i was doing a spin-off chapter to our Dungeons and Dragons campaign and I wanted to use some goblin pirates I have, but at lvl 3-4 goblins aren’t that scary to the party, so I decided to add a bit of oomph using an old Rackham Buccanner and a new Freebooter Mini I got called Captain Ulgat. Both come with biiiiig guns to bring the hurt! Interesting to see the difference between the old Rackham model painted in a non-metallic mental style, while the Freebooter mini I painted with in fast order with metal metal bits.
I never really got a chance to really get into Confrontation, but I still have a few minis from that time including this badass Captain Krill miniature. He was a natural first choice as the leader of the Goblin Pirates in a game I made for our Dungeons & Dragons campaign,
I was part of “the wave” when IK Warmachine first hit and was a diehard Cryx player for a long time before I felt the game got too big. But I keep up with what the produce so when I needed an undead captain for a Dungeons & Dragons game, it was an easy choice to get Captain Rengrave. I actually rand short on time so speed painted him following the technique I used for my Zombicide game and I’m quite pleased with the result.
This is a uncommon example of me buying a mini with no specific purpose in mind, but when I saw this Long John miniature at Salute, a treasure island sort of idea shaped in my head for Dungeons and Dragons. In the end he became part of Elaine Marley’s gang alongside Jonny the Pirate in the game.
While I don’t play Privateer Press games anymore, I still love their minis and some of them have that quirky personality and character I loved about Warhammer 40.000 Rogue Trader Orks and this fantastic Trollkin sailor is a great example of this. Pipe and dynamite strapped to his harpoon… what more do you need? However, for Dungeons and Dragons I’ve used him as a half-ogre instead as in my D&D world trolls are more feral and tend to be inspired by trolls from the nordics where I originally come from. Actually check out the movie The Troll Hunter to get a…
When I started my current campaign in the beginning of 2018, the party foiled the Necromancer Varona Stillborn’s plan to sacrifice a Unicorn to create a Nightmare. For the last half a year, the party have been chasing her and they are nearing a conclusion to that storyline. However, for the conclusion, I needed something to counter-balance the fire-base Nightmare and since there is another undercurrent in their campaign with a personal story around wolves, I decided to introduce these dire ice wolves called “Frost Bites”. And the Fenrisian Wolves from Games Workshop seemed perfect.
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…
When I bought the Dryad Queen from Greebo Games, I also noticed how many amazing undead miniatures they make and I bought these two without really knowing where they would fit in my campaign. Fast forward to now where we are closing in on the first big conclusion of the campaign, it is clear our arch enemy, the necromancer Varona Stillborn is equally obsessed with the elementals. So turning these two undead champions into elemental based Deathlocks matching my Ice & Snow and my Lava Inferno gaming board sets, seemed to make perfect sense.
So… Just to be clear this game did NOT go as planned. A Total Party Kill can be mighty epic and fill the table with satisfaction eventhough every character got killed. However, a Wipe Out where basically the party utterly fails is never fun and unfortunately this spin-off chapter turn into exactly that. In hindsight I made two critical errors as the Dungeon Master: I changed what had been an almost dormant gaming environment to one that suddenly moved with a purpose, with or without the players. I gave the players a map. I never do that so I can move…
This London Underground styled map is the living map of our ongoing Dungeons & Dragons campaign. It links off to the individual diary entries for each game session.
while I didWizKidz’ miniatures complain about feeling like toys, there is no reason why you can’t use toys for Dungeons and Dragons. For example, I found these pose skeleton toys by Re-ment in Japan and one of them was a devil one with wings. Quick bone spray, Agrax Earthshade ink and drybrush later, and I have a boss undead skeleton!
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: