July 11, 2019 scrollmaster

February last year, I introduced D&D to a bunch of people who almost all had no prior experience with the game or very little from when they were in school. Now, a year and a half later, we are still playing the same campaign, but in the last chapter of our campaign, we had the very first character death! I’ll come to that at the end of the article, but the game also had some other lessons learned that I want to cover. Enter the Everdry Desert Long story short, the party is heading into the Everdry Desert to retrieve…

June 19, 2019 scrollmaster

Last year I spend a lot of time doing basic terrain pieces such as dungeon tiles, game boards, generic scatter and furniture. This year I have more freedom in exploring funner things like this configurable gaming board and funky little Dungeons & Dollhouses pieces. And because of this freedom, I’m now able to steer our campaign into a more alien environment to the party (and the players): The Everdry Desert! And to make that upcoming experience come to life, I’ve created some terrain scatter specifically for desert adventures. Been great fun. Cacti (or Cactuses) These essentially are made up of…

May 28, 2019 scrollmaster

Having retrieved the soul of the evil bandit captain Larsen Qu from Avernus, the party arrived knackered back in Lyrayara late at night. Exhausted the party withdrew to their chambers and fell asleep. A few days later they woke up in unknown surroundings in The Masquerade and was taken before the Shadow Queen as her guests. Here they handed over the scroll containing Larsen Qu’s soul for extraction. As this process took some time, the party went shopping in the home of the most ancient and secretive of all criminal organisation. Here the individual party members had mini adventures in…

March 31, 2019 scrollmaster

Having failed to exchange the captured evil souls for that of Larsen Qu, The party set out to investigate the strange news of chunks of cows bring thrown at the nearby village of Silkenheim. As the heroes arrived at the village, the villagers turned into a frightened and angry mob when they saw the Dragonborn sorcerer as they had been terrorised by the xenophobic “Trueborn” who were hunting the party. Fortunately their old compadre, the Tabaxi Cleric Feather, rejoined the party and calmed the mob. First encounter: The Trueborn ambush The party decided to kill the dragon wyrmling guarding two…

February 26, 2019 scrollmaster

Having started 2019 with a sand box style open game based around information gathering, I wanted the follow up game to be equally open-ended but much more action oriented. The adventure started action heavy with a unit of “Trueborn” (a clan of xenophobic, paranoid and highly informed Dragonborn) who wanted the party to hand over a map they had acquired, which would lead them to the Dragon Spire, the home of the Trueborn. I made this encounter in two parts to really crank up the difficulty. First part was inside the Elven Omnitropolis before the party had managed to exit…

February 4, 2019 scrollmaster

To prepare for the infernal direction our Dungeons & Dragons campaign is taking, I have been painting a few infernal miniatures for the first time. While the Tieflings have been fun to paint, and the Succubus introduced some leathery wings and an even more infernal feel, I still felt I needed some badass major devil in for team inferno. I looked at quite a few minis for this and even considered using Thagrosh the Messiah from Hordes, but in the end, I wanted something much more classic. An absolute no-doubt-this-is-a-devil miniature. And I found this fantastic B’hakoth the Destroyer mini…

February 2, 2019 scrollmaster

Dungeons & Dragons campaign is turning infernal I’ve been painting my first three ever infernal miniatures. This cool Damien, Hellborn Wizard from Reaper Miniatures is one out of three. The other two being The other two being the Semira Marise and Winged Imogen miniatures from Hasslefree. When I was looking for suitable Tiefling miniatures I found several sassy, sensual and sexy female miniatures, but I haven’t find many male Tiefling minis that exudes the same level of sensualness. This Damien, Hellborn Wizard miniature brings some male sexiness to the table with his bare chest, power pose, furred and animalistic coat and tooth necklace to top…

February 2, 2019 scrollmaster

As our Dungeons & Dragons campaign is turning infernal, I’ve had a chance to paint some infernal miniatures for the first time in my hobby career. Semira Marise from Hasslefree is perfect as a sensual Tiefling lady and she is one of three first ever infernal miniatures for me, the other two  being the Winged Imogen miniature also from Hasslefree and the Damien, Hellborn Wizard from Reaper Miniatures. I think this minis casual pose and dress gives it a sensual flair, without being overly sexed-up. To highlight this, I gave her a very dark red skin and a light cream gown with the aim…

February 2, 2019 scrollmaster

Although I’ve played both tabletop wargames and tabletop roleplaying games a lot in my life, I’ve never actually ever fielded or painted any devil miniatures. This Winged Imogen miniature from Hasslefree is one I’ve thought was awesome for years, but since I didn’t have a use for it in a game, I never bought it. Now that the trajectory of the party in our Dungeons & Dragons campaign is turning infernal, I finally had a reason to buy this amazing mini as on of my three ever first infernal miniatures. The other two being the Semira Marise miniature also from Hasslefree…

January 22, 2019 scrollmaster

I’ve been wanting for a while to add in an unknown or strange type adversary into our Dungeons and Dragons campaign War of the Triplets. When we started a year ago, my players were for most part new to roleplaying games or they may have played a bit 25-30 years ago in school. So to make the game more approachable, I largely stuck with creatures they would recognise from books and movies such as goblins, undead, unicorns, etc. But this year I want to introduce new unfamiliar baddies and one such group is what I call “The Masquerade” which is…

January 22, 2019 scrollmaster

It should be no secret that Hasslefree miniatures is one of my favourite miniatures provider. Their minis have such character, with honesty and functionality. And Mother Morrigan is a great example of this: Functional and deadly with character to boot. She did not take long to paint but I am very happy with the result. only thing I am not quite happy with is the symbol of Erathis on her book.