Sunday, August 29, 2010

My modules


Just thought i would put out their my covers for my free modules. Please let me know what you think. If you think their not worth the paper to print out so your new puppy has somewhere to go, you will not hurt my feelings. :-)

Man i love garage sales

Picked this up at a garage sale for .50 cents one day. All of the pieces are their and the book is in great shape! Never hurts to stop at a yard or garage sale. You never know when you might find that wooden box set that started it all for only a buck or two!

Friday, August 27, 2010

No brownie for 3.0 3.5 or 4.0 ?

I wonder why this little guy was left out of the later editions. In one of my campaigns, long ago, he played a major role in the players life. Was he just not used enough? He appeared in 1st and 2nd editions. With all of the many different monsters books that came out ( 3.0 and 3.5) and 4th edition, no brownie.
In folklore, a brownie is a type of hob, similar to a hobgoblin. Brownies are said to inhabit houses and aid in tasks around the house. However, they do not like to be seen and will only work at night, traditionally in exchange for small gifts or food. Among food, they especially enjoy porridge and honey. They usually abandon the house if their gifts are called payments, or if the owners of the house misuse them. Brownies make their homes in an unused part of the house(from wiki).

My favorit artist

I know he is not the super detailed artist but, Erol Otus has that nostalgia effect on me. Takes me back to when i first saw the cover to the starter box.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Gaming on a budget

With the economic woe's hitting some,now is actually a good time for gaming. With 4.0 E coming out, their are allot of 3 and 3.5 used books out their for sell. Also with allot of the "old school" books and rules,like ORSIC,Labyrinth Lord and others are out their for free,online. Most gamers,if asked, will point you in the right direction for free or damn near free gaming material.
If you have a local gaming store near you,look for a bulletin board. Most bulletin boards will have posts up with players looking for other players or they themselves are looking for a gaming group. As long as you know the system that they are playing,and have a set of dice, most GM's will have the appropriate books.

Cleaning up old miniatures

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:02 am Post subject: Helpful tip and a chuckle


If anyone has some old mini's that has a bad paint job or just did not turn out the way you wanted it to. All you need are the following items: A can of easy off oven spray, a old tooth brush and a throw away Tupperware bowl. First just put you mini's in the bowl,spray them with the easy-off then close the bowl( make sure you do this in a well ventilated area and make sure you have adult supervision). Let them sit for around 30 mins. and them use the tooth brush with some cold running water. The paint should come off real easy. You might have to repeat a few times to get down into all of the small, tight spots. This only works on metal figures, the plastic one's will melt!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Having fun with cursed items

Cursed items are the bane of players alike. But that does not mean that they cant be more fun then a curse.Their is a big problem when a player knows when they have a cursed item and their character do not. How do you get passed this? Here are some ways around this.
Make the item effects slowly appear. Say, a player has a item that will turn him or her into a goblin.Have the effects be the humorous side of being a goblin. Bad manors,start to smell real bad,a spot in his or her private area turn green( try and explain to the party cleric about this one!) and so on.
Do not hint to the player he just picked up a -1 longsword,for the first time when he swings the sword and his role is one less instead of one greater,the player will know. Have the effect of the -1 happen after 2-7 days later.The player will not know what he might have picked up that is giving him a -1.
Just remember that you are out to tell a story and make your players have a good time,not out to make their life miserable.