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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Tikki Trolls Tribe Miniatures Mortal Arrow Kickstarter

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I just have to point you to these unique troll miniatures from Mortal Marrow Miniatures. Given a Tiki theme to differate them from the normal trollish miniature offerings that are out there, a full tribe, if not a full war horde of these can be put together with all the individual options available here. I am an avid […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Pantheon of Chaos (Chapter 2), 28mm Old Skool Chaos Miniatures

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ok, my apologies for missing yesterday’s post in this “post a day” month, but things were out of my control. I’ll make up for that today with two posts, the first being this really great looking retro “Realm of Chaos” inspired KS. For those of you old enough to remember GW’s old “Realm of Chaos” stuff […]

Will the new “IT” Movie, see a new wave of Creepy Clown sightings?

Posted on June 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A subject not talked about on here for ages is that of the Clown sightings of the past few years. The worldwide craze started by the Northampton Clown, caused much fear and loathing in the community in the UK and US and started a viral sensation that now is but a distant memory. September sees […]

A Reminder Call out to Writers who want to Collab…

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick call out for anyone who would be interested in becoming an author of one of our growing range of Grinning Skull Studios PDF products for RPGers, Wargamers and other hobbyists. Check out the page on the top or side menu, or visit the page HERE for more details, or just simply drop me […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Dimensions Pen and Paper RPG by Juliet Fehrenbacher on Kickstarter

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This is the first Kickstarter that I wanted to highlight for some points later on (in a future post on here) but, I’ll address those later and get talking about this project in it’s own right. Tabletop RPGs and their ilk seem to be doing a roaring trade on stuff like KS these days, showing […]

A Tale of Two Bossk’s: Cleethorpes Geekabilia 2017

Posted on June 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Back in April, I managed to get myself and most of the kids to Cleethorpes in North Lincolnshire (otherwise known as “Cleggy” to us here), not just for a week away with the family, but to attend a small Con they were holding there. I thought I’d share some pics of the event and some […]

New Release: 100 Genetic Defects for Inbred Families for all RPGs

Posted on June 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s June, and time for this month’s latest release, dedicated to some of the weird freaks who live around me here. Yes, now you can create your very own messed up hillbilly clans and inter-bred family bloodlines with this PDF publication, designed for all RPG systems. It’s completely system free and suitable for literally any […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hammer Steam Custom Design Copper Coins on Indiegogo

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I wanted to draw your attention to this crowd-funder, that doesn’t seem to be getting any love. Hammer Steam are offering 20 people the chance to get their very own hammered copper coins to their own design specs with this project. Personally, I think that they are quite nice, they have an authentic look and […]

Putting publications in print. Anyone want a copy?

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ploughing through the various ways of self-publishing in print is very interesting. So, I thought I’d share a few thoughts on the subject and show you an early version I have had done for quality comparison. Back in the day, I remember the old indie RPG crowd in a similar position to Grinning Skull, and remembered the […]

Another General Election, same old bag of shit. Grinning Skull’s politics rant!

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, it’s a subject that I don’t entertain very often, the reason being, I fucking hate politics. For us here in the UK, we have a General Election tomorrow to see which c**t gets put into office (or stays in) but while I usually exercise my right to vote, this year I can’t be bothered. I […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: 28mm Renaissance Skeleton Army Miniatures Kickstarter

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It might not surprise you that, here at the Grinning Skull, we like all things skeletal. So, it would be rude to not include these babies here in Crowdfunding Spotlight. These figures are brought to you by Skull & Crown, a name that’s apt considering the subject! As you can see the inspired skeleton designs, […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: 28mm Alpine Gnomes from Old School Miniatures on Kickstarter

Posted on June 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  So, it’s been ages since I’ve posted a Crowdfunding Spotlight article here, so without further a do, I want to draw your attention to these interesting little fellers. Old School Miniatures have a campaign running for these 28mm Alpine Gnomes, which I have to say, have a distinctly Oldhammer feel like some thing from […]

I want that F*%cking Miniature: Fighting Fantasy Miniatures from Pure Evil Miniatures.

Posted on June 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

If you remember these critters, I need not remind you what they are from, but for those of you unfamiliar with them let me give you heads up and some background. These are Pure Evil Miniatures officially licensed Fighting Fantasy Miniatures. Back in the 80’s there existed a book series that ignited the imaginations of […]

5 reasons I F*%king love Hawk the Slayer!

