Every barfight requires a few improvised weapons.
theottovonbismark, Just John, Mr Saturday and non-blogging gaming co-conspirator PB got together to play Brewhouse Bash – a short simple game provided as cardboard components in White Dwarf in the 90s – recently.
More details on the Brewhouse Bash are in a previous post, so I wont repeat them here.
Although they are represented by cardboard tokens in the original game, we figured that with a 3D bar and furniture that some bottle models would be nice too. theottovonbismark volunteered to make a range of props from green stuff. He then posted them to me and I quickly painted them before the group got together for the game.
The set includes various bottles, both broken and intact (including a bottle of refined and very rare “Tears of Isha”), an unlit molotov cocktail, a jug, some suspicious looking meat on the bone, a plinth mounted bust of “Orkimedes” and a bong made from an Imperial Fist helmet. I dont think that most folks actually grow weed in their bongs, but thats artistic license for you.
Each of the Brewhouse Brawlers was prepared by one of the attendees, of which there were five. Stupidly, I forgot to take the group shots of the Brawlers (or the attendees) which means that I only have photos of three of the Brawlers as taken from the respective blog posts. Apologies to the two lads whose Brawlers do not appear here.
Although lots of laughs, the game itself was too short, rapid and daft to be worth recording in excruciating detail. Some brief highlights are shown below.
This game was a test to see if the core rules engine as written was robust enough for an enjoyable game. As expected, they were, but also as expected, the game needs an additional “something” to give the patrons reasons to move around the bar other than to clatter each other. I have ideas for how to do that, but I wont go into them until I have something finalised.
We still had fun with the game as written, with a lot of added value being brought by the lovely props and models that everyone contributed. This wont be the last Brewhouse Bash.