Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thor's Day Hero: The Black Axe


I was quite taken with the Mouse Guard comic when it came out. I devoured what issues there were and moved on to the roleplaying game, and although our campaign was short lived in the Mouse Guard world, the RPG book is still a fantastic sourcebook.

Of all the great characters in Mouse Guard it was Celanawe I liked most. Also known as the Black Axe, Celanawe was a Guard hero of days long past. Most thought he was dead, a legend of a bygone time, but when the Guard found themselves in dire straits, he appeared from nowhere. He's the epitome of the grizzled veteran, and serves as a great mentor to the next generation of Guard in his true twilight years. The young'uns right here in Thor's Day Heroes will certainly benefit from his experience, welcome aboard Black Axe.

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  1. I do like him, full of character!

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    1. He made the list for a reason, he's a great character indeed.

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  2. We need to play Mouse Guard again.

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    1. To quote Andrew, "Run it!"

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  3. I read the Mouse Guard collected volume about a year ago (and would recommend it as a present - any 'other halves' reading). I don't know if there was/will be a second volume? It was quite bloody and very 'human'!

    Hugh

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    1. The thing about Mouse Guard is that they take for ever to print, but it is worth it. That's an excellent point about giving MG as a present, even for the unitiated.

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