Wendy's RPG and the Critical Role Backlash

Wendy's recently released Feast of Legends, a tongue-in-cheek role playing game (RPG) set in a Wendy's-inspired fantasy world.  Appropriately, most gamers were simply amused and dismissive. Yet, some others in the gaming community could not pass up an opportunity to express serious concerns about a game sponsored by a fast food restaurant....Enter the folks at Critical Role, a popular RPG gaming group.  Critical Role suffered an uproar from within their own community over how Wendy's does not treat their farm workers fairly, (in addition to a number of other things troubling to their fanbase).  The RPG session that Critical Role recorded for the game has now disappeared from their Twitch channel and all mention of it totally erased, just as if the sponsorship had never happened.Apparently, RPG gamers want their free fast food role playing games to be served with a side of social justice....

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Last Bastion Review

In our Last Bastion review, we look at a fantasy tower defense board game from Antoine Bauza and Repos Production. The post Last Bastion Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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Rebels and Patriots: 1st Continental Artillery

The last in my current painting batch for my American Rebels and Patriots army for Guildford Courthouse is this Perry Miniatures 3 pounder with crew...Unfortunately this was case of the usual wargamer 'ooh shiny' disease hitting as I saw the model on Perry's website and just had to have it, forgetting the 1st Continental Artillery at Guildford Courthouse had 6 pounders. Oh well, I'll just have to buy one of those too! :-)In the background you can see 'Molly Parker' who comes with the Warlord AWI artillery set and kindly donated to the rebel cause by Steve Weekes.

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I’m Melting!

The rather warm temperatures of the summer may be a distant memory, but when I was looking for models last week in the Loft Full Of Lead for a game, I found one of my resin models was a bit wilted. It is meant to look like this… It does get very hot up in the loft and this chap was on a shelf and just could not cope with the temperature. Having skinny legs and a chunky body does not make a good combination. The poor thing had drooped forwards with his gun now just about resting on the ground. I have repositioned resin models before a bit by dunking them in boiling water and then once the desired position, dip them in cold water to fix the pose. But I have not doen this before with a painted model. When it got immersed in boiling water it when really floppy really quickly, I had to quickly try to get it standing back up without scalding myself and dip him in cold water. It worked and it has been saved!

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Road to Berlin

After all my deliberations and anguish I am now fully committed to a Soviet WWII 'army'. I have just this morning completed three squads another is half painted ready for some brushwork this afternoon as it is a miserably wet and cold day. The fourth squad is there as back up or to provide the odd figure for support squads. Chain of Command being possibly the only WWII set which requires five man crews for MMG's and guns etc. instead of three, in fact if you add a Junior Leader you need six men for the crew.I also ordered up all my infantry support troops last week and they are now cleaned, primed and ready to go. I also got a bunch of Characters from Artizan and these are really lovely, eight in all and the only one which is naff is someone who looks like a despatch rider or something akin to one in a pose which is just useless, the others will be used for those extra men above or leaders. The actual weapons and crews are Warlord and again really nice figures which fit in fine with Artizan, I did have a devi

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Antediluvian Miniatures - Kickstarter - Conquerors of Mictlan - Painted (Finally)

Time to catch up on some of the outliers. Last September I picked up the Antediluvian Miniatures - Kickstarter - Conquerors of Mictlan Range. Well a year later they finally made it off the paint table.... Shameful.These will be perfect for the Ghost Archipelago or the Elizabethan Zombie War Projects, as always with Antediluvian some great sculpts and really rich in character.Spanish Officer types, the chap on the left with his two handed broadsword has a full face mask, whilst the second character even comes with his own monkey.More Spanish men-at-arms lets see how the rapier fares against the wandering dead......Born adventurers, it must be over 20 years since I last painted a dwarf but these guys should come in handy in the campaigns ahead.The scholars and the young prince. Already thinking about the scenario's for these characters.I was pretty impressed with Warlords of Erehwon Warlords fantasy rules when we first gave them a run out. With plenty of scope for some of the odd ideas I had for the Elizab

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WWW1 arillery stand

After a flurry of painting activity (you can always tell when it's a term break), in 15mm (French Ordonnance for DBA) and 6mm (1940 French for Spearhead), I was about to get stuck into the remaining 6mm FPW army (which have sat unpainted for perhaps a decade.However I managed to tweak muscles in my lower back while in the garden this morning and, feeling pretty annoyed, I wanted something different to do. Even sitting at the painting table for more than 10 minutes at a time resulted in some discomfort, so it needed to be a project that could be done in small easy chunks. Aha, I had a spare Airfix RHA 18pdr, and some British Colonial artillery crew (Ha0, so put these together to create an artillery stand for the 20mm Weird World War 1 artillery.The artillery stand. I chose a slightly unorthodox uniform for the crew.. a mix of Colonial British and WW2 with a blue tunic and khaki trousers, and helmetThe old and the new.. the two artillery stands for the army..The army is progressing towards a "Big Battle" config

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The Campaign for Azmodov 7: Break Out Phase

They had withstood, and even repelled, the initial attack.  But the brave soldiers of the Pax Arcadia knew they couldn't keep withstanding the massed ranks of Marines that kept breaking from orbit.  A true overwhelming mass was gathering on the outskirts of the cities, and soon they would begin their break out of the landing zones.  Officers at Central Command could see the legions of debauchery line up, the storm would come very soon...The third game in our Future War Commander "Colonisation" campaign, as Nemesis and me faced off again for a battle at the club.  This time, I would command once again 3000 points, while he would have a measly 1500 points at his disposal, but the previous battle showed that is no way a sure defeat.My forces where build around speed and transport capacity this time, as I would need to either occupy his third of the table, or even better get as many troops as possible from his table edge.  He needed to prevent this.To that end, the Pax Arcadia force broug

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Beastgrave – Returning to Warhammer Underworlds

Does Beastgrave improve Warhammer Underworlds? I'd certainly say so. Is Beastgrave enough to breathe fresh life into the game? To reignite the flames in the "ultimate competitive miniatures game"? That, I cannot honestly answer currently. Time will tell... [...] The post Beastgrave – Returning to Warhammer Underworlds appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Paint progression cheap 15mm mech

Hi guysA painting progression on the cheap mech, started with a grey undercoat, then black wash, and white dry brush for pre shading, I bought a contrast red to test how they are, and thought I would use this project for the test, applied the contrast red, and then regular acrylic black, the contrast would suit those wanting to paint large numbers quickly, but I wasn't happy with the results, so have gone over it with acrylic red (Vallejo), next up I'll do a black pin wash, then highlights, then add some details, then weathering. I think I need to add more detail to the base, rubbish and debris, thoughts?

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