Saturday, February 13, 2016

Nothing good can come of this...

The most recent version of my random item generator spits out some rather uncomfortable sounding pieces of clothing:

The Burning Loincloth of the Maliciously Fanged Maw

There's not enough Gold Bond on earth for that. :-)

Friday, February 12, 2016

d100 Table: Items of Wonder and Woe (Free PDF)

I've put together a d100 table of Items of Wonder and Woe.  It's up to you to stat them out for your particular game system, but the next time you need a goofy sounding item to foist upon your unsuspecting players, feel free to try one of these.  Also, if anyone does use any of them, I'd love to hear how it turns out!  :-)

So near, yet so far.

I start painting a lot of miniatures, and while I finish a decent number, a few tend to languish in a perpetually semi-painted state.  I collected a number of those partially painted miniatures for this photo.  Most of these could be finished in under an hour.  Many of them would take less than half an hour, and a few could probably be completed in about 10 minutes.  Somehow though, other miniatures keep jumping in front of these in the queue.  Who else finds themselves with a collection of mostly painted miniatures that don't ever seem to get finished?

If this isn't a real thing, it needs to be.

Thanks to +William Beegle for sharing this with me.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Weird Adventure Idea Wednesday

On a wintry day you chance upon a diseased astrologer lying beside the road.  The astrologer motions to you to approach and when you do, he tells you an intriguing tale.  He says that 3 weeks journey to the northwest, within the Shadowy Wastelands of the Graven Idols, was built the Shimmering Stronghold of the Burning Warrior.  It is believed that there is hidden the Skull Adorned Casket of Golden Decay.  But beware, for the astrologer tells you that it is thought the Stained Slime Beast of Ill-Omen dwells there!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Miniatures Monday

In a dark forest, well hidden from prying eyes, lies an ancient circle of stone.  Many horrific rites have been enacted in this dreadful place...
And if the blood on the dagger is any indication, some of those rites seem to have been quite recent.  The miniature of from Reaper and is part of a set that also includes two cultists and a sacrificial victim which are still works in progress.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

All of my new Terrain pieces in action

Just another shot of all of my new terrain pieces.  I've sealed them, and they are now ready for use!

My first foray into homemade dungeon terrain

     Ever since completing some basement remodeling about five years ago, I've been holding on to a bunch of foamboard insulation scraps.  I've aways intended to use them to make gaming terrain, but as with many things, I wasn't convinced that I'd do a good job, so I didn't bother to try.  Finally, the other day inspiration stuck, and I decided to have a go at it.  These three pieces are the results.  While they would never compete with Dwarven Forge, I'm fairly pleased with how they came out.
     I did the stonework by scoring the foam with an X-ACTO knife, then widened the gaps with a pencil.  I got the texture, but breaking what has always seemed to be a rule when working with foam and used a light coat of Rustoleum spray paint.  The spray paint of course melts the foam, but when used in the right amount, I found that it melts a nice texture on the stone, and it widens the gaps a bit more giving the stones better definition.  Then I coated all of the pieces in back craft paint and dry brushed them with grey.
     I'm happy enough with the result to try some more pieces.  Maybe I'll try a stairway next.