Doughty & Smol

Not to be confused with doughy and smol – that’s hobbits.

Looking through the 2E bestiary, one of the distinguishing features of the Norse Dwarfs was the presence of shield maidens. They’re a fun character type that I’ve run a few times in MMOs over the years:

So here’s a roundup of non-GW models I could use in an all-female dwarf warband:

Tunnels & Trolls

My 1986 copy of Tunnels & Trolls, an update of the 1975 pamphlet version with art by Josh Kirby, who later did the covers for the Discworld series. I don’t think I’ve ever actually played this outside of the gamebooks, and it’s a curious system: Monsters are represented by one number, growing weaker as they take damage, and in combat everyone rolls a bunch of D6 and adds them together to produce a single total for each side, with the losing side sharing out damage equal to the difference.

James Holloway talks about it in this episode of Monster Man.