– Lives of the Depraved, by Konrad Steinhoff
Talabheim, Schnuffler & Son Publishers 2099
Deep in the Grey Mountains hidden far away, there is the castle of Drachenfels, a place of death and madness, the lair of The Great Enchanter. This place is the setting for one of the most silly and violently nonsense campaigns for Warhammer Fantasy rpg. It’s a great fun dungeon crawler with a certain death awaiting at every corner, well maybe is funnier for the DM than the players, but the setting succeed to create a paranoid mood like the ambiance in the novel. Yes, because Drachenfels is also a warhammer novel, by Jack Yeovil, I would say is one of the best warhammer novels I ever read, but i haven’t read a lot.
Past year we played this campaign, at a certain point the group of adventurers reaches a puppet theater, where living puppets will perform a parody reenacting the players mistakes and fears trying to taunt them into a deathly combat.
Expecting the group of players will don’t selfcontrol, or succeed to join the satire, I decided to work on some scenery and some miniatures for the upcoming battle.
On internet I found a lovely XIX century paper theater ready to print and build.
I made some modifications on the file to make it more Warhammer-like.
You can download the original theater from this cool blog http://randomcreativity.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/3d-fairy-tale-theater/
The puppets are Wyrd miniatures, the Marionettes from the Malifaux range.