The kind folks at Safari Ltd have been sending me products to review as of late. The last one being The Cerberus. Today we’re taking a look a the Dinosaur Skulls from Safari Ltd’s TOOBS series.
You may have seen TOOBS hanging from their displays in toy or hobby stories. When I saw these for the first time, I immediately thought of making some kind of terrain piece for wargaming or roleplaying.
Let’s first take a look at the skulls themselves:
They look sufficiently fossilized to me (though I’m embarrassed to say I don’t know the names of each skull except for the triceratops. You get 11 skulls total in the TOOB, which is enough to make something.
The hard part is deciding what. Thus, Roll 1d6.
1. A Dragon’s Graveyard.
This in obvious option if your into fantasy wargaming.
Put some of the skulls on a piece of balsa wood or another type base, paint to taste, Add a few more bones to resemble a places where dragons gather to die.
2. A Sacred War Altar or Relic.
This idea come straight from old school wargaming: where gamers scratch-built certain units. In this case, I’d place a dragon skull on a liter, carried by 4-5 human or humanoid miniatures. Either that, or set one a wagon and drawn by horses.
3. A Roadside or Gate-side Shrine.
Some locals unearthed a skull in a nearby field, they’ve placed in a little shrine at the crossroads or near the town gate, invoking its mystical powers for protection.
Another take on using the mystical powers of the skulls for protection. Instead of building have gargoyle statues, they have these skulls–either painted like a statue or kept as is.
5. The home of a halfling or a gnome.
I’m not sure how I’d construct this without hollowing out one of the skulls. But maybe a halfling lives inside, or perhaps the skull the entrance to its underground lair.
6. A Dragon Demi-Lich?
Can there be such a thing? Dungeons & Dragons veterans know the horror of a regular demi-lich? Imagine the horror if a dragon/dinosaur skull with gems for teeth rises from a pile of dust…
Speaking of dragon graveyards and the like. have you seen this: “Alberta ‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Found with Skin and Gut Contents Intact.”
Next up for review from Safari Ltd: The Gastornis.