October 23, 2018 scrollmaster

Not entirely sure how this happened, but I was chatting to the two friends I’ve known the longest (30+ years by now) about getting together in Denmark and somehow it turned into: Let’s play a D&D oneshot Now, the two of them have very different backgrounds in roleplaying games: One used to play D&D and Shadowrun solidly for a lot of years while stationed in the barracks (he is in the army). The other played a bit of Drager of Dæmoner back when I picked up the game in mid-8os but that’s about it. Not really knowing how much they actually…

August 27, 2018 scrollmaster

To beef up my High Elves ranks, I bought a bunch of WizKidz elves I found at my local game store Dark Sphere. I have to say, I’m not impressed. Soft toy-like plastic, not a lot of sharp details. Overall not the quality I am looking for in miniatures. I’ll probably paint them since I have them, but it won’t really be something I enjoy. Here’s the first one:  

August 25, 2018 scrollmaster

Ok… so I saw these Dregs online and I loved them! I don’t know… I think I may have a thing for hag covens and hags and the female Dreg butcher kinda fits as a hag. But I am probably going to use these two as Ghoul guards in a one-shot I’ve created for two of my Danish friends based on, and adapted from, the Prisoners of Molok starter game. I used the speed painting technique I used for my Zombicide game and I am really happy with the result!

August 25, 2018 scrollmaster

For my Dark Elves, I ended up with 3 miniatures from three amazing miniature producers: DarkSword Miniatures, Hasslefree Miniatures and Avatars of War. Similar to the High Elves, I wanted the Dark Elves to have some resemblance in outfit with our Dark Elf hero. Although I am happy with the result, I don’t feel these are as good as the High Elves. Their makeup is really not that great and I was in my own mind when I painted them and totally forgot that Dark Elves are… darkish, purple-ish skinned! The Hero (Anti-hero?!) Alfein, the Drow Rogue leading the Dark…

August 25, 2018 scrollmaster

I won’t deny it: I am a huge fan of DarkSword Miniatures. Thety are my first port of call every time I need Dungeons & Dragons miniatures. So far our game has been out in the wild, but the party is nearing the Elven Twin Omnitropolis: Lyrayara so soon we will be having some more civilised confrontations with the elves. To prepare for the party’s arrival, I’ve been painting these fantastic High Elves from DarkSword. I’ve painted them to roughly match the High Elf Ranger in our party. Although he has been out in the wild for years, I still…

August 20, 2018 scrollmaster

When I started playing Dungeons & Dragons earlier this year, the first scenery things I made were a few simple, traditional dungeon corridors and rooms with square-tiled floors, each 5x 5 feet, for the first adventure.     But I also realised I needed something that would work for the outdoors encounters in the adventure and I wanted to make something that felt more open so I came up with the idea of using hexagon tiles for outside encounters to give the movement a slightly different and more free feel. And to take things to the extreme, I made the whole…

July 28, 2018 scrollmaster

Having played a spin-off game with one of my players and his kids who both knew Dungeons and Dragons already, I made a second game for same team + one of my other players and his two sons as well: The Kidnapping at Dragonspeak! To make it easier for the boys who hadn’t played before, I made these children-friendly character sheets. . Epilogue Hundreds of years ago the dragons ruled the world from the mountain “Dragonspeak”. Now the dragons are long gone and the town of “Drakenheim” at the foot of Dragonspeak is one of the most peaceful and pleasant…

July 28, 2018 scrollmaster

I got this amazing skiing skeleton as a freebie in an order from Otherworld Miniatures…. The question is not “should I use him in my current D&D campaign?” but “how on earth do I get him into the campaign?” 🙂 In the end I introduced him to a game in flight in a spur of the moment action speeding down a snowy mountain towards the party. And the crowd loved him.

June 14, 2018 scrollmaster

I got this cute / scary little goblin from my partner and really wanted to add it to our Dungeons & Dragons campaign. However, next to both the characters and other monster, he didn’t look that scary, so I was wondering how to make him a real threat. In the end I decided to have him chase a boy on the other side of a chasm the party was in the process of crossing via a narrow bridge. This worked like a charm. The scared boy really bought gravity to the situation and the players stepped up to the challenge to get…