Painting Minis – Female Druid

So many minis to paint… I feel like I’ve been on a roll lately, just painting up minis for my players for our new Curse of Strahd campaign.  This marks mini #4 I’ve done for this adventure.  And it happens to be my wife’s character, a druid. She had provided details about colors: dark hair,…

Painting Minis – Tabaxi Fighter

As I mentioned in my previous painting post, I’m gearing up to run Curse of Strahd with our D&D regular group.  And since I enjoy the satisfaction I get from painting minis, especially for other people, I offered to paint minis for everyone.  One of my players is playing a Tabaxi fighter.  For anyone not…

Painting Minis – Female Aasimar

Painting is coming in bunches lately.  This time it’s for my wife’s mini for our D&D 5E game with friends, playing through Storm King’s Thunder.  She created an Aasimar character.  We couldn’t find the perfect mini, so I modified one of the new figures from Wizkids.  This one comes from the 2-pack of Female Sorcerer…

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 – 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…

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…

Using D&D 4E’s Skill Challenges in 5E

I just ran across another blog post about utilizing D&D 4th Edition’s skill challenges within D&D 5th Edition.  This really struck a chord with me, as I had just tried doing this in my last D&D session, running a conversion of 4E’s Remains of the Empire (found in Dungeon Magazine #165).  This module has multiple…