Early Fantasy Figures Pictoral

The Blue Mule website has a pictorial record of some of the early figures in fantasy gaming. I’m showing my age, but I remember a lot of these figures from when I was in high school and college.

Middle Earth Paper Models

Games Workshop’s Lord of the Rings battlegame boxed sets come with some bits of terrain to get you started. This page has some paper buildings for Rohan and Gondor to keep you moving along.

Battlemap: Shrine of the Bronze Dagger

Battlemap: Shrine of the Bronze Dagger is a free fantasy battle map usable with both RPGs and tabletop miniatures. The map shows a shrine, and the living quarters of a dark cult. It occured to me that it would also be great for a Cthulhu mythos adventure using the Pulp Alley games, so I’m going to download it.

Lizardmen Fantasy Banners

The Grimsby Wargames Society has a nice selection of Lizardmen Fantasy Banners.

via Grimsby Wargames Society

Ysgarth Fantasy Role Playing System

I remember Ysgarth from my role playing days in the late 1970s. The game first was published in 1979. It was one of a number of fantasy rpgs that I remember we tried before finally settling on the Warhammer Fantasy Role Play.

Ysgarth has got a pretty complex system of skills and attributes, but action is resolved on a simple d100 (that is, you roll 2d10s and read them as separate decimals)