Welcome to the Flaming Faggot

Callovia is called "the boundless empire" yet you have managed to find its northern border - a notorious roadhouse deep within the Madrasan Marches on the edge of the wilds of Llanvirnesse. The sign above the door reads "Flaming Faggot," which would suggest a cozy, homey inn with fresh biscuits served at teatime if not for the severed troll heads mounted on pikes at the gate.

As you cross the threshold the raucous din quiets momentarily as all eyes dart to the door and calloused hands drop instinctively to well-worn sword hilts. The threat, instantly assessed, is dismissed and roadhouse patrons go about their business hardly missing a beat.

Grim, hard-eyed men huddle around tables in close conversation thick with conspiracy; caravan guards gamble away their earnings; Caemric rangers sit close to the fireplace cooking the damp of the Black Annis from their clothes as they warm their innards with Red Dragon Ale; minstrels play and buxom wenches dance for the pleasure of men who pay them little attention - until they need a companion to warm their bed.

As you approach the bar, a huge, bald barman with a greatsword slung across his back slides a mug of freshly-pulled ale towards you, its frothy head dripping over the rim.

"Pull up a seat, lad," he says, "and let me tell you a tale of high adventure."

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Spoils of Victory

"I won a Games Workshop painting contest and all they gave me was this lousy pen."

So, my Prince Althran miniature won the painting contest.  My prize, a cheap ballpoint pen bearing the Games Workshop logo is illustrated above.  If they had put this on a t-shirt it would at least have been funny.  Instead it's just kind of pathetic.

They also gave me a really ugly old Halfling Thief miniature from 1999.

I don't mean to be ungracious, but I think a corporation the size of GW could have done a little better than this for prize support.


Jim Pacek said...

Man, I thought your mini was awesome. Sorry about the pen. I was once employee of the month and for all my efforts, I got a pen. :( This is HILARIOUS! The word verification is "upurast" HILARIOUS! Apparently the interwebs know what you're going through! :) Congratulations on the win! Great mini!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Wield it with price, my friend ... wield it with pride.

Word ver: protac - what you need to take after winning a pen from GW.

Sean Robson said...

Thanks guys. Both word verifications were absolutely hilarious! Laughter is the best reward.

David said...

I once won a lord of the rings month long campaign, and for my win, my buying and painting new minis i won the map of middle earth on the wall.

Sean Robson said...

There's nothing like a crappy prize to make it all worthwhile!