"It's yet another in a long series of diversions in an attempt to avoid responsibility" - Chris Knight, 1985
As true as that description by one of my all-time fave characters in one of my all-time fave movies may be, this crap is still a lot of fun.
Here's a real cool drawing by Jeff Dee, from the pages of 1980's TSR AD&D module C2 The Ghost Tower of Inverness, of an umber hulk seemingly putting "the whammy" on some poor sap:
And here's me dorking around with some minis again, doing a very minimalistic representation of that scene:
The umber hulk fig is one of my favorites from the old collection, a Grenadier blister pack which contained this Umber Hulk and a Xorn. My Xorn still has his 3rd arm as a separate entity. In other words, I never attached the darn thing. Ah well, another project for another day.
The "poor sap" in my shot is the Fighter with Sword mini from the 1983 AD&D Fighters, Rangers & Paladins box set, a set which has rewarded me over and over again.
You may notice, from the back of the TSR box that this guy bears a strikingly resemblance to a popular TSR iconic(?) fighter. Here he is cropped from that back-of-the-box pic:
And here he is gracing the cover of 1986's The Book of Lairs, a book of short adventures by TSR for AD&D:
His name escapes me...anyone? How 'bout you there big fella?