The Ancient Red Wyrm Ashardalon is back in Under Mountain, and the townspeople of the nearby village of Longbridge are worried. Funny that I actually purchased Wrath of Ashardalon (WoA) before I picked up Castle Ravenloft (CR). But I finished painting Ravenloft first. I think the big baddies in Ashardalon were a block for me. I loved painting the Dracolich from CR, whereas the Red Dragon Ashardalon himself was not as easy for me to “see” as a painter. It eventually came though, and so over a year after purchasing it I have finally finished painting all of Ashardalon. Here I list the large monsters I completed, as well as a compilation of the smaller monsters and heroes already posted in “Natural d20, the heroes of Wrath of Ashadalon” – and – “Wrath of Ashardalon, or how I started to Paint Again”. Enjoy, and feel free to ask question re: paints, etc.
The crypt door opens, revealing a dark and musty chamber. Coffins line the walls. A distinct chill is felt as you step across the threshold…
Ravenloft is an interesting D&D setting. Having never played much with it, I do like the theme. Thus it is that the D&D Adventure system (i.e. DM-less dungeon crawl) allowed me to explore Count Strahd’s castle. And the first step, of course, was to paint the castle’s denizens.
One of my best friends from way back, Ben Roberts, has a daughter named Olivia. She mentioned that she plays D&D and her character is “an albino girl, a cleric with pink hair”. That image made an impression on me, and when I saw the Reaper model 14328: Olivia, Mercenaries Cleric in the store, I knew I had to buy and paint Olivia for Olivia!