01 June 2009

Part of Zum Stollenkeller has been flooded!!!


Well, we've had a few hours of thunderstorms with heavy rain here in Central Illinois, and the room where my gaming table is has been flooded! Nothing approaching biblical proportions, but the cheap carpeting on the concrete floor is sopping wet. I've quickly cleared some things that were leaning against the walls, or sitting on the floor, out and set up the dehumidifier on "high" in there. But it looks like the table and figures will have to come down in the morning, to make a proper job of drying everything out. The main thing is to prevent the carpet from developing that tell-tale mildewy stench later.

That means, of course, that the Saegewerkdorf game between Jeff Hudelson and me is doomed to a premature end I fear. I suppose we could look at it from an Old School point of view, kind of like one of Donald Featherstone's chance cards -- "Due to a sudden and protracted cloudburst, both armies retire from the field with no further fighting possible thanks to wet powder and sodden ground that prevents any movement for cavalry or guns."

Curses! It looks like General von Drosselmaier has been foiled again, and victory goes to General von Drednoz of Stagonia. Of the two armies involved, Stollen's certainly sustained more casualties during the brief (two turn) battle. Looks like the vile ones have a solid foothold in southwestern Stollen. . . at least for the time being.

9 comments:

littlejohn said...

Oh! that brings back memories of when I was confined to a basement that flooded regularly...and an ex-wife...I used to call it "the joys of ownership..." hope you can save your stuff. I'm suffering with you!

All citizens of the Konigreich are wishing you the best.

Stagonian Jeff said...

Stokes,

I've emailed you with the previous Stagonian plans if we had to interrupt the battle (also what would have happened if things turned your way).

I will let you make the appropriate post . . . to "break the news" so to speak . . . err, write.


-- Stagonian Jeff

Capt Bill said...

All of Beerstein is distraught over your flooding...

Grimsby Mariner said...

Sorry to hear of your problems. Been there done that as they say. Look on it as an opportunity to reorganise the space you have.

Stagonian Jeff said...

Okay, Stokes, I couldn't wait . . . I've posted a brief not on my Kingdom of Stagonia blog.


-- Stagonian Jeff

tidders said...

How unfortunate, hope there is not too much water damage

-- Allan

Bluebear Jeff said...

As Stokes indicated, the wet carpet is the biggie.


-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

"Game called on account of rain" - I would say that shouldn't count as a full win for the nasty vile ones, but I may be biased... ;-)

Here in California basements are as rare as an honest Stagonian, and that "rain" stuff of which you speak seems nearly as rare lately, so flooding is something I have no experience with. I hope you get it all sorted and minimal damage!

Der Alte Fritz said...

Water is the worst thing to happen to a home. I've been through that experience in my last house. So I always store the minis and terrain off the floor and in sealed plastic containers.

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