Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

How to Go On a Successful Crowdfunding Quest – by Todd Medema

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

How to Go On a Successful Crowdfunding Quest - by Todd Medema
Todd Medema from Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game here. Polyhedron Collider was generous enough to review our first game’s Kickstarter launch, which doubled its goal. We wanted to return the favour by sharing some of the tips and techniques we learned from our campaign to make your next launch more successful!

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Rogue Trader Lizard – Space Cowboy

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

The Rogue Trader Lizard is an obscure collector’s piece.  Designed to take the plastic RTB01 Space Marines, this miniature was only available through Mail Order for a brief time in 1988.  I nabbed one for a bargain years ago, but never had the willpower or funds to collect enough to make a full squad (as, […]

July Retrospective: 5 games that are new to me

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

July was a good month in general for gaming. The summer heat’s fury upon the Southern California landscape means a

Lock and Load 2017 photo dump…

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

Sorry it took so long. Enjoy!

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Episode 211 with Teos Abadia

Posted on August 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Rich is on the road this week, so Teos Abadia joins to talk RPGS, RPGS and also RPGS! Oh, and also some board games – not to worry! Continue reading

Ramshackle Oldhammer Acolyte

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Curtis over at Ramshackle did a limited run of figures for Bring Out Your Lead 2016, and I’ve painted one to accompany Clyro Burns. As an event, BOYL focuses on “Oldhammer”, so Curtis sculpted this model holding an old hammer.  Ha! I’ve converted my figure with a new face shaved off a Citadel Judge Dredd […]

First Look: Nemesis

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

At the UK Games Expo we got to see something very special, it wasn’t something that was on a stand or something you could play. Instead it was an early prototype of a game called Nemesis – a game we have been following for some time and even called it one of our most anticipated games of the year – and it looks glorious.
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First Look: Nemesis

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

At the UK Games Expo we got to see something very special, it wasn’t something that was on a stand or something you could play. Instead it was an early prototype of a game called Nemesis – a game we have been following for some time and even called it one of our most anticipated games of the year – and it looks glorious.
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Salute Gold Ex-Citadel Normans

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

Years back I bought loads of ex-Citadel Wargames Foundry Normans and Vikings, with the intention of converting them as Men of Rohan to go alongside my 1980s Citadel Lord of the Rings. The project never materialised. Years later, I’ve dredged up the figures to make a historical Norman force. I sold off the bulk of […]

Choose Your Own Adventurers – Episode 5: Nebuli Tsar, Ventolin Pirate

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

My second model in this group painting project is the Ventolin Pirate – the one figure I actually had when I started this project! Nebuli Tsar with a Squat boarding party. The Adventurer range is full of a great many concepts that weren’t developed further in Warhammer 40,000.  The Ventolin Pirate has two pieces of […]

Stingwing – Cockatrice of Chaos

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

My teenage Orc and Goblin army featured a Night Goblin shaman on Cockatrice.  I’ve sold the bulk of the army, but hung onto the Cockatrice out of sentimentality.  Bulking out my Frostgrave Chaos into a Dragon Rampant force demanded a fantastic monster, so this mythological bird resurrected itself from the ashes. The wings on my […]

Major Henry Fortisque-Smyth

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

At this year’s Knavecon, sho3box ran a game of Dinoproof.  He provided a table full of jungle terrain and crates of dinosaurs, and participants had to make a Warhammer 40,000 big game hunter.  This was the excuse I needed to model someone wearing a pith helmet, much like the classic Mœbius character Major Grubert. Un […]

UK Games Expo 2017: Game On Tabletop Interview

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

UK Games Expo 2017: Game On Tabletop Interview

At the UK Games Expo 2017, I spoke to Laura from Game On Tabletop about the France based crowd-funding platform and how it is launching its first English language tabletop crowd-funding projects.
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UK Games Expo 2017: Game On Tabletop Interview

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

UK Games Expo 2017: Game On Tabletop Interview

At the UK Games Expo 2017, I spoke to Laura from Game On Tabletop about the France based crowd-funding platform and how it is launching its first English language tabletop crowd-funding projects.
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UK Games Expo 2017: Fallout Miniatures Games and Star Trek RPG

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

UK Games Expo 2017: Fallout Miniatures Games and Star Trek RPG

At the UK Games Expo 2017 Chris from Modiphius took us through all the new releases and upcoming releases including the Steven Spielberg 80’s movie inspired roleplaying game Tales from the Loop, the inside scoop on the upcoming Fallout Wasteland Warfare Miniatures Game and the huge box of goodies that is the Star Trek Adventures RPG.
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UK Games Expo 2017: Fallout Miniatures Games and Star Trek RPG

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

UK Games Expo 2017: Fallout Miniatures Games and Star Trek RPG

At the UK Games Expo 2017 Chris from Modiphius took us through all the new releases and upcoming releases including the Steven Spielberg 80’s movie inspired roleplaying game Tales from the Loop, the inside scoop on the upcoming Fallout Wasteland Warfare Miniatures Game and the huge box of goodies that is the Star Trek Adventures RPG.
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Previewing The Lost Expedition: A Better Way of Dying of Dysentery Than Playing the Oregon Trail Card Game

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

I had plenty of misgivings when someone at a recent boardgame meetup trotted out the Oregon Trail as a candidate

Choose Your Own Adventurers – Episode 2: Captain Paradox Zeeman

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

“Let’s all paint Adventurers!” cried sho3box. “I have almost all thirty-two of those rare expensive miniatures!” “Yeah!” axiom responded. “I have all of that overly-fetishised and as such difficult-to-collect range.” “Yay!” Curis said, getting caught up in the enthusiasm of the group project. “I have … er … maybe … one?  But I’ll do a cool […]

UK Games Expo 2017: Geeknson Interview

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

Geeknson UK Games Expo 2017 Interview

At the UK Games Expo 2017 I got to commanded a Viking long boat as I chatted with the guys from Geeknson all about their magnificent wood!
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UK Games Expo 2017: Geeknson Interview

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

Geeknson UK Games Expo 2017 Interview

At the UK Games Expo 2017 I got to commanded a Viking long boat as I chatted with the guys from Geeknson all about their magnificent wood!
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Lords of Hellas Kickstarter Interview

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

Lords of Hellas Kickstarter Interview

Anyone who has been on any form of board game social media may have noticed the new game from Awaken Realms involving loads of minis and some kind of cyber Greek mythology theme. I must admit that although the minis caught my eye the first thought was “here we go, another game packed to the gills with moulded plastic and not a whiff of gameplay” and then I found out that Lords of Hellas is being designed by Adam Kwapiński and I got very interested.

Me and Adam go way back (in that I spoke to him once at Essen and he didn’t look scared, uncomfortable or ask me to leave) and so I thought I would give him a shout and get the inside scoop on Lords of Hellas
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Lords of Hellas Kickstarter Interview

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

Lords of Hellas Kickstarter Interview

Anyone who has been on any form of board game social media may have noticed the new game from Awaken Realms involving loads of minis and some kind of cyber Greek mythology theme. I must admit that although the minis caught my eye the first thought was “here we go, another game packed to the gills with moulded plastic and not a whiff of gameplay” and then I found out that Lords of Hellas is being designed by Adam Kwapiński and I got very interested.

Me and Adam go way back (in that I spoke to him once at Essen and he didn’t look scared, uncomfortable or ask me to leave) and so I thought I would give him a shout and get the inside scoop on Lords of Hellas
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Studying Painting

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I love watching videos of other people painting, even if I don’t like their techniques. Learn why I think that it is helpful.

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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 […]