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Giving your unpainted armies a ray of hope.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Is WAAC Wack? Part 1 - "What is Casual (to me)?"

This is part 1 of a multi-part article series that will explore the idea of casual vs. WAAC (Win At All Costs) play. This series will not be objective - I'm speaking purely from my experiences and how I view the assumed dichotomy of the two. You can read the other posts of this series here: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

In this article I will explore the goals (and pitfalls) behind my time as a "casual player." Keep in mind that this is my experience of trying to be an extreme case of casual, and this is not an indictment of other casual players.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hunt for Goreshade - A Hat-Wearing Third Wheel

The magic-wielding priest and relentless mage hunter squinted as they emerged from the deceptively simple hunting shack. With enough evidence to prove a dire threat was coming to this small town, the two silently picked their way through the forest.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Stolen in the Deep

Pretty standard contest update today guys. Also the title is an Adele reference... my apologies.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

IKRPG Has Ruined Me for D&D

If you're a hardcore roleplayer who finds the combat system of an RPG to be tedious, stop reading now.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bodgering Apps for IKRPG

The iPad arrived today, which happened to coincide nicely with me being under the weather and taking it easy. With an IKRPG game tomorrow (health permitting), it seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring my game to the next level.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Hunt for Goreshade 1 - The Odd Couple

I thought it might be fun to do a sort of session recap of my IKRPG sessions. As you know, I played my first game Saturday with two players. Keep in mind that I had an entirely different adventure planned until I was left with 2 people, so a lot was made up on the fly.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

IKRPG - First Impressions

Last night I ran my first game of the Iron Kingdoms RPG. I'd like to give some initial impressions on the game.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Musings of a DM

My group will be starting an Iron Kingdoms RPG campaign. For the uninitiated, think Dungeons and Dragons with a steampunk vibe. In keeping with the idea that I'm just a giant geek, I'd like to talk about  my history as a Dungeon/Game Master.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Playing It Painted for 2013

Just when I thought I couldn't be convinced to dedicate any more time to painting in the coming months, Muse on Minis has found a way to convince me otherwise.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I Hate Chemistry

You know those times when you take something and mess with it, assuming that your messing will only improve it? I tried that and was almost tragically wrong.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sewer? I'll Take Her for All She Has!

After sitting down and figuring out how I wanted Hamelin and his swarm of rats to look, I realized that I just couldn't sell it without some appropriate scenery. Here's what I'm thinking.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Rat's Gonna Be a Problem

Good and bad news. I think I figured out how to make my swarm, but I have no idea how I'm going to do it.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Free Stuff. Enough Said.

You guys stuck with me through an entire month of blogging. That can only mean one thing: free stuff!