Saturday, December 20, 2014
For here, even though winter approaches and the days grow short, I can still find some measure of springtime.
Friday, December 19, 2014
I haven't done a Free Map Friday in a long time, so I'm way past due. Here is a set of maps that I did about 9 years ago for a Fantasy hero game. It's a lost tomb and includes the overall map along with scale combat maps for use with miniatures.
|The whole tomb complex|
|Combat Map 1: The Chasm|
|Combat Map 2: The Flooded Hallway|
|Combat Map 3: The Flooded Chamber|
There were skeletons under the water near the columns waiting to rise as the PCs past them.
|Combat Map 4: The Antechamber of the Statue|
|Combat Map 5: The Crypt|
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Here are two identical miniatures that I did in different paint schemes about a year apart. The one on the left is older, and I like to think that the one on my right shows that my skills are improving a bit.
The miniatures from the Barrowmaze Complete Indiegogo Campaign just showed up and they are really sweet! I've long been a fan of Otherworld Miniatures, but the shipping costs from the U.K. have kept them a bit out of my price range. I was really excited that Barrowmaze was going to include miniatures from Otherworld, and now I have them in my hands. I'm sure that I will be painting some of these in the coming months, so stay tuned for more details.
So tonight we finished our zero level funnel foray into Cyclopentaxor's castle. The party has already been depleted by two characters after their encounters with the skeletons and the bat people, so it was with 10 remaining that they faced the iron throne of skulls. There was skeletal liquification, incineration from within, creative uses for a skeleton-less corpse, a water slide (somebody got stuck in the pipe), and a pitched battle with a giant tongue that tore the flesh from its victims. Five of the original twelve characters managed to survive, and I think that it all went fairly well. I for one had a blast. :-) There is a lot more to say, but I'm not sure that I could do it all justice.
Monday, December 15, 2014
This week's miniatures Monday takes us to the lightless caverns far beneath the earth. There in those night haunted vaults dwell the dreaded mushroom people! I can't help but imagine that a small village of Smurfs lives on him though.