Saturday, July 16, 2016

My Next Champions Character

My wife often sends me links to lists of unintentionally funny things.  One of the lists that she sent me me the other day was of Chinese knock-off items.  Included among those items was this gem, Pubescent Frog of Silent War.  No doubt from issue of #673 of Craptastic Adventures where Robin got mutated into a Teenage Ninja Turtle / underwear model.  Honestly, this needs to be a comic book.  If I ever play in another superhero RPG, this is going to be my character...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wild Times

My wife was traveling for work this week, and one evening she texted me to see how things were going at home.  I replied with this photo of a bunch of Batman and Robin action figures raiding the liquor supply. :-)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Weird Adventure Wednesday

This Week's Weird Adventure Idea:

On a misty moonlit night you happen upon a shifty poet wandering on a desolate moor.  The poet spins you a yarn that 6 days travel to the north, deep in The Sinking Morass of the Metal Magicians is hidden The Disintegrating Watchtower of the Abhorrent Swordsman.  It is whispered that within the watchtower can be found The Effulgent Topaz Sphere of Salvation.  But beware, for the poet informs you that legends say The Stinking Centipede of Flaying stalks that place!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Random Table Tuesday (d100 Towers)

This week's Random Table Tuesday brings a bit of a change.  Previously I had been focusing on items, but this time I've decided to go with locations.  So this week we have a d100 Table of Towers.  Next time you're drawing a map and a tower pops up that you can't think of a name for, try one of these.  I mean, who wouldn't want to go to The Icy Tower of the Iron Toad? :-)  Honestly I don't know if anyone finds these useful, but they are fun to make and an excuse to draw something as well.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Miniatures Monday

It's miniatures Monday again, a little later in the day than usual, but while the painting was done, the photography was not.  This week we have another barbarian.  The miniature is an old lead figure that I believe was from Grenadier in the 80s.  That 80s hair is a dead giveaway!  Being old, it doesn't have a ton of detail, but I liked the running action pose, so I decided to paint it.  I'm curious about the decision to sculpt him barefoot.  His tribe seems to have access to steel weaponry but not to quality footwear.  I'm pretty happy with the results given that there wasn't much to really work with.  In retrospect though, I should have rebased him as his base is small and he is prone to toppling.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Month of Milestones: Dark Tower

It has been a month os milestones for my blog.  First, my 600th blog post.  Then, my 10,000th page view.  Now It seems that my Dark Tower board game video on youtube has hit 20,000 views.  All of these are of course modest numbers in the grand scheme of gaming blogs, but I'm still rather pleased to see people taking an interest in something that I created essentially for my own amusement.  Once more thanks to all who have, read, watched, or commented!  And for those who may still be unfamiliar with the wonders that was Milton Bradley's Dark Tower, enjoy the video, and check out this link for even more information on this wonderful game.