With my hobby supplies running out, I had to set the Fallout terrain I’ve been working on aside this week and so I focused on finishing off two more frogs so I have one of each sculpt painted. The most recent two were more time consuming since they had more clothes and one of them is sporting a weapon but otherwise, they came along pretty well. I decided to go with a plain black base for now though there are some mold lines on some of the bases that are tough to clean up so its possible that I may change my mind and add a small bit of dirt to them to cover those up better. I can even see them looking a little more visually interesting this way but I haven’t completely decided. Here are the first four of them done.
I figure I need to paint up around 8-12 of these before I can feel confident that I have enough to play with in the first scenario so you’ll be seeing more of these in the coming weeks though not too soon as I’m ready to mix things up.
Fortunately, I can do that because I got the paint I needed today to get back to the Fallout terrain I started and I also got some basing paste which had all dried up on me. I’m noticing that some hobby supplies are becoming tough to get again. Heck, even the grocery stores around me are starting to have spotty selection again for seemingly random things. It is a reminder that normal is still a relative term and the pandemic isn’t over I suppose. I just hope it doesn’t affect me or anybody else too much in the coming days as the weather is getting colder and hobbying is a nice escape.
Finally, I have a brief Arkham Horror update for those that are interested. I started my new campaign of Dunwich Legacy since I wasn’t able to beat it last time I tried but with new characters. Jenny Barnes and Daisy Walker who aren’t as powerful as the characters I used last time and it showed. Jenny is a dilettante and gets more resources than other investigators which is pretty fun. You can play expensive and powerful cards that you don’t normally get to mess around with. She also has her dual pistols which make her look like a pretty bad lady, if we’re being honest.
Daisy Walker is really good at investigating (gathering clues) and is pretty fun as well because she can carry around and use books for “free” which let her heal and draw cards, among other things. I had tried her once before and didn’t get on with her but I’m happy to say she is actually pretty good and fun to use with the right deck.
Unfortunately, while I got through the first two scenarios in Dunwich okay, the wheels fell off the wagon in the third. I had bad luck with Miskatonic Museum and got punished by Jenny Barnes low “brain” skill which made me discard tons of cards and it always happened at the worst times. Jenny was eventually killed by running out of cards and losing her mind to Lovecraftian madness and then Daisy was one action away from winning the scenario on her own and she died too! It was bad luck and unfortunately, I don’t think this pairing works all that well for Dunwich Legacy. I’m not quite sure where I’ll go from here. I’d like to get some new cards and to have some more scenarios to play as I’ve played the Core Set and Dunwich a few times now and not beaten it but I can’t beat Dunwich unless I get some more player cards it would appear. So I’ll probably see about making an acquisition or two so I can keep my excitement and enjoyment of the game going.