Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

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
Read more »

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly WIP: The Last of the Saga

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With a game scheduled for Friday I’m scrambling to finish the last 12 miniatures in time to play.

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X-Case Kickstarter Interview with Kenneth Romero of Active Mind Games

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

Is the X-Case the missing factor for my miniature storage needs. I interview Active Mind’s Kenneth Romero to learn more.

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Saga Project Introduction and Goals

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

I’ve wanted to play Saga for years. Now that people at the club are playing it I’m jumping in whole hog.

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Weekly WIP: Saga Finally!

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

Saga is arrived and I’ve wasted no time slapping some paint on these wastrels.

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All Hail the Skulltaliser!

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

Ok, if you have been reading this blog of late, you’ll be aware that I have a plan to pull in $99 to monetise this here blog, and before I reveal the Skulltaliser in it’s glory, I want to clarify a few things. So, I’m probably not the best at putting what I mean across […]

Weekly WIP: Waiting for Saga

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

I haven’t done much these past few weeks because I was so excited about the imminent arrival of my Saga rules and miniatures.

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Seriously though, would YOU be willing to be my Patron?

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

So, I like talking shit, and if your a regular here, you’ll agree! So earlier, I asked the “lovely and not at all aloof” forum posters on a well known RPG forum, if they could offer any suggestions to add to my mad, get monetised quick scheme. As you might imagine, it’s good job that […]

The General's Tent 2017-04-10 08:00:15

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

Letting my X-Wing dry as I play some Batman and return to the Walkin’ Boss.

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