Fantasy


Icons of Pulp Fantasy Kickstarter

I have been remiss.  Joe Procopio, host of the Second Saturday Scrum Club, has started a small company for the production of (I presume mostly) fantasy pulp miniatures, inspired by the pulp fantasy he clearly enjoys reading (and playing).  The company is ABOVE THE FRAY MINIATURES, and they have just produced their first line of pulp fantasy figures, here. Here is the first set, followed by Joe’s blurb: The Barbarian, The Hyrcanian, The Thief, The Wizard, The Harbinger of Doom, High Priest of Set, Grimhammer, and The Cannibal. Bygone Days of High Adventure  Icons of Pulp Fantasy Kickstarter, Above the Fray Miniatures Above the Fray Miniatures produces small-batch casts of pulp-era inspired sword & sorcery miniatures as homages to the types of heroes and villains found in the works of writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Fritz Leiber, H.P. Lovecraft, R.E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and others.  We’re commissioning the types of miniatures we want to see on our own gaming tables and are lau

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Returning to Warhammer Underworlds

I return to Nightvault, or better said, the Warhammer Underworld series. I did an unboxing of the Organised Play 2018 boxed set for the first season Shadespire a couple of days ago. As these were re-packed for the several waves, I could only show you the alternate artwork cards for Steelheart's Champions and Garrek's Reavers. […]

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Warhammer Koblenz First Store Anniversary

Games Workshop released an article on the updates on the store anniversaries on Warhammer Community and the local Warhammer Store here in Koblenz will have their Store Anniversary party next friday on November 16th. It is kind of interesting to have an "actual" Warhammer store around the corner. I've seen the coverage of the events […]

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[EN/PL] To be or not to be a Lost Children #1 / Być czy nie być Utraconym Dzieckiem #1 (Rotten Factory / Rotten Circus)

Hello everyone!Blogs are falling, bloggers are falling into dejection, complaining and despair, but DwarfCrypt invites you to a new post every week!Today, again thanks to the kindness of Paweł from ROTTEN FACTORY, I invite you to look at the next models from the Rotten Circus project. There were the first Cultists and today the Lost Children.Perhaps these were true children who were kidnapped once and who under the influence of Dark forces underwent devilish metamorphosis? Or maybe they are small malicious demons, which macabre the life of knights, warriors and other adventurers in a macabre way?My first association with the two of painted today is Hamlet by William Shakespeare.This is my favorite work of the English poet, and the miniatures remind me of the macabre scene from Act V, when the action moves to the cemetery, where they copy the grave of two gravediggers...- "Are they really going to give her a Christian burial after she killed herself?"Ask first gravedigger.- "If it was not a Dignitarian daughte

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[EN/PL] To be or not to be a Lost Children #1 / Być czy nie być Zagubionym Dzieckiem #1 (Rotten Factory / Rotten Circus)

Hello everyone!Blogs are falling, bloggers are falling into dejection, complaining and despair, but DwarfCrypt invites you to a new post every week!Today, again thanks to the kindness of Paweł from ROTTEN FACTORY, I invite you to look at the next models from the Rotten Circus project. There were the first Cultists and today the Lost Children.Perhaps these were true children who were kidnapped once and who under the influence of Dark forces underwent devilish metamorphosis? Or maybe they are small malicious demons, which macabre the life of knights, warriors and other adventurers in a macabre way?My first association with the two of painted today is Hamlet by William Shakespeare.This is my favorite work of the English poet, and the miniatures remind me of the macabre scene from Act V, when the action moves to the cemetery, where they copy the grave of two gravediggers...- "Are they really going to give her a Christian burial after she killed herself?"Ask first gravedigger.- "If it was not a Dignitarian daughte

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Middle Earth SBG - Matched play

This weeks club match was my first trial in anger of the new Middle Earth SBG rules from GW. Playing against Kevin with him supplying the forces as usual in the form of Theoden and his Riders pitted against the vile Lurtz and his gang of Uruh-Hai thugs. I of course chose to play Lurtz's force.Forces closeEarly shooting worked well for the Uruk-Hai and 2 or three Rohan unhorsed and three or more Royal Guard are shot in the first couple of rounds, the Uruk-Hai hero claiming a couple on his own.Lurtz gets pinned in the doorwayKev goes for the charge and a line develops across the field but this limits shooting so everyone pretty much piles in.Rohan charge in to the pike block and bounce while the Warg Riders counter charge the centreThe fight on the right begins to go Evils way with numbers tellingCavalry dual goes Evils way with the Rohan failing to get the killsTheoden rides tp buff up his forces on the Evil left flankThe mid game goes by with priority shifting and a couple of heroic charges declared and

