Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

Spear vs. Sword

October 26, 2018

 

This is an interesting video by a fellow named Lindybeige (Lindy Beige, I guess?) regarding which weapon was better in a medieval fight: the spear or the sword.

It gives some credence to Chainmail’s man-to-man combat tables, particularly the part where longer weapons strike before shorter weapons in the first round of melee, though after the first round shorter weapons then strike first.  If you can get inside a spearman’s reach, that spearman is probably dead.

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At any rate, he has a number of historical and military related videos, many of which answer questions that may be of interest to RPGers.  And I find them to be fairly entertaining, to boot.  Hope you enjoy the video as much as I did.

Cheers!

Zombicide: Invader

April 23, 2018

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Just FYI, Cool Mini or Not has another Zombicide Kickstarter going, this time for a sci-fi version of the game.  If you want to pick up a bunch of sci-fi minis at a good price, it’s a great deal.  Just 10 days to go on the Kickstarter.

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Cheers!

Bones 4 Kickstarter – Final Call

August 29, 2017

The Bones 4 Kickstarter is in its final few days.  A C-note (plus shipping) gets you 134 minis, plus plastic bases.

 

Bones 4 Kickstarter Launches Today

August 1, 2017

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The new Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter launched today.  It’s already close to 60 miniatures for $100 (plus shipping, of course).  Past experience has shown that they normally get up to around a 100 minis for the Core pledge by the end, so it’s quite a bargain if you can spring for the $100.

Cheers!

Interesting Interview with David Wesely

November 10, 2016

 

Here’s an interesting and entertaining video interview with David Wesely, creator of ‘Braunstein’ style games.  Braunsteins are an early form of role-playing game, sort of bridging the gap between wargaming and role-playing.  If you’re interested in the ‘early days’ of our hobby, it’s worth watching (be forewarned though, it is a couple of hours long).

Cheers!

Castle Greyhawk Webcomic

August 29, 2015

I recently discovered a webcomic based on Castle Greyhawk, featuring some of the iconic OD&D characters such as Tenser, Mordenkainen, Yrag and others.  If you’re a fan of old school D&D, you owe it to yourself to check it out.  Aside from being an interesting take on the “old days,” it’s given me plenty of ideas for my own games.

Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter

July 6, 2015

reaperbones3 This is just a quick heads-up that Reaper’s Bones III Kickstarter launches tomorrow (10 AM Central Time, July 7th), for those who may be interested.  You can usually get a pretty decent deal on a large group of miniatures.  Cheers.

Edit:  Here’s the link to the actual Kickstarter campaign.  They’ve already hit $395,000!

Zombicide Black Plague

June 21, 2015

First off, I apologize for my long absence (for anyone who cares 🙂 ).  I took a week-long trip to D.C. to visit a high school buddy, and then I’ve been busy with RL stuff since I’ve been back.  We played a lot of awesome games on that trip (Edge of the Empire, Cthulu Wars, XCOM board game, Fun Employed, Artic Scavengers, Shadowrun Crossfire, Eldritch Horror, Netrunner, Cthulu Flux, and a bunch of others I can’t remember).  And Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is the bomb.  We need one of those here in Reno.

zombicideblackplagueJust so I don’t go the entire month of June without a post, I thought I’d bring some attention to a new Zombicide game set in a medieval fantasy world: Zombicide Black Plague.  If you’re into collecting minis, you can get about 180-ish (so far) minis for $150 (plus shipping).  A dollar a mini ain’t bad, though granted many of them are duplicates.

This got me thinking that it might be interesting to do a gritty undead apocalypse campaign set in a fantasy world.  Not just zombies, but ghouls, wights, spectres, vampires and all the other undead nasties as well.  Clerics would really shine in such a setting, so you might have to tone down Turn Undead a bit (maybe make it a spell instead of an at-will ability).  When the undead hordes rule the world, it might just be the good folk who move into dungeons!

Tales from the White Star Cantina

May 12, 2015

White Star has really gripped my imagination of late, so much so I’ve decided to start a second blog dedicated just to White Star material: Tales from the White Star Cantina.  Henceforth, most White Star related material will be posted there, and I’ll reserve this blog for non-White Star RPGs.

In the short term I’ll be reposting White Star material from this blog to the Cantina, just to get it off the ground, but in short order I fully expect to have new material: the Galaxy’s Most Wanted, Planets of Interest, advanced technologies, new classes, house rules, equipment, aliens, and more.

Cheers!

Three Years

November 2, 2014

This month marks the three year anniversary of this blog, which comes as a bit of a surprise to me.  I don’t post as frequently as I used to; none-the-less, I still manage to do a few posts a month and will continue to do so.  Also, the number of gaming related posts has dropped somewhat of late, which is something I hope to address in the coming year(s).

With gaming in mind, I thought I’d toot my own horn a bit and post my top five game related downloads from the past three years:

  1. To regular readers it should come as no surprise that the Pathfinder Beginner Box Consolidated Class Conversions comes in first, with 3,936 downloads (yikes!).
  2. A distant second is the Pathfinder Beginner Box Race Addendum, with 1,796 downloads.
  3. Followed by the Pathfinder Beginner Box Consolidated Bestiary, with 1,622 downloads (with many thanks to David Jenks for his contributions).
  4. Fourth up, the Ultimate Grand Unified Junk Table (Analog Edition), with 1,291 downloads.
  5. And finally Pathfinder Beginner Box Consolidated Feats, with 1,218 downloads.

A couple more honorable mentions, the PFBB Class Template (1,148 downloads) and PFBB Kingdoms (940 downloads). BeginnerBox3DSo, four of my top five (and 6 of the top 7) downloads are related to Pathfinder Beginner Box.  Of course, I’m not entirely certain how recent all that activity is, though I can tell you the Class Conversions downloads was just 3,400 about two months ago; so, 500+ downloads in just a couple of months isn’t too bad for a little blog like mine.  Maybe I should take all this as some kind of hint. 🙂

Well, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read my little slice of the Web these past few years; here’s to another three years.  Cheers, and game on.


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