Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Pondering Post Death Aeroth


Well unsurprisingly I seem to be doing rather more work stuff at home than hobbying but I have had a bit of a chance to ponder over some of the ideas I have been ruminating on for Aeroth.

Inspiration Strikes!

I've found myself drawn to the post apocalyptic fantasy setting presented in Leviathan for over two decades now and have even managed to play several games too but the rules need an awful lot of work and the more I have thought about it, the more the background seems like it doesn't go far enough.

Yes the world has been seriously warped with polychromatic deserts and ruins instead of rolling plains and majestic cities. The forests have been replaced with weird fungal growths that can spring up overnight and vanish just as quickly but I find myself wondering just how can large forces operate in such a nightmare environment. Surely things would be more akin to a post apocalyptic setting here ala Mad Max and so on.

This has set me off rummaging out all the post apocalyptic rulesets I can find as well as reading as much stuff as I can find as well as scribbling down notes and have come to a bit of a conclusion.

I think I need to totally rework the setting to be more akin to what I want. Yes there will still be Dwarves, Elves, Orcs and barbarians but I also want to explore some other possibilities that I've been mulling over during the last couple of months...

I want to keep this blog as much about miniatures as possible but am working on some new background gubbins which I will be posting at some point in the not too distant future but I suspect I am going to be deviating from the more typical fantasy tropes as I go including a re imagined reason for The Death.

No doubt I will ramble on a fair amount more over the coming days and weeks and hope to get some decent length articles put together with a fair amount of illustrations to keep things lively so watch this space!

All the best!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds pretty cool. Can't wait to see what you come up with. ;)