Image by GraphicMama-team from Pixabay Knights in shining armour, Lorica Segmentata, Agincourt. These are all examples of plate mail worn and in action. Platemail is the ultimate in protection for a soldier. It is also the most expensive to make and the heaviest to wear. Plate as it is also known has actually been around for … Continue reading Platemail-The Ultimate In Protection!
“Back! Back!” The voices yelled. Beric could hear the retreat coming back up the corridor in front. Two soldiers in mail stood either side of the heavy wooden door that separated the chamber from the corridor. Looking around him, he counted no more than eight soldiers and the Sorceror. They were in a large stone … Continue reading The Cleric-Smite them down!
(Malloy501) THAT book is one of the best introductions to Dwarves ever. Uninvited Dwarven guests looking for a burglