February 6, 2018 scrollmaster

This Nightmare featured in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. This mini was fun to paint, but it was a back-up mini in the game if things went wrong. Essentially the party was to save a Unicorn from being sacrificed in a evil ritual to create a Nightmare. Fortunately for the unicorn the players managed to stop the ritual, but that meant the Nightmare didn’t get to take the stage…. this time! As you may have noticed there’s a burning horse corpse as well. This was used by a mock Necromancer to create diversion to…

February 6, 2018 scrollmaster

This Zombie Werewolf featured as a Wolfen Zombie in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. Oh this was one fun miniature to paint. The thing about playing Dungeons & Dragons is that you are not limited to a certain range of miniatures as you would be with a tabletop wargame or boardgame. As such you can pick up random minis like this one and suddenly an adventure snip;pet forms in your head, in this case I thought this Zombie Werewolf was perfect as a Wolfen Zombie an unholy abomination used as a powerful guardian.

February 6, 2018 scrollmaster

This Assassin featured in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. To be honest I bought this assassin, and this female thief, both from Dark Sword Miniatures, simply because they were cool! In the end they were perfect as supporting baddies for the party’s very first encounter, which was an assassination attempt by the Wererat Oleg the Ugly.

February 6, 2018 scrollmaster

This Wererat Rogue featured in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. I originally bought the human form thinking it was perfect for a sneaky assassin for the party’s very first combat. Later I realised there was a wererat form too so got that one and an easy encounter changed to a tough one, especially with a male and a female henchman joining too. The plan was actually to have the Wererat be the leader Oleg the Ugly and for him to escape… since werecreatures can only be harmed with magical weapons, which the party had…

February 3, 2018 scrollmaster

That’s it! My first roleplaying game in 20 years has come and gone. It is also my first time being a Dungeon Master in 20 years and first time playing Dungeons & Dragons since 1989! And it went well judging on the reaction of the players: 1 who is a regular Dungeons & Dragons player 2 who haven’t played since they were early teens 2 who have never played before. It has been slightly daunting, but also great fun pulling a world and a one-shot adventure together called “Pure and Lost”, which was about saving a Unicorn from an evil…

January 27, 2018 scrollmaster

Jan 2018 I picked up playing Roleplaying Games again as Dungeon Master for the homebrew Dungeons and Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. 4 out of the 5 players in my group where either completely new to roleplaying games or had played a tiny bit as kids some 30 years ago! So I ran a session for each of them where we first created their character and then I threw them into a mini adventure called “Jorn The Wellwatcher” to teach them the basics. Setting the scene It’s been a long time since the party was together, but they have…

January 7, 2018 scrollmaster

As per the Dain Deepaxe post, I’ve picked up Dungeons & Dragons for the first time in 20 years. When I picked up the rulebooks, my partner spotted this amazing Unicorn, Silverhorn, from Reaper Miniatures and I am very happy with the result. I do love this “Mio Mini Pony” colourscheme, which I’ve also used on the Thundervale Huntress from Super Dungeon Explore and plan to use it for the Unicorn Pet for Arcadia Quest.

January 7, 2018 scrollmaster

I’ve decided to start playing Dungeons & Dragons again this yea, 2018… which incidentally makes it 20 years since I last played any roleplaying game. I’ve gathered 5-6 players, most who have never played Dungeons & Dragons, or any roleplaying games for that matter. I’ll be the Game Master and have been writing up a one-off adventure for them to get started. To get started I went to one of my local game stores, Leisure Games, to pick up the rulebooks and in doing so also picked up a few random miniatures: The Plague Reaper, Silverhorn and Dain Deepaxe that…