Posts Tagged ‘Campaign’

The Cabal of Eight Pt.27: Farmers Cross Fiasco

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The great purple moon and its ring gave way in the gloaming to the gold-red then orange-white of dawn. The sun rose over the far off farmhouses and laborers’ hovels as the sky went blue then shone on the banners of Farmers’ Cross Lodge as they unfurled over the front gates. The four mages of […]

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Talomir Tales: A tale of a successful campaign

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

This blog has been neglected for a long time because of my peripatetic work life which led to a lack of face-to-face gaming. My Talomir Tales blog continued, largely because my players were remote, and I did not have to be present for the games. Howeve…

Moths of Tanglethorn

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

After a full year in the Game-Master’s chair, I finally was going to get to play. Of course, Cris was GMing and going to set his campaign in the Poisonwood capital of Tanglethorn. It was going to be an “Evil Game”, a campaign where all of the Player Characters have an evil base alignment. Everything […]

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Bolt Action Road to Victory!

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

C-Bax’s Road to Victory campaign set is an excellent way to change up your Bolt Action games, check them out here if you haven’t already! Recently, we took a stroll through the campaign from a newcomer’s point of view and if you didn’t read Community Member Rob’s write up, you can find it here. This week, we’re going to look at the other side of the coin and take a look at the campaign from a veteran player’s point of view. This Community article comes to us from our good friend in Texas, Tyler Wallace. Tyler recently had a chat with us about Americans, and North Africa in particular, on the Ghost Army Podcast (Episode 26, here). In this write up, we get to hear about his experience with the campaign, and get to see some pictures of his snazzy Americans. I must apologize to Tyler for taking so long to get this posted. Thanks for your patience, brother.

Without further ado, or further links, here’s Tyler’s article!

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A Veteran’s Perspective

I recently began a campaign with my cousin using the Road to Victory campaign rules from the Bolt Action Alliance. Joel is more of a casual player. But we both love history so, it’s fun to have an opportunity to play a historical game together.

Road to Victory, I discovered, is an excellent way for more experienced gamers to play fun games with casual players like my cousin (granted one of you owns multiple armies with a variety of units.) Not only are the units easier to digest for the newer players but they can also try their hand at list building in a way that won’t seem as overwhelming. Usually, when I play against a new/inexperienced player I end up having to make two generic lists in order to teach them the basics. However with Road to Victory, Joel and I had almost as much fun building the lists, and rolling for random units as we did playing the game itself.

Since the PDF is free to download, I won’t talk much about the actual mechanics. You can check that out for yourself. Below is a report of our lists, and how the battle progressed.

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Bolt Action Road to Victory!

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

C-Bax’s Road to Victory campaign set is an excellent way to change up your Bolt Action games, check them out here if you haven’t already! Recently, we took a stroll through the campaign from a newcomer’s point of view and if you didn’t read Community Member Rob’s write up, you can find it here. This week, we’re going to look at the other side of the coin and take a look at the campaign from a veteran player’s point of view. This Community article comes to us from our good friend in Texas, Tyler Wallace. Tyler recently had a chat with us about Americans, and North Africa in particular, on the Ghost Army Podcast (Episode 26, here). In this write up, we get to hear about his experience with the campaign, and get to see some pictures of his snazzy Americans. I must apologize to Tyler for taking so long to get this posted. Thanks for your patience, brother.

Without further ado, or further links, here’s Tyler’s article!

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A Veteran’s Perspective

I recently began a campaign with my cousin using the Road to Victory campaign rules from the Bolt Action Alliance. Joel is more of a casual player. But we both love history so, it’s fun to have an opportunity to play a historical game together.

Road to Victory, I discovered, is an excellent way for more experienced gamers to play fun games with casual players like my cousin (granted one of you owns multiple armies with a variety of units.) Not only are the units easier to digest for the newer players but they can also try their hand at list building in a way that won’t seem as overwhelming. Usually, when I play against a new/inexperienced player I end up having to make two generic lists in order to teach them the basics. However with Road to Victory, Joel and I had almost as much fun building the lists, and rolling for random units as we did playing the game itself.

Since the PDF is free to download, I won’t talk much about the actual mechanics. You can check that out for yourself. Below is a report of our lists, and how the battle progressed.

Read more »

The Cabal of Eight Pt.26: The Stranger

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

Leaving Corje with their wagon the mages of the cabal of eight stumbled into the tavern half of Farmers’ Cross Lodge through the saloon doors from under the covered porch outside. The place was busy but not overcrowded mostly farmers, grain traders, and produce sellers. The ceiling was high; the entire log and timber structure […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.25: Wagon East!

