I’m trying to finish my new Pulp Alley league to be ready when the club’s new campaign kicks off this Monday. One member, a bio-mechanical marksman, is already finished.
Just a couple of days ago I got a box of minis from RAFM and their not super-well-handled Airship Pirates kickstarter.
Anyway, the box was full of just the minis I had been waiting for.
Here we have Anders Einstein, illegitimate son of Albert, and something of a bio-mechanical genius long before that term was even thought of. Our definition of sane might not encompass him, but what he lacks in sanity he sure compensates in brain capacity.
He has made some improvements on himself, and therefore needs to wear a tight-fitting helmet over his exposed brain…
By his side we see Greta de Laval, a forgotten daughter of the inventor Gustav de Laval. Greta got a fascination for steam engines from her father, and during an experiment with a high-pressure miniaturised steam engine of her own design there was an accident and Greta was maimed by shrapnel and steam.
She was saved by her lover, Anders, who did experiments of his own in the room beside hers. He saved what he could of her body and grafted what was left of Greta to his experimental bio-mechanical limbs.
After two years a new and very improved Greta moved out of the labs. She could possibly pass of as an ordinary human if she was dressed from head to toe but one look at her eyes gave her away. They were silvery.
Let’s just say that her improved looks did not go down well with her relatives, who promptly removed all references of her from family history.
She is a perfect partner for Anders. Genius, not totally stable and on the look-out for anything that might improve their abilities, be it from this world or another dimension.
They have continued their experiments and the successful candidates have joined their band of explorers.