It’s time for a little pomp and circumstance in our ongoing A to Z RPG series by recognizing the rightful place of Kings in one’s D&D collection.
Let’s start with the story. King of the Trollhaunt Warrens is a great WotC module by Rich Baker and actually the first part of a 3-part series. Ben’s group expects to jump into this storyline once the characters hit level 11.
If moving pictures are your game, well look no further than part three of the epic Lord of the Rings series with Return of the King. “Hey Ben, tell me something I don’t know.” Simmer down now. This is the blu-ray extended edition and it’s a must-have. Ben grabbed a copy off Amazon and has it nestled in his X-mas Pile.
Ben’s already done a recent post on the proper seat for a king but another fun possibility is utilizing painter extraordinaire, Yansolo Minis. The Thomarillion Darkness throne (among others) is amazing.
Miniatures selection is another royal romp with a proper list of choices:
- King Obould (War Drums, #53)
- Doresain, the Ghoul King (Against the Giants, #08)
- Skalmad, the Troll King (Dangerous Delves, #34)
- King Snurre (Giants of Legend, #33)
- A hand-painted king
- And even King’s guards (from Confrontation)
A king needs a place to hang his hat and Miniature Building Authority has that covered brick by brick with its European Castle Series. They have imposing walls, guard towers, and even a monstrous Keep.
And finally, let’s not forget a tip of the crown to the D&D Twitterverse (TheShaggyDM, ObsidianCrane, KatoKatonian, schwarm, LawyerDM, and Save_vs_DM) for all their letter k suggestions including: Keeps, Knights, Kindle, Kludge, Karma, Keep on the Shadowfell, and even Kwik-Trip.
Questions to Ponder: What’s your favorite king encounter? Got a favorite king name? Do you like saving the King or killing the king? Ever been backstabbed by royalty in a RPG story?