Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Hobbit at 79

On this day 79 years ago, the Hobbit was released.  The year that I was born, it had just celebrated its 32nd anniversary, and professor Tolkien was still alive.  My, my, how time flies.  I still feel that the Hobbit is the best of Tolkien's work.  Not as epic as The Lord of the Rings or as grandiose as The Silmarillion, nevertheless I think it's a better story, but then I'm a sucker for fairy tales. :-)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Miniatures Monday

This week, Miniatures Monday continues its undead theme with yet another incorporeal undead creature!  The miniature is 02148: Guardian Wraith sculpted by Bob Ridolfi from Reaper Miniatures, and you can get your own for only $5.49.  Once again, I'm pretty happy with the result given  the simplicity of the paint job.  My collection of painted undead continues to grow!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sword & Sorcery World Map (W.I.P)

This blog has been pretty quiet lately, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been doing things. ;-) I've been wanting to run a Sword & Sorcery style game for quite some time now.  One of my biggest impediments though has been that I haven't had a map.  I did this one in Campaign Cartographer back in 2015, but I just wasn't quite happy with it.  So here is another attempt.  This map was hand drawn and then colored using GIMP, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  It has only some generic sea an place names on it so far, and while the cities are there, they have yet to be named.  Now of course the next big question would be what system do I use for the game?  Savage Worlds seems to be my best bet for ease and flexibility, but a strong case could be made for Barbarians of Lemuria, being that it's, well, a Sword & Sorcery Game.  I'v also toyed with the idea of Trying Fate Core/Accelerated because of its incredible flexibility, but I haven't come across many folks who have used it for S&S.  Decisions, decisions, and yet one more reason to delay running a game. :-)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kickstarter: Holy Crap: The Great Sects Change Operation (Only 24 hours left!)

There are only 24 hours left in +Andy Hopp 's Low Life RPG Kickstarter!  For those of you not familiar with Low Life, it's an awesome Savage Worlds setting, the post-apocalyptic world of Oith which is populated by the mutated descendants of snack cakes, worms, roaches, smelfs, and other assorted wacky creatures.  I really can't do it justice, so check out if you'd like to learn about the world.  I've been a big fan since the first edition, and I was really excited when the new edition came out last year (I bought 2 copies).  Now there is a new Kickstarter for a book exploring Oith's religions.  Come on, you know that you want to know what sort of gods mutated intelligent twinkies worship, don't you?  If you like gonzo, you really owe it to yourself to check this one out!

Monday, September 12, 2016


High On Fire "The Black Plot" from Hey Beautiful Jerk on Vimeo.

Sometime I have a tough time explaining the type of campaign that I would like to run.  I usually end up describing it as Thundarr meets Heavy Metal by way of Conan.  However after seeing this, I no longer need to describe it.  THIS is the campaign that I want to run!  :-)

Miniatures Monday

Miniature's Monday returns after a late summer vacation hiatus!  This week, in preparation for Halloween, we have a vengeful undead spirit.  The miniature is 02281: Crypt Wraith from Reaper Miniatures, and you can get your own for only $5.49.  I think that it turned out pretty well for being such a simple paint job.  I really need to paint more undead.  :-)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! Miniatures Kickstarter

There are less than 48 hours to go in the Kickstarter for Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! by  +Darcy Perry .  It's fully funded and a great opportunity to get some really cool looking miniatures.  So if you haven't looked into this one yet, check it out!  Seriously, what are you waiting for?  :-)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Weird Adventure Wednesday

This week's weird adventure idea:

On a raw night you are accosted by a chatty cutthroat in a forest clearing.  The cutthroat tells you a rumor that 9 days hike to the northeast, deep within The Ice Swamp of Visions is hidden The Flooded Crypt of the Phantasmal Fish.  Legends hold that there is hidden The Irregular Spidersilk Hairpiece of Dread Voices.  But beware, for the cutthroat warns you that The Pustular Brain Insect of The Unholy stands guard there!

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Miniatures Monday

Deep In a forbidding dungeon, this scaly horror coils itself around the remnants of a shattered obelisk and prepares to strike!  This is another on of those miniatures that I started painting well over a year ago and then let fall by the wayside.  I wasn't sure whether to go with a desert color or with stripes, so in the end I just went with greenish scales.  Nothing earth shattering, but I'm pretty pleased with the end result.  The miniature is from Reaper Miniatures and was sculpted by Julie Guthrie.  It's 03676: Giant Snake, and you can get your own from reaper for $9.99.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

R.I.P. Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker, known to many as the fellow inside of R2 D2 in the star wars films has died at the age of 81.  However, I don't think of him as R2 D2 as much as I think of him as Fidgit from Time Bandits (front row: Second from left).  I remember my parents taking me to see that film in the theater in 1981, and it's still a favorite of mine.  With him gone, only two of the bandits remain, Malcolm Dixon, who played Strutter (second row: left) and Mike Edmonds, who played Og (front row: left)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Savage Worlds Pulp Era Firearms

So I've fallen a bit behind on Random Table Tuesday, but I came across a pulp era firearms table for Savage Worlds that I started a number of years ago.  I still haven't put strength minimums or pulp era prices in yet, but I think it gives a nice variety of weapons from the early 20th century.  Hopefully I'll find the time to finish it soon.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Scheider Man

Scheider Man
Roy Scheider Man
Does whatever
Roy Scheider can
Kills a shark
With a gun
Flies Blue Thunder
Just for fun
Look out
Here comes the Scheider Man!

...Yeah, so lyrics aren't my strong suit.