Of missing farmhands and strange woodland creatures

Session Two of the NIGHTWATCH Campaign, In the Shadow of Balaur Mormant Recap: As you no doubt recall, our heroes were dispatched by the head of the Nightwatch Order to a remote border province to investigate reports of murder, mayhem, and monsters. The commander of the local military garrison dismisses the incidents as the brutal […]

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In the shadow of Balaur Mormant

The start of a NIGHTWATCH adventure I have the extreme good fortune to game on a regular basis. The Cape Cod Wargame Commission meets (more or less) weekly to indulge in food, drink, table top wargames, RPGs, and the occasional board game. (with miniatures, of course) If I remember correctly, we’re in our 7th year. […]

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Mork Borg Minis

If someone dropped two tabs of ‘Snoopy with Sunglasses’ to binge-watch Lord of the Rings (extended version) while listening to Swedish Death Metal, you’d get Mork Borg, the role playing game. That’s what it feels like to me, anyway. Like kids in a candy shop, our game group bounces around and wants to try new […]

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The Move is done

Almost, anyway. August was a strange month, full of changes. I closed my glass shop, inventoried and sold the contents, took down the sign, shut down my studio website. 36 years cutting glass, 23 of them on my own in art glass. I had a weird moment when I wiped down the vehicle after taking […]

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Steelheart Pt. IV

The ‘once-a-month’ crew showed up last Saturday for the next episode of the Steelheart Saga. (yes, that’s what I’m calling it. Because it sounds cool) Recap: 1. Our heroes scoured the Wilds for clues to the location of the Tomb of Alrik Steelheart, ancient king and hero of the Dwarf clans. 2. The party entered […]

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Recent Brushwork – pt. 2

Our weekly group is getting ready to try the sci-fi, transhuman RPG Eclipse Phase 2.0 , so I slapped color on a bunch of Privateer Press’ Warcaster Neo-Mechanika miniatures to use as character and major NPC figs. I don’t play W N-M, or any PP games for that matter, and there doesn’t seem to be […]

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Recent Brushwork

Lots of things going on in life, in the world. “Juggling” may be a life skill but miniature painting centers me. For that alone, I don’t do it often enough. I have managed to get color on a few figs though. Mostly assembly line/speed paint jobs, but it gets minis on the table, so I’m […]

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Steelheart Saga – Part 3

A TANGLED WEB The once-a-month group met last Saturday for part three of their Nightwatch adventure. Play testing some simple RPG rules, I incorporated a little ‘theater of the mind’ narrative scenario in the first half of the session before the inevitable combat. Previously, on “The Steelheart Saga“ Having scoured the wilderness for clues to […]

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Goblins and Vikings

Cape Cod Wargaming continues as our Dungeons & Dragons 5e campaign hits its stride. Resisting the usual Murder Hobo tendencies, our shipwrecked adventurers have decided to aid the locals instead of rob them. Our first stop off the beach was a small town that we quickly learned was suffering from a mysterious blight that plagued […]

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Side Note: Legend of Vox Machina

Disappointed with ‘Legend of Vox Machina’. Sophomoric. Cliched. Frat humor. Predictable. Amazon served up all the stereotypes and played to the cheap seats. *sigh* We have richer stories that that, deeper characters, staggering creativity. And by ‘we’, I mean gamers, writers, GMs, the RPG community in general. There is a dragon’s hoard of amazing work […]

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