In an Unrelated Incident (tm)some heroes have been on vacation in the deep woods of Tennesee. This group was Arkansas Traveller, WV Mountaineer, Fla. Seminole, and the Volunteer of course. They left their hunting to fight a forest fire and discovered two possessed ATV enthusiasts, trailing flames behind them on their crazy trek. After pummeling the kids unconscious, the spirits left the bodies, and manifested as some Candle-Mass, which is a type of fire elemental. Some CSI work revealed that one boys mother's name was Brigit, and the other mother's name was Bridget. Both boys listened to speed metal rock, and had no friends, not even knowing each other before today.
... In yet another strangely Unrelated Incident (tm), Green-Tech and Chicago Chief are following the "trail where it takes them" and in southern Illinois, they turn up a girl named Brigid who is manhandling cases of booze out of a gravesite. A Knight of Autumn Gate rises to defend her, and a fight ensues.
On the mean streets of Takoma Park, in an Unrelated Incident(tm), the D.C. Champion Represent foils a bank robbery by the Harvestor, a Halloween themed villain, whom it was not known he was active again.
Kitty Hawk from North Carolina, Doc Salem from Massachusetts, and Independence-1 from Delaware teamed up out on the Eastern Shore at an abandoned satellite base, but before they got any detective work done at all they (love them natural 18 fumbles) were ambushed by a squad of the pumpkin headed warriors, the Knights of Autumn Gate. This incident was the first one which may have (preliminarily believed to be) related to others now that the USA-5O team members were actually using their cell-phones to tip each other off !!!
Finally at a farm in western Virginia, all leads from the previous crimes indicated some dirty work was afoot out here in the Meadows of Dan. This led to a gigantic ragarok-style melee. The bad guys consisted of Harvestor, Samhain, and the Autumn Knight himself. Of course he was backed up by a whole platoon of his Gate Knights.
Champions from the USA included Represent, Doc Salem, Independence-1, Green-Tech, Kitty Hawk, Arkansas Traveller, Chicago Chief, Volunteer and Virtus.
In a rare example of forward thinking by players: across the road in a snipers perch in a grain tower were Mountaineer and Seminole. (visible in the extreme foreground of this photo) Plus Doc Salem had summoned a giant Ant and an Angel to assist.
penultimately, when Harvestor finally fell down, the real boss showed up, GRAVE-WYRM, to claim the souls of the trio, sold to him by previous arrangment. Normally, who would stop a daemon lord from turning in a claim chit on something of little value that a scum-bag had pawned? Well he attempted to siphon energy off some unconscious heroes that were laying nearby, so while everyone soliloquized (evil GM: I didnt let players have recoveries unless they made a speech), plus we took a smoke break, as the day had been long since Vermont. a new, final, fight started.
GRAVE-WYRM was the last of a long line of Halloween themed bad guys. he was a 600 point monstrosity with few weaknesses. However Doc Salem had his nemesis power: immunity to draconic powers, and guess where from the "Wyrm" portion of his name derives? Of course Doc wasnt immune to being beaten over the head with a Corvette.
Players included John D, Chuck T, Marcy D, Carol D, Kenny and the Craiginator. GM was Elliott the Insane. If you werent there, you really missed it. I just wish Steve Long had been there. Mars-Con 2009, Williamsburg VA.
ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN of ULTIMATE DESTINY Lights, Camera, Action!
the curtain went up on USUD the Game at MARS-CON in Virginia. there will be a return Engagement at Williamsburg Muster in February. Above see the Care Bear has put Godzilla and Chuck Norris Asleep. (Most Heinous)
ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN of ULTIMATE DESTINY your Game-Master Egyptoid, Mr. Jordan, and Mr. Power-Mad. at right he's making sure Darth Vader has range to use the Jedi mind trick to politely tell Bat-Man where he can stick his Entangler Gun.
Hats off, gentleman, a genius... Just like the Beast came back out of retirement, so too my painting maestro, (PM for short) do the job. almost all the minatures you see on the this blog were painted by him. Especially the Ultimate Destiny Series.