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  • #84322
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Hello everyone,

    There are game rules for playing with 28/30 mm figures the “Universal Monsters” used in the fantastic, horror, and science fiction films made by the Universal Studios during the decades of the 1920s through the 1950s.

    Which ones and how does it work ?

    Thank you

    Paskal

    #102549
    Dafydd Gwynedd
    Participant

    None specifically that I know of. You could easily use Fear and Faith to stat them up.

    #102554
    Paskal
    Spectator

    We would need something related to the scenarii of the old movies of the Universal Studios.

    #102558
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    I would suggest looking into either Pulp Alley or 7TV  as both would work well in this setting

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #102561
    Paskal
    Spectator

    What is Pulp Alley and 7TV ?

    #102603
    Dafydd Gwynedd
    Participant
    #102621
    Paskal
    Spectator

    And the small rules provided by Old Glory? You know ?

    Scenarii for Dracula , Frankenstein, Wolfman and others alas there is no this good Doctor Jeckill…

    #102682
    Dafydd Gwynedd
    Participant

    Do you  mean Vampire Wars? They are by https://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=70_114#

    I don’t think they are in production anymore.

    #102689
    Paskal
    Spectator

    No, I’m talking about these, which allow in the meantime, scenarios that look more like old Universal Monsters movies of the the Universal Studios.

    http://www.oldgloryuk.com/free_rules_downloads.php

    #102743
    Dafydd Gwynedd
    Participant

    They are based on the Goalsystem rules, an excellent set of rules.

    Chaos in Carpathia gothic horror: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/29579/chaos-carpathia

    PDF: http://www.wargamedownloads.com/item.php?item=536

    Hardcopy: https://www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com/view_product.php?product=RULE-01

    FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/964903873529620/

    Some more downloads here: http://downloads.bluemoonmanufacturing.com/

    Tom Weiss also did some warbands that expand on the ones in the rulebook.

     

    #102747
    Paskal
    Spectator

    Yes congratulations and thank you because it’s may be what I need, but I would have to find it in Europe.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Paskal.
    #102751
    Paskal
    Spectator

    I own the first 8 issues of “Frankenstein”, it’s a comic book review format published by Artima.

    19 issues in the Comics Pocket collection from 1975 to 1980.

    In these 8 first issues, we find the Frankenstein monster which disappears after the ninth number alas, in favor other comic characters, but the series continues to be called “Frankenstein”.

    The monster is like Boris Karloff in the 1931 film …

    Encylopedia – Frankenstein (the)

