Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

HeroQuest is Back

September 23, 2020

The classic dungeon-crawler is back with a new project from Hasbro.

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Games Workshop is not associated with this new version, so a few things have changed (Fimirs, for instance, are now called Abominations). And new sculpts for the minis and furniture (looks like plastic furniture, too). But otherwise it appears to be pretty much the same as the classic game from the 90’s.

It’s already hit it’s $1,000,000 funding goal, so they’re working on stretch goals now, including new classes and quests!

Even though I already own a copy of HeroQuest I think I will eventually back this project (it still has 44 days to go).

Cheers!

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!


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