Friday, 17 December 2021

Orsa the Fearless

A look inside the Orsa the Fearless, the first Feature Pack for Crooked Dice's 7TV:FANTASY  

VHS Box Cover

Front cover is a duo-toned blue version of the original poster created for 7TV:FANTASY, in a tough VHS clamshell case which contains all the materials need to recreate the epic adventures of Orsa on your tabletop (providing you've got a copy of 7TV fantasy and some miniatures of course!):

Inside the VHS box

Profile, Injury, Trilogy and Artefact Cards

Injury Cards

The injury cards are a new rule expansion that adds a bit of barbaric 80s grit and gore to the game so instead of taking a normal wound and losing a health point, characters can have a broken lib, blinded eye, smashed jaw, cracked skull severed arm or crushed shell, each with it's own unique illustration.

Artefact cards

Three new artefacts drawn from norse myth - The Brisingamen, a torc of power, Gleipnir, a chain of might and wonder, and Skidbladnir, the boat that crosses land. The norse-fantasy world-building is supported with Profiles and descriptions of Jotun, Draugr and Svartálfar, and it's easy to see how Orsa could be used as a platform for an even larger nordic fantasy campaign.

ORSA logo

With a female lead, rather than the rough and contrasted with a fluid and smokey, art nouveau style 80s fantasy inspired logotype, letterforms should be familiar to gamers and fantasy literature fans of a certain vintage...   

The book also contains a couple of unique duotone illustrations by myself, featuring characters and scenes from the campaign:

Battle at the Farm

Terror of the Lichemistress

The campaign itself is a linked series of narrative battles that propose to emulate a series of 1980s fantasy movies that follow the adventures of the she-barbarian Orsa across the frozen nordic wastelands.  Each scenario also has a hand drawn isometric battle-map to help with table layout, and scenery placement.  

The full range of  Orsa: The Fearless products includes the Feature Pack alongside the miniatures designed for the game. 


  1. Beautiful stuff! I love the design of this range.

    I do have a question: are the "VHS" boxes made for this, or are they being repurposed from all those videos even charity shops won't take any more?

    1. Cheers Kelvin!

      Amazingly the VHS boxes are new stock, rather than stripped from vintage ex-rental copies of The Beastmaster, although with the fun of supply chains in 2020s, that might not be a bad idea.

  2. Wow! This completely slipped under my radar! :-)