Sunday, March 31, 2013

Dave Graffam Models Sale

Dave Graffam has a number of his popular papercraft models available at up to 50% off through April 2nd.  Check them out here and here!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dungeons of the Mountain King Kickstarter

If you're a fan of papercraft terrain, then you likely have already heard about the fine products from Tom Tullis and Fat Dragon Games.  However, you might be unaware of their already funded Dungeons of the Mountain King Kickstarter.  See more here!

Friday, March 29, 2013

James Wappel Housing Project

Earlier this month, on the blog of James Wappel, he started a new series of pictorial tutorials on making scratch houses.  See more here and here!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Paint Rack

As I explore building or buying a paint rack, I find a number of video reviews including the following titled "TheTerrainStudio - Back2Base-ix The Rack: Straight Section." And the products can be found here.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dwarven Forge's Game Tiles Kickstarter

The Dwarven Forge Game Tiles terrain Kickstarter has already busted it early goals and is climbing.  See more here!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dungeon Deck: Quests Expansions Kickstarter

If you're a fan of the Dungeon Decks, you may wish to help put the Dungeon Deck: Quests Expansions Kickstarter over the top. See more here!

Monday, March 25, 2013

"Crackle" Effect for Mud from Terranscapes

Over on the Terranscapes YouTube channel is a video from earlier this year showing how to use a Crackle effect to simulate mud.  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Magic Washes with Pledge

Over on The Painting Clinic YouTube channel, Doctor Faust discussing using Pledge to make Magic Wash.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The MiniWarGaming Store is Closing

Sad news in a recent video from the miniwargaming YouTube channel.  Watch and learn.

They will be having a big sale, explained in the following video -

And their DVD Giveaway video is here -

Friday, March 22, 2013

Barbarian Kings at Games Plus

Our weekly group recently broke out the old classic, Barbarian Kings from ARES #3, then SPI, then Jolly Roger Games (the version we had).  Here's some pictures and information regarding the event and the game.

Originally from ARES #3 (magazine) and then from SPI in 1980, we played with the newer version from Jolly Roger Games, reprinted in 2001. There are two maps (well, one double-sided map), one from the PBEM version (not pictured) and the original (shown here)l. A solid map on heavy stock paper.

There were some production flaws with this game including not having stickers for the King, Heroes, and Wizards, but I fashioned some based off the old counters from pictures on Board Game Geek.

I toyed around with creating some player boards just to have easier Treasury Trackers, but I also created some markers for each color since they also were missing from the reprint. I'm considering expanding this mat to include pictures of the troops types, a small version of the combat table, a terrain chart, and maybe some other bits. The markers I made just from printing rectangles of the colors and attaching them to both sides of some old Scrabble tiles from incomplete sets I pick up from time to time for a quarter of fifty cents at garage sales or thrift stores.

A copy of the original map, as a line drawing, was on BBG also, but it has the SPI versions of the names, so I think I might re-do that with the correct names as well as adding in some inkling of the terrain in the various provinces. While we tried using these for turn orders (movement is simultaneous) with wet erase markers, I think having small forms for movement would still work better (and we indeed reverted to that method while playing).

After a few turns, Red (Chris) and Yellow (Me) were clashing in the north while Pat held the center of the map and Floyd worked his magic in the south unopposed.

Chris contemplates a troop purchase while Floyd determines his chances of moving north for more conflict.

Pat has had a long day and looks ready to doze but we got some experience with the game and will definitely play it again with some added components to ease play at some point in the future.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Empire Army Display Board from Dream Spirit Wargaming

Over on the Dream Spirit Wargaming YouTube channel, there is a new update video showing some changes to a previous Empire Army Display Board.  Of course many of the design ideas can easily be transferred over to terrain setups.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Litko Bases for Reaper Bones Kickstarter Backers

If you're a minis person who likes a good under-basing solution for your figures, check out the options available from Litko that they have tied to the Bones Kickstarter from Reaper here!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Inking Dice

Over on The Iron Tavern there is a cool article on Inking Dice.  Read more here!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Eldar, Warhammmer 40K Video from Worthy Painting

On the WorthyPainting YouTube channel is a new video on "Eldar, Warhammmer 40,000, Worthy Painting." Enjoy!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Magic Illusion Box

Over on's epicfantasy YouTube channel is a new video showing how to "Make a Magic Illusion Box - (Pepper's Ghost Box)."  It could make for an interesting game table prop.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ogre Lair Warhammer eBay Items

On The Ogre Lair eBay store you'll find a lot of very nice auctions of Warhammer items.  See more here!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Dungeonmaster Mark's 40K Terrain Ideas

Dungeonmaster Mark has posted a new video to his YouTube channel in which he discusses some ideas for 40K terrain.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cheap Fantasy Minis Blog

1Mac, who I recently mentioned having a thread on EN World discussing his efforts to build a minis collection inexpensively, has a new blog set up here!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Guildhall Unboxing with GMS Mag

Over on the GMS Magazine YouTube channel is an unboxing of Guildhall.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Castle Diorama WIP

Will from has posed a new video on his epicfantasy YouTube channel with the beginnings of a new castle diorama.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hot Wire Tutorial from Terrainaholoic

Over on terrainaholic's YouTube channel is a quick tutorial on "Tutorial on hot wire foam factory router and soldering iron." Enjoy!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Some Gaming Kickstarters of Note for March 10, 2013

Lester Smith has a Kickstarter going for his Monster Con Card Game.  See more here!

Green Ronin has jumped into the Kickstarter pool with a Pathfinder version of their popular Freeport setting.  See more here!

John Kovic wants to Kickstart Kobolds Ate My Baby in Color here!

Also, be sure to check out the Torn Armor Kickstarter, a fantasy squad-based skirmish board game with huge maps and cool minis.  See more here!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Demo's Laser-Cut Designs

There are some amazing terrain ideas and models available through Demo's Laser-Cut Designs that can be used with many tabletop games. See more here!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Forbidden Island Review

Recently on EN World, a review of the board game Forbidden Island was posted.  Read more here!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Make an Ancient Roman Board Game

Over on the EpicFantasy ( YouTube channel, Will uploaded a video last month showing how to make a version of an ancient Roman board game called Ludus Latrunculorum, also known as "The Game of Brigands."  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Review: Wargames Factory Saxons

Over on ThePaintingClinic YouTube channel, Doctor Faust reviews the Saxons from The Wargames Factory miniatures.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

WH Ogre Kingdoms vs Lizardmen Battle Report

Over on the terrenord YouTube channel, there is a video battle report from a Warhammer Ogre Kingdoms versus Lizardmen conflict.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Diplomacy Board Game Creator Allan Calhamerhas Passed

Diplomacy board game creator Allan Calhamerhas passed away last Monday at the age of 81.  Read more here.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Top Ten Fantasy Board Games List

Recently, Moe Tousignant of the Windsor Gaming Resource website posted a list of his Top Ten Greatest Fantasy Board Games of All Time! See more here!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

River Dragons Preview

Late in January, Board Game Geek posted a preview on their YouTube channel of a revised and revamped reprint of a Roberto Fraga game called River Dragons.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 1, 2013

TerranScapes - Deep Snow Experiments

Recently on the TerranScapes YouTube channel, a video was uploaded with some Deep Snow Experiments.  Enjoy!