|The Gothic Horror Project marks our second endeavor into the world of 28mm skirmish-level adventure gaming. After playing a very entertaining Old West campaign (see below), a few of us decided that it was time to try out another genre. |
The narrative gallery outlines the world I've been creating to serve as a backdrop for our horror gaming and story-telling. The fictional hamlet of Dertflinghan and the surrounding Transylvanian countryside will set the stage for a blood-curdling epic that will follow the individual encounters and stories of deeply satisfying characters - the mysterious Great Wolf of the Carpathian woods, a mad doctor with a dark past and a darker plan, the intrepid British explorer Sir Thrustam Mannleigh and his companions from the West - and many others.
As the campaign advances and the story unfolds, please follow along... if you dare!
Some games are just about playing the scenario and don't fit into the story line of the campaign.
The Curse of the Dertflinghans (Campaign Games)
|Our first foray into the world of adventure gaming (and for that matter, our first foray into non-mainstream gaming) was our Legends of the Old West campaign. It was during these games that we stumbled upon the great satisfaction that came out of narrative-driven gaming. |
The story begins with the small and growing town of Assumption, under the protection of Sheriff John Henry Mast and his deputies, being subjected to the ungodly ways of The Sundown Gang. Before long, the southern boys under the command of Major Eustace Pilesforth showed up and the trouble was in full swing.
The rather lengthy thread, Assumption, Oklahoma: Building an Old West Town, outlines the terrain-building process I went through, including insights, tips, and mistakes all the way through.
For the truly cheap geek who desperately needs to build a town without spending more than a dollar, here's my very detailed, step-by-step building tutorial.
|Tales of Assumption (Volume I)|
Tales of Assumption (Volume II)
The next volume of Assumption's bloody history has yet to be written... but it's coming.
If any of these types of projects and games interests you, and you haven't been there already, hurry along to the Lead Adventure Forum. It's not only the friendliest and most gentlemanly forum on the Internet, but from all I've seen, it boasts the most talented and helpful collection of campaign writers, miniature-painters, and terrain makers out there. It's an inspiring place to be sure, and there's nowhere out there we're you'll find more highly-skilled geeks who are ready and willing to help and offer advice.