March 25, 2020 scrollmaster

For our Daisygate campaign, we are continuing to use “The A-Team”, the characters from the previous campaign, but since the campaign is folliowing a “West Marches” style format, we have also introduce “The Nightshift”, which is a new group of adventurers offering us more flexibility in terms of inviting guests and frequency of games for those players with more time. One Nightshift character is a Paladin hunting a Dream Dragon from the amazing Monsters of Feyland book and the player chose this fantastic mini from Darksword Miniatures rather than the classic, full plate armoured paladin brute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpVkSXooL0U

March 25, 2020 scrollmaster

I made these crates and palisades from lollipop stick and coffee stirrers. The crates to a LOT longer than the palisades. How to make these The process is very simple: Glue everything together. For the boxes, I glued sticks on a cube cut from foamboard. Soak everything in a mix of water and brown and black paint. Remove from water and let dry. Drybrush with a light brown/bone type colour. The finished result Crates and palisades combined with Dungeon Stackers  

March 25, 2020 scrollmaster

These Dungeon Stackers are deceivingly simple in look and make, but holy crap they are super useful. i’ve used them in every game since I made them. The idea is from Black Magic Craft, but I actually first saw them on the Runehammer channel and both videos are well worth checking out for inspiration. Dungeon Stackers combined with crates and palisades  

March 21, 2020 scrollmaster

When last we met our Nightshift heroes, they had come in possession of the Black Sapphire, that on the surface was a disputed heirloom, but given the events unfolding, the heroes suspect it is much more than just an unusual gem stone.  The only clue they had was their dying patreon saying they need to take the gem stone to the Fairydopterist. What will they do? Learnings from running a remote D&D game Given the Corona virus lock down, I ran this game as a remote game using Google Hangouts. I tied my phone to my hobby lamp so I…

February 23, 2020 scrollmaster

For Chapter 3 we returned to the A team (although one man short) and I planned and ran this game differently from previous games in a number of ways. Essentially this was one long chase scene, but due to the chase being in the Town of Daisygate, the combinations of player choices made it too complex to plan out every scene as I would normally. normally I draw up a room/encounter and then set up up on the table for a reality check, but I did none of that this time. Instead I wrote a list of possible obstacles and…

February 23, 2020 scrollmaster

As our current campaign Daisygate is based on West Marches, it is easy for us to invite guest players. For this chapter we had three regular players who all made lvl 1 characters as well as a nephew of one of the players new to D&D. We refer to this group of fledgling adventures as “The Nightshift”. Our heroes had come to Daisygate to find fame and fortune. However, luck had not been with them and as they are down to their last coin, Silvia Bluehaven, a widow, appeared and hired them to recover her wedding gift, a black sapphire, from…

February 1, 2020 scrollmaster

Returning to Dungeons & Dragons and roleplaying games in general after a 20 year break, there are lots of new things in the hobby: Critical Role, remote playing, online communities etc, but even at the table things have changed, namely people love taking photos! I find it super cool that my players like taking photos of the different terrain sets and encounters I throw at them. As such, I am more and more making set pieces rather than dungeon tiles stile elements. I think it was a Professor Dungeon Master video where he talked about theatre of the mind and…

January 24, 2020 scrollmaster

The idea for our new campaing came from the movie “Stardust”, which features a cross-ver from our realm into a feywild type world. I loved the idea and so came to be the Daisy Gate, a gate of daisies that leads from the material realm into the Feywild. I wasn’t sure how to build it until I found a Christmas wreath on sale. It was perfect for what I needed. All I had to do was a bit of cutting and glueing and sprinkling something the looked like daisies on top. Done!

January 24, 2020 scrollmaster

This built is based on Stone Bridge for D&D Tutorial (Black Magic Craft Episode 075). It’s a speed built tutorial but for me it wasn’t that speedy mainly because of the water, the flowers and the ivy vines I wanted to add. This is my first scenery piece for 2020 and I think it will set a trend for me crafting what I call centre pieces, pieces you can really only have one of on the table at a time and pieces that have a massive influence on the encounter. I’d say the only other centre piece I have is…

January 23, 2020 scrollmaster

These are the town guards known as “The Daisy Guard” in our Daisygate campaign. Ia actually bought these a decade ago to use in a Realm of Chaos campaign I ran (yes, using the very old books). At the time I tried out a new method by painting their armour red and drybrush with bronze for my warband. As part of the Daisygate campaign, I decided to repaint them to fit a more civilized colour scheme and from them I designed a crest for the game as well.    The Daisy Guard with Captain of the Guard

January 19, 2020 scrollmaster

Having saved the world of Heden Rei, our adventures had become heroes and known faces throughout the land. Alaris was crowned king, BJ became a sought after advisor, Valyria a sought after maiden and Grimshaw special emissary to the Dwarven Omnitropolis Parthonox. It was all good for a time, but after 3 years in the spotlight, the friends had grown apart, or pulled apart by their official duties. Chance would have it that Grimshaw one day received a letter notifying him of the death of his aunt Tholgina Grimtooth and that he had inherited her estate in the town of…