(Thanks to my son for the lend of his Lego!) Picture the scene. I'm playing a D&D 5E game. Our token Non-Player Character just died earlier. So now there is just two Player Characters plus my mate DM'ing (yes it's cosy but now there are three PC's!) . We find a chest. My buddy says … Continue reading Traps! Spikes and Yikes!
The Mage- Spells, Scrolls and Signs.
Image by Colleen O'Dell from Pixabay There was a fizzle and crackle. The darkened chamber lit up suddenly. Then almost as quickly as there had been light, the already sparsely lit room was plunged back into the flickering candlelight; silhouetting two figures standing in the centre of the room. “But I swear I called the … Continue reading The Mage- Spells, Scrolls and Signs.
Chainmail-Rings of Protection!
Chainmail-Rings of Protection! (LadyEarlene Pixabay) Famously known as the miniature wargame launched by someone called Gary Gygax. Chainmail was also a type of armour, who'd have thought! With origins as far back as the 4th Century BCE, historical sources suggest that "Chainmail" was originally invented by the Celtic tribes of Europe. This excellent article explains in detail … Continue reading Chainmail-Rings of Protection!
Orcs- Fantasy’s Bad Boyz and Girlz
Orcs are an interesting bunch. Their appearance varies as well. I remember this as the classic D&D Orc many years ago. (Pinterest, Dead Simple RPG Blog. Otherworld Minatures) They are normally a force of evil and tend to be more in the monster tables than available as player characters. The good thing about role play … Continue reading Orcs- Fantasy’s Bad Boyz and Girlz
Skeleton Warriors- Shake, Rattle and Bone!
Rising from the grave, summoned back to terrify the living! (Pinterest, James Mark Debano) These long dead bones will obey the every command of whoever brought them back from the dead. Brought to life on the big screen by the legendary Ray Harryhausen. His many monsters thrilled audiences for decades, myself included. Perhaps one of the … Continue reading Skeleton Warriors- Shake, Rattle and Bone!
Axes-The Mediveal Chopper!
If there was ever a weapon that defined the era of close quarter combat, then surely it is the Axe. Vikings for example, were known to use a variety of different weapons including axes and are often portrayed in film and books using them. The Viking Axe discussed here is perhaps different from those often … Continue reading Axes-The Mediveal Chopper!
Sorcery! Ice,Fire and Lighting!
In all the years I've been playing roleplaying games, my character has been either somebody who is good at cleaving their foes into pieces or wait for it...sneaking around and striking from the shadows. But! Oh how I've matured. I've finally discovered the joys of magic. This is great. It now means that rather than … Continue reading Sorcery! Ice,Fire and Lighting!
What makes a warrior? Join Brollo the Bard as he tells enthralled patrons at the "Orc and Flagon" the tale of Rex and the ambush at Wyvern Pass. “Rex shifted the grip on his shield, the leather handle creaking as he tightened his hold. Peering out into the gloom he could make out shapes approaching … Continue reading The Warrior
The Spear-A Weapon For All
(werner22brigitte Pixabay) The Spear. In its simplest form, a sharpened pointy stick. Archaeology suggests it is one of the first tools used in hunting. Ancient cave paintings often show scenes of hunting, the spear is one of the tools being used. It didn't take long for the humble pointy stick to have a metal tip put … Continue reading The Spear-A Weapon For All
Elves-An Iconic Fantasy Race!
(Darksword Miniatures) With a rich history in folklore, Elves are about as diverse as they come. From the noble Noldor elves of Middle Earth. At the other end of the scale, the Dark Elves from Games Workshop's Warhammer. These sadistic beings sail the seas on their monstrous Black Arks. Always on the lookout for fresh slaves to sacrifice … Continue reading Elves-An Iconic Fantasy Race!