February 8, 2019 scrollmaster

I’ve not written advice on DMing before. First of all because there are so many great channels out there. Runehammer, Matt Colville and lately Jim Murphy. However, in Runehammer’s latest Patreoncast “Mainframe 39: More than just talk!” he brought the disconnect between the universally accepted advice that shifting the “spotlight” between players is a good thing to do, vs what actually happens is that loud people speak more and can leave little room for more shy and polite people. While I am not as seasoned DM like as the noted gentlemen above, I do have a professional history of running…

February 4, 2019 scrollmaster

To prepare for the infernal direction our Dungeons & Dragons campaign is taking, I have been painting a few infernal miniatures for the first time. While the Tieflings have been fun to paint, and the Succubus introduced some leathery wings and an even more infernal feel, I still felt I needed some badass major devil in for team inferno. I looked at quite a few minis for this and even considered using Thagrosh the Messiah from Hordes, but in the end, I wanted something much more classic. An absolute no-doubt-this-is-a-devil miniature. And I found this fantastic B’hakoth the Destroyer mini…

February 2, 2019 scrollmaster

Dungeons & Dragons campaign is turning infernal I’ve been painting my first three ever infernal miniatures. This cool Damien, Hellborn Wizard from Reaper Miniatures is one out of three. The other two being The other two being the Semira Marise and Winged Imogen miniatures from Hasslefree. When I was looking for suitable Tiefling miniatures I found several sassy, sensual and sexy female miniatures, but I haven’t find many male Tiefling minis that exudes the same level of sensualness. This Damien, Hellborn Wizard miniature brings some male sexiness to the table with his bare chest, power pose, furred and animalistic coat and tooth necklace to top…

February 2, 2019 scrollmaster

As our Dungeons & Dragons campaign is turning infernal, I’ve had a chance to paint some infernal miniatures for the first time in my hobby career. Semira Marise from Hasslefree is perfect as a sensual Tiefling lady and she is one of three first ever infernal miniatures for me, the other two  being the Winged Imogen miniature also from Hasslefree and the Damien, Hellborn Wizard from Reaper Miniatures. I think this minis casual pose and dress gives it a sensual flair, without being overly sexed-up. To highlight this, I gave her a very dark red skin and a light cream gown with the aim…

February 2, 2019 scrollmaster

Although I’ve played both tabletop wargames and tabletop roleplaying games a lot in my life, I’ve never actually ever fielded or painted any devil miniatures. This Winged Imogen miniature from Hasslefree is one I’ve thought was awesome for years, but since I didn’t have a use for it in a game, I never bought it. Now that the trajectory of the party in our Dungeons & Dragons campaign is turning infernal, I finally had a reason to buy this amazing mini as on of my three ever first infernal miniatures. The other two being the Semira Marise miniature also from Hasslefree…

February 2, 2019 scrollmaster

Sometimes a mini comes along that is somewhere between insane and awesome. The Cupboard Mimic from Zealot Miniatures definitely falls into this category and I am currently trying to create some D&D stats for this… Well actually I don’t see this as a mimic. It seems way to aggressive and dynamic and I think it is more like a possessed cupboard. A closet demon maybe. I actually bought the cupboard itself a while back, so eventhough I tried to colour match them, they are actually a bit off but I’m quite happy with both minis so will leave them as…

January 25, 2019 scrollmaster

When I started up Dungeons & Dragons last year, I started with a team of people either completely new to RPGs or had some limited experience back in school. That, combined with the fact that I have to relearn a game I hadn’t played for over 20 years, meant I focussed on creatures both they and I would recognise from books, movies etc. creatures like goblins, trolls, elves, orcs, hags, wyverns, unicorns etc. I did plan to introduce more unfamiliar adversaries this year, but the Fomorian is one of those monsters I quickly skipped past in the Monster Manual. The…

January 23, 2019 scrollmaster

Last year, when I picked Dungeons & Dragons up again for the first time in 20 years, I fell back on how I used to do terrain for the battlefield for tabletop wargames. For the original dungeon tiles we used in Chapter 2 and 3 I cut a grid with a knife, painted it all with a dark grey mixed with dirt and sand and drybrushed it white. However, since then I’ve found advice on youtube such as Black Magic Craft’s video on painting stoneworks and Runehammer’s video on 2.6D Reversible Tiles System, and as I now have a decent set of terrain and terrain…

January 22, 2019 scrollmaster

I’ve been wanting for a while to add in an unknown or strange type adversary into our Dungeons and Dragons campaign War of the Triplets. When we started a year ago, my players were for most part new to roleplaying games or they may have played a bit 25-30 years ago in school. So to make the game more approachable, I largely stuck with creatures they would recognise from books and movies such as goblins, undead, unicorns, etc. But this year I want to introduce new unfamiliar baddies and one such group is what I call “The Masquerade” which is…