Posts Tagged ‘General’

Sosnovy Bor Garrison Run – ZP Test Game

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

On the western fringe of the Exclusion Zone lies the deserted military garrison, Sosnovy Bor  – Pine Forest. Classified as Threat Level One/Relatively Stable, it is a great training ground for experienced Stalkers to acclimatize new crew members to the hazards of the Zone, as well as a frequent destination for Zone guides to bring their … Continue reading “Sosnovy Bor Garrison Run – ZP Test Game”

Normal blog service is now resumed!

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

Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well, as you can see, I have been suffering a variety of tech issues which have kept me offline quite a bit. Hopefully, everything is on the mend now, so I’d like to apologise for not completing the June post a day challenge, so sorry for that, it […]

ZP Sample Character Sheet

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

SAMPLE CHARACTER SHEET FOR ZONE FIREFIGHTS   CHARACTER NAME: Leytenánt Timur Bok CORE PROFILE MOVEMENT COMBAT ABILITY ARMOR WILL 6″/Action 5 Mil-Body Armor (4) 6 WEAPONS WEAPON TYPE RANGE FIREPOWER DAMAGE MP443 GRACH Pistol Melee -12″ 1 0 AK74 Assault Rifle 1″- 36″ 3 1 OPERATIONAL SPECIALTY/ABILITY SCROUNGER: May SEARCH Terrain item twice. HUSTLE: +2″ … Continue reading ZP Sample Character Sheet

Another Zone Perestrelki crew

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

The 4th of July weekend is upon us so this is a short post. Another squad for ZP. I painted up five more Eureka Soviets with Pig Iron heads. A simple modification that’s easy and works well to provide loads of appropriate looking Zone denizens is no time. This squad can be unaffiliated STALKERS, a … Continue reading Another Zone Perestrelki crew

Zona Perestrelki – Zone Firefights

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

Fast-play war game rules for skirmishing, salvaging, and surviving in the Exclusion Zone.      Sorry no Bat Reps this time. I’m slammed with real life obligations and our Tues night games have been solid but not very dramatic. This past session for example, 4 out of 5 Heroes could NOT roll to get off the … Continue reading Zona Perestrelki – Zone Firefights

Test of Honour: Painted Scratch Build Village

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

I’ve painted the start of my scratch built Japanese village for Warlord’s Test of Honour. After some experimenting, the paint scheme I went with was a mix of cheap ‘dark umber’ student paint lightened with gesso, watered down and applied with hog bristle brushes. The stiffer brushes cover quickly and help work the paint into […]

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‘That’ head from episode 216

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

In episode 216 of the podcast, Mike Hobbs and Bill Thornhill were discussing the sculpt of a head that Bill did for Mike whilst attending one of his dinner parties. I forgot to add a picture of the head into the show notes, but here it is in all it’s glory – check out the podcast for the full story… Filed under: General

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Tikki Trolls Tribe Miniatures Mortal Arrow Kickstarter

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

I just have to point you to these unique troll miniatures from Mortal Marrow Miniatures. Given a Tiki theme to differate them from the normal trollish miniature offerings that are out there, a full tribe, if not a full war horde of these can be put together with all the individual options available here. I am an avid […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Pantheon of Chaos (Chapter 2), 28mm Old Skool Chaos Miniatures

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

Ok, my apologies for missing yesterday’s post in this “post a day” month, but things were out of my control. I’ll make up for that today with two posts, the first being this really great looking retro “Realm of Chaos” inspired KS. For those of you old enough to remember GW’s old “Realm of Chaos” stuff […]

Will the new “IT” Movie, see a new wave of Creepy Clown sightings?