    Known members: Veronica Frankenstein, Victoria Frankenstein; Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Len Frankenstein, Ludwig Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, Vincent Frankenstein, William Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s Arbogast, Frank von Frankenstein, Hans von Frankenstein, Konrad von Frankenstein (Dippel) von Frankenstein (all deceased), others unidentified (most deceased)
    First appearance :
    Alphonse: VO: Monster of Frankenstein # 1 (January 1973, by Gary Friedrich & Mike Ploog) – VF: Dracula (Pocket) # 1 (3rd quarter 1974)
    Arbogast: VO: Doctor Strange, Sorcerer supreme # 37 (January 1992, by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Thomas Roy, Don Thomas & Geof Osherwood) – VF: No appearance in France
    Basil: VO: USA Comics # 13 – VF: No Appearance in France
    Elizabeth: VO: Monster of Frankenstein # 1 (January 1973, by Gary Friedrich & Mike Ploog) – VF: Dracula (Pocket) # 1 (3rd quarter 1974)
    Ernst: VO: Doctor Strange, Supreme Sorcerer # 37 (January 1992, by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Thomas Roy, Don Thomas & Geof Osherwood) – VF: No apparition in France
    Frank: VO: Dracula lives # 2 (August 1973, by Marv Wolfman & Neal Adams) – VF: No appearance in France
    Georg: VO: Savage Sword of Conan # 22 (September 1977, by Don Glut & Sonny Trinidad) – VF: No apparition in France
    Hans: VO: Savage Sword of Conan # 22 (September 1977, by Don Glut & Sonny Trinidad) – VF: No apparition in France
    Konrad: VO: Doctor Strange, Sorcerer supreme # 37 (January 1992, by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Thomas Roy, Don Thomas & Geof Osherwood) – VF: No appearance in France
    Lenore: VO: Frankenstein Monster # 11 (September 1974, by Gary Friedrich & Bob Brown) – VF: Frankenstein (Pocket) # 5 (2nd quarter 1976)
    Ludwig: VO: Silver Surfer (vol.1) # 7 (August 1969, by Stan Lee & John Buscema) – VF: Strange No. 1 (January 1970)
    Veronica: VO: Frankenstein Monster # 16 (July 1975, by Doug Moench & Val Mayerik) – VF: Frankenstein (Pocket) # 7 (4th quarter 1976)
    Victor: VO: Monster of Frankenstein # 1 (January 1973, by Gary Friedrich & Mike Ploog) – VF: Dracula (Pocket) # 1 (3rd quarter 1974)
    Victoria: VO: Frankenstein Monster # 18 (November 1975, by Bill Mantlo & Val Mayerik) – VF: Frankenstein (Pocket) # 8 (2nd quarter 1977)
    Vincent: VO: Frankenstein Monster # 9 (May 1974, by Gary Friedrich & John Buscema) – VF: Frankenstein (Pocket) No. 4 (1st quarter 1976)
    William: VO: Monster of Frankenstein # 1 (January 1973, by Gary Friedrich & Mike Ploog) – VF: Dracula (Pocket) # 1 (3rd quarter 1974)

    History: During the first centuries of the Christian era, the Germanic tribe of the Franks emigrated gradually from Panonie to the Rhine, then crossing the region today called Bavaria. There, the Franks engaged in bloody battles given in honor of their Wotan (another name of the Asgardian Odin), near a rocky promontory which then received the name of “Roc des Francs” (translation of ” Frankenstein “in German) belonging to the Katzenborn mountains; the name remained, even when the Franks settled on the banks of the Rhine, before descending to the south on the other bank, then founding France.

    It was in 948 that the family Frankenstein, who had settled at the foot of the Roc de Francs taking his name as a surname, entered the story with Arbogast von Frankenstein, the lord of the castle built on the rocky promontory. Claiming a right of way on his land, Arbogast earned a dark reputation by killing one by one the knights inadvertently entering his domain during lethal jousts at the foot of the castle.

    Some five centuries later, in 1440, Frank von Frankenstein, a member of the Teutonic Knights, left his family estate to undertake the “conversion” of heretics from Eastern Europe to the point of his sword. After experiencing several “triumphs”, Frank met the Transylvanian Voivode of Transylvania, Count Vlad Tepes, nicknamed Dracula, who resisted the incursions of his troops. Frank had to retreat and erected a second Frankenstein castle in the Transylvanian region. But finally the Wallachian won their battles and Frank and his men were among the many enemies of Vlad Dracula who ended up impaled on piles, in front of the castle of the voivode.

    The violent deaths followed one another over the years when, in 1531, a dragon – the Scheusslischer Lindwurm – emerged from the Katzenborn mountains, terrorizing the surrounding villages. In the absence of his older brother Georg von Frankenstein, who had gone to war, the coward Hans von Frankenstein then ordered the sacrifice of a virgin, Anne-Marie, to the dragon in the hope of appeasing him. But Georg was secretly in love with the peasant girl and, alerted in time of her younger brother’s plans, hurried back to the family castle, determined to protect her beloved. Unfortunately, he arrived too late to save the young woman and could only be content to kill the dragon; dying, the latter managed to plant his poisoned sting in the body of the knight, who died of venom moments after the dragon. A few years later, a second dragon came out of Katzenborn, probably the offspring of his predecessor. Hans, at bay, was already considering sacrificing a new virgin, the blonde Cathryn, when the Puritan adventurer Solomon Kane, passing through the region, intervened. Kane forced Hans to accompany him to the Katzenborn to fight the monster. However, still cowardly, Hans had nothing of the warriors among his ancestors and he dropped his weapon as soon as the dragon appeared. Cathryn, who had been seduced by the charisma of the adventurer, worried about him and rushed against Hans at the scene of the fight; if Kane managed to find the weak point of the monster and killed him but, like the previous one, the dragon had a venomous sting. But instead of touching his murderer, the dragon stung Cathryn. Kane, victorious, went to find Hans, reproaching her cowardice as well as the death of Cathryn, also reminding him of his responsibility, years earlier, in the death of his own brother. Soon, tormented by guilt and shame, Hans lost his reason.

