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More superb work. I agree about the sign – it really pops the building!
Your new church looks great, Ben, and I think you’re right to not be too bothered about minor quibbles – “There be strange happenins in them there parts!”
If you give Perilous Tales a try I’d love to hear what you think of them. They sound intriguing!
Put me down as another that finds the comedy sidekicks of fantasy films tiresome. There are exceptions. One that springs to mind (though admittedly from another genre) is that useless jailor-type from The Mummy. For some reason I find him endlessly amusing, and of course don’t shed too many tears when he reaps the harvest he so richly deserves. But for every good example there seem to be several bad; I’m still peeved at what Mr Jackson did to Gimli. Grrrr!
I too really look forward to your upcoming rambles. A discussion of what fantasy films you like and why would be most entertaining, and would likely give me some ideas for future viewing (never seen Solomon Kane, for example). If the spirit is willing, a discussion of what films are, to your mind, the worst, could be just as much fun.
Anyway, congratulations on the new blog, Michael! I’m looking forward to your future musings!
It’s looking great, though I’d increase the board size a bit. Out of curiosity, who makes the Lovecraftian beastie in the first photo?
I’m thinking holler-dweller means folks that lives in out of the way places up in the hills (as in “hollow”), though I stand to be corrected.
Mike, the road sections are looking good. If you’re feeling devious, once you get the curved section on the site you can offer it twice, once as a left hand turn, and again as a right. Might increase sales!
I too am very sad to hear this – a true loss to our hobby. May he rest in peace.
I’d let you have your re-roll…
Almost all my gaming is in 54mm these days, and has been for some years. I much prefer the big scale to all others, so yes, sometimes I find my interest wane regarding most mainstream sites and magazines. But then I don’t post photos of my projects and so have no right to complain!
I’ll do that, thank you! I’m thinking they’d make some perfect viewing on a lazy Sunday afternoon, though lately I’ve been sucked into watching The Sopranos, so my loyalties – and attention – could be divided…
Just took a quick look at Serial Squadron’s offerings. I think I’d lean a little in the direction of the Exotic Adventures, Horror and Tarzan/Jungle categories, if that helps narrow things a bit…
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This looks very interesting, Hafen, thank you for posting it. Not to hijack your thread, but which serial would you most recommend to someone new to the genre? I’ve never actually watched one, you see!
Your first car looks great, A. As a Gaslands/Road Warrior project is almost always on my “to do” list, I’ll really look forward to seeing your video. Please let us know when you post it!18/10/2019 at 17:35 in reply to: Further Adventures with the Rangers of Shadow Deep #124723
I’m loving these reports. Your table and figures are most impressive, and as I said last time, you have found a good balance in your reporting – just enough, without getting bogged down with too much detail or dialogue. Hope we get to see the next chapter!18/10/2019 at 14:49 in reply to: Demons Gate – Sellswords and Spellslingers Campaign #124712
What a great AAR! Thank you for sharing!
Looking forward to seeing them. In my opinion they are some of your best figures yet!
Oh, I hadn’t realised that was your Star Wars game! Absolutely brilliant stuff. I left comments somewhere: perhaps here or on the Facebook page…
Though I hadn’t known this family of rules before dipping into Rangers, never having played Frostgrave or the other, I must say that I agree with your assessment. They seem an excellent set of rules. Please consider posting any further chapters of your adventure!
Why no PDF love? They have links you can click that move you around inside the book and take you to exciting external websites.
Because I’m a hide-bound, Luddite old fool who likes something clenched in his sinewy hands, by Crom! But maybe I’ll need to change. Could it be possible?
What an appealing looking game! Thank you for posting!
A very enjoyable write-up. You’ve done a nice job reporting on the scenarios without too much detail – the only thing I might add is how you are finding the rules and the games. I always love reading “final thoughts” stuff.
It’s all the more fun reading this as just this past weekend I played through those same three scenarios, also solo. I had an absolute blast. Personally, I shifted the whole thing to Hyboria, so instead of a ranger my hero is a Cimmerian (who is the Conan chap I keep hearing about?!?), and his companions various Hyborian types; I had all the foes except the Gnolls, which I replaced with skeletons. I hope REH would approve.
Thank you again for the excellent, inspiring report. Your minis and tables look gorgeous. Hoping to hear about more of your adventures in the future!
This is a rules set that’s been on my radar for some time. Though I wouldn’t be using the figures, beautiful as they are (I game in 54mm), I’m in the midst of a Conan project myself, and so may have to plunk down enough stolen Aquilonian coinage to get me a set. Are the prices on the website for pdfs or are they hard copy? I hate pdfs.
