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Frostgrave: A Sword and Sorcery Adventure – Part 2

In the second part of my Sword and Sorcery tale, I've taken on the dwarf. Somehow the model just wanted to be painted and in my head the picture of a grumpy looking, but otherwise in a good mood dwarf emerged. The pose had something stealthy with the slightly bent posture, which is why I […]

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Frostgrave: A Sword and Sorcery Adventure – Part 1

Rekamark was not a very impressive city, but anyone who wanted to go to Felstadt found themselves at one of the last halfway civilized outposts of mankind before entering the ruins of the cursed city.    "Rekamark," Balthasar said to his apprentice Achibald, thoughtfully folding his arms.    "You will never find a more wretched […]

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Frostgrave: Zombies

Since I intend to play a necromancer in Frostgrave, I might need some zombies sooner or later, which will be awakened by the master and his apprentice. As luck would have it, Chaosbunker boss Dennis had a few Mantic Games zombies left over and I always wanted to see what you could get out of […]

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Rangers of Shadow Deep, Mission: Burning Light. Scenario C: The Courtyard.

PROLOGUE Before entering the courtyard Blackwulf is given the Lorenthian messengers satchel recovered by Sigurd. Blackwulf attempts to read the runes inscribed on a sealed letter inside  +2  roll (20)  and instantly recognizes it as an old ranger cipher once used by both kingdoms during better days.  Blackwulf reads it and calls for Xavos!?  ..”Xavos is still at Tor Varden, Chief “  mutters Skuti.. “ Scribes never around when you need one right?” Blackwulf fumbles for some paper and a charcoal stick from the messengers satchel and starts to write :Blackwulf’s Report:  Met maximum resistance at the Covent Gathouse. Ogres, Undead. We were lucky. The Knight Calistra fights like shes possessed by St Emilia herself. When Sigurd and I found ourselves locked in combat with the brutes, she entered the fray and slew them with a single stroke, not once, but twice. Evil magic is at work here, bound by magic chains, the flayed dead come back to life. Lorenthia was here as well

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Rangers of Shadow Deep, the 1st Play-through.

As I mentioned last time, I recently picked up Rangers of Shadow Deep by Frostgrave author Joseph McCullogh. Since I am painting Frostgrave guys for Adepticon it was time to give Rangers of Shadow Deep (RoSD) Mission 1  a solo play-through. One of the things I presume that is making this game popular ( for a small indie game that is pushing 2000 members in its private Facebook group) is that its both Solo and Co-Op -something that until the last 3-4 years when all these Heroquest type board games started making a comeback hasnt really been a "thing"Since it has an open ended narrative (within the context of each scenario) and you can use ‘whatever miniatures” I find it to be a cross between OSR RPG played as a tactical miniatures game. With a very cool atmosphere that I’ll dub Tolkien or even Glen Cook-esque in its background I think that McCullough has got something unique here and a great companion to the player vs player action of Frostgrave. While conveniently after decades of wargaming, I have most

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