    To escape what appeared to be a family curse, and an increasingly sinister reputation, the von Frankenstein sold their castle to the state and, abandoning the area, they relocated elsewhere, leading a peaceful, respectable life and final, boring. But the curse could not be canceled so easily.

    In 1673, two refugees from the wars of the French king Louis XIV, Johann Dippel – a Lutheran pastor – and Anna Munchmeyer fled to the other side of the Rhine where they had a son named Konrad Dippel. When he became an adult, he became one of the most famous alchemists of his time, devoting himself to the search for the secret of immortality. In 1732, Konrad sold the “Arcanum Chymicum”, a minor version of the “Philosopher’s Stone” that made only a bastard form of gold, to the Landgrave of Hesse. To thank him, the latter obtained Château Frankenstein for the alchemist who abandoned the name of Dippel to take up the von Frankenstein’s, thus giving birth to a new dynasty. But Konrad von Frankenstein did not benefit from his social rise because he was found dead in 1734 in a closed room inside his castle, under unexplained circumstances. Some suspected poisoning, voluntary or not, while others, evoking the curse, imagined darker explanations. Worried about this idea, the two brothers and five sisters of Konrad left the region to settle in Geneva, Switzerland. There, they began a new life, raising together the son and heir of Konrad, Alphonse von Frankenstein. He became a respected member of the Geneva bourgeoisie, abandoning the particle of his name to become Alphonse Frankenstein. In 1760, during a trip to Naples, his wife gave birth to their son, who was baptized Victor Frankenstein, the eldest of their future three children. Looking at his firstborn, Alphonse believed that the curse was finally averted. In fact, it was just beginning.

    Victor grew up without knowing that he was the grandson of the famous alchemist Konrad Dippel. In spite of this, irresistibly, Victor was attracted during his studies by the secret of eternal life, exactly like his grandfather. Towards the end of the eighteenth century, Victor went to study at Ingolstadt, where he excelled in chemistry and medicine. During his first two years of study, Victor worked to the point of exhaustion, earning the respect of the greatest European scientists of the time for his devotion to his research. But after each failure, Victor became more and more obsessed with his work, becoming impatient to discover the secrets of the human body. At the end of his third year, Victor was convinced to know more than his teachers and decided to embark on his ultimate project: to give life to a living being. Recovering pieces of corpses from the cemeteries, Victor worked tirelessly for six months, leaving the university and shutting himself up in his laboratory. He unites the pieces together to create an inanimate giant more than 2 meters tall, which he finally manages to animate according to an unknown process.

    Immediately frightened by his creation, which was going to be known now under the simple name of Frankenstein’s Monster, Victor ran away, running to the point of fainting from exhaustion. He was then found by his old friend, Henry Clerval, who informed him that his younger brother, William Frankenstein, had just been murdered and that one of the family’s maids, Justine “June” Moritz, was accused of murder. . Immediately, Victor realized that the young woman was innocent that her creature was the real culprit, returning to Geneva with her friend and finding her father and fiancee, Elizabeth. Victor was caught between his desire to exonerate Moritz but also his fear of being accused of madness for his experiences and their results, or even just to evoke the monster without having any proof of his existence, and he resolved to silence, leaving the maid is hanged for the murder of William. Tormented by guilt, Victor took a trip to the Alps, where he found himself face to face with the monster, who had followed in his footsteps. The monster confirmed his creator’s suspicions of William’s assassination, explaining that he had begun to take revenge for his miserable existence and that he would not stop until he broke Victor unless he consented to him. create a companion; in this case, the monster promised to disappear with it and leave it forever in peace. At the edge of madness after the recent events and fearing for his own life, Victor gave way. For weeks this one and the monster looted the graves to get the necessary materials again. However, when Victor had finally finished manufacturing the body of the “Fiancée” of the monster, he came to his senses, realizing what he was doing. Furious bastard, he shredded the body sewn before fleeing before the monster realized what he had done. However, as soon as the monster had found the body in pieces, Henry Clerval, in search of his friend, arrived on the scene. In spite of this, the monster took revenge on Clerval, assassinating him in turn. When Victor returned to the laboratory to face the monster, he found only the corpse of his friend and lost consciousness. He was found by the local police and accused of the murder of Clerval; in prison, the monster came to visit him again, warning him that he would return the night of his wedding.

