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Jakar Nilson21 May 2013 8:13 p.m. PST

This past weekend (the Victoria Day, May long weekend or "Two-Four"), the annual CanGames cangames.ca convention was held in Ottawa. This year's theme was "Armageddon Missed!", and so I ran a post-apocalyptic game I called "Beyond Armageddon."

The game was described as such:
After the world was laid to waste and Hell was filled to the brim, the Gods of Metal hid themselves in the fortress of Thundadöm. The bleak, chaotic land they left behind is now plundered by bandits and madmen, all while the dead walk the earth. But there are those destined to go beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb. They have only one goal, one ideal: to fight and destroy the forces of Evil!

To start off, here are some WIP pictures that I took last week, but I will be taking pictures of the finished game elements and hunt down all pictures/videos that people at the con took that I can find.







Jakar Nilson21 May 2013 8:16 p.m. PST

Some pictures of Saturday's game from:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38593597@N05/8750573792/

Set up. There were lots of zombies to scatter around. And yes, the game mat is green. I wanted to get a new one that I could have spray painted with patches of brown and moss green, but never got around to it.

Kev the Wanderer and his Rad Trooper minions, nearby some of Gruber's dwarves about to be attacked by some screamers.

Gruber (in his not so little tank) his dwarves, and the werewolf G. Vodan (in human form) fighting off some zombie apes and more of the undead horde.

The game near the end, with Thundadöm appearing out of nothing.

A closer look at Thundadöm and some of the Gods of Metal. G. Vodan had rushed up to the door of the God of Noise.

Jakar Nilson21 May 2013 8:17 p.m. PST

Some pictures of the finished game pieces, starting with the enemies:

The zombie apes, as well as some fantasy mages/liches/etc. that weren't used

"Floaters", inspired by certain giant monsters in the OVA "Neo Getter Robo"

"Screamers" (yes, they're Cryx models)

"Lopers", created years ago for "pulp" games, inspired by creatures in "Return to Castle Wolfenstein"

Killer ants, obviously affected by all the radiation

Different kinds of pack animals, ranging from apehounds, parrothounds, radhounds to hedgehogs

Bog monsters

The Gods of Metal themselves (l-to-r) : the Gods of Noise, Fire, Metal, and Blood

The players' characters and their posses:

The witch and her throng of zombie slaves. She can use her umbrella as a sword, a shield, a wand and a flying device.

Jenny the Survivor and her Amazons. Armed with a shotgun and a hockey stick, she can also grow some demonic wings. Her vehicle is the "Crimson Angel"

Mutant Zed's gang mutants. It's Zed (Sean Connery) from "Zardoz", but since he's a mutant, he has to hide his head under a skeletal mask.

Gruber's dwarves. Gruber is unique in that he never leaves his little tank. Unless he upgrades it to his not so little tank…

G. Vodan's werewolves. They don't need no stinking vehicles, and they can take far more punishment than other groups.

Kev the Wanderer and the Gigantour bikers (okay, radiation-bitten conscripts). Kev is a great martial artist on foot or on his bike. He also has an unnamed roadster tour bus.

The vehicles:


Jakar Nilson21 May 2013 8:18 p.m. PST

And now for terrain:

Hills:


One of two identical bunkers

A ruined Air-conditioning building (or is it an apartment roof? )

The remains of a highway overpass (curiously looking like a guitar)

Amp-ramps

A piece of machinery

A machinery building


A machinery-infested garage


Thundadöm, the resting place of the Gods of Metal. Each god has its own door. The God of Blood's door has a number of references…


darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2013 9:39 p.m. PST

Fun!

PatrickWR22 May 2013 8:30 a.m. PST

That is seriously badass. Reminds me of that music video from The Sword.

Jakar Nilson11 Jun 2013 6:10 p.m. PST

The people that took some video shots uploaded it:

youtu.be/eJhI_QaIq6I?t=3m35s

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