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Warhammer Underworlds Organised Play 2018

When I published the reviews on the first season of Warhammer Underworlds Shadespire and the second season Nightvault, I already mentioned that Games Workshop strongly supports the rule set with their own website, lot of content and event support. Among this content, there are organised play sets. I've seen some people that have participated in […]

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BLOOD BOWL – Journey of the Maulers: Wannabes

More old Warhammer miniatures have gotten a stylish makeover and are now loyal fans of the Maulers. It is easy to see what effect the restauration of an old figure can have. I remember quite well that I didn't finish the musician's drums at the time because I felt burned out after more than twenty […]

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[EN/PL] The thing about Gnomes / Rzecz o Gnomach (Northumbrian Tin Soldier The Beardfolk #2)

Hello everyone!It's weekend. So there is a new entry on DwarfCrypt! I am very pleased to introduce youDear visitors, another two dwarves from the "Beardfolk" series received from David from Northumbrian Tin SoldierThis time is a Shaman and beard warrior miniatures.Today I would like to tell a little about the history of Gnomes in European folklore.Gnomes, creatures similar to Dwarves and Kobolds. And I could end it, because ... gnomes have never been in legends and myths :)       In the XV century, a physician, charlatan and alchemist known under the pseudonym Paracelsus invented the gnomes as a manifestation of the Earth Elemental. There is nothing about hooded dwarves, miners and treasures hidden deep underground. These Elementals turned into stone after contact with the sun's rays.Known for fantasy, today's gnomes, is the invention of nineteenth-century writers. At that time, the American Nathaniel Hawthrone in the collection Twice-Told Tales from 1837 determined that Gnomes are cr

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Spirit Island: Jagged Earth Kickstarter Preview

In our Spirit Island: Jagged Earth preview, we look at what comes in this big-box expansion for Spirit Island and how it changes the game. The post Spirit Island: Jagged Earth Kickstarter Preview appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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Review: Gloomhaven

I’m usually quite resistant when it comes to new & shiny and when I first heard about Gloomhaven, I shrugged it off as yet another Kickstarter hype. However, the more I read about it, the more intrigued I became. When I finally watched the review on Shut Up & Sit Down (which, incidentally, is one of the best video reviews I’ve ever seen) together with K., we both looked at each other and decided: we want this game! I have to admit that I also had a hidden agenda: we’ve been playing D&D with our nephew, but I was really tired of being DM, so I hoped that this game would supplant D&D and get us back to gaming with the kid more often. After lugging it home from the local games store – the box weights around nine kilo – K., the nephew and I opened the box and sorted the contents. There really is a lot in there! We were especially fascinated by the sealed stuff – things that you only unpack when certain conditions are met during play. Gloomhaven is basically a g

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Olleytoberfest - Reaper Dwarven Brewmeister 02559

Hi All,A quick one before I make dinner and get ready for trick or treaters.A little bug eyed, but the first time in ages I've actually painted a black eye dot with a brush. The apes, with their white eye dots so successful, gave me the courage to try this time.Perhaps I dirtied him up a tad too much with the grunge wash. All the paints were reaper except for craft paints on the base.It was fun to work on a single figure and get him finished. I probably could have done him in fewer, longer sessions, but it was nice to just work on him a bit at a time as time allowed over the month.You can still purchase him, and his barrel toting compadres here.If you painted any Olley's or found any painted ones in your collection that you want to share, let me know.I'm trying to push out the Oldhammer in the New World Zine #3 in the next day or two, in time for Oldhammer in the Jerz 2. I'm just polishing the last bit of the work I did and then abandoned at some point last year.Thanks for looking and commenting.

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BLOOD BOWL – Journey of the Maulers: Hammertime!

In my last article on the Maulers I introduced Bonkh and Gabru. Today's introduction is a bit shorter, but it's a short character as well, so it seemed alright. I rummaged in my bitsbox for suitable models for Blood Bowl fans and found an old crew member of the doom diver catapult. I never had […]

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