Edd's Pub is a fun little game from Two Hour Wargames' creator Ed Teixeira that allows you to travel through many of THW's other fantasy worlds. I decided to run a little game whilte also using my Job rules that I adapted to Edd's Pub. As with other THW titles that use the Battle Board, you're free to use whatever miniatures and board you wish. In my case, i'm using Mage Knight minis (along with a few plastic figures) and Pathfinder boards.
But first, our hero:
Meet Aerus Aecius, an Elf Rep 5 Missile (and whose name means, 'Pointy Ears'), ready for his first adventure.
First let's get a few interactions under our belt:
Greeting a fellow elf, we shot the breeze for a minutes before he headed off for the bar. No gain or loss in that conversation.
Next I ran into a Dwarf Healer named Skandor Widechin. After a brief exchange of pleasantries, I asked if he wanted to join me in my adventures.
|Apparently, this wasn't what he had in mind.|
"Well then, new friend Skandor, let us head ourselves off in search of fortune, fame, and . . . is that a gambling table?"
Aerus rushed to the table and dropped some coins while his diminutive friend looked on.
"So are we ready for adventure yet?" Skandor asked.
"I would say so my friend . . . just after I have a chat with that lovely lady in the corner."
"Hey there, sweet legs," Aerus said, with a twinkle in his eye, "looking for the companionship of a real man?"
"As a matter of fact, I am," she answered. "Have you seen any?"
As Skandor chuckled under his breath, our dejected here dragged himself away and headed to the bar for a drink.
Downing his honey mead (Don't judge! He's a cheap drunk!), Aerus struck up a conversation with the bartender.
"Hey there, V-neck, know any exciting rumors?"
"Well," she answered, "I've heard of an obnoxious elf stumbling around a pub awaiting a kicked backside."
"Too boring. What else you got?"
She thought for a moment. "Have you heard of the Dwarven mine that's overtaken by giant spiders?"
Our ever-so brave hero shuddered. "Pass."
The bartender considered for a moment. "I've also heard of a Saurian scholar being held against her will in the Saurian Frontier."
Nodding, Aerus turned to Skandor. "Her, huh? That sounds like a quest for us."
With that, the two headed for the door.
|"Thanks for the coins, Edd!"|
The door opened into a forest, filled with trees, hedges, and flowers of every color imaginable.
After wandering for some time (We were NOT lost! We passed that same tree for a purpose . . . that is . . . top secret.), our heroes encountered a human woman.
"You're lost, aren't you," she said.
"No we know exactly where we're going," Aerus answered, pointing. "That way."
She smirked. "Funny since I watched you pass 'that way' three times. I'm Mara Steelfist, and I'll help you find your way for the right price."
After a short discussion, the three agreed on a price, and Mara joined our heroes in search of adventure and danger.
|They didn't have to search long for the latter.|
The three turned to see four men approach them.
"Uh oh," Skandor said.
Aerus looked to him. "What is it?"
Skandor's hand fell to his wargammer. "Those are the guys you won money off of."
"You're just paranoid."
"We're here to get back the money you won from us," the group's leader said. "We know you cheated, so hand it all over."
Aerus pulled his bow out. "Come get it."
The group's leader, a mage, clapped his hands, and suddenly, Aerus felt dizzy. Dropping his bow, he backed into a tree to steady himself.
"Some great hero you are." Rolling her eyes, Mara pulled out her sword and lunged at the nearest thug, cutting him down before he could blink.
Another thug pounced at Skandor, but he blocked the attack.
The final thug charged at Aerus, but he finally regained enough composure to dodge the attack and stab the man in the face with an arrow.
"On second thought," the mage said, "maybe you won fairly. Our mistake." With that, he and the remaining thug took off into the trees.
"Well that was easy," Aerus said, finally able to see again. Picking up his bow, he led his group as they continued on.
"Let's practice a little more caution," Skandor said. "I only have so much needle and thread on me."
"Don't worry," our here answered. "I'm sure we've seen the worst."
|Yeah, about that . . .|
Aerus looked to the wolfen leader. "Why the long face?"
The leader glared at him. "That's the best you can do, Pointy? Come on, fellas, these guys are pathetic." With that, the trio walked away laughing, but at least our heroes finally located the forest's exit and entered the Saurian Frontier.
After walking some time, they managed to sneak past any threats.
"So how do you think we'll tell this scholar apart from the rest?" Aerus asked.
"Oh," Mara answered, "I'd say lucky guess."
Aerus then noticed where they were looking and saw a blue reptile in a light blue robe.
"Greetings," she said. "I am Drastica Trembletoes. My fellow Saurians despise my scholarly studies and tried to prevent me from exploring the world. Would you be so kind as to allow me to follow you away from this place?"
Just then, they heard a roar as several not-so-pleasant Saurians approached, licking their teeth.
"I hope you have a thick book for hitting them," Aerus said.
"Did I mention," Drastica responded, "that some of the books I have read are spell books?"
The enemy lizards roared and charged into battle.
Aerus shot one dead while Drastica waved her claws and fired magical bolts, dropping one. The third and forth charged Mara and Skandor and the two held their ground until Drastica dropped the third one.
Seeing himself alone, the last one turned and bolted away.
With our quest complete and the maiden 'rescued,' it was time to see how our heroes fared, experience-wise. Would any of them improve their reps?
|"Whoo hoo, Rep 6!"|
|"Rep 5, heck yeah!"|
The next question is, what's lies in store for our heroes next?