Posts Tagged ‘Roleplaying’

The Cabal of Eight Pt.44: Betrayed at Last!

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

Nighttime – the four mages stumbled into camp, beat-up and dirty. Gornix (played by Gil) was nursing a gut wound. On their way out from the treasure vault, they had backtracked to a few rooms that they had missed. Gornix had been gored by an animated obsidian rhino statue. Szoosha (played by Isis) and Fauna […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.43: The Final Room

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The sound of stone grinding against stone filled the mages’ ears as the solid black-stone door slid down into the floor stopping with the finality of a thud. That door would never close again. A large central fire lighted the oblong octagonal chamber before them. The walls were of the same dull black stone as […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.42: The Lotus Vaults Pt.2

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The shattered remains of the door lay before Gornix (played by Gil) revealing a long hallway to the south. As the others, Fauna (played by Jenn), Szoosha (played by Isis), and Excor (played by Cris) moved slowly and carefully down the newly opened passage, Gornix peeked back through the eastern archway. He found another passage […]

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Past – 2017

Posted on December 30th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Damn, that was fast! Another year of lots of stuff happening, and also a few games played. In this post I will talk about what games I played (and didn’t play) and generally how my gaming year of 2017 went. In the next post I will talk about what I’m looking forward to or hope to play in 2018.Let’s have a look…

Board Games

There haven’t been anything like our Imperial Assault campaign in

Forbidden Lands Alpha PDF – First Impressions

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

The other day Fria Ligan, aka Free League Publishing, released the Swedish alpha PDF to backers of their upcoming retro fantasy game Forbidden Lands. Of course the English version should be available soon as well. Still as the game draws heavily from the art of Nils Gulliksson, who was the illustrator of Swedish rpgs in the eighties and nineties, as well as some general themes and vibes from

The Cabal of Eight Pt.41: The Lotus Vaults Pt.1

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

Our four adventurers, Excor (played by Cris), Fauna (played by Jenn), Gornix (played by Gil), and Szoosha (played by Isis), stumbled into camp to the northeast of the ruins. They were dirty and somewhat worn by their foray into the black tombs beneath. Here they found Arcan the wanderer and the last of Bumble’s attendants […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.40: The Black Tombs Pt.4

Posted on December 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Szoosha (played by Isis) was in the lead with his flaming polearm held up for light, Excor (played by Cris) followed with his lantern. He had just opened the door (D3 on the map) using the Amber Bee to allow egress into yet another mausoleum (13 on the map). His intelligence restored due to a […]

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Grinning Skull’s End of 2017 Release Round-Up!!

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

Hello, peeps! Sorry, I haven’t been around to keep you in the loop, a combination of stress, time limitations, and festive prep has conspired against me, but never the less, I’m here now, with a comprehensive round-up of our releases up to …

The Cabal of Eight Pt.39: The Black Tombs Pt.3

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

Gornix (played by Gil) led the group into a small room with white plaster walls painted with depictions of salt lotuses (room 11 on the map). To the east was a solid gold door emblazoned with lotus blossoms, gold bees and honeycombs (D8 on the map). The others saw the rune scribed on the door, […]

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Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Retrospective

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

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay through the ages…

With news finally starting to trickle out from Cubicle 7 about the upcoming 4th edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay I’ve been thinking back a lot on my relationship with the game. I got into the miniatures end of Warhammer, 40k and their sister games back in the late eighties and even though I knew about the rpg end of Warhammer it seemed odd to

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Retrospective

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

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay through the ages…

With news finally starting to trickle out from Cubicle 7 about the upcoming 4th edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay I’ve been thinking back a lot on my relationship with the game. I got into the miniatures end of Warhammer, 40k and their sister games back in the late eighties and even though I knew about the rpg end of Warhammer it seemed odd to

The Cabal of Eight Pt.38: The Black Tombs Pt.2

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The group of mages walked slowly down the steps with the black-scale Naga Szoosha (played by Isis) in the lead. The chamber before them was vacuous and pitch-dark. Szoosha slithered down onto the flags and proceeded five feet into the dark chamber. Suddenly magical torch light burst into existence from both of the torch sconces […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.37: The Black Tombs

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The four mages wound their way down the spiral stair their way lit only by Gornix’s (played by Gil) light sphere spell. Szoosha (played by Isis) the Black Scale Naga led the way. Excor (played by Cris) followed behind Gornix and taking up the rear was Fauna (played by Jenn) the druid. Szoo halted the […]

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Jovian Chronicles Odyssey SEED – Part 4

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

On approach to Slumbering Eidolon.

