Sometimes you just have to go where the muse takes you regardless of if its what you should be working on instead. Such was the case yesterday afternoon.
Matt and I had been talking about getting a game in on Thursday and we were planning on playing The Chicago Way from Great Escape Games. Good stuff, not actually played it yet but its the same basic engine from Dead Mans Hand which we are very fond of. However my brain interpreted this as an excuse to desperately want to paint some figures for Dead Mans Hand which is something I have been loathe to do. Reason being is that my gangs are made up of the excellent sculpts from Black Scorpion which for some reason I find very difficult to paint. Still when your brain insists on something you have to do it so I found myself yesterday afternoon sitting down to paint the leader of my DMH gang Father Wilson.
Except of course thats not how my brain works, especially with narrative games like DMH. Oh no, I had to come up with a whole story for Father Wilson. Why is he in Ascension, who are the rest of his gang and why are they outlaws. If I didn’t do this then I would just wander around with this nagging feeling in the back of my head that something just wasn’t right and when we next played, it just wouldn’t be as satisfying as it could be. Does anyone else think like this or is it just me?
Anyhoo, next thing I know is that Father Wilson has a dangerous past and has a child born out of wedlock called Bonnie who is a dab had with a Colt .45 She is accompanied by the lady only known as The Governess and its hard to tell if she is more dangerous with her Winchester Repeater or her parasol.
Finally we have the rest of the gang, known as the Righteous (thanks to Conrad for that name) who believe they are doing the Lords work even if what they do is against the laws of man.
Phew, brain satisfied.
Only it wasn’t, I needed an opponent for Father Wilson. Some low down scumbag whose removal from the face of Gods earth would be a blessing.
Enter El Diablo (known to his friends as Matt)
Fortunately for me Matt shares my madness and gets as involved in the stories we are telling as I do. Hence the twitter exchange from last night.
Just us then 🙂
Hopefully we will do a battle report or something after the game.