October 30, 2018 scrollmaster

I am a big fan of Darksword Miniatures, but sometimes they are fiddly to glue together and paint so I wouldn’t recommend them to newbies or impatient hobbyists, but for me they re fantastic. This Elven Warlock is no different. Pleasure to paint and really happy with the final result, which sets him apart from regular High Elves.  

October 29, 2018 scrollmaster

Photo credits to all my players. Ellie, Julia, Neil and Sean. Back in February this year (2018) I started playing Dungeons & Dragons again for the first time in 20 years with bunch of people, where all but 1 hadn’t played RPGs before… or dabbled a little bit in school back in the 80s. The first game was the start of our campaign and in short ended with the party rescuing a unicorn from being sacrificed, but the necromancer Varona Stillborn left the scene unharmed. The elven ranger of the party noticed some similarities with Varona’s sacrificial rites to some…

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

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…

March 6, 2018 scrollmaster

Chapter 1 was made as a one-off adventure as my players almost all new to roleplaying games and I wasn’t sure if they would like it or not. However, I did make sure to make it extendable in case they liked the first game, which they did and so the campaign “War of the Triplets” was kicked off. Following the Chapter, I wrote up a small intermission giving the players two directions to choose from to take the campaign forward, one of the benefits of making a home brewed campaign. the unanimously chose to leave the Parthonox, the Dwarven Omnitropolis, to go…