Posts Tagged ‘Dice’

Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters

Posted on April 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Kids’ Stuff As my kids age into the territory where games become a viable pastime with them, and I begin to explore the options that are out there, kids’ games are going to become more of a staple with me. … Continue reading

DnDice – Premium Price for Premium Rolling

Posted on April 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

If you are anything like me, you have a few small clutches of various dice in your immediate vicinity. Be they a bag of d6 […]

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We think 20 siders are so modern…

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In which the author posits about the existence of lost games from Greek and Roman times. Continue reading

Shots fired for D-Day Dice 2nd Edition

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

D-Day Dice was of the most successfull Kickstarter game, before Kickstarter became the social norm. After several years of being out of print the new […]

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 33: Gloom of Kilforth, Dice Forge and Star Trek RPG

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

The Polyhedron Collider Crew return, with another slice of board gaming chat interspersed by rabbit holes and nonsense. 

Steve and Jon venture out to battle the Gloom of Kilforth, all three members of the team love Dice Forge so much they keep getting distracted and Andy tell us the tales of Captain Cocktail and his intrepid crew in the Star Trek Adventures RPG from Modiphius.

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 33: Gloom of Kilforth, Dice Forge and Star Trek RPG

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

The Polyhedron Collider Crew return, with another slice of board gaming chat interspersed by rabbit holes and nonsense. 

Steve and Jon venture out to battle the Gloom of Kilforth, all three members of the team love Dice Forge so much they keep getting distracted and Andy tell us the tales of Captain Cocktail and his intrepid crew in the Star Trek Adventures RPG from Modiphius.

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Exhibit & CMON: Ogroid Thaumaturge of Tzeentch – Diorg’O the Dice Master

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

Ogroid Thaumaturge of Tzeentch

Only few survived or at least retained their mind to tell about him, but there is no doubt that Diorg’O the Dice Master (Ogroid Thaumaturge of Tzeentch from Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower) is a truly powerful opponent. He combines the monstrous and wild power of the beast with impressive occult magic. His skin is covered with the signs of eldritch energy, that move in the rhythm of the beastly muscles. Ogroid’s frightening prowess in combat is fueled by his rage, so that he can tear enemies apart with his bare hands or pierce them with his horns. Diorg’O’s magical abilities are even more “disturbing” as he hurls flaming explosions that cover his victims in the vapors from which demonic shapes emerge.. Diorg’O is also highly valued by the Lord of Change, who gave him the K-six as a reward for battles won – a powerful artifact capable of changing the fate of every fight..
Painting Diorg’O was a real challenge for me (especially as far as time is concerned). I’m not sure if it is noticeable enough in the photos below, but by painting the Ogroid I not only gave him demonic muscles, but the top and the center of his back has lighter colours to reflect Diorg’O alignment to the light source and to emphasize the tense muscles of his shoulders. I also wanted a pretty big contrast, while still maintaining a smooth transition of colours. As suggested, I only added a few runes to the base, not wanting it to have too much focus. I hope that the base speaks more about the Ogroid’s demonic nature and contrasts with the clean painting of this beast.
I won’t hide that I’ve tried to paint the best (or at least the most refined) Ogroid Thaumaturge of Tzeentch at this moment, but I will leave his evaluation to you and I warmly encourage you to vote for him on CoolMiniOrNot.com =)

Niewielu przeżyło lub chociaż zachowało resztki rozumu, by móc o nim opowiedzieć, jednak nie ulega wątpliwości, że Mistrz Kości Diorg’O (Ogroid Thaumaturge Tzeentcha Warhammer Quest Silver Tower ) to wyjątkowo potężny przeciwnik. Łączy on bowiem potworną i dziką siłę bestii z imponującymi mocami okultystycznymi. Jego skóra pokryta jest przy tym znakami tajemnej energii, które poruszają się w rytm napinanych przez bestię muskuł. Przerażająca skuteczność Ogroida w walce podsycana jest wściekłością, dzięki czemu gołymi rękami rozrywa wrogów lub przebija ich swymi rogami.  Jednak to dopiero magiczne zdolności Diorg’O są najbardziej “niepokojące”.  Rzucane przez Taumaturga płomienne wybuchy spowijają ofiary w skrzących oparach, z których wynurzają się demoniczne kształty.. Diorg’O cieszy się również wielką łaską Pana Zmian, który w nagrodę za wygrane przez niego bitwy ofiarował Ogroidowi K-szóstkę – potężny artefakt zdolny zmienić losy każdej potyczki..
Malowanie Diorg’O było dla mnie nie lada wyzwaniem (zwłaszcza czasowym). Nie wiem przy tym czy dość dobrze widać to na zdjęciach, ale malując Ogroida nie tylko nadałem mu demonicznego umięśnienia, ale górze i centralnej części jego grzbietu dałem jaśniejsze kolory, by odzwierciedlić jego ułożenie względem źródła światła i uwypuklić napięte mięśnie ramion. Bardzo zależało mi też na dość dużym kontraście, przy zachowaniu płynnego przejścia kolorów. Podstawkę (zgodnie z sugestią) uzupełniłem tylko o kilka runów, nie chcąc, by skupiała na sobie za dużo uwagi. Mam przy tym nadzieję, że mówi ona  coś więcej o jego demonicznej naturze i kontrastuje z czystym malowaniem tej bestii.
Nie ukrywam, że podjąłem próbę pomalowania najlepszego na tę chwilę (a przynajmniej najbardziej dopracowanego) Ogroid Thaumaturge Tzeentcha, ale ocenę czy mi się udało pozostawiam i dlatego gorąco zachęcam do głosowania na niego na CoolMiniOrNot.com =)

