After a boring test of home rules, I went for another way: role playing rules adapted to tabletop. A large panel of actions is possible for the miniatures and the scenarios can introduce some interesting subtleties. The rule used here is based on the OGL 3.5, stripped down and with some nice tweaks: the “Chroniques Oubliées” in french (Forgotten Chronicles).
The Bards of Glendorf have a contest each year, they must broke a heavy crystal vase with only their voices. It’s been years that Castafiora, the local diva, win this prestigious contest, but a cold breeze recently shut her vocal cords. The only remedy is the rare Wild Honey from the Long Rocher mountains. Castafiora cannot go herself to those mountains, as they are infested by wolves and forsworns: the Forworms tribes.
Some adventurers will certainly do the job.
A long path lead to the mountains, first the Valley entrance, guarded by the Empire’s soldiers. A bridge is the only access to the mountains, and the Empire try to prevent the Forworms to raid Glendorf. Every stranger found in this place will be treated like a spy by the Empire.