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Monday, June 9, 2014

How to Play a Character...

Alexi D. Smolensk, one of the writers of a blog I regularly follow over at The Tao of D&D has recently published a short (114 pg) booklet I thought Id post here.  I received the book on Friday evening and finished it in one reading. I found myself not wanting to put it down and when it ended, I was wanting for more. It is kind a precursor to his up and coming "How to Run: An Advanced Guide to Managing Role-playing Games".

Though some have found his writing style a bit temperamental and brash, I find it refreshing and respect the passion and conviction about everything he has written about the game, running the game and his game world.

I recommend this book to players and particulary to DMs who are passionate about the game and want an insightful and provocative assessment of the game we all love that isn't so kiddy-candy coated as the stuff put out on the shelves these days....

You can find his work at www.Lulu.com


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dwarven Forge Dungeon Set

I wanted to see if I could set my entire Dwarven Forge collection up together. I rarely have enough room to do this, but I took advantage of a storage room I had access to for a bit to set up some plywood onto some stands and spent the afternoon constructing a dungeon that would incorporate nearly my entire collection of Dwarven Forge material ( minus lots of spare parts I just couldnt fit in). Did a pretty good job of it I think. 




















I hadnt realized when I took this pic how similar it was to the old Dungeon Geomorphs I own. complete with the beholder in my hand




Monday, January 20, 2014

Barrowmaze Complete & Official Miniatures by Otherworld

Once again Greg over at Discourse and Dragons is getting another fine Barrowmaze product launched on Indiegogo. Check it out. The animated teaser is great.  Ive been running Barrowmaze using the Dungeon Crawl Classics system and its been an awesome experience for me and my players. Really looking forward to the success of this launch and having customized barrowmaze figurines is really the iceing on the cake.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/barrowmaze-complete-official-miniatures-by-otherworld/x/330757


Here are some pics of our past games in the Barrowmaze:
















Thursday, May 30, 2013

Yawning Portal Drink Coaster

I came across this pic on the web for drink coasters with the Yawning Portal icon on them. The site was linked to Enworld  but I couldn't find where these were produced or if they could even be purchased anywhere. If anyone knows where to get  them please let me know. Id very much like them for my gaming group.

INTO THE WILDERLANDS- Adventures in Karameikos Session III

Since I have been very bad about posting the past few adventures I ran (and now because months later after the last time we played, I cant really recall the play by play events that took place as the group assaulted the Temple of Chaos ( at the Caves of Chaos). I'm just going to post the pics for any ones viewing pleasure.

Due to the inability of half of the players to commit to gaming right now, and the fact that I am once again moving out of state and will be unable to keep playing with this group;  I will no longer be posting any more adventure pics for this group. I had a good time running Dungeon Crawl Classics and enjoyed watching my players grind through the dungeon.