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

A subject not talked about on here for ages is that of the Clown sightings of the past few years. The worldwide craze started by the Northampton Clown, caused much fear and loathing in the community in the UK and US and started a viral sensation that now is but a distant memory. September sees […]

A Reminder Call out to Writers who want to Collab…

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

Just a quick call out for anyone who would be interested in becoming an author of one of our growing range of Grinning Skull Studios PDF products for RPGers, Wargamers and other hobbyists. Check out the page on the top or side menu, or visit the page HERE for more details, or just simply drop me […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Dimensions Pen and Paper RPG by Juliet Fehrenbacher on Kickstarter

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

This is the first Kickstarter that I wanted to highlight for some points later on (in a future post on here) but, I’ll address those later and get talking about this project in it’s own right. Tabletop RPGs and their ilk seem to be doing a roaring trade on stuff like KS these days, showing […]

A Tale of Two Bossk’s: Cleethorpes Geekabilia 2017

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

Back in April, I managed to get myself and most of the kids to Cleethorpes in North Lincolnshire (otherwise known as “Cleggy” to us here), not just for a week away with the family, but to attend a small Con they were holding there. I thought I’d share some pics of the event and some […]

New Release: 100 Genetic Defects for Inbred Families for all RPGs

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

It’s June, and time for this month’s latest release, dedicated to some of the weird freaks who live around me here. Yes, now you can create your very own messed up hillbilly clans and inter-bred family bloodlines with this PDF publication, designed for all RPG systems. It’s completely system free and suitable for literally any […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hammer Steam Custom Design Copper Coins on Indiegogo

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

I wanted to draw your attention to this crowd-funder, that doesn’t seem to be getting any love. Hammer Steam are offering 20 people the chance to get their very own hammered copper coins to their own design specs with this project. Personally, I think that they are quite nice, they have an authentic look and […]

Test of Honour: Scratch Built Village

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

I recently played in a demo game of Warlord’s new Test of Honour Samurai game at TCOW (my local wargaming club). I enjoyed it enough to pick up the reasonably priced starter box from Mighty Ape. Warlord have a YouTube video un-boxing the starter set, which shows you everything you get in the full box. […]

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AK Interactive Agitator Balls / Stainless Steel Shakers

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

As I am currently working on a few historical projects, and therefore using paints from brands like Vallejo and other companies that use drop bottles instead of pots, I ran out of agitator balls. What are agitator balls? They are small metal balls that are put inside the drop bottles and help stir the paint. […]

Brainfarts: Selling adverts in RPG Ebooks: Can it work? Can you make it viable?

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

So, more thinking out loud here, I’m going to talk about something that is virtually non existent in RPG ebook media as far as I am aware, which could either be a real pain for me, or a real bonus. To recap, while before I could advertise my own projects, material and goods etc on […]

Chinwag: Interview with RPG writer Allen Farr

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

Well, to kick off this month’s Post a day, we’ve got an interview with RPG writer Allen Farr, author of our recent adventure module “The Witch’s Daughter” (available from Grinning Skull Studios), we sat down and had a bit of a chinwag to discuss all things RPG, writing and life… Grim: Hello Allen, welcome to […]

The Summoning – Chapter 3

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

Black Smoke, Red Sky. Safely across the bridge, the Adventurers head to the border town of Jarl’s Knot to purchase supplies and confront the man named in the letter found on the Ork warchief. Following the river path, they exit the forest in the late afternoon and find themselves on a well-traveled road passing through … Continue reading The Summoning – Chapter 3

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 […]

New Release: 100 Cursed Places for all Horror RPGs.

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

Yet more Grinning Skull Design Studios goodies on offer, this time 100 Cursed Places for all Horror RPGs by Tyler Omichinski. This great title presents 100 weird locations for GMs to slip into your horror games when on the fly, simply choose and use, or randomly generate by D100! Get your title here: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/212885/100-Cursed-Places-for-all-Horror-RPGs from RPGnow.com (also […]

New Release: Hammergate Poster Map

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

New release time again, Get the latest with the Hammergate poster map. This map booklet contains further exploration of the town of Hammergate from the newly released “The Witch’s Daughter” GSAM01 module (Which can be found here http://www.rpgnow.com/product/212464/The-Witchs-Daughter-Adventure-Module-GSAM01) Contained within, is a printable B&W poster map (57×79.9cm, 9×9 A4 sheets)of the town for you to use […]

Skulltaliser Update: WE DID IT!

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

Well, we’ve done it, funds raised and ready to go! I knew we’d do it before the month’s end. Next, it’ll be monetisation time, an upgrade of the site. Please accept my thanks for all the encouragement and views for going along with my brainfarts, for once it’s given me some focus to get something […]