Rebels, Thugs, and Szek SCum

Another NIGHTWATCH Battle Report Episode IV – In the Shadow of Balaur Mormant RECAP: Our heroes are currently in the remote border province of Mos Tolna to investigate reports of brutal murders and sightings of unnatural creatures. Adding to the danger, long-simmering ethnic tensions in the region are threatening to boil over into full-blown revolt, […]

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Closing out 2022

And welcoming 2023 Hello again. I hope everyone had a good holiday filled with the comfort of family, friends, good food, and fellowship. And some gaming. Because 1. it’s fun and 2. it too is one of the few things left that brings those great ingredients together. THOSE DARK PLACES Not the holidays – the […]

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More on Simple Games

Writing and releasing Insurgent Earth Operation String Bet took the lion’s share of my time and energy the last month-plus, which meant a return to simple games for weekly sessions and a Thanksgiving battle with my grand kids. And a perfect reminder of why ‘beer-n-pretzel’ games are more necessary than ever these days. WHEN FRIENDS […]

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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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