    After several months, Alphonse Frankenstein succeeds in having his eldest son released after having cleared him of the Clerval murder. Victor returned to Geneva where he found Elizabeth. After a few weeks, Victor yielded to her requests and they got married. Victor managed to spend their honeymoon in a cottage at a distance, accessible only by boat, hoping that he would escape the monster. But he was still unable to relax, and as soon as he arrived, he ransacked the cottage, before exploring the pier, armed with a pistol. Indeed, the monster had followed him, having crossed the lake to swim, and he took advantage of the distance of Victor to enter the cottage and murder in turn Elizabeth Frankenstein. Then he left immediately, leaving Victor to discover the corpse of his young wife. After a mourning for several days, Victor returned to Geneva, finding his father on his deathbed, exhausted by all the murders that struck his family. Victor collapsed when Alphonse Frankenstein died and had to be held in an asylum for several weeks. When he found the reason, Victor decided that it was his duty to find and kill the monster, in order to put an end to his crimes. He spent months tracking down his creature, going north to the Arctic Circle. There, the monster stopped his escape and creator and creature finally faced each other, exactly as the monster had planned. But when the monster rushed to Victor, the ice crackled under his weight and Victor fell into the icy waters. The monster believed him dead but Victor was recovered, half dead by the cold, by Robert Walton, the captain of a ship that passed close to their meeting place, but died of hypothermia a few days later, not without having told his story. story to the captain. The monster found Victor’s trace back to Walton’s ship, where he found that his creator was dead. Unhappy, he plunged back into the icy waters of the Arctic, and was in turn considered dead.

    The Frankenstein family survived thanks to Alphonse’s third son, Ernst Frankenstein. He found his elder brother’s diary and, after finding Robert Walton, learned the whole truth about his family’s recent tragedies. In 1815 he crossed the road of Mary Shelley during her stay in Switzerland and told him the story; the writer hastened to write his novel, which popularized the story of Victor and Frankenstein’s Monster. The nineteenth century was almost complete, but the Frankenstein did not experience new misfortunes when, in 1888, Robert Walton IV, the grandson of the man who witnessed the death of Victor Frankenstein, found chance the body of the monster, trapped in the ice. By mistake, Walton released him, before telling him that the Frankenstein family had continued its existence. The monster then decided to resume his revenge. Shortly before, a certain Jason Frankenstein resettled in his family’s original castle, before abandoning him for unknown reasons in the mid-1870s. The castle was bought in the 1890s by a well-known man only under the name of Colonel. He discovered a giant spider in the dungeons of the castle, while he used it as a base to create an army of decrepit servants. Memory partially recovered after its long stay in the ice, the Monster went to this castle instead of heading to Geneva. During the confrontation between the Monster and the Colonel, part of the original castle was destroyed when the waters of the nearby river invaded its lower levels. For its part, the fate of Jason Frankenstein remains unknown; its origins themselves remain mysterious, as well as its membership of the original branch or Frankensteins from Konrad Dippel, or even a third branch that would have taken over the original castle after the departure of Konrad’s family.

