Monday, February 23, 2015
Lost Worlds Characters pt. 2: Fighter & Unicorn
Here's the first of the new additions, the old, super-imaginatively titled "Man in chain-mail with sword and shield." The subject of the very first Lost Worlds book, he is pretty under-powered compared with later characters. He'll probably end up representing a retainer for more powerful characters in most of my games.
As with all my Lost Worlds minis, I tried to paint him to match the book as closely as possible. Half the fun of this game is having the figure to go with the book. It's nice how closely Nova games synched the book art to the Ral Partha miniatures.
adventure sets that the minis really come into their own. Each set comes with a little dungeon complex, some furniture and rules for getting your Lost Worlds minis into action against each other. The rules look simple but fun. Movement is dictated by a characters height. Height also gives a substantial strength bonus when you're trying to smash the other guy, so its kind of a big deal. If you're short, like the dwarf or halfling, you can remedy your truncation problem by standing on stairs, tables and other stuff to make yourself taller as you maneuver around the dungeon. You can also pick up furniture and throw it at people, and there are rules for 'blind spots'...every character has to pick one space within his zone of control that he can't guard. If you can get behind him and hit him front that point, you can get a to hit bonus, but if he's cagey, he'll find a little nook or corner to put his back to. I'm keen to get back, paint them up and give them a try.
The Flying Buffalo Website has a downloadable free version of the supplemental minis rules .