Posts Tagged ‘Dungeons and Dragons’

Center Stage Demons and Devils

Posted on April 6th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

These are some of the devils and demons from Center Stage Miniatures’ Kickstarter that we did for a customer. There’s a nice bit of variety with the figures having a very nice Old School look to them, 1′st Edition D&D style.I think I have them labe…

Farewell To David Trampier

Posted on April 1st, 2014 under . Posted by

Once again, I find myself having been away for far too long. Ideas for posts come and go, but I just don’t seem to get around to committing them to pixels. Apparently, it has taken something this momentous to bring me back. David A. Trampier has passed away. The first edition AD&D books were filled […]

Figure Forge Illithid Raiding Party

Posted on March 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Figure Forge Matt tackles the assembly of the Illithid Raiding Party from Gale Force 9 for Dungeons and Dragons.  GF9 produces these limited edition minis that are all a high quality that contain a great balance of detail for both the skilled and unskilled painter. You can learn more at Gale Force 9. [...]

Nontraditional Goblin Skin Part 2: Old School Edition

Posted on March 28th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Goblins have been on my mind lately.  I know that’s an odd thing to say but it is true.  I have been contemplating goblin weapons, goblin society, goblin raiding tactics, even goblin intelligence (or lack thereof).  But mostly I’ve been …

A Defined Role

Posted on March 26th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I’ve been thinking about Roleplaying games a lot lately. Possibly the recent fortieth anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons and the associated articles have put in my head. Ther’;s a pleasing circularity to the relationship between wargaming and role-p…

Wizkids announce Dungeons & Dragons Attack Wing

Posted on March 10th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by


I jokingly mentioned on twitter a few weeks back that the next thing for the ‘attack wing system’ was a version of Games Workshop’s Battlefleet Gothic. I didn’t realise how unimaginative I was as the latest version of dog fighting game announce…

Battlefront Miniatures: Dungeons and Dragons Baldur’s Gate Miniatures Previewed

Posted on March 1st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Battlefront Miniatures has previewed these new miniature packs.Don’t forget to visit the Wargame News and Terrain blog as it contains lots of useful reviews and illustrated terrain tutorials!

D&D Catacombs Map

Posted on February 10th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Having had so much fun with my first dungeon map I really couldn’t wait to do the second level. Having drawn up the basic sketch on Saturday night I got really annoyed when my felt pens ran out last night and I couldn’t finish it! Guess where I rushed …

Mucking about with D&D maps

Posted on February 8th, 2014 under , . Posted by

We’ve been running an original D&D campaign for our group on a Friday night on and off for a few months now. So far we’ve played two B Series modules and have just started a third with me acting as DM again.This week I’ve been wandering about the w…

Box Breaking 89 Illithid Raiding Party from GF9

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

In this Box Breaking Matt delves into the Illithid Raiding Party from Gale Force 9 for the Dungeons and Dragons Roleplaying Game.  The Illithid Raiding Party is a truly unique box set that will certainly enlighten most players. You can learn more about the Illithid Raiding Party at GF 9. Related articles Box Breaking 86 [...]

Aleena the Cleric

Posted on January 30th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

A few months ago (wow, has it really been that long?!) I made a comment about how a miniature I was painting reminded me of a certain NPC cleric of my past.  I thought the mini seen below was based upon Aleena the cleric from the Metzer red box ed…

Happy Birthday D&D!

Posted on January 27th, 2014 under . Posted by

Happy 40th Anniversary D&D!  Though the date varies depending on who is asked, I see that today seems to have been chosen as the official day to celebrate.  I did not start playing in 1974 (I was only three years old) but it wouldn’t b…

Happy 40th Birthday Dungeons & Dragons

Posted on January 26th, 2014 under , , . Posted by


 Today marks the 40th birthday of Dungeons & Dragons, well at least most people think it is  and it would be unfair not to celebrate this behemoth of a game.We don’t often talk about roleplaying games on this little blog but there is one I hold…

Happy Birthday! Dungeons & Dragons Turns 40

Posted on January 26th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Happy Birthday Dungeons & Dragons! I’m not the greatest D&D player there is, yet by the guess of experts in the field, January 26th 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons (though as the author admits, it’s tough t…

Box Breaking 86 Drizzt Do’Urden from GF9

Posted on January 14th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the highly detailed model Drizzt Do’Urden and his companion.  Drizzt is made By Gale Force 9 for use with Dungeons and Dragons.  If you play D&D with the collectible miniatures don be alarmed; this figure is not the same scale.   Hope you liked it.  Check [...]


Posted on January 12th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie
My head is filled with disease.
My skin is begging you please.
I’m on my hands and knees
I want so much to believe.
Don’t take it away from me.


Posted on January 12th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by


Being Human

Posted on January 6th, 2014 under . Posted by

When I heard the premise for Being Human, my first thought was “What a stupid show”. Seriously, a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost sharing a flat in current-day Boston? This can’t be good. It wasn’t until the middle of the third season that I finally saw an episode. I couldn’t have been more surprised. […]


Posted on December 30th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

Berronar Truesilver was first detailed in Roger E. Moore’s article “The Dwarven Point of View,” in Dragon #58.


Posted on December 30th, 2013 under , , , . Posted by

The Dwarven Mines

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Posted on December 22nd, 2013 under . Posted by

Yesterday, I wanted to read a series of articles I wrote some time ago on Designing Alternative Spell Systems. Finding them was no problem, but when I finished one it was rather cumbersome and unintuitive as to how to get to the next one. I want people to easily navigate to next/previous articles, so I […]

Character Artist 3

Posted on December 21st, 2013 under . Posted by

ProFantasy just released Character Artist 3! I haven’t purchased the previous versions, but I’ve been wanting this one and anxiously awaiting its release. For those not familiar with the product, CA3 is an addon to Campaign Cartographer 3, that allows you to create a full-length portrait of your character. These portraits can be scaled to […]


Posted on December 16th, 2013 under , , , . Posted by

Storming the Hive, Capturing the Farm

What I Really Think About The Various Editions

Posted on December 16th, 2013 under . Posted by

Yesterday I wrote an article entitled “What Version Should I Use“. Since then, I have received more emails about that article than any other since I started this blog. I’m surprised because it was, imo, a timid, inoffensive article with no real content. My assessment must be right on the money though because that is […]


Posted on December 15th, 2013 under , , , . Posted by

Changing Gardain’s Domain from DEATH to LIGHT.