Painting Minis – Rat Swarms

Rats.  Rats everywhere.  They’re a fairly common enemy in D&D, especially at lower levels.  I happen to have a trio of rat swarm miniatures that came with the Castle Ravenloft board game, and I’ve had them primed and ready for paint for months now.  It was finally time to get some color on them. Because…

Painting Minis – Mystic

We’re gearing up to begin a new D&D campaign, which means it’s time to get some more minis painted up!  This is for a new (to us) player in our group.  I’m opening up our campaign to homebrew and Unearthed Arcana character options, and he wants to play a human mystic.  Not only that, but…

Painting Minis – Sir Conlan

Ugh…  it’s been so long since sat my butt down and painted a mini.  (I’ve sat my butt down plenty… just not to paint.)  It’s good to get back into it again. My motivation to paint this mini is due to my fellow D&D player in our Sunday campaign for Storm King’s Thunder.  He plays…

Gloomhaven – Kickstarter Unboxing!

I’ve been waiting in anticipation…  long ago did I place my order… – over a year, in fact –  and now it has finally arrived!  My very own copy of Gloomhaven by Cephalofair Games! For anyone not familiar with Gloomhaven, it’s a legacy-style fantasy dungeon crawl.  Lots of scenarios.  Lots of monsters.  Lots of locations to…

Systems for Investigative RPGs

One of the things for which I’m always on the lookout is new and interesting RPG systems.  Especially when these RPG systems have free basic rules or open systems.  That way I get to take a closer look at them before investing a lot of time and money into a system that I don’t know…

DM’ing for Charity

Thanksgiving weekend.  What did you do?  What do most people do?  Gather with family and friends?  Eat a mountain of home-cooked food?  Watch football?  How about run a D&D game? That’s precisely what I did over the holiday weekend.  My local game shop, Gryphon Games & Comics, hosted an event to raise money for a…

The Strange RPG – First Thoughts, Part 2

Last time, I discussed various aspects of Monte Cook Games’ Cypher System.  There were a lot of really interesting mechanics that lend themselves well to storytelling and roleplaying.  This post will focus more on the setting and adventure that I ran to give you a glimpse into the weird and fantastic world that is The…