"Children worship their toys. They ask of them what Men have always asked of their Gods: joy and forgetfulness. - Anatole France
Steve's Random Musings on Wargaming and other stuff...
The still-beating heart of your victim?FMB
My victim's heart is still beating - although at present it's in bed, enjoying a lie in and has just been brought tea.
Huzzah!Well done - finally the holes Gorman makes will be in your new wine cellar!
Don't cast hostages to fortune!
ConradI'm thinking about the Tell Tale Heart right now...PD
What a wonderful chap you must all think me...
A radical move sir! Is the trapdoor for your magic act?
After a fashion, the plan is to use it for wargaming supplies that are necessary, but unattractive. Also wine.
A floor is a start. Indeed not much can be done without a floor. So if you're going to do something first, I'd have said go with the floor.Is that where you keep Mrs Kinch?
You're not the first fella to say that.
Everything is up from here!Keep on going lad!!
Electrics, skirting boards, a spot of plastering and then we're on to shelving.
The Gaming Room is looking good! Was the trapdoor big enough to get the "Cask Of Amontillado" into the cellar?
That depends if he puts up much of a fight or not.
Somewhere in the dark and nasty regions, where nobody goes, stands an ancient castle. Deep within this dank and uninviting place, lives Kinch, overworked servant of "the lady upstairs". But that's nothing compared to the horrors that lurk beneath the trap door, for there is always something down there, in the dark, waiting to come out...
You know, any number of people known to myself and Mr. Kinch could fit the description of "horror".
I am inclined to think that beneath the trapdoor is either:a) General de Gourmand's wine cellar, discarded mistresses, and collection of fine pornographic engravingsb) a gate to Cthullu-ravaged realms that Kinch has been tasked to guard and protect by the last living Templarc) the foreign gentleman who does all that fine figure painting for Kinch, chained to a wall and fed on bread and water
Reminds me of "The Trapdoor"- that splendid claymation tv programme narrated by Willie Rushton...
Looking good, if you have better knees than me you could have a game nowIan
Looks to me like the trap door is offset just far enough to be underneath an opponent's chair.....hmm I wonder where the spring release is located?
My new home!!
A terrific piece of carpentry, Conrad. Wine, wargaming supplies and magic tricks - what more can you possibly want in a trapdoor!
Very nice work!
Excellent job CK. I look forward to hostilities being resumed in there, accompanied by the pop of corks and the glug of Port being poured.