|"grail knight" mounted and foot versions|
Breaking Lances at Joe Con!This weekend I had the privileged to run a breaking lances tournament at Joe Con, a 3 day convention my pal Joe puts on at his house. One of the great things about the con is all the faced I may not have seen throughout the year, many of them fellow SCA members (although I've been inactive for about 15 years now).
|The Tournament table set up with great bayeux backdrop. Note foot combat area in the fore|
So with the latest version of the rules cleaned up, I set up a table or 8 players but quickly expanded it to 10 players as the crowds demanded more action! The other big thing we did was to give the foot combat rules a real shakedown.
|Another view of the field, knights at the ready|
|Action commences! After the first couple of runs, the cheat sheets went away.|
I unfortunately didn't take any pictures of the foot combat in action- but I had all 4 fighters participating, all were SCA fighters and at least one was a knight! This providing for great "feel and pace" feedback. And also, a few good laughs! Thanks guys!
|Josh tries his hand role playing Sir Brion Beletrix.|
Rules wise, I think that they are all ready to go, sans some editing work, and adding in stuff like a better crit chart for foot combat, and how to run a tournament. My durrent goal is to set this off as a Kickstarter in Q2 of 2019. Fingers crossed.
This is a new design I finally had a chance to finish painting, as I needed 4 foot knights for the playtest. The color choices were inspired by Alan Lee's painting the blue knight, where He uses a great contrast in colors. In Watercolor! The man is a constant inspiration!
|Alan Lee, The Blue knight|
|Different shots, on grey background. I need to build a bigger lightboxc|
Well, that wraps up 2018!
What's on the docket for 2019? stay tuned blog followers, and may you all have a wonderful, prosperous and happy new year!