Sunday, 19 February 2017

That's Snowman...

... It's a Yeti!

Another classic Who monster for the big game next month. Despite only appearing twice in their own stories (The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear) with the 2nd Doctor they do seem to be a favourite of many fans, my 8 year old son included! They are of course referenced by various characters in a number of other episodes and make an appearance in the Five Doctors too.

The Yeti are in fact robotic monsters under the control of the Great Intelligence - a being from another dimension intent on manifesting itself in physical form in this universe. They are manipulated by the Great Intelligence through control spheres carried in their chest cavities, although the Doctor does work out a way of controlling them for himself in The Web of Fear.

I might have to make some control spheres and the pyramid of spheres that the Great Intelligence resides in, in The Abominable Snowmen. Could be fun to make up some different activation rules to mirror how the Great Intelligence only activates the Yeti when it requires them - should inject a bit of suspense to the game if players aren't sure whether a Yeti is dormant or about to come to life!

Having painted these chaps I also find myself hankering after a sewer, such as Ainsty's excellent sewer system or even their tube station for some Web of Fear style gaming.

I'm sure the Cybermen would be equally at home down there too...