July 13, 2020 scrollmaster

This is the last Dungeons & Dragons game I will DM in London for the foreseeable future as we moving to Denmark. The last couple of weeks for our heroes have been slow. It has given them time to sit ate the Silver unicorn and think about and discuss what actually happened when they arrived at Twobridges. The more they discuss, the less everything makes sense: A girl rescued from a Troll claiming the Troll has her brother, only to later claim she has no brother. A Troll who turns out to be a hired, dressed up Ogre. A Spectator…

June 27, 2020 scrollmaster

We are half way through 2020 and normally I would write this summary article at the end of the year like I did in 2019 and 2018. However, we will be moving soon to Denmark after 21 years in London so all my hobby stuff is packed away and will likely not be unpacked until spring 2021 So here are the miniatures that I have painted to date and this list is unlikely to grow any further this year.   http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-dragons-temple-flameguards-privateer-press/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-male-assassin-darksword-miniatures/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-bear-reaper-miniatures/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-female-dwarf-warrior-atlantis-miniatures/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-undead-giant-cyclops-fantasy-lords-grenadier-models/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-25th-anniversary-grim-reaper-reaper-miniatures/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-female-stone-giant-wizkids/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-bathing-women-fenryll-miniatures/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-centaur-archer-atlantis-miniatures/ http://scrollmaster.net/warhammer-40-000-rogue-trader-eldar-harlequin-prototype/ http://scrollmaster.net/warhammer-40-000-rogue-trader-bad-moon-painboy-and-runtherd-games-workshop/ http://scrollmaster.net/kingdom-death-monster-the-hand/ http://scrollmaster.net/kingdom-death-monster-death-high-miko/ http://scrollmaster.net/warhammer-40-000-rogue-trader-hrothyogg-ogre-captain-games-workshop/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-male-knight-with-sword-and-shield-darksword-miniatures/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-tywin-lannister-darksword-miniatures/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-plague-cult-lead-by-tcho-tcho-fenris-games/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-nymph-otherworld-miniatures/ http://scrollmaster.net/warhammer-40-000-rogue-trader-ogryn-games-workshop/ http://scrollmaster.net/dungeons-and-dragons-old-nan-and-lady-olenna-the-queen-of-thorns-darksword-miniatures/…

June 7, 2020 scrollmaster

I normally write summary posts at the end of the year, but since I’ve now packed away all my hobby stuff in preparation for moving back to Denmark after 21 years in London, I might as well just bite the bullet and publish what scenery I did make in 2020. There isn’t much compared to 2019 and 2018 but that is a) because I already had most of what I needed, b) I knew that we would be moving and c) we had a pandemic so our games moved online. Having said that, I am really happy with the items…

June 6, 2020 scrollmaster

I saw a Youtube video by Jim Murphy where he want through all his stored hobby stuff. At the same time I’ve been packing away my own hobby collection in preparation for moving back to Denmark after 21 years in London. And the things got me thinking: If I had to start all over with Dungeons & Dragons, what minis would I paint and what scenery would I build. Out of curiosity I asked Jim where her would start and his reply was: Characters, a band of Orc/Goblins and Skeletons/Zombies. Then every adventure add something new. That’s how I did…

June 2, 2020 scrollmaster

I had been playing roleplaying games since mid 80s, but stopped when I moved from Denmark to London in August 1999. However, in Feb 2018, I started the campaign War of the Triplets with 5 adults who barely knew each other or Dungeons & Dragons. In a few months I will move back to Denmark after 21 years in London and as such, I have now stopped playing Dungeons & Dragons in preparation of the move, so I want to share some thoughts from DMing for a group of adults over the last 2.5 years as it has been a…

May 30, 2020 scrollmaster

With two of their comrades dead, the Paladin Damon and the Warlock Alyanys was on the look out for new recruits. Fortunately an unknown (kinda) mysterious benefactor (Jean-Jacques in disguise) had found two candidates and invited all four to a team building exercise in a haunted tower (damdamdaaaaam) at the edge of Twilight Forest. The 4 heroes met at midnight as instructed and was asked to divide into two pair, each with a veteran and a recruit, and scale the tower ruin with the promise of magic items to the winners. The ground floor The ground floor of the tower…

May 24, 2020 scrollmaster

As the heroes continued their journey to Twobridges, they came across a small group of merchants, who were held up due to a threat up ahead by the bridge. Their guess was it was a Siren due to the high shrieks from the area, but as the heroes went to investigate, all they found was a little girl tied to the centre of the bridge crying out for help in high-pitched shrieks. As soon as Torgga, the Dwarven Paladin released the girl, a Troll jumped up from under the bridge and attacked her. However, as Torgga has a specific hate…

May 21, 2020 scrollmaster

in our campaign Daisygate, we have the local cityguard called “The Daisy Guard”, who the party has run into several times. They are trained, but polite city guards maintaining the order of the town. They serve the town. However, I also needed a unit of Royal Guardians who are tasked with protecting the royals. These guards are trained elite soldiers, so I wanted them to look very different. the Flameguards from Privateer Press look quite menacing with their tight helmets and big shields so they were perfect. i painted them in the same colours but with a different symbol on…

May 21, 2020 scrollmaster

I bought these Dwarven ladies at DragonMeet last year for a specific purpose for our then D&D campaign “War of the Triplets”. However, the heroes decided to go in a different direction so never got around to need them and hence never got around to paint them. Now that we have started up a second Covid19 campaign “Twobridges”, one player wanted to be a Dwarven Paladin specifically with. hammer so I suddenly needed to paint one of them up. The are really cool minis and she was a great fun to paint. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPsDdTEXs2g

May 21, 2020 scrollmaster

Back in the 80s when I first started playing RPGs we really didn’t have access to a lot of miniatures, which meant when you found something unusual and cool, you grabbed it! That’s how I ended up with my first version of this fantastic Undead Cyclops from Grenadier Models 1988. That version has long since been chopped up and most bits lost, but I found a similar one on eBay and jumped the chance to get it again. I have to say, this one really has held its own against the tides of time and is still as cool as…