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Exhibit & CMON: Ogroid Thaumaturge of Tzeentch – Diorg’O the Dice Master

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

Ogroid Thaumaturge of Tzeentch

Only few survived or at least retained their mind to tell about him, but there is no doubt that Diorg’O the Dice Master (Ogroid Thaumaturge of Tzeentch from Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower) is a truly powerful opponent. He combines the monstrous and wild power of the beast with impressive occult magic. His skin is covered with the signs of eldritch energy, that move in the rhythm of the beastly muscles. Ogroid’s frightening prowess in combat is fueled by his rage, so that he can tear enemies apart with his bare hands or pierce them with his horns. Diorg’O’s magical abilities are even more “disturbing” as he hurls flaming explosions that cover his victims in the vapors from which demonic shapes emerge.. Diorg’O is also highly valued by the Lord of Change, who gave him the K-six as a reward for battles won – a powerful artifact capable of changing the fate of every fight..
Painting Diorg’O was a real challenge for me (especially as far as time is concerned). I’m not sure if it is noticeable enough in the photos below, but by painting the Ogroid I not only gave him demonic muscles, but the top and the center of his back has lighter colours to reflect Diorg’O alignment to the light source and to emphasize the tense muscles of his shoulders. I also wanted a pretty big contrast, while still maintaining a smooth transition of colours. As suggested, I only added a few runes to the base, not wanting it to have too much focus. I hope that the base speaks more about the Ogroid’s demonic nature and contrasts with the clean painting of this beast.
I won’t hide that I’ve tried to paint the best (or at least the most refined) Ogroid Thaumaturge of Tzeentch at this moment, but I will leave his evaluation to you and I warmly encourage you to vote for him on CoolMiniOrNot.com =)
More photos below.

Niewielu przeżyło lub chociaż zachowało resztki rozumu, by móc o nim opowiedzieć, jednak nie ulega wątpliwości, że Mistrz Kości Diorg’O (Ogroid Thaumaturge Tzeentcha Warhammer Quest Silver Tower ) to wyjątkowo potężny przeciwnik. Łączy on bowiem potworną i dziką siłę bestii z imponującymi mocami okultystycznymi. Jego skóra pokryta jest przy tym znakami tajemnej energii, które poruszają się w rytm napinanych przez bestię muskuł. Przerażająca skuteczność Ogroida w walce podsycana jest wściekłością, dzięki czemu gołymi rękami rozrywa wrogów lub przebija ich swymi rogami.  Jednak to dopiero magiczne zdolności Diorg’O są najbardziej “niepokojące”.  Rzucane przez Taumaturga płomienne wybuchy spowijają ofiary w skrzących oparach, z których wynurzają się demoniczne kształty.. Diorg’O cieszy się również wielką łaską Pana Zmian, który w nagrodę za wygrane przez niego bitwy ofiarował Ogroidowi K-szóstkę – potężny artefakt zdolny zmienić losy każdej potyczki..
Malowanie Diorg’O było dla mnie nie lada wyzwaniem (zwłaszcza czasowym). Nie wiem przy tym czy dość dobrze widać to na zdjęciach, ale malując Ogroida nie tylko nadałem mu demonicznego umięśnienia, ale górze i centralnej części jego grzbietu dałem jaśniejsze kolory, by odzwierciedlić jego ułożenie względem źródła światła i uwypuklić napięte mięśnie ramion. Bardzo zależało mi też na dość dużym kontraście, przy zachowaniu płynnego przejścia kolorów. Podstawkę (zgodnie z sugestią) uzupełniłem tylko o kilka runów, nie chcąc, by skupiała na sobie za dużo uwagi. Mam przy tym nadzieję, że mówi ona  coś więcej o jego demonicznej naturze i kontrastuje z czystym malowaniem tej bestii.
Nie ukrywam, że podjąłem próbę pomalowania najlepszego na tę chwilę (a przynajmniej najbardziej dopracowanego) Ogroid Thaumaturge Tzeentcha, ale ocenę czy mi się udało pozostawiam i dlatego gorąco zachęcam do głosowania na niego na CoolMiniOrNot.com =)
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Necromunda Update! Underhive Overview Video

