Apologies for missing the last few installments of the Daily D4, but with Jade getting ready to fly out to California for two weeks things have been a bit hectic around here. As a side note, the deadline for the Pick my Clix poll is fast approaching. If you’ve been considering your vote you might want to go ahead and get it in as soon as possible. Right now we have a three way tie between Alpha Flight, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Midnight Sons. If the tie isn’t broken I’ll be playing a mix from all of the tied teams.
Heroclix: Sentinels Scenario Pack
When I was a kid the 90’s X-Men animated series was pretty popular, and I think anyone who ever watched the show will probably remember the first episode Night of the Sentinels. Ever since then the sentinels have always been one of my favorite antagonists in the Marvel universe. With the release of the new X-Men Days of Future Past movie Wizkids released a Heroclix Sentinel scenario pack and I knew that I needed to get my hands on one as soon as possible. I’d hoped to do an unboxing video for you all, but my cats didn’t cooperate so the audio was pretty much useless. The pack includes a single towering sentinel with several alternate body parts that can be swapped out. With a few quick modifications you can make your sentinel look like it just came off of the assembly line, make it look like it just went ten rounds with Wolverine, or alter its armaments. Aside from the sentinel, which would have been more than enough for me, the set also includes a number of bystander tokens that you can use in a game. There are sentinel tokens, human protestors, and mutant protestors giving you a wealth of possibilities to put into use for a tense rally of Senator Kelly.
The Dresden Files RPG: Knights of the Cross
There are so many great templates to choose from in The Dresden Files RPG, but one of the rarest are the Knights of the Cross. In all the world there are only three Knights of the Cross at any time and each of them wield one of three swords containing a nail from the cross. The three swords are Amoracchius, Esperacchius, and Fidelacchius which appear as heavy European broad sword, a cavalry saber, and a katana. Each are rumored to be swords from legend including Excalibur, Durendal, and Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, and they are also named for a particular aspect including love, hope, and faith. The Knights of the Cross are a force for good and they are drawn to where their presence is most needed, meaning that when an act of evil occurs one of the knights may turn up without knowing why they were drawn there. According to Michael Carpenter and Father Forthill the Knights of the Cross were founded to try and redeem those who have been corrupted by the Denarians, and when the humans who have been overtaken by them refuse to see the light they drive their evil out. As an interesting side note it appears as though all of the Knights of the Cross are the descendants of kings, although this aspect of their order hasn’t been entirely proven. All three of the swords can only be destroyed if they are used to carry out an act that goes against their purpose. For example if the sword of love was used to carry out an act of hate it would lose its power and be destroyed. Players wishing to take on the role of a Knight of the Cross should remember to account for the current knights before beginning a campaign.