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Bears Head Miniatures Weird Science Kickstarer

From talented clay-prodder Philip Hynes at Bears Head, comes a new, bitesize Kickstarter. As a small diversion in the run up to a larger fantasy-themed project, two traditionally sculpted miniatures are up for grabs. All [...] The post Bears Head Miniatures Weird Science Kickstarer appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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[EN/PL] The Black Goat of the Woods / Czarna Koza z Lasu (Northumbrian Tin Soldier)

Hello everyone!It's weekend, it's evening time, so it's time for a new entry at DwarfCrypt!Today I invite you to the next model from Northumbrian Tin Soldier, this time not the Beardfolks but Nightfolks series. Black Goat my Dears, quite grotesque and fairytale, but these are also cute models from the Nightfolks series.I listen recently (at nights!) an audiobook with stories by the master H.P. Lovecraft, that's why today's model I will devote to one of the deities - Shub-Niggurath, or Black Goat from the Wood.I cordially invite you!Shub-Niggurath, "The Black Goat of the Wood with Thousand Descendants", or "The Black Ram of the Forest" is one of the deities in the Cthulhu Mythology by H.P. Lovecraft.The first mention of Goat from the Forest comes from the short story The Last Test (1928). The Goddess has never been accurately described in Lovecraft's prose, but her name is often mentioned or summoned during rituals. As a character, he appears in other authors who co-create Mythology - August Derleth, Robert Bl

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Ballad of Black Tom and A Time of Changes reviewed

I haven’t posted any book reviews in a while. What the heck, time to change that trend. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle My rating: 4 of 5 stars Victor Lavalle is a writer that hasn’t been on my radar screen until recently. I was introduced to him through an ebook sale and picked up THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM at a decent price. The fact that this is a retelling of Lovecraft’s HORROR OF RED HOOK, although through the eyes of a black resident of Harlem, was a big draw for me. Lavalle’s version– which gives the reader the point of view of how the events of the Red Hook story would look from the eyes of Charles Thomas Tester, the charismatic would be musician that gets recruited into the service of the main antagonist from the Red Hook story (Robert Suydam). The underlying themes of racism, exclusion and xenophobia, which was prevalent in Lovecraft’s writing, become a foundation for LaValle’s wonderful retelling of the same events from a different perspective. A per

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Deep Madness Review

There are times in life when you say “screw it”, throw caution to the wind, drop all pretence of sensibility and just get stuck into something. Be it a new hobby, sport or simply just spunking a wad of cash so thick it could be used to prop up a skyscraper. With the notion of Kickstarter (other crowdfunding platforms are available), it’s getting ever easier to buy and back games with increasing production costs (and consequentially improved quality), timescales and grandeur. I’m not going to start a rant about the cost of games getting silly, there’s a time and a place for that and it’s not this review. Read more »

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