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Today, is the 1st anniversary of my Mordheim Blog (and I still don’t have a logo… tch, tch on me).
I’m so glad I was able to get back into this ridiculously entertaining game we call Mordheim, and this blog has really kept me at it. I really must admit, just making terrain, painting minis and posting on this blog is actually more fun than playing the game. =) Not that playing the game isn’t extremely entertaining; the construction, building and painting are just so rewarding.
Over the last 4 years, I have become quite a blogging fanatic, and even though this is the smallest niche of my blogs (besides my family blog) it is by far the most popular. Thank you for visiting, reading and commenting. Read the Rest of the Post >
While in the process of redesigning my website, I have come upon the need of acquiring the Mordheim font used for the headlines in the Mordheim book.
Thanks to cianty of Border Town Burning, I have found out that the actual font used in the Mordheim Book is “Schoensperger” and runs about $42-44 USD. And if you don’t know much about Ashton Sanders, there’s no way I’m going to pay for a font =], so I owe credit to cianty yet again as he has directed me to a similar font that is actually very hard to tell the difference from the Mordheim Font. Here’s a picture of text out of the Mordheim Rule book (on top), and this Mordheim font (below):
The only real difference you can see in this image (besides being a touch on the bold side) is that the lowercase “k” is missing it’s last leg. I’m sure there’s a couple other differences, but you get the point.
I have uploaded the Mordheim Font onto my website for free download. (This font is called “Hans Fraktur” and is free to download.)
To download, click Mordheim Font.
To Install this Mordheim Font on your machine for use in word, etc., just unzip the Hans Fraktur file, and copy and paste it into your font folder (normally c:\windows\fonts\).
I was on the Mordheim Wikipedia Page, and noticed someone added an “okay” image of Mordheim on there, so I decided to create a better one. I had a small photo shoot (with every good Mordheim model and terrain piece I had), and this was the result:
I saw a model today that had a thick black mustache, and all I could think was “MARIO”!
“Wahoo!” Read the Rest of the Post >
Finally I have found someone in Montana interested in playing Mordheim!
My neighbors came over for dinner yesterday, and they brought their son. He brought over his Pokemon cards, and we “battled” with an extremely simplified, home-made set of rules. I took out one Orc Warrior and a Rat, and faced them in front of each other and told him the basic rules. I explained the game as we went, and told him what he need to roll each time.
To say the least, he fell in love. We did combat mini-games with Mordheim rules (starting 8 inches apart) 5-6 times.
We used my Mordheim Dice Tower the entire night, and since we were just playing on my work bench, it ended up being the most useful thing of the night. We only rarely had to find dropped dice (if we missed the entrance), and we didn’t have to get a huge space to roll. It also doubled as testing for my dice tower. I found one little bug where a dice could get stuck 1 in a 1000 rolls. But hey, at least I know before I’ve added the roof!
So maybe one of these days, I’ll actually play the game of Mordheim =) *knocks on wood*
There is a man by the name of “Froggy the Great” (on Terragenesis) who has been making a series of terrain models/pieces for his Mad Scientist. I enjoy them so much, I thought I’d share them with you. Here’s a link to see all of the pieces that go in Froggy’s Mad Scientist’s lab.
I love how every piece of terrain he creates has a name and function (and usually a humorous quote). He’s got quite the imagination. It’s times like these that I wish Mordheim was futuristic. =)
I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.
I hope this year has been prosperous and adventurous for you, and that 2008 will only get better.