There are three reasons for this post:
1. To ask if you’re excited about Dexcon yet?
2. To mention that a new summer game might be added for this (or next) week.
3. To mention that, once again, we the wonderful Storytellers at Particularly Evil had one of our amazing plot-lines torn from one of our games and thrust upon the silver screen!
That’s right – I’m talking about the Golden Army:
*Spoilers for the new Hellboy Movie after the break*
So, those of you that have already seen the new Hellboy sequel are already aware that in this movie, our favorite red meanie faces off against Elves and their unstoppable Golden Army. What few of you may know is that a similar plotline was in effect in Ardna since the Spring of 2004, when the Ivory Tower fell and the Elvish Homelands were turned to ash. The defloration (both actual and metaphysical) of the Great Wood revealed many strange hollow trees, each filled with a glorious articulated suit of armor – made of Dwarf steel and Elven craft. They first appeared in a Elven Campaign story arc that featured a merry band of halflings trying to help with the elven relief effort, a captured and freed elven druid, and a grumpy Great Griffin with more attitude then a thousand drunken goblin sailors all with raging cases of strintack. It was a great game, but it ultimately came to a climax before anything of the history of the strange armor/golems was revealed.
A year later our Storyteller Matthew Krebaum took over the reigns of the plot, and again the mysteries behind the Sleeping Elven Army remained hidden – as elf turned against elf and the ruin of the Tower was made all the worse.
Early this summer I once again began to reach into this story arc with Tom Pheasant’s character, Leo. In a series of email games (that will soon migrate over to our website), we followed a thread of Leo’s past, discovering how the Elven Warlock became the tool of evil forces, and just what heinous deeds he agreed to before escaping from the ruins of the Elven Homeland.
I’m happy to announce that Ardna will re-visit this old story arc in supplements published on our website in the coming weeks. Like Hearts and Minds, this game tool will be available for free to our loyal players.
Well, I guess what they say is true. You can’t keep a good idea all to yourself.