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…

December 6, 2018 scrollmaster

In our 2018 campaign, we’ve been running around in a lot of Dungeons, but not encountered any Dragons (well… apart from our Rogue running into a Dragon Whelp). The closest has been an encounter with a Wyvern that brought down an airship, marooning the party on an island. However, I am hoping to change that in 2019 and this cool Silver Dragon from Wizkids worked perfectly as a young White Dragon, which goes well with my Ice and Snow Terrain Board… and it also aligns with an encounter I think may fit where the party is going. One of the…

December 4, 2018 scrollmaster

When I was planning my D&D Christmas oneshot for 2018, I was roaming the internet to find Christmas themed miniatures and found this crazy Ogre Santa from Scibor Miniatures. It arrived two days before the game, but with Dragonmeet 2018 in between, I had little time to paint it, so I ended up speed painting him as fast as I could. Sure I could have chosen a wider range of colours, made more details etc, but overall I’m happy with the result.  

December 2, 2018 scrollmaster

My players don’t like mimics. I do! And honestly, how can you not love this crazy-ass Gazebo Mimic. Amazing! One thing that bugged me about this miniature was there was no thought given to how the panel with the Mimic face could be removed and reattached. It feels like the sculpture assumes that the owner of the miniature would always have it as one or the other.

October 30, 2018 scrollmaster

Contrary to Grogspar, the Mercenary Troll and the Hill Troll from Reaper, both which I am using as Ogres, the Forest Troll Shaman from North Star is exactly my idea of what a Troll should look like, which is driven from my childhood in the Nordics where trolls just look a certain way. The movie The Troll Hunter is a great representation of Nordic trolls except they behave more like animals.  

October 30, 2018 scrollmaster

As with the super cool Troll Mercenary Boson Grogspar, I will be using this badass Hill Troll from Reaper as an Ogre or half Ogre as Trolls in Heden Rei, the world we play D&D in, are more feral and more like nordic trolls. I got this troll from my fiancée in a box full of mixed miniatures when we started D&D early 2018. Very pleased with how the leather turned out on this one  

October 30, 2018 scrollmaster

While I don’t play Privateer Press games anymore, I still love their minis and some of them have that quirky personality and character I loved about Warhammer 40.000 Rogue Trader Orks and this fantastic Trollkin sailor is a great example of this. Pipe and dynamite strapped to his harpoon… what more do you need? However, for Dungeons and Dragons I’ve used him as a half-ogre instead as in my D&D world trolls are more feral and tend to be inspired by trolls from the nordics where I originally come from. Actually check out the movie The Troll Hunter to get a…

June 14, 2018 scrollmaster

Not much to say. I needed Crocodiles for a Dungeons & Dragons aventure in our current campaign and found these fantastic crocs. I use the smaller crocodiles as a forewarning to the players while they hear loud growls from the bigger ones coming up the drain.