Saturday, June 11, 2011
Hex Crawl Chronicle 4 Done!
Yes sir - finished writing HCC 4: The Shattered Empire tonight, so I'm ready to have a cocktail and watch some old movies. I'll do a quick edit and send it to the Frog God tomorrow, along with the maps. This one involves the Northmen, who appear in HCC 1 and HCC 2 as colonists. In HCC 4 you see the heart of their empire, which is embroiled in a war of succession between the three daughters of the murdered emperor. It's a standard hex crawl, but attempts to throw in the concept of armies on the march, besieged cities and some royal intrigue, with the adventurers maybe stumbling on the missing Imperial Regalia that one must own to legally take the imperial throne. So - one more down, at least 5 more to go, with the next one being set by the seaside, with seven angry tribes and a band of colonists who escaped the sinking of their island homes far to the east.
Tomorrow - I'll post something fun - probably another preview of Yun-Bai-Du. I'm almost done with that article for NOD 9, and then I need to finish up a short Pars Fortuna adventure (The Titans' Door) and a Mystery Men! adventure (Washed Out in Washoe) for that magazine and it will be ready to go. Which reminds me - I need to commission a western-style superhero illo - anyone have a good artist suggestion?
Oh, also this ...
Image is The Battle of Alexander at Issus by Altdorfer (I've wondered if the Empire's capital of Altdorf in Warhammer was named for him)