Hope you all had a good Christmas holiday, gave and received excellent gifts, and remained healthy. Myself, I picked up a copy of the new Heroquest (for the grand kids, of course) and a very gritty urban cyberpunk game mat from PlayMats.EU
CHRISTMAS COOKIES AND A DRAGON
The Cape Cod Wargame Commission has been running various RPGs, the most recent session a one-shot in the high medieval, Arthurian-flavored Pendragon system, run by John the Newly Married. Hilarity ensued as there were knights and squires, quests aplenty, a belching panther, and a dragon. Not a bad way to spend an evening and close out the year.
SONG OF ICE AND FIRE MINIATURES
…Are quite cool. Don’t play the mass-battle game but I have picked up individual miniatures to use as NPC fighters and Hirelings when monster hunting in Nightwatch.
I’ve amassed quite the collection of assorted swordsmen, bow and crossbow fighters, skirmishers, and other types. They’re good sculpts, fairly inexpensive, and take my ‘fast-n-dirty’ paint jobs well. I have a few more on the painting desk but the bulk of them are done.
Guess all the cool kids have 3D printers these days. While I’m loving the huge volume of extremely cool sculpts that show up online every month, I’m not looking for another hobby thing to have/learn/do, and so am content to purchase printed figs from various sellers on eBay and Etsy. Here’s an Elf monk and an Orc rogue that might make appearances in our upcoming 5e campaign run by Neighbor Mike starting next month.
I put the first colors on another batch this afternoon, so there’s more coming.
SLATED FOR NEXT YEAR
I typically take the week between Christmas and New Year to close out the old year and make the first broad plans from the next one, setting some milestones and major goals. Hobby-wise, the solo/cooperative post alien invasion game INSURGENT EARTH is at the top of the To Do list.
Just below are a pair of expansions. The first for Exploit Zero – ‘Snitches, Glitches, and DAF Augs‘ – for those of you who are interested in adding complications to your missions and risky Burakku X-Tech to your Agents.
I’ve also been hammering away at a RPG supplement for Nightwatch titled ‘Blood and Bone’ that will not only offer a simple way to add narrative scenes and interaction to your games, but have a tutorial campaign as well. So ‘watch this space’ as they say.
THANK YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
I think we’re still crawling out of this pandemic thing, so 2021 was, while not great, a damn sight better than 2020. We made it through and I’m particularly grateful for all you who stop by, comment, and enjoy gaming.
Here’s to a happy, healthy 2022 filled with epic adventure, stalwart companions, and rare treasures.
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