Sunday, 21 July 2019

The Black Iron Fonts

Hail and welcome to the Vault my fellow Venturers!  Today's post is courtesy of a dig into the Vault's dark recesses for another painting project.  A few years ago I chanced upon a company called Infinity Engine who produce a variety of quirky miniatures and terrain pieces.  I really like their aesthetic and have purchased a few pieces with Frostgrave and D&D in mind.

My first purchase was a set of braziers, intended for use as some scatter terrain or objective markers. I've painted these up as arcane flames:

I've based the braziers on 25mm Renedra flagstone bases to give a sense of scale.

The great thing about these models is that the flames and braziers are separate. Yay! Dual purpose minis! 

A quick slap of Contrast blue and we have some magical fonts!

These could be really fun in Frostgrave as treasure tokens with some additional rules:

Seemingly immune to the ruin and passage of time, the Black Iron Fonts have recently been discovered in a long forgotten courtyard of Felstad.  Cast in crude black metal and adorned with thick gold decoration, the mystical liquids held in these containers remain as fresh as the day they were first poured within.

Black Iron Fonts: Subject to player agreement up to 3 treasure tokens may be replaced with Black Iron Fonts.  When the first model is moved into base to base contact with a Black Iron Font roll a D20:
  • 1 to 10: The mystical liquid within the font bursts into flame! Add the flame models to the top of the font. Any model attempting to steal the gold decoration (loot the treasure token) is subject to a +0 shooting attack. If the model takes damage he must retreat from the flames (is pushed back 1") and does not pick up the treasure token. The flames remain until the treasure token in successfully looted.
  • 11 to 20: The model may drink the liquid in the font as it loots the treasure token; roll on the potion table in the Frostgrave Rule book to determine the effect upon the model.  From this point the treasure token treated as normally.
A short and sweet post; I love writing up alternative scenarios and funky house rules for Frostgrave and I hope you've enjoyed these.  Let me know if you've attempted anything similar.

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