Now that I've gotten all my Shadows of Brimstone figs painted, we're actually back to playing the game again. For our opening game back at the table we decided to create brand new characters and randomly roll the mission. Interestingly, we ended up fighting both big boss monsters, the Harbinger and the Goliath, in the same game. I figured I'd post some pics and a quick write-up of that game for fans of the Brimstone.
|No foray into the Old West is complete without some Templeton Rye.|
For SEAL THE VOID GATE the premise is pretty straightforward: An alien portal to another dimension has opened in a nearby mine, and monsters are pouring out and attacking nearby settlements. A posse of greenhorns went into the mine with a mystical tome in an attempt to seal the gate, but haven't returned. Your job is to collect your buddies and go into the mine to:
1) Find the previous posse and retrieve the mystical tome
2) Find the Void Gate and use the mystical tome to close it.
-->Are you a bad enough dude to SEAL THE VOID GATE?
|The Gunslinger, Rancher, Saloon Girl, Preacher, Law Man, and Indian Scout enter the mines.|
|The monsters see their doom approach.|
So one room in and we immediately find the dead posse and mystical tome in the boneyard (immediately drew the first of two clue tokens we need). The mission states that once the posse is found you also find the monsters who slew them, which are monsters that are one Threat Level higher than you would normally fight. Since we have six people our Threat capability is "High." So the only thing higher than "High" is "Epic." So we drew a card from the Epic threat deck.
|A Goliath and a Slasher appear! Everyone takes sanity damage!|
|Get 'im boys!|
|"You may be immune to critical hits, but you're not immune to lots of hits!"|
|Elite Hellbats and another Slasher surprise the party!|
|Die Hellbats Die!|
|Ack! A Harbinger! But worse...behind him is an undead-spawning Corpse Pile!|
|Saloon girl runs into melee! Everyone else throws dynamite and fires guns.|
|Victory! The Gate is sealed and the Town is saved!|
I can say that I definitely missed playing this game since the hiatus I took from it to paint all the minis. Even though the encounters are more difficult with six people, there's a lot more opportunity to get help if you need it (and a couple players did go down throughout the game and had to be healed right away).
I look forward to our next game of Shadows of Brimstone! Game on!