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

The group of young mages found themselves being beaten down on by the sun while breathing the dust of the road once again as they traveled south along the Trade Road East. Fauna (played by Jenn) in an effort to relieve her companions of the blistering rays used her pup tent as a covering for […]

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Tsan Ra Isorian Strike Force

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

The Chryseis Shard supplement introduces elite and specialist armies, whatever your race and leading the charge this week come the Isorian Senetex Tsan Ra allies… With the […]

Tales of an Under Average Painter: Part 3

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

Now finally getting around to writing the 3rd in my Tales of an Under Average Painter, which has been more miss than hit since it started […]

The Cabal of Eight Pt.24: Plate of Scorpions

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

Fauna (played by Jenn) rapped on the black lacquered wooden gate beyond a rounded plaster archway sunk into a white plaster wall. Meanwhile Excor (played by Cris) cast Prestidigitation on himself to clean up and produced a 15gp bottle of fine wine from his robes hoping to allude to his social refinement (an Ivoran noble […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.23: Trial of the Cabal

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

Dawn broke over the high walls and battlements of Ezmer. The sky was aglow with deep gold and streaked with shadowed purples, pinks, and reds. The large purple moon and its great ring was but a shadow quickly fading. Similarly the lurking dregs of the city that lurked sank back as the sun rose. The […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.22: Cloak and Blather

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

Excor (played by Cris) cut Jirek’s bindings. The young scribe was visibly in shock. He stared blankly as his rescuers fell upon the gory remains of Haxat’s corpse looting anything that appeared valuable or that they recognized as magic. Afterwards, the young mages decided to take their loot back to the cabal room and properly […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.21: Blood Red

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As splinters of wood sprayed into the dim, fire lit chamber the semi-transparent form of the red imp was thrown from the remains of the shattered door.  Its diminishing screams continued to echo as it fell back down into hell. Gornix’s new spell, Force Ram, had smashed down the imp-possessed door and laid open the […]

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Bolt Action Road to Victory: A Beginner View

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

Hey everyone! Seamus here with another community article for your reading enjoyment. Today’s article is from a newcomer to Bolt Action who took the bold step of using the Road To Victory campaign rules for his first foray into the game. One of the best parts of this system is that it really shakes up the normal run of rulebook missions and cookie-cutter army lists by using dice rolls on tables to drive which units you can add to your force. Another great strength of the system is that you or your opponent may end up with a really strong unit, which then means you’ll both have to be on top of your game to deal with less balanced forces. So, without further ado, I present to you a newcomer’s experience on The Road to Victory.

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Bolt Action Road to Victory: A Beginner View

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

Hey everyone! Seamus here with another community article for your reading enjoyment. Today’s article is from a newcomer to Bolt Action who took the bold step of using the Road To Victory campaign rules for his first foray into the game. One of the best parts of this system is that it really shakes up the normal run of rulebook missions and cookie-cutter army lists by using dice rolls on tables to drive which units you can add to your force. Another great strength of the system is that you or your opponent may end up with a really strong unit, which then means you’ll both have to be on top of your game to deal with less balanced forces. So, without further ado, I present to you a newcomer’s experience on The Road to Victory.

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Bolt Action Campaign Battle of the Bulge

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

The first campaign supplement in the new edition is Battle of the Bulge, the battles in the last winter of world war two. Along with Duel in the Sun this is the thickest campaign supplement for Bolt Action at 124 pages. It covers a specific campaign instead of an area, therefore the scenarios etc. are […]

The Dark Lord: Building Better Lords of Evil

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

Another hubpages article from Robert A. Neri Jr. about constructing an effective Dark Lord in tabletop RPGs. The article examines the ever ubiquitous Dark Lord and how a Game-Master can set them up to be more emotionally impactful to players. It gives pointers on what strategies to use in the meta-game as well as which […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.20: Rats, Rowdies, and Imps

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

Gornix (played by Gil) the salt-lotus wizard was huddled over his makeshift lab and deep in study over a length of scroll cut for scratch as he continued his formulations. Jirek who had been acting as lab assistant through the night excused himself come dawn and left for his job at the Bardic College library. […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.19: Mage Life

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

As he faced a High Born Sailor with paper and quill in hand Szoosha (played by Isis) was still in a groggy stupor and speechless. Naga Sailor (in Split-Tongue): “Ah! You’re awake. Your friend said that…” Szoosha: “Where the HELL am I!? AM I AT SEA!?” The young elementalist shot erect and took a look […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.18: Two Birds

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

The young mages, Fauna the druidess (played by Jenn), Szoosha the black-scale naga fire elementalist (played by Isis), Excor the mage (played by Cris), and Gornix the wizard (played by Gil), walked into the Red Helm tavern. They noticed a wizard in powder-blue robes by the windows smoking a pipe. Noteworthy as he seemed out […]

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Shadows under Bogenhaced – Mordheim campaign

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

Last week end, I had the chance to be invited to play a mordheim campaign with the very same folks as last year.
I was very eager to see them again and play a new campaign with my freshly painted undead band.

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