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Tabletop RPGs old and new.
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April 16, 2014 12:10 am
devlanmud:

The beginnings of a beholder

devlanmud:

The beginnings of a beholder

April 15, 2014 11:57 pm

vegan-wargamer:

stockholm-warpaint:

DWARF LORD

Voilà! The Dwarf Lord is finished, and so is the dying vermin at his feet.

This started out as an exercise in painting skin, using Darren Latham’s excellent tutorial. Doing a clean, vivid, caucasian skin tone can come about in a limitless number of ways, but this is probably my new favorite. 
Darren still uses the old (and in some cases really old) GW paints, but I wanted to try and translate the recipe to the new range.
My substitute for Bronzed flesh is Bestigor flesh, instead of Elf flesh I used Kislev flesh, and so on. 
I think it works pretty well, and I 
recently used the same method on one of the new Tempestus Scions to good effect.

For the base I wanted something green, but I also really like to use slate, so there you go. I especially love the moss, I’ll be using that a lot more.

The dead – or dying, as it were – Skaven model is from Mordheim, it’s one of those “casualty” sculpts GW sometimes does, and used to do more of.
I have two more Skaven, plus a couple of human mercenaries, and then there’s all the old metal Guardsmen casualties, some new plastic ones for The Hobbit, the Space Marines ones…
Anyway, I absolutely love them and this was a fun way to use one of the Skaven to give a nice narrative to an otherwise very static model. 

There’s more on our Facebook page and Coolminiornot.
Hope you like it! 

Martin

This is beautiful

(via witchofhylair)

11:48 pm

hella-bara:

All these Ugroths

11:45 pm

realgirlsgaming:

Winning Libertalia!! Pirates.

11:43 pm

realgirlsgaming:

It was time to add Galaxy Trucker to the collection. The big box version. :)

11:41 pm 11:37 pm 11:36 pm

theblackstonebureau:

A few misc. shots from tonight’s game!

11:35 pm April 14, 2014 1:21 am
mana-junkie:

En Garde! A nice little game.

mana-junkie:

En Garde! A nice little game.

1:20 am
All Good Things

mana-junkie:

… must come to an end. Like they say, nothing lasts forever.

It’s with a sad and heavy heart that makes me realize that my Saturday night game group might be coming to an end.

Just three years ago I had seven regular players around the table who’d pop by and roll dice and socialize, today it’s…

Damn.
Wherever possibly, keep gaming at the table!
(A general cry to all gamers)

1:11 am

New for Labyrinth Lord and other OSR games.

okumarts:

Darkfast Classic Fantasy Advanced Classes: Ducks is now available! Play a crusty duck. http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/128153/Darkfast-Classic-Fantasy-Advanced-Classes-Ducks

I’m past blaming Runequest for ducks, I’m over it, I’m just fine, roleplaying is a noble art imbued with heroic ideal and notions of epic fantasy…

Ducks??!!

1:06 am

okumarts:

Played some Warcana 1940. The team was sent to an island north of Scotland to investigate a Viking burial. Turns out the nazis were there and an axe of the frost giant was protected by a frost dragon. When the dragon was defeated the axe turned to ice and shattered and the tomb caved in. A few well placed grenades helped ensure it was sealed.

1:04 am
kingkhardovic:

adventuresandshopping:

tellmeayarn:

adventuresandshopping:

Firefly RPG PDF is currently at a reduced price of $19.99 USD on DriveThruRPG (possibly relating to the International Tabletop Gaming Day promotions). Shiny. http://goo.gl/Mk2zIz

is this game any good? it looks like maybe it’s too complex.

Not sure. So far, skimming through, all of the prose and background captures the series well. It definitely looks like it needs extra source books - not enough maps and lists for my liking. ;) Margaret Weis uses a more modern approach to dice (as opposed to my old school ways of just adding a plus here and a minus there) It looks more playable than most. But I’ve really just skim read bits so far.

We enjoyed it, but the group broke due to real world issues and we didn’t make it past three sessions. It has a nice “fate” mechanic that gives players some great roleplaying options without going overboard.

kingkhardovic:

adventuresandshopping:

tellmeayarn:

adventuresandshopping:

Firefly RPG PDF is currently at a reduced price of $19.99 USD on DriveThruRPG (possibly relating to the International Tabletop Gaming Day promotions). Shiny. http://goo.gl/Mk2zIz

is this game any good? it looks like maybe it’s too complex.

Not sure. So far, skimming through, all of the prose and background captures the series well. It definitely looks like it needs extra source books - not enough maps and lists for my liking. ;) Margaret Weis uses a more modern approach to dice (as opposed to my old school ways of just adding a plus here and a minus there) It looks more playable than most. But I’ve really just skim read bits so far.

We enjoyed it, but the group broke due to real world issues and we didn’t make it past three sessions. It has a nice “fate” mechanic that gives players some great roleplaying options without going overboard.

1:00 am

benjgray:

The cover art for the board game Heroquest and three expansion packs.
I still have all of them stored neatly in near mint condition, and judging by the prices they are going for on eBay and the like, they could very well fund my retirement!

(via fuckyeahbritisholdschoolgaming)