Thanks so much for the inspiring review!08/10/2019 at 14:26 in reply to: Demons Gate – Sellswords and Spellslingers Campaign #124034
Well, reading what you say makes me wonder if I shouldn’t give S&S another go. I love flexibility and, like you, have very fond memories of old D&D sessions. Maybe I just had poor luck with card draws…
Having said that, I’d highly recommend you give RoSD a look, if only for some inspiration and some excellent scenario ideas, all of which could be ported over to S&S with little or no trouble. The fluff has some nice atmosphere, too – a medley of Tolkien’s Rangers protecting the Shire, with some Warhammer and a touch of Black Hawk Down for good measure.
Not that I plan to use it, mind. I’m actually working on doing Conan and Hyboria with the system, and I think it will work quite well, with a little tweaking. S&S would probably work as well. Anyway, didn’t mean to hijack your post. Thanks again for sharing your game. I hope very much that you’ll do so again in the future!
Excellent work!07/10/2019 at 16:25 in reply to: Demons Gate – Sellswords and Spellslingers Campaign #123982
Excellent report, Graham. Looks like loads of fun.
You know, I’d love to hear what your thoughts are on S&S. As most of my games are solo these days, I picked up both it and Rangers of Shadow Deep. I tried S&S several times and found it really fell flat for me – the monsters just seemed to stand around, or one would move while the others didn’t, etc. RoSD, on the other hand, has worked very well. I’m growing quite fond of it. Not trying to change your mind, of course, but since these are the two big cooperative games out there right now, I’m always curious to hear what people’s experiences are.
Thanks again for sharing your report!
I’m afraid not. Looks pretty cool, though!
If you don’t mind shifting things east, Alternative Armies has their Japanese monster hunting game. It’s tempted me for a while now, but I really don’t need another project!
Those look amazing!
An excellent link, AC, thank you. There’s lots of interesting stuff there!
This is most interesting. Not trying to hijack the thread, but do either of know where to go for free figure files I keep hearing about? I’d love to sniff around and see what’s available. If it makes any difference, I’m interested in doing some Conan-themed figures in 54mm.21/09/2019 at 17:36 in reply to: Companies that make Gaslands / Car Wars type stuff in 20mm? #122954
That’s extremely helpful, Rhoderic, thank you. The temptation’s a strong one – especially when I see threads like this – and I may spend some time this weekend looking at the various options in the two scales. Thanks again!
Forgive me, I’ve asked this sort of thing before, but it is a bit of an obsession. For those of you who have some experience printing figures – would it be possible to take a 28mm figure and enlarge it to 54mm? Could a home printer do that? I game in the big scale, you see, and while common mooks and minions are definitely out there, certain character types are very hard to find.
Mark, your scenery items are looking really good. It’s fun to watch your enthusiasm and growing skill with the thing!21/09/2019 at 15:20 in reply to: Companies that make Gaslands / Car Wars type stuff in 20mm? #122943
A Road Warrior project is one of the half dozen or so hobby projects that I often think about but have shied away from doing. Two things throw me: one is the dithering between what scale to do it in, 20mm or 28mm – on the one hand the ease and availability of the smaller scale are most attractive – Matchbox cars are really cheap, and the table size could be smaller but still accommodate fun games – then there are the very nice offerings from Ramshackle and Stan Johaneson to drool over; on the other hand, 28’s are more appealing visually and there are some nice figures out there, though the cars themselves are a bit of a problem. It’s a head-scratcher for me.
The second thing is that I’d like to model any such collection on The Road Warrior film, and so guns and such should be very rare. In that light, most ranges on offer seem a little “gunned-up.” It surprises me there aren’t more figures – especially punk and bondage types – armed only with primitive weapons like chains, blades, clubs with nails driven through them, etc. Maybe I need to hunt around more or think about doing some conversions. Anyway, one of these days I might get around to it…
Great to see this thread going again. Looking forward to more!
Dave is an amazing craftsman and all round good fellow. Very well done, as always!
It’s actually a hard choice, but I too like the first one best. She was well worth the wait!10/09/2019 at 14:34 in reply to: MediEval Rules No Markers No record Keeping Simple #121801
I love the look of your table, Mark. What material do you use for the sculpting? I assume it’s some sort of clay that air dries? Most inspiring!
No question, CP have a lovely array of figures for sale.
I’ll be patient then.
Mike, when do we get to see pics of that comely wench? The figures are looking great!
I can only repeat what others have been saying. Superb moderation, nice folks, impressive knowledge along with a very interesting diversity of topics are the factors that keep me here. TWW is the first hobby website I check every day!