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!

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!

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!