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.