Thursday, February 28, 2013

Terrainaholic Thrift Store Finds

Recently, terrainaholic posted a videos to his YouTube channel showing off some thrift store finds and suggesting some uses for them on the tabletop.  The first video has about 8 minutes of Star Wars game talk on the end, so be warned that if you came for the clever terrain stuff from thrift stores, that part ends there.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

10 Greatest Science Fiction Board Games of All Time

The Forgotten DM Blog has compiled a pretty good list of "10 Greatest Science Fiction Board Games of All Time." Read more here!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


The new version of Wiz-War from Fantasy Flight Games has been out for a little while but I have yet to see or play it.  However, this Gary Con, I plan to bring along the seventh edition of this classic board & card, beer & pretzels game, said to have inspired Magic the Gathering.  You can read more about Wiz-War here and check out this video below for a quick primer!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Pathfinder Grappling Flowchart

Someone created a Pathfinder Grappling Flowchart and uploaded it here!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pizza Box Supports for Gaming

Someone recently asked me about representing flying figures on the game table.  They were having trouble coming up with ways to inexpensively deal with showing various altitudes in three dimensions.  My suggestion was picking up a package of pizza box supports.  They can be used simply to represent being above the fray but can also be stacked, each one denoting ten feet in height, to deal with multi-layered combat in flight.  One can get a bag of one hundred of them through Amazon for less than a sawbuck!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Young Fire Dragon

Over on The Lost and the Damned forums, Mortis has taken a somewhat damaged Young Fire Dragon from an old Citadel line and refurbished as well as converted it.  See more here!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Video Review Uxia McNeill Infinity

Over on the Spellscape Studios YouTube channel is a quick but excellent video showing off the Uxia McNeill Infinity miniature.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

3D Doodling Pen

There is a Kckstarter, already massively funded, for a new way to produce 3D models using a pen that extrudes the material, a plastic that quickly cools and hardens.  This might be a cool way to produce 3D terrain.  See more here!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Clear Map Coverings/Protectors

On a recent EN World thread, someone was looking for options to cover maps (or battle maps) to protect them during use.  The usual ideas of laminating them or using Plexiglas were suggested but a few other options were found.  One option was the Ultra Pro Top Loader, as seen here on Amazon.  I've seen one of these at my FLGS, Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL, and it looks like a winner.  Another option found was the Alvin Clear Vinyl Blueprint Cover as seen on here which seems reasonably priced.  A third option, seen on here, were a number of overlay ideas.  Whichever way one goes, it's good to protect your maps so they are with you for years to come!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

OD&D Reprints

Looks like Original Dungeons & Dragons is back in print including the core three booklets and the first four supplements and it all comes with a neat new box.

Volume 1: Men & Magic
Volume 2: Monsters & Treasure
Volume 3: Underworld & Wilderness Adventures
Supplement I: Greyhawk
Supplement II: Blackmoor
Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry
Supplement IV: Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes

See more here!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pop Rivet Lampposts

Over on the terrainproject YouTube channel is a quick video tutorial on how to turn a simple pop rivet into a miniature lamppost.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

How to Make a D&D Farmhouse

Over on bensrpgpile YouTube channel, there is a recent video on "How to Make a D&D Farmhouse."  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Jon Shafer's At the Gates Kickstarter

If you're a Civ V fan, you should check out Jon Shafer's At the Gates Kickstarter which is already-funded but has some cool stretch goals that should entice you.  See more here!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Dragon Age on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop, Part Two

Over on the Geek and Sundry YouTube channel, a continuation of the latest edition of Wil Wheaton's Tabletop presents Dragon Age with Chris Pramas as GM, Sam Witwer, Kevin Sussman, and Chris Hardwick joining Wil as players.  Enjoy Part Two!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Legendary Realms Terrain – Themed Dungeon Rooms!

From Legendary Realms Terrain comes a new Kickstarter with "Themed Dungeon Rooms!"  See more here!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Mage Knight Game

There's a new Mage Knight game in the pipeline.  Read more here!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Golem Painting Studio 2-Day Army Painting Workshop

For those in the UK, be sure to consider the Golem Painting Studio 2-Day Army Painting Workshop coming up in March.  See more here!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fieldstone Tower from Dungeon Master Mark

Early last month, Dungeon Master Mark was showing off a Fieldstone Tower on his YouTube channel.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Warriors of Chaos Display Board from Dream Spirit Wargaming

Over on the Dream Spirit Wargaming YouTube channel, there is a recent video highlighting their Warriors of Chaos Display Board. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

BGG at the 2013 Nuremberg Toy Fair

Board Game Geek has been to the 2013 Nuremberg Toy Fair for us and taken lots of videos for their YouTube channel.  Check out the first wave including this one regarding the Kingdom Builder expansion.  Enjoy!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cheap Fantasy Minis with 1Mac

Looking to fill out your collection of miniatures to use with fantasy RPGs or when building a Medieval Fantasy army for a generic wargame?  EN Worlder 1Mac has started a thread with just that sentiment in mind, including tips on prepping and painting that can save money and make them look very tabletop-ready. See more here and bookmark the thread to check in from time to time!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Scratch-Building with Wappel

Recently, James Wappel was doing a bit of terrain scratch-building at the Wandering Dragon and posted some pictures on his blog.  See more here!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lizardmen vs Orc/Goblin Video Report

On the terranord YouTube channel, there is an excellent two-part video battle report that is well worth watching no matter its length.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Unboxing Zombicide with GMS Magazine

Over on the GMS Magazine YouTube channel there is a new video unboxing Zombicide including some Cool Mini or Not figures.  Enjoy!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hirst Arts Terrain Exercise with Terrainaholic

Over on the terrainaholic YouTube channel is a new video highlighting some work with Hirst Arts molded terrain, particularly with their forge mold.  It includes some good tips for avoiding air bubbles.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

One Monk (Paper) Miniatures

Looking for a minis for a quick one-shot game or perhaps you just prefer to travel light?  The printable paper minis at One Monk Miniatures might be a good way to flesh out your collection at a very low cost.  In fact, they have a downloads section with a ton of free creatures, vehicles, and buildings so you can see just what sort of figures you will get from their many product lines.  See more here!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dragon Age on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop, Part One

Over on the Geek and Sundry YouTube channel, the latest edition of Wil Wheaton's Tabletop presents Dragon Age with Chris Pramas as GM, Sam Witwer, Kevin Sussman, and Chris Hardwick joining Wil as players.  Enjoy Part One!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Step-By-Step Painting with Pogre

EN Worlder pogre has a very good multi-part tutorial titled "Reaper Townsfolk Bar Maid - Step-by-step" in his ongoing minis and scenery painting thread.  See more here, here, here, and here!