Saturday, December 20, 2014

Systems Saturday - Matthew J. Neagley's Tips on Dungeoncrafting

Over on Gnome Stew, author Matthew J. Neagley has an article sharing  checklist for designing a dungeon crawl here.

A look under the hood of various Games, Rules and Systems.
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Tabletopper Friday - Board Game Family Reviews Battlestar Galactica

Over on TheBoardGameFamily YouTube channel, there is a new review of Battlestar Galactica.  Enjoy.

Mostly about card games and board games,
unless they have a decidedly wargamey feel.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nostalgia Thursday - Classic TSR Module Covers

Over on the Art of the Genre website, there's a wonderful list of the "Top 10 Classic TSR Module Covers from 1981-1987" here.  While you're there, take a peek at Scott Taylor's revamped Kickstarter for his 1E AD&D Folio project!

Focusing on the roots of current tabletop gaming
with an eye toward the last century and before.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wargaming Wednesday - Middle-Earth Army Lists for DBM

If you're a fan of wargaming using the De Bellis Multitudinis (DBM) rules, and also a Tolkien fan, then check out the Middle-Earth Army Lists for DBM webpage by Luke Ueda-Sarson here.

A closer examination of board and miniatures Wargaming.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Terrain Tuesday - TerranScapes LotR Terrain

If you're looking to craft some Middle-earth terrain for a Tabletop RPG or wargame, one of my favorite resources is the TerranScapes YouTube channel here.

For example, he does some very detailed videos (shown below) on how to craft Weathertop terrain.

For purposes here, the term Terrain is used broadly
to cover 3D and 2D maps, foam, felt, and such.
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Minis & Modeling Monday - Picking Paint, Basing Kit, & Wood Elf Ranger Paint Tutorial

Over on the Painting Clinic YouTube channel, Doctor Faust examines "Picking Your Paint - What's the Best Paint for You?"  Enjoy.

Also, on the Eons of Battle YouTube channel, they look at a way to "Base 100+ Bases Easily with the EonsOfBattle Basing Kit."  Enjoy.

Finally, on the Awesome Paint Job YouTube channel, Lester Burley details "How to paint Wood Elves Wildwood Ranger Warhammer."  Enjoy.

A look at prepping and painting Miniatures,
crafting buildings and paper Models,
and other non-terrain stuff for the tabletop..
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Sunday Miscellanea - The Collector's Trove Auctions from the Roslofs, Sutherland, Arneson, and Ernie Gygax

There's a big auction currently in progress at The Collector's Trove with items finishing up today through Tuesday.  I see lots of art by Darlene and many curiosities dating back to the early 80s.  A few of those items featured include miniatures, TSR stationary and business cards, author's copies of many works, a third printing of (O)D&D,  a 1981 Larry Elmore Christmas card, a poster-sized piece of Erol Otus Art with 20 TSR Staff Autographs from 1981, and even a monogrammed d6 with Dave Arneson's initials.  See more here.

Essentially, a clearinghouse for topics on
not covered elsewhere or wanting a particular focus.
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