Tired of feeding your party the same staple food everytime they go out to eat in a civilized place? We've got your back: follow us for some tasty medieval recipes, and historically accurate food lore. You've gathered your party in the most welcoming of places: an inn or a tavern. They're probably staying the night, … Continue reading You’re sitting in a tavern; or, Food in the Middle Ages (part 1)
In my usual RPG group sometimes we can't all make it to the game, as I'm sure it happens to each party. Normally we play Earthdawn (3E), and due to the storyline it's rather hard to come up with reasons why one character or other disappeared. So, instead of making us all stop when we … Continue reading Wraith Recon Files 01A: The slow sail south
Mordekainen's back! Everybody's favourite wizard brings us world lore, racial lore, and a nice selection of monsters to charm and slaughter (or die of, to be honest). The book looks pretty much standard for the fifth edition: hardcover, gloss varnish, pretty artwork. I actually like the cover art of the standard edition (by Jason Rainville) … Continue reading Review: Mordekainen’s Tome of Foes
So, I haven't really posted anything in a while. A long while, if you don't count an odd Instagram pic of the minis I'm painting, or an occasional tweet a out random rpg-related stuff. However, there have been things happening. My collection of RPG book grew considerably in size, my collection of minis even more … Continue reading General update
We all know that roleplaying games are a theatre of the mind, but there's nothing as fun as actually seeing your PC. It helps you to get in character, it helps your party members with visualisation, it makes it easier for your fans/friends to do fanart. However, for those of us who aren't artist, it's … Continue reading Show your face! Free character portrait generators for all your RPG needs
I'm a bit behind on the reviews but... Oh my, this comic book is everything I've ever wanted (until the animated series comes out, and then the 10-season live action TV series). Ending the last issue on a high note, with "roll initiative" in the air, Matt Colville decided to throw the characters under the … Continue reading Vox Machina: Origins, issue 4 – The story goes dark
I got my latest Kickstarter package delivered - a pack of Common (or Garden) Gnomes from Midlam Miniatures. Why did I need them? No reason whatsoever. But I am a big fan of this tiny UK-based company and their metal minis, and I make it a point to support all their Kickstarter campaigns. They keep … Continue reading What’s the use of the garden gnomes?
There's a lot of plot threads sort of converging in this scene. Usually when that happens not everyone survives. Why write reviews when you can just quote Scanlan? So, the third volume came out today, and though I have next to no time whatsoever for writing a blog lately (toy business is kind of hectic … Continue reading Vox Machina: Origins, issue 3 – The plot thickens
Is this book everything I wanted from fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons? Yes.
It's not that I'm forced to write about Critical Role all the time, but it somehow seems like the most enjoyable part of the RPG world these days. And they've just announced that the artbook will be available on 9 November, and the campaign's over, and the comic book is just brilliant. Second issue of … Continue reading Vox Machina: Origins, issue 2 – Somehow even funnier