    Be that as it may, the Monster, having survived his confrontation with the Colonel and having recovered all his memories, returned to Geneva where he met Vincent Frankenstein, the great-grandson of Ernst. With his hunchbacked servant Ivan, Vincent began to hunt down the monster after hearing that he had been sighted in the area; finding him, he could convince him to follow him to the new Frankenstein Castle, promising to transfer his brain into a more normal-looking body. On the spot, he convinced Ivan to agree to exchange body and brain with the Monster, which would allow him to no longer suffer from his physical deformities. Deep down, Vincent did not know if he could do such things, but he thought they were important enough opportunities for science not to hesitate and that he would at least learn from it if he ever failed. . While Vincent was taking care of the monster, his wife, Lenore Frankenstein, was giving birth on the upper floors of the castle, with the help of his maid, Betty. For his part, ignoring the exact morphology of the monster, Vincent underestimated the amount of anesthetic necessary to put him to sleep and could only get a disoriented creature, convinced to be duped, that the hunchback was forced to master by force . Fearing, however, that his servant would kill the Monster, Vincent took out his pistol and apparently killed Ivan. But he himself was soon shot down by Betty herself, who had just witnessed Lenore’s death during the delivery, and blamed Vincent for having preferred to take care of his experiences rather than help his wife. . Betty collected the couple’s son, now an orphan, Basil Frankenstein, hoping to get him away from the family curse, while the Monster, unaware of the baby’s existence, resumed his wanderings before being trapped in the ice again.

    Becoming an adult, Basil Frankenstein joined the German Nazi movement and returned to Germany, before installing a laboratory in the Swiss Alps where he used the notes of his ancestors to create a new monster, modeled on the original creature of Victor . Basil’s earliest attempts resulted in the creation of deformed humanoid beings, which had to remain hidden for decades in the basement of the family castle. Learning the work of Basil, the Allies decided to intervene, fearing that the Nazis would reinforce their troops with dozens of similar creatures and the invaders went on the spot to stop the scientist. The heroes managed to defeat the new creature and Basil himself was killed alongside his creation.

    Basil left behind a son, Ludwig Frankenstein, who took up the family tradition by studying the secrets of life, continuing to create deformed beings like his father, who joined the first generation. He developed a machine, called the Machine-X, to create replicas of living beings. Taking advantage of the credulity of the Silver Surfer, who was then a prisoner on Earth for only a few months, he convinced him that the villagers attacking him were ill-informed about his work and that he sought instead only to help them. He then used his Machine-X to create a replica of the Silver Surfer, but which was totally devoted to him. The real Surfer managed to defeat his double, which liquefied when the Surfer’s attacks proved too powerful for him, and Ludwig’s servant, Borgo, sacrificed his own life by pushing Ludwig through the window of one of the castle towers , falling with the latter, in order to save the lives of the villagers that Frankenstein was ready to kill to protect himself. Ludwig made a fatal fall, while Borgo survived miraculously.

    A few months later, Frankenstein’s first Monster reappeared and was taken to the United States. Ludwig’s younger daughter, Veronica Frankenstein, learned of the return of the monster and hired private detective Eric Prawn to take him back to his Swiss chalet, hoping to make peace with the creature. However, his lover and assistant, Werner Schmidt, was an agent of a secret organization called ICON, who sought to get his hands on the Monster for his own reasons. After an altercation with ICON in the United States, Prawn was able to convince Frankenstein’s Monster, and his friend Ralph Caccone, to accompany him to Veronica. She was able to convince the creature that she wanted to put an end to the rivalry between him and his family and, to show his good will, operated the monster to restore his vocal cords, damaged during a fight against Dracula, him to talk again. During the intervention, Schmidt alerted his employers of ICON who sent a robot on the spot, the madman. Prawn and Caccone were able to delay him enough to allow Veronica to complete the operation and the Monster awoke then, mastered the android and went back into the snows of the Alps. Meanwhile, Caccone was able to seize an ICON weapon and detonated their helicopter, killing Schmidt who had just boarded. Veronica comforted Caccone, who blamed himself for causing the deaths of several men.

