Saturday, June 25, 2016

Massive Darkness Board Game Kickstarter

Massive Darkness KickStarter

I'm a sucker for miniatures, and I always have been.  I've been buying miniatures since around 1980 and have far more than I will ever be able to paint in the maybe 30 years that I have left.  In recent years, I've even been trying (with little success) to reduce the number of miniatures that I have to by giving some of them away.  Then along comes something like the latest KickStarter from +Cool Mini or Not Inc.  Massive Darkness.  It's a dungeon crawling board game (which I love), and it has a ton of cool looking miniatures (which I also love).  The game is fully cooperative, so unlike Descent, it doesn't require one of the players to act as a game master.  That really hits a sweet spot for me because I've never been that keen on one player versus everyone else type games.  Plus that barbarian miniature looks awesome!  There are several other videos on the page, and the miniature count is already well past 100 with the stretch goals.  There are also several add-on expansions available which add more characters, monsters, and board pieces.  Overall, it's a really cool looking game.  I've got to admit that this one is going to be tough to resist...

600th Post +1

600 posts and counting!
In all of my excitement yesterday around the start of the Mutant Crawl Classics KickStarter campaign, I missed that fact that my post about MCC was my 600th posting to this blog.  Now I know that 600 posts isn't really a very big deal, but I'm still impressed that I reached that number, so I drew this picture to commemorate it.  I'm not really sure what this guy has to do with 600 blog posts, but I felt like drawing a dude in robes with a shield.  :-) This isn't a very focused blog, which mirrors its author quite well.  I started this blog as a place for me to post photos of my painted miniatures, and hit as slowly grown to cover more things like maps, board gamesadventure ideas, and occasionally fiction.  Many of the posts are still miniatures related, but it has been fun and interesting to branch out, and I've discovered that while I'm not good at drawing, I really enjoy it.  To everyone who has read along, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks as I look forward to my next 600 posts.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Mutant Crawl Classics! (Links and video included)

It's here!  It's here!  The KickStarter for Mutant Crawl Classics is finally live!  There are 3 options, PDF only, PDF + Color Hardcover, and PDF + Foil Hardcover.  I've been waiting for this ever since the game was announced.  I'm a huge Dungeon Crawl Classics fan and a big fan of the old Gamma World system, so this one was a no-brainer for me.  Awesome +Doug Kovacs artwork certainly doesn't hurt!  Delivery isn't estimated until June 2017, so I guess that I'll need to be patient.  I got mine, who else has pledged?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thought for the Day

There is no requirement that we grow up
No requirement that we grow wiser
There is only the requirement that we grow older
And even that requirement has its limitations

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Weird Adventure Wednesday

I wonder what he wished for?

This Week's Weird Adventure Idea:

On an autumn evening you have a chance meeting with a sallow magus in a whorehouse.  The magus discloses to you that 14 days travel to the northwest, beneath The Misty Forest of Ordeals were dug The Stinking Tunnels of the Shaved Mystic.  It is alleged that there is hidden The Tentacle Well of Dismemberment.  But beware, for the magus counsels you that it is believed The Tremendous Occultist of Emasculation makes its abode there!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Random Table Tuesday (d100 Helmets)

The Horned Emerald Helm of Liquification
Since I modified my Random Adventure generator to create tables, I've decided to start posting random tables of items.  This week we have helmets.  They don't have any stats associated with them and thus are system neutral.  They are intended to be inspiration for magic/cursed items...mostly cursed. ;-)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Miniatures Monday

This week we again have a very old miniature molded in plastic, and once more it is from the 1990 Milton Bradley edition of HeroQuest.  This is the barbarian, and again for those of you who might not be familiar, HeroQuest was a dungeon crawling board game that was a joint effort between Games Workshop and Milton Bradley.  It was played by played by up to four players and a referee.  Imagine an older simpler version of Descent: Journeys in the Dark.  There were four available characters in the base game, the elf, the dwarf, the barbarian, and the wizard.  The casts are fairly simplistic, but I thought that it would be fun to paint them, and they will certainly look better on the board.  Anyone familiar with this blog knows that I paint a lot of barbarians, so this one was a no-brainer. :-)