Last Thursday, I was very happy to receive my package from Italy. I posted here about it shortly after midnight. A day later, another package was waiting for me and, after a busy weekend, a another delivery of two small packages!
Three packages in almost as many days.
Classic Fantasy is what was waiting for me on Friday and, fortunately for me, no one else walked off with the package when the UPS guy decided to leave it on the floor of my building lobby!!! I have fallen in love with this book. While technically not a stand alone book, it roots to the BRP system and RuneQuest run very deep. Right now I'm running some 7E Call of Cthulhu and have always had a soft spot for the system and was thinking about doing a fantasy game using the same system (thanks in part to the Dark Ages sourcebook with bits from the BRP Rulebook book to help. This books goes a step further and give me a way to get a D&D experience with a BRP ruleset. By doing so, it has just armed me with so much stuff from D&D that I can terrorize my Call of Cthulhu players (not that the game is lacking in that department). Classic Fantasy is a sourcebook of Mythras which is RuneQuest 6 with the serial numbers filed off. From what I have seen of it, I actually prefer it to RuneQuest. So, despite the fact that I have been slimming down my gaming collection the past few years, I'll be acquiring Mythras for the books shelf at some point.
Next up was these four miniatures from Antediluvian Miniatures. When I saw this familiar looking group, I knew I *had* to have them. And if they don't seem familiar to you, I suggest it's time to load up and watch the Princess Bride! We have Inigo Montoya, Fezzik, Vizzini, and Westley (the Dread Pirate Roberts) of course. Due to the scale of the miniatures, Fezzik isn't as imposing as he should be compared to one of the D&D mini's slightly bigger 'heroic scale' but will look impressive enough against 28mm Reaper mini's!
And last, but not least... some dice! In this case... small dice! 16mm dice (if I'm not mistaken) and I only have a black set (someplace). It was a great way to test and try out Massdrop. Besides, you can never have too many dice! ;)
I'm expecting at least one other package in the days ahead but beyond that, I don't think I'll have many other surprises between now and the holidays. I'll be sure to give a much more in-depth analysis of Classic Fantasy as well as a better look at the latest edition of Call of Cthulhu having now run a few sessions. The short version, I like it a lot but there are still a couple little things that could use a bit more thought and tweaking. More to come!