Steelheart’s Tomb

A Nightwatch AAR Lazarus Sturn slid the iron door aside. There was a deep grinding noise, then a gust of air, sudden and sick as a dying man’s gasp. Beorn’s torch guttered. Hard shadows shifted on a dozen, steep granite stairs that descended into the earth and disappeared in the black maw of a stone […]

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Winding down another Year

In the final stretch of 2021, our group is coasting toward the new year trying out new games, running one-shots for old ones, play-testing new rules, and basically collecting ourselves before we launch into 2022. Most recently, we ran several sessions of “The Well”, an indie RPG that’s essentially an inverted dungeon crawl. I used […]

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Spiderkeep Crypt

Hello. Apologies for the thin content lately but other Real Life things are slowing down enough that I can get back to regular posts here. On that note I wanted to give a quick AAR to last week’s game of NIGHTWATCH – our fast-play monster slaying game. Our game group is in the midst of […]

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Sprains, Floods, and Vikings

Apologies for the thin content lately. Not only have I been hammering away at my latest fiction project but was I debilitated for a month with an injured hand, and the basement flooded. Twice. I think I spent more time mopping in the game room than painting. So, yeah… life. SYMBAROUM That said, the weekly […]

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Shadows over Sezgard

Had the rare privilege last weekend to travel to Western MA. to GM an afternoon of Nightwatch for a group of friends. My host informed me the last time they had all been together was at his wedding, some 25 years earlier. It was very cool and quite humbling to be a part of a […]

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Loggerheads Underground

Our Symbaroum adventure continues as our heroes investigate the logging site where a party of laborers went missing. A short, sharp clash with a Gwann revealed not only the loggers’ cause of death but an underground passage that led to a catacomb. Never ones to pass up a good delve, they decided to descend and […]

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Miniature Monday

Another Monday, another war band, Good Guys this time from Reaper’s Dungeon Dwellers line, and Metal King Studio. We’ve got a typical Knight in Armor, an Alchemist, a Fire Wizard, another armored Warrior with an extra pokey spear, and a Ranger/Archer in a heroic pose. A solid, all human Dungeon Crawling party. I really like […]

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Miniature Monday

Another Monday and the tide of evil continues to roll in. Today’s war band consists of a creepy Necromancer who apparently still gets his hands dirty digging up his own material. (It’s hard to find good help these days. Apprentices sign on, think they can skip Cadaver Assembly and go straight to Reanimation. *tsk, tsk, […]

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Miniature Monday

The fourth post highlighting some of our Fantasy warbands. Another group of Dungeon Delvers this week. Slight variation on the usual theme. Left to right there’s a Ranger type with sword and shield and a short bow. A War Priest, (kinda of a cleric-y paladin) a Druid-schooled Mage, a straight up Fighter, and a Skald, […]

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Miniature Monday

Another Adventuring party, do-gooders this time led by a Thaumaturge. There’s a Paladin for brawling, a Cleric for Smiting, a stabby Assassin (Church-sanctioned, of course) and an Archer for archering. All Reaper miniatures, all metal, all quick pjs. Thanks for looking. More to come.

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