Posted on June 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m sure this movie needs no introductions. You can call this one of my guilty pleasure’s of the celluloid variety, as ever since I first saw it, I loved it ever since. In an age growing up where fantasy media was limited to a handful of films on VHS, no one could ever understand why […]

Brainfarts: Selling adverts in RPG Ebooks: Can it work? Can you make it viable?

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So, more thinking out loud here, I’m going to talk about something that is virtually non existent in RPG ebook media as far as I am aware, which could either be a real pain for me, or a real bonus. To recap, while before I could advertise my own projects, material and goods etc on […]

Chinwag: Interview with RPG writer Allen Farr

Posted on May 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, to kick off this month’s Post a day, we’ve got an interview with RPG writer Allen Farr, author of our recent adventure module “The Witch’s Daughter” (available from Grinning Skull Studios), we sat down and had a bit of a chinwag to discuss all things RPG, writing and life… Grim: Hello Allen, welcome to […]

Site News: Domain update, www.thegrinningskull.com

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick post to let you know that the site can now be accessed by visiting “http://thegrinningskull.com” at it’s new domain. The site can still be visited by the old extension (https://thegrinningskull.wordpress.com) as well, but the new domain is easier to remember and visiting the old extension will still bring you into the site […]

Grinning Skull’s, “A Post a Day” Month of June challenge!

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, June is almost upon us, so I’ve decided to use it as an excuse for a blog challenge, that being a post per day, in which I will post each and every day of the month. Why exactly would I be doing this, well, dear readers, let me explain why this challenge for June […]

New Collection Now Available: The Witch’s Daughter Adventure Bundle

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Just another post to let you know that we now have a discounted adventure bundle available via RPGnow/DrivethruRPG, The Witch’s Daughter Adventure Bundle! This discounted pack contains the following titles: “The Witch’s Daughter” Adventure Module GSAM01 Hammergate Poster Map 100 Strange Townsfolk for all fantasy RPGs 100 City Encounters & Adventure hooks for all fantasy […]

New Release: 100 Cursed Places for all Horror RPGs.

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Yet more Grinning Skull Design Studios goodies on offer, this time 100 Cursed Places for all Horror RPGs by Tyler Omichinski. This great title presents 100 weird locations for GMs to slip into your horror games when on the fly, simply choose and use, or randomly generate by D100! Get your title here: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/212885/100-Cursed-Places-for-all-Horror-RPGs from RPGnow.com (also […]

New Release: Hammergate Poster Map

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

New release time again, Get the latest with the Hammergate poster map. This map booklet contains further exploration of the town of Hammergate from the newly released “The Witch’s Daughter” GSAM01 module (Which can be found here http://www.rpgnow.com/product/212464/The-Witchs-Daughter-Adventure-Module-GSAM01) Contained within, is a printable B&W poster map (57×79.9cm, 9×9 A4 sheets)of the town for you to use […]

Skulltaliser Update: WE DID IT!

Posted on May 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, we’ve done it, funds raised and ready to go! I knew we’d do it before the month’s end. Next, it’ll be monetisation time, an upgrade of the site. Please accept my thanks for all the encouragement and views for going along with my brainfarts, for once it’s given me some focus to get something […]

Skulltaliser Update: WE DID IT!

Posted on May 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, we’ve done it, funds raised and ready to go! I knew we’d do it before the month’s end. Next, it’ll be monetisation time, an upgrade of the site. Please accept my thanks for all the encouragement and views for going along with my brainfarts, for once it’s given me some focus to get something […]

Skulltaliser Update: Nearly there chaps!!

Posted on May 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So, it’s that time again to reveal an update of the famous Skulltaliser (Drum roll please…) We are nearly there! Only another $18 to go and we are at the goal (well, $19 if you count it as $100 rather than $99, but what’s in a buck?) Once we get there, the brainfarts continue, with […]

Skulltaliser Update: Nearly there chaps!!

Posted on May 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So, it’s that time again to reveal an update of the famous Skulltaliser (Drum roll please…) We are nearly there! Only another $18 to go and we are at the goal (well, $19 if you count it as $100 rather than $99, but what’s in a buck?) Once we get there, the brainfarts continue, with […]