|A surprise package from PP!|
|Shiny! Premium Chest looks nice!|
|What detail! Made of a Gatorman Bokor.|
|It's all in the details|
|Widower's Wood goodies|
The game looks like a lot of fun. It chronicles the adventures of four adventures in the Widower's Wood, a wild track of swampland outside of Corvis. (Corvis is also the location of the Undercity game... Coincidence?) Olo, a croak hunter new to the Widower's Wood, Agata, a Farrow Slaughterhouser whose tribe has been destroyed, Vaskis the Knotkeeper, a Druid of the Circle Oroboros trying to protect the wood, and Skarg the Voracious, a Tharn warrior seeking a mighty offering for the Devourer Worm, find themselves working together to stop the designs of a mad Gatorman bokor before he can complete his goal... which may destroy the Widower's Wood and all who live there! Or... something like that, at least.
The Campaign for Widower's Wood comes in seven chapters. In each, a new episode of the story is revealed as the characters continue their fight against Sheldon, the Gatorman bokor. Okay, his name isn't really Sheldon, but the Gatorman language is somewhat difficult for Croaks, and that's what Olo calls him. Chapters do not have to be won to continue the campaign, but there are benefits for the characters if they can complete each chapter. Experience is earned through game play, and new abilities can be purchased after each chapter to help in the next. And just in case you don't want to play a full campaign, the rule book comes complete with hints on how to play each chapter as a stand alone game.
|Dead Man Walkin', here!|
|Woot! Stretch goals are a joy!|
|Viktor, Lanyssa, Crede and Jagger|
|Boss Villans (Swamp Horror, Ironback Spitter, Gatorman and Blackhide Wrastler|
|It all fits so nice!|
|Starting set up for Widowers Wood|
Oh man! I can't wait to play next week! I imagine that this game has a great deal to offer, both as a campaign, and also as a set of one off sessions if you don't want to devote yourself to the full story. But above all, I want to give a shout out to Privateer Press for the delivery of the Premium Chest... it exceeded all of my expectations, and I had a great time just opening everything up and taking a look at it all. Everything was well thought out, expertely designed, and just fun fun fun!
Stay tuned! Our first attempt to play through Widower's Wood will be coming soon!