My Bones II Miniatures Are Here!

Reaper Miniatures ran their first Bones Kickstarter campaign a few years ago. I heard about it two weeks after it ended. It was amazing and I was crushed. So when they announced their Bones II Kickstarter, I jumped on board immediately. My shipment got here back in March but I’m just now getting around to posting about it.

Continue Reading »

PI is a Lie

The mathematical constant pi is calculated by taking the circumference of a circle and dividing it by its diameter. This value is accepted to be 3.1415926 approximately.

But is it? Prove it! Measure a circle and see if you can calculate that number using that method.

Continue Reading »

How Do You Make Everyone Happy?

When WotC decided to develop a new edition, they had quite a challenge ahead of themselves. The player base was severely fractured and they needed this new edition to pull everyone together. Only time will tell as to whether or not they succeeded. Personally I think they did an admirable job.

Continue Reading »

My Thoughts On 5E

First off, let me say that I like it. In fact, I couldn’t be more pleased.

During the development and beta testing phases, I was more than a little concerned. It sounded like they were heading in the wrong direction. I really expected to be disappointed.

I have never been so happy to be wrong.

Continue Reading »

Dwarven Forge City Builder Kickstarter

I hope you have some money saved up. You are definitely going to want to get in on this!!!

Dwarven Forge is running a City Builder System Kickstarter.

As of today, there are only eight days left.

Continue Reading »

Game Science Dice Update

I received a comment recently on an older post by Louis Zocchi, creator of Game Science dice.

Continue Reading »

Tavern Dungeon Decor Kickstarter

Johnny Lauck (owner of Mega Miniatures and creator of the Discount Hobby chain of hobby stores) has started a Tavern Dungeon Decor miniatures kickstarter.

Continue Reading »

Campaign Cartographer 3+ Is Coming Soon!

ProFantasy has been working hard for quite some time on their newest version of the world’s best mapping software: Campaign Cartographer 3+ (CC3+). Technically, it is still in beta testing. Realistically though, it is done and ready to roll. Existing users were offered an Early Adopter version (with a free upgrade to the final release) and the forums are a buzz with praise.

Continue Reading »

Let’s Try This Again

Here we are, many weeks later, and I still haven’t written anything. My last post ended saying that the drama was over. I wish! My spider bite healed just fine but my back pain became significantly worse and things went downhill from there.

The short version is that I believe I now have a handle on what is going on and think I have a treatment plan in place to keep things under control. I don’t want to jinx things and say I’m feeling better, but I do think I’m ready to give this another shot.

Continue Reading »

Bad Timing

Two weeks ago, I posted that I was back after yet another lengthy hiatus. In that post, I mentioned that I had been having back problems for quite some time. A couple of days later, not only did my back troubles flare up but I discovered a new oddity.

Continue Reading »