Thursday, October 15, 2020

Deathwing 9th Edition (Part 1)

 So the 9th edition Space Marine codex is out, and because of that i’m revisiting my old Deathwing army.  With the new Index rules for the Dark Angels, there’s a brand new army on the block. i am actually thinking about dusting off the army case my Deathwing is in and putting them back on the tabletop.  So what does this look like and why am i considering this now in the middle of a pandemic and almost a year of isolation?  Well, the new rules are kind of neat.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Adventure Review: Wine and Spirits

 Wine and Spirits

Wine and Spirits is billed as a 4 hour adventure for the 5th edition of the Dungeons and Dragons rules set. Published by Rat King Games, and retailing for $7.99, it’s a horror themed adventure focused on a haunting in a small town that plays out over a single night.  I’ll talk a bit about what i like about the adventure, the things that get in the way, and the ease of you running/playing it in your home game.  

Into the Motherlands (Show Premiere)

 Hey everyone, we’re back with a very brief rundown of Into the Motherlands RPG that premiered Oct. 4th on Twitch.  Powered by the Cortex system from Fandom, and telling the story of lost explorers, Into the Motherlands is something that we haven’t seen before in the RPG livestream community.  The cast and crew are all black and/or POC and it’s a space that this cast and crew have created for themselves in our larger community.  

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Gaming Myths (Pt ?)

Hey Game Fans, we’re going to be tackling an interesting series of gamer cliches/commonly accepted wisdom/myths. These are things we’ve all heard in the past and that seem to have just been accepted as commonly held beliefs. These aren’t necessarily true, and we’re going to take a look at the underlying principles that may have led to these being accepted as truths.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Craftworlds Painting Project Log #2

Hey game fans, we’re back with another article on our Hobby project for 2020. Today we’re going to talk about Colors, and the paints we’re going to be using for this project. Most of this project is going to be using the Contrast line of GW paints. These are a lot of fun and I have had a decent amount of success with in the past. So that’s how we’re going to run most of this painting project. Let’s take a look at the base of this project and then go into some details.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wraith Army Project Section 1

Hey Game Fans, this is one of the many articles that will be part of my feature for the year on my new Craftworlds army project. Now, this is a big project, full of ambition and hilarity. The goal is to have the army ready to take to Gencon at the end of July this year. Now assuming that this all works out, this army project should be ready to go well ahead of that. First things first though, let’s talk a little bit about Diabetic Retinopathy.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

2020 status update

Hey Game Fans, bit of an update and some things I’ll be working on for the coming year. First, my health has not been ideal. I was diagnosed with Diabetic Retinopathy in October, after an eye bleed. The good news is it’s treatable, but it takes time. The bad news, it means that I can basically only see clearly out of one of my eyes right now. My vision is still improving, but I have to get shots in my eyes once a month to keep the treatment going.

In non-eye related news, I have been seeing a wound care specialist to take care of some lingering injuries on my feet (some are diabetic related, some aren’t). Good news on this front as well, as two of the five injuries are completely healed. Bad news, the other three still haven’t completely healed. I have three visits a week to the outpatient clinic to get the dressings on my wounds changed. (this is also the hilarious story where I had surgery on my foot without any anesthetic, but it’s ok, i have polyneuropathy in both feet, so i have no functional nerve endings in said locations). Oh, and I was diagnosed with Iron deficient anemia.

Combined, these things have sort of sapped my will and desire to work on hobby related things, and i have not been working too hard to keep up with the gaming community as a result.

However, 2020 has some high spots coming. Starting in January, I will be putting together a hobby blog series on a new Warhammer 40,000 project I’m working on. It’ll be a complete army project for Warhammer from start to finish, featuring an army i have been interested in playing since I got into the game back in 2001. Also, we’re working on putting together the first official release of a Module for 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. Into the Depths will feature art, a short adventure and a brand new monster. I hope to have it released around the 1st of the year, but it’s possible it may take a smidge longer while I wrangle the team together. If this release works out, it may be the start of a series of new adventures and projects for Dungeons and Dragons going forward.

That’s my brief update for what’s going on (other than the Mage the Ascension game i run on discord). I hope you all have a happy holiday season, and we’ll see what happens in 2020. Game on, Game Fans.