Review: Mordekainen’s Tome of Foes

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

Vox Machina: Origins, issue 4 – The story goes dark

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

What’s the use of the garden gnomes?

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?

Vox Machina: Origins, issue 3 – The plot thickens

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

Vox Machina: Origins, issue 2 – Somehow even funnier

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

First Look: Zweihänder RPG

The Zweihänder RPG is finally here. After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign (fully funded within 6 hours! Guess people really did miss Warhammer Fantasy RPG) and slightly delayed dispatch (a year or so - but for a good reason), the parcel was delivered and unceremoniously opened by a committee. PDF, which was provided to the … Continue reading First Look: Zweihänder RPG

Vox Machina: Origins, issue 1 – The best so far

If by off chance you've missed the online phenomenon that is Critical Role, please look here to start your journey with the adventuring party of Vox Machina. Highly recommended. Anyway. As much as I love Critical Role, I was always missing some kind of visual enhancement. True, Matthew Mercer's descriptions of the world are impeccable, … Continue reading Vox Machina: Origins, issue 1 – The best so far