Two years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long) I announced my plans for releasing my house rules (tentatively named “Alternate Reality”). Other than a single update, I haven’t talked about it since. I’ve been spending a lot of time on it recently though, so I thought I’d post an update.Continue Reading »
In March 2013, Dwarven Forge started a kickstarter project to fund the development of a new line of tiles. They flew past their $50k goal in a matter of days. By the end, they raised $1.9 million dollars.
I’m so happy that I heard about it in time to take part! Then came the long wait.Continue Reading »
One problem we have always faced at the gaming table was not having enough light. Placing extra lamps on the table, or standing lamps next to the table, certainly added more light. But they were always in the way and the cords were in danger of being tripped over.Continue Reading »
After a hard drive crash a while back I’m still re-installing everything. Today I installed all my ProFantasy software. I prefer a slightly different layout of the menu bars and was about to arrange them when it occurred to me that some folks may not know about this and would like to see how it’s done.Continue Reading »
What kind of gaming table does your group use? A small dining table? A coffee table? Do you wish you had more room? I prefer a huge tabletop where I can spread out and still have room for miniatures in the center. But who wants a table that dominates the living space? Folding tables are handy but they are generally wobbly and aren’t as wide as I want. Plus, I suspect that if I were ever able to find one big enough, the price would be astronomical.
Here’s a simple idea for making a table yourself.Continue Reading »
I’m sure you all know that I am a great fan of ProFantasy’s Campaign Cartographer. It is, bar none, the best fantasy mapping software around. Like many companies, ProFantasy offers an affiliate program that pays a small commission for referrals. Over the years, I have referred a great many people. All those commissions have added up to enough for me to purchase the Annuals Bundle for about half price!
I am currently, in the process of downloading them. Once I’ve had a chance to play with all these wonderful new toys, expect lots of posts about them.Continue Reading »
Everything was to be completed and sent out to backers in August 2012. Here we are in October 2013 and so far nothing has been sent.Continue Reading »
Two years ago, I discovered what was to become my favorite miniatures manufacturer. Not only did Mega Miniatures produce high quality metal miniatures at a very reasonable rate, they had a large number of the original Grenadier molds (sculpted by Julie Guthrie). These are the miniatures that I grew up with when the hobby was new.Continue Reading »