miniatures rules


Battle Masters (1992) was the big battle miniatures game counterpart to HeroQuest’s introductory dungeon bash.  Milton Bradley and Games Workshop collaborated again to fill a large box with plastic Citadel miniatures and kid-friendly rules.  Warhammer players bought many copies for the 103 figures, including Imperial knights, foot, and a cannon with crew, vs orcs, goblins, wolf riders, an ogre, Chaos knights, beastmen, plus a 6″ tall polystyrene tower.

I know more than one player who converted the Mohawk-sporting Chaos archers to make Chaos centaurs, and I’ve seen the vinyl map used under WWI aircraft games.

Dog Trainer Problems

When we first brought Rudy home we did a lot of quick runs to Petsmart in order to get supplies. On one such visit we bumped into the head trainer there.

Trainer: “Oh! Look at your little puppy! He’s so cute!”

Me: “Please don’t pet him. We’re trying to teach him not to get excited around people, since he’s going to be a Service Dog In Training.”

Trainer: *reaches out and starts petting Rudy* “Well, that’s okay. We can work on that later, can’t we? You’re just a little puppy!”

Me: *dislocates wrist trying to hold onto Rudy as he attempts to squirm out of my arms to meet the trainer* 

- The Man in the Tan Jacket keeps talking to citizens about wanting to go home and the place he is from

- this place is beneath the Earth and our knowledge, according to the angels

- when asked for more information on TMITTJ he angels only said “a flower in the desert”

- the miniature city is under the Desert Flower bowling alley

- TMITTJ appeared in Night Vale in the episode where Teddy Williams catches the first glimpse of the citizens of the miniature city

- the piece of paper he gave Jackie Fierro said “ King City”

- the underground miniature city is ruled by a child king

- the city worships Huntocar to keep their city thriving “in the absence of nourishing sun” and is invading the Upper World to claim the “sun-soaked, precious land”

- shortly after arriving many citizen reported seeing TMITTJ standing and staring at the sun for hours

I’m not ruling out the possibility that the underground city is a red herring, there’s a pretty good chance that TMITTJ has nothing to do with the city at all. But with the book coming out so soon, I’m running out of time for theories.