If someone dropped two tabs of ‘Snoopy with Sunglasses’ to binge-watch Lord of the Rings (extended version) while listening to Swedish Death Metal, you’d get Mork Borg, the role playing game. That’s what it feels like to me, anyway.
Like kids in a candy shop, our game group bounces around and wants to try new things all the time. That in mind, John S. expressed his willingness to learn and GM an adventure or three of MB to take the system for a test drive.
Not exactly the typical Euro-fantasy vibe, of course I had to hunt down appropriate miniatures. (Reaper figs just will not do, will they?) Long story short, I ended up at the deliciously twisted Bestiarum Miniatures website. One of the few without a new-fangled 3d printer, I found licensed sellers on Etsy and picked up a scattering of player character types and adversaries. A few weeks and a number of sessions at the painting desk slapping on fast-n-dirty paint jobs, they’re finally complete.
Is anyone heroic in MB? Guess I’ll find out for certain soon enough, but it sure doesn’t look like it glancing through the bare bones rule book. That in mind, I gathered shadow versions of the usual suspects: mage, barbarian, fighter, paladin, ranger with companion, cleric, and monk.
Much easier to locate minis in this category. (there were so many options…) I settled on mixed-force of Creatures and Hell-Knights. With a pair of BBEGs to tighten the screws just a little more.
Is anyone truly neutral in MB? Don’t know, but the Centaur Shaman and Leonine Gladiator were too cool to pass on. Maybe they’ll help the party, right?
PROS AND CONCERNS
The prints were crisp with minimal clean up. Not that I spent a lot of time on the brushwork, but they took paint well and came out good enough. Put ’em on a game mat with terrain, they’re more than adequate.
My concern is that resin is delicate and brittle to begin with. Now these figs have fantastic detail and dynamic, but they are very spindly. In fact, several arrived broken at the wrists and ankles. Nothing a dab of Zap-a-Gap won’t fix, but I have to be particularly cautious with these. (another reason I curmudgeonly cling to chunky old-school metal minis) We’ll see how they hold up to table time.
FULL GAME SCHEDULE
New game space = full schedule. (If you build it, they will come...) Forbidden Lands, Mork Borg, an extended Nightwatch campaign, ongoing Insurgent Earth missions, When Nightmares Come playtesting… Lots of miniature goodness in the future.
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