    Meanwhile, Ludwig’s eldest, Victoria Frankenstein, had inherited the title and the Swiss family castle. Exploring this one, she discovered the deformed creations of her father and grandfather and decided to give them back their freedom and take care of them. Soon nicknamed the Children – and sometimes the Children of the Damned (probably alluding to the family curse), they quickly referred to Veronica as “Mother.” After leaving Veronica’s cottage, the Monster, in the company of the Furious Fool, who had become his ally, continued roaming the mountains until they were attacked by the Children; taking them by surprise and thanks to their numbers, they managed to destroy the robot and master the Monster, leading him to Victoria. Baroness Frankenstein presented himself to the Monster, immediately reprimanding him for the murders of innocent people he had committed, and it was time for him to make amends by staying with her to take care of the Children. The Monster actually stayed at the castle, assisting the arrival of Latvian Bram Velsing, whom Victoria nursed; but Velsing, who had been exiled from Latvia after betraying Dr. Fatalis, turned against him and, under the name of Dreadknight, took Victoria hostage to force the Children and the Monster to obey him. However, Dreadknight was finally defeated by Iron-Man (Tony Stark) and the Monster and Victoria agreed to keep him at the castle, hoping to give him the reason. However, Dreadknight eventually left, continuing his criminal career in the United States and then in Latvia; likewise, the Monster stayed at the castle for a while before leaving, leaving Victoria and the Children. She learned that Borgo, the former servant of his father, had survived his fall but was now paralyzed, collected by a family in the region. Victoria, feeling that it was his responsibility to repair the wrongs of his ancestors, suggested that he come to the castle for treatment. But Borgo manipulated the young woman to repair and use the Machine-X on him, claiming that she was able to heal him. However, exposure to the rays turned him into a weaker version of the Surfer, who was nicknamed the “Frankensurfer”. Borgo imprisoned Victoria and the Children, before ravaging the region. His activities, however, attracted the attention of Dr. Strange, who went there; the Supreme Sorcerer freed Victoria and the Children before fighting the Frankensurfer, who then truly died. Some time later, Victoria was again attacked and imprisoned, this time by Ivan, the former servant of Vincent Frankenstein, who, having survived his wounds, managed to keep alive until modern times (probably using the works of Frankenstein); Ivan had allied with Dr. Watson Kraft, to create an army of “Frankenclones”. They settled at Frankenstein Castle in Switzerland but Peter Parker, reporting to an international conference on cloning and genetic research, had doubts about Kraft after meeting Ivan and the Monster, forced to obey them in exchange for survival from Veronica. Parker donned his Spider-Man suit and went to the Castle, where he freed Victoria, then allying himself to the Monster with which he destroyed Kraft’s lab, putting an end to his project. Probably to protect Victoria, the monster decided to stay at the castle again.

    Interesting story, no?

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Paskal.
    #102764
    Dafydd Gwynedd
    Participant

    Yes congratulations and thank you because it’s may be what I need, but I would have to find it in Europe.

    Buy the PDF and print it, that’s what I did.

    #102766
    Paskal
    Spectator

    No because this morning I am well informed and am going to buy the rule, because as for books, I will always love more originals than photocopies …

    I have a lot of monster figurines copied on the characters of these films, but no populace figurines, I’ll have to make an effort.

    But what about the good doctor Jeckill in this rule?

    #102783
    Dafydd Gwynedd
    Participant

    You’ll have to make 2 profiles, one for Jekyll and one for Hyde. Some scenario event will trigger his change.

    #102787
    Paskal
    Spectator

    It exists in the rule Chaos in Carpathia ?

    #102803
    Dafydd Gwynedd
    Participant

    No, I think you’d have to do it.

    #102807
    Paskal
    Spectator

    It does not exist in the rule ?

    That does not surprise me, because even at the cinema of that time and among the Universal Monsters of the Universal Studios.it is a little apart, which is shameful, I will have to create it but how?

    You would know how to do it?

    Because I will not have this rule before December …

    Otherwise I forgot, what are the different monsters that we find in this rule?

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