Saturday, April 2, 2016
Kickstarter: Mystery at Port Greely (Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea): Only 10 hours to go!
The Kickstarter for Mystery at Port Greely has only 10 hours remaining. If you're a fan of Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea (or if you just like Swords and Sorcery), don't miss this opportunity. For only $20 you can get the print and PDF copies, which I think is a fantastic deal.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
This week's weird adventure idea:
On a cool afternoon you are surprised by an overbearing apprentice hiding in the bushes.
The apprentice recounts an ancient legend that 5 days journey to the southwest, in the Woeful Mire of Delirium, can be found the Bloody Cesspool of the Spectral Eye. It is believed that hidden there is the Expanding Magnesium Blade of Misadventure. But beware, for the apprentice warns you that Bleeding Leviathan of Corpses prowls that site!
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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Reaper Miniatures and is Number: 02491: Lucius Panderwagon. It retails for $4.99. I was pleased at how the shading in his beard turned out, and with the silver runes on his robe.
A female friend of mine recently asked my why I never drew any barbarian ladies. Honestly, I didn't have a good answer beyond, "I have very limited range with my drawings." But it did get me thinking that I need to branch out even if just a little bit. So here is an attempt at a barbarian lady, Gortrüd the Goblin Slayer. I clearly need to do some more work on this one. The dead goblin's head is the only part that I'm really happy with.
I've been excitedly awaiting the arrival of my copy of Grimtooth's Traps from the Goodman Games Kickstarter, and yesterday, it was waiting for me on the porch! Sadly, the condition of the shipping box did not bode well...
|This looks Grim...Get it? :-)|
|Not too badly damaged after all.|
The good news is that the book itself is in great shape and the binding feels fantastic. I was a bit concerned about such a large book (620 pages), but the binding is solid, it opens nicely, and it lays surprisingly flat for its size. The pages are heavy and will probably stand up to a lot of flipping, which you will no doubt be doing in order to find the perfect death trap. Plain and simple, it's a quality book.
For those of you who may not be familiar with Grimtooth, the book is a book of traps. Mainly death traps. Nasty, tricky traps, the kind that make you late for dinner...forever. The book compiles all five of the original Grimtooth's Traps books as well as new material. If you need a trap for your dungeon, this is a great place to look.
|Honestly, this might be the thing that I'm most excited about...|
The accompanying Module Grimtooth's Museum of Death,(a module done specifically for Dungeon Crawl Classics) looks to be a fun little romp through the notorious Grimtooth's base of operations. The module is for first level characters but the introduction amusingly states that:
"This adventure is designed for 20 to 30 Twenty-seventh level characters accompanied by a host of 50 seasoned mercenaries, 200 hirelings, 3 ox-drawn carts loaded with chickens, wooden poles cut to varying lengths, and several siege weapons"