April 4, 2020 scrollmaster

This Chapter was back to old-school dungeon crawl, but I have to say most of our characters’ personalities and motives grew a lot in this game. Several times I had the pleasure of sitting back and watch the story unfold between the characters. Really enjoyed this game! Saving the Half-Fey The Nightshift have had a quite few days following their second run in with the Mindflayer. One day while browsing in the Scrambles, the central market place, the heroes notice all the commonfolk rushing towards the barracks in exciting voices: Somebody is about to face judgement. Our heroes follow the…

March 28, 2020 scrollmaster

We pick up the story after our heroes fled the Mindflayer and its army of mindless minions. This was second game running D&D remote. See my guide to how we run remote D&D with terrain and miniatures here. In the abandoned warehouse, the party discussed what to do with the Black Sapphire and decided to find out more about the mysterious gem before making a decision on whether to keep, sell or destroy it. However, before the party could leave the warehouse a mob of mindless persons came crashing through the door at the behest of the Mindflayer. The party…

March 26, 2020 scrollmaster

As we are facing a global pandemic, I find myself in self-isolation due to the government enforced lockdown. Not only does the lockdown mean we can no longer get together to play our monthly D&D game, which is a shame as the lockdown also means we have more time on our hands to play D&D. With that I took our game online, but I did it without losing the ability to use my terrain and miniatures following the 3 simple steps documented in this article. They are: (lo-)Technical set- up (connecting players and terrain). Simplifying the game. Remove complexity that doesn’t…

March 25, 2020 scrollmaster

At the time of writing this, UK is in lockdown due to the Corana virus. This means that A) we can no longer get together for Dungeons & Dragons and B) we now have enough time to increase the frequency of D&D games! Given I’m an old-school D&D hobbyist, playing online with Roll20 etc has not appealed to me. In fact, what I like about D&D is getting around the table with friends with some truly collaborative and low-tech entertainment. Alas, now that we are isolated, I have looked at how to play remotely with Google Hangout and using Ultimate…

March 25, 2020 scrollmaster

I’ve been planning on taking a Short Rest from DMing after running regular games since beginning of 2018 and some of my players have stepped up to DM. Unfortunately we have been hit by the Corona virus lockdown so we’ve had to migrate online for playing and I don’t want put this on my players so for the time being I will be DMing, which is fine. However, I did make a lvl 1 character, a bard called Jean-Jack La Cour and this is the mini picked. I was struggling with a colour scheme and my wife suggested bassing it…

March 25, 2020 scrollmaster

This is the second Daisy Guard team following the crossbow armed unit. When I saw these I thought they were perfect, but frankly if I had known how long they would take to arrive, I would have found an alternative. Having said that, the minis definitely didn’t disappoint. They are very cool, very diverse and full of character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwEUA9QuMVo The full Daisy Guard complement

March 25, 2020 scrollmaster

I found these funky tentacles at a Tiger store in London and thought they would be great for tentacles in D&D. I posted it on Twitter and somebody pointed me to this great video on how to make the tentacles. The one thing I would say is: Be careful with the stuff he is fulling inside the tentacles. It is sticky as hell so don’t get it on your skin or anything else.

March 25, 2020 scrollmaster

Our previous campaign was an epic fantasy campaign taking our heroes across distant lands to save the world. Our current campaign takes place in a single town: Daisygate! Because of the more low-fantasy and urban nature of the new campaign, I’ve had the opportunity to move away from painting monsters and instead painting humans like civilians, guard and this lot here: Local thugs and bandits. I really like these minis from Otherworld Miniatures so much character and personality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ODw6-p4tUQ  

March 25, 2020 scrollmaster

When it comes to D&D, it is funny how people focus on Chromatic Dragons, undead leader like Liches and Vampires, and Beholders as representation of real evil. For some reason people skip the fey. How bad can a fairy really be after all? But Hags are Fey… and to me Hags are the ultimate evil in that they literally hate everything good and sweet just because it is good and sweet. similarly I find Redcaps really menacing manifestation of true evil. I’ve been looking for a suitable mini for Redcaps for some time. The Mad Caps from Privateer Press are good cousins…