After a couple of months on forced hiatus (for health reasons), I've decided 'enough is enough' and provisionally booked a date in mid-August for the resumption of The Chronicles Of Cidri, The Tuesday Knights' Heroes & Other Worlds campaign.
While the game wasn't my top priority during these last few months, I did arrange a "thank you" present for the Tuesday Knights, for their patience during my down time: a faux credit sequence for our campaign...
This was the handiwork of the brilliant Craig Oxbrow (of The Watch House and The Door In Time gaming blogs, both of which are highly inspirational and well-worth following).
I have wanted a 'credit sequence' for one of my campaigns since I first encountered them back in the heyday of Buffy The Vampire Slayer campaigns (that's also where I was introduced to the the idea of using pictures of actors to represent in-game characters).
In the past I've taken a stab at throwing a credit sequence together, but mine were rather rubbish and none of our campaigns ever had the legs to really merit a serious attempt at crafting one anyway.
But with the continued success of The Chronicles Of Cidri (despite this recent temporal hiccup) I approached Craig - whose credit sequences for his Buffy campaigns I have long admired - and he very kindly agreed to create one for me.
I supplied him with some ideas, and details of the characters, and he spliced together the wonderful minute-long sequence you see above.
We've got Kirchin (Pete's character) and his Secession Wars era buddies opening the show - as he is the nominal leader of the troop - and then the other members of the party are intercut with monsters they've met, such as a glimpse of "the creature" from Who Let The Pigs Out?, the skeletons from Dem Bones, Dem Bones, the animated stone statues from The Vault Of Viktor Volkov, the orcs from If You Go Down To The Woods Today, and a 'prophetic' vision of the dragon they saw flying overhead in that same episode.
The music is, of course, from Hawk The Slayer... but you knew that, right?
I have to confess that during the extended period of my nauseating headaches, my enthusiasm for the campaign had taken a bit of a beating, but seeing Craig's amazing work on our 'title sequence' has really re-energised my enthusiasm.
Just hope the rest of the gang are still fired up, and ready to hack'n'slash once more!