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

Welcome to the Underhive, scum! Games Workshop has released a video showcasing the basics on how to play the new Necromunda release that is coming […]

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Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Mini-Review

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

Have I mentioned recently how much I love games? I mean in any and all format! Tabletop games, card games, board games; the whole lot! […]

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Monster Lands Kickstarter Review

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Monster Lands Kickstarter Review
Monster Lands is a bit of a tease.  Its cartoon artwork and cutesy graphic design are nothing but a honey trap, luring you in with the promise of a cute game for all the family but you will soon come to realise that Monster Lands is a meaty grown up game of resource placement and second guessing your opponent.  However, even that veneer is misleading because behind Monster Land’s euro game appearance is a game where the roll of a die can change everything.

In Monster Lands you must hire a group of mighty warriors to defeat fearsome monsters and conquer lands in the quest for glory and reputation.  I’m not going to try and explain every rule and mechanic for Monster Lands, because believe me when I say there is a lot going on in this board game.

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Monster Lands Kickstarter Review

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Monster Lands Kickstarter Review
Monster Lands is a bit of a tease.  Its cartoon artwork and cutesy graphic design are nothing but a honey trap, luring you in with the promise of a cute game for all the family but you will soon come to realise that Monster Lands is a meaty grown up game of resource placement and second guessing your opponent.  However, even that veneer is misleading because behind Monster Land’s euro game appearance is a game where the roll of a die can change everything.

In Monster Lands you must hire a group of mighty warriors to defeat fearsome monsters and conquer lands in the quest for glory and reputation.  I’m not going to try and explain every rule and mechanic for Monster Lands, because believe me when I say there is a lot going on in this board game.

Read more »

Top 10 Economic Board Games

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

We would not like to include Monopoly in our top 10 economic board games, although it is the best economic game, so let’s consider it an undeniable classic and estimate other games. At each level of the rating is a gorgeous opportunity to show their strategy and develop the entrepreneurial skill. 10.      Power Grid […]

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Casualty Dice Holders

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This week I have spent a little time working on some casualty dice holders. Over at Reject HQ we always use small 5mm d6’s to keep track of casualties, the problem is we keep knocking the pesky things over. I’m still working on writing up a simple set …

Casualty Dice Holders

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This week I have spent a little time working on some casualty dice holders. Over at Reject HQ we always use small 5mm d6’s to keep track of casualties, the problem is we keep knocking the pesky things over. I’m still working on writing up a simple set …

Box Breaking 220: Master of Orion From Catalyst Game Labs

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look Master of Orion from Catalyst Game Labs. Master of Orion is a deck builder where 2 players attempt explore the galaxy while wreaking havoc on one another while conquering the stars. Master of Orion is new to me ( I can’t believe i just said that), but […]

Top 10 dice board games

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

Board games are not just a source of entertainment, but also bring people from different spheres together under one match. Dice board games are mostly based on your luck (and your cheating skills). Unlike chess, dice board games are simple, easy to pla…

Why… kids today are spoiled.. they do not have to wax in their dice :-)

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

I got into a conversation with this owner of a large gaming store here in my city once, and he did not believe me when I said that in the early 80s, we had to wax in our own dice..Back then, I found d10s so.. futuristic! I’ve never saw anything like th…

Ulfsark Games Machined Dice Review

Posted on June 4th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Ulfsark Games is a Danish game accessory company that produces coins, dice, and more, eventually hoping for a new miniature game soon. You can find them on the web and on Facebook. Ulfsark Games’ Alex Atkinson sent along a sample … Continue readi…

Pyramix Review

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Gamewright isn’t exactly known for strategy games. They make wonderful, family friendly games with fun themes and simple but entertaining gameplay. Pyramix keeps with the Gamewright tradition of beautiful components with simple, family friendly gamepla…

Even More Weird Shaped Dice

Posted on October 7th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Gamers, especially RPG players, are no strangers to multi-sided or “Polyhydral” dice. I recently* did a Kickstarter to fill in more dice in the range between the d4 and the d30. The standard RPG dice set contains the following dice: four-sided (d4), “n…

Dead of Winter Review

Posted on September 9th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Dead of Winter is the latest game from Plaid Hat Games. Despite not being a huge fan of any of Plaid Hat’s games (except for Summoner Wars, which I love), I always get very excited about each of their releases. They always have really interesting theme…

Awesome Custom Playing Cards

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

 Plugged Nickel Playing Cards My friend Matt Drake has created a bitchin’ pair of playing cards decks with an undead west theme. I really like these and have ordered on kickstarter already. I bought the dice, too.So I really want all of you t…