a little bit of a blocked period to describe the entities that came up in that post, and Gurailtz, and the deep gnome cook, and the Snake Men of Golaire. Maybe describe Palanche, Maledoric's grim and picturesque cantilevered keep-office that stands guard over a deep and foul place wherein all manner of wretched things skulk; maybe it's Maledoric's hobby to investigate the catacombs below when he's not spying in tourneys or doing missions for the Yellow King.
|A fearsome non-horse heavy mount. Gurailtz? Close enough?|
We'll see. Powder My Wig, but maybe this is the feeling of creativity coming back to me. The insomnia makes me want to paint little plastic warriors I can't afford but this enterprise is free and makes me sleepy (obversely).
To bed - to drive on the morrow, and visit with family. If I am away it's for the same reason most Americans are. Also, as an aside/footnote/postscript - Gutenberg is an easy way to go down the rabbit hole on interesting images.