My recent holiday, which wasn’t the most intellectually stimulating, did give me a lot of time to think. As it was kind of an enforced exile from both my blog and the hobby in general, unsurprisingly most of my thoughts were of the future direction of the Buffet.
Regular visitors to the Buffet will know that I tend to do things my own way here, so whilst a large percentage of the blogging community may be enthusing about the latest “big thing”, I’ll be off doing something completely different, probably involving re-purposed or cheap figures and scratch-built scenery.
The last few posts here at the Buffet have been focused on gaming Doctor Who in 28mm, but as the populist movement seems to be leaning towards the slightly larger scale “official” DW miniatures from Warlord Games AND there seems to be a glut of these on the Internet at present, I have become somewhat jaded with this subject. Rather than continue and fall completely out of love with it, I’ve decided to take a break from Doctor Who and do something…else.
So, the new project that the Buffet will be focusing on for the next few months arose out of a conversation with Tarot and taps into one of my favourite eras of history, namely the Victorian era. However, being who I am, I will be eschewing the goggles and brass doohickery of ‘Steampunk’, leaving the Martini-Henry and Pith helmet hanging behind the door and steering clear of the Red Planet. However, I will be shrugging myself into an Inverness cape and venturing onto the fog-shrouded cobbles of Victorian London, as I’ve heard that there’s monsters abroad…
“The British public, safely ensconced within their cosy parlours, have thrilled to the exploits of staunch defenders of the Realm, such as Sherlock Holmes, Abraham van Helsing and Thomas Carnacki, never for one moment suspecting that these accounts concealed truths far stranger than the published fiction.
But that was the entire point. Should they ever comprehend the nature of the threats that stalk the streets of the Capital, Bedlam would have more inhabitants than the rookeries of St Giles.
Whilst those members of the Metropolitan Police Force attached to the Black Museum have some experience in battling the unnatural, sometimes more specialised expertise is needed and they call…him.
Lancelot Grimm – Eliminator of the Impossible.”
So, over the next few months you can expect stalwart member of the Black Museum force, unnatural creatures of myth and legend, cobbled streets and iron railings, Victorian tenements and alleyways, the Chapel of St Gilbert on the Hill, and Lancelot Grimm himself.
The game is afoot!