We left our heroes just as they had helped uncovering a secret space station in close Jupiter orbit. Having spent some time at Joshua Station it was now time to recalibrate the linear frame and warm up those reactors! The time for blazing spaceships and darting exo armours has come…

SPOILERS for Odyssey SEED below!

En route to the secret space station,

Jovian Chronicles Odyssey SEED – Part 4

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

On approach to Slumbering Eidolon.

We left our heroes just as they had helped uncovering a secret space station in close Jupiter orbit. Having spent some time at Joshua Station it was now time to recalibrate the linear frame and warm up those reactors! The time for blazing spaceships and darting exo armours has come…

SPOILERS for Odyssey SEED below!

En route to the secret space station,

The Cabal of Eight Pt.36: Serpent Haunted Ruins

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

The group circled around the corpse of a large serpent. Fauna (played by Jenn), Szoosha (played by Isis), Excor (played by Cris), Gornix (played by Gil), Belrae the cabal leader, Riahm his right hand man, Ilna aka Bumble, and Jirek the scribe all stood around it. Xanto the Wasp poked his head from the carriage […]

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Jovian Chronicles Odyssey SEED – Part 3

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

Jovian vivarium style colony.

Time for part three of our space adventure saga! No cheesey drama this time around, just the cold hard facts. While fun to write now and then it makes an event that took 45 minutes to play take up an entire post.

Following from part two, let’s see what happened next. As always SPOILERS for Odyssey SEED below.

Our three JAF pilots stayed with the now pacified

Jovian Chronicles Odyssey SEED – Part 3

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

Jovian vivarium style colony.

Time for part three of our space adventure saga! No cheesey drama this time around, just the cold hard facts. While fun to write now and then it makes an event that took 45 minutes to play take up an entire post.

Following from part two, let’s see what happened next. As always SPOILERS for Odyssey SEED below.

Our three JAF pilots stayed with the now pacified

Grinning Skull Studios October Release Round-Up

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

Well, as the saying goes, better late than never, indeed we are a few days late in posting the mammoth load of Grinning Skull studios publications that were released last month. I actually think that it’s a new record here, which also leaves us only 31 releases left before we hit 200 Grinning Skull publications in […]

The Cabal of Eight Pt.35: The Black Pillars

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

The group had traveled with no incident from the city of Ezmer. The train of two wagons and carriage rolled along the Trade Road West out of the Ezmerian Headland. Under the experienced guide of Arcan the Wanderer, they were seeking the Black Pillars. All the while Excor (played by Cris) kept his eyes peeled […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.34: Expeditious Retreat

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In one of the clubrooms on the second floor of the Red Helm Tavern Bumble regaled the Cabal of Eight with her news. Her father had conducted a dinner with the Black Knight/White Swan Sir Illin. She liked him; he was very nice and charming. The players all shrugged they actually liked him too. Her […]

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Jovian Chronicles Odyssey SEED – Part 2

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

Someone’s in trouble.

I can’t blame you for thinking our Jovian Chronicles campaign (or this blog, for that matter) was dead as a door nail, as the only session report so far was posted way back in March of 2016! Fear not though, we’re just extremely slow burn players. In fact we played another three sessions over this past year which I’m just now getting around to chronicling. Thanks to

Jovian Chronicles Odyssey SEED – Part 2

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

Someone’s in trouble.

I can’t blame you for thinking our Jovian Chronicles campaign (or this blog, for that matter) was dead as a door nail, as the only session report so far was posted way back in March of 2016! Fear not though, we’re just extremely slow burn players. In fact we played another three sessions over this past year which I’m just now getting around to chronicling. Thanks to

The Cabal of Eight Pt.33: Night of the Moon Rat

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

The corpses of a sailor and hill-giant blocked the narrow alleyway that led to Fauna’s rental. A few of Gornix’s bodyguards were starting to drag the corpses to the street. In the brief but brutal fight two bodyguards had been injured. Fauna found a note on the sailor along with 1,000 gold pieces. Finally, the […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.32: The Gold Lotus

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

The 14th of High Summer – The cabal of eight once again found itself convened in the close quarters of the dingy clubroom on the second floor of the Red Helm Tavern. At the head of the table the dusky Belrae Crokosa his purple robes emblazoned with a green frog. To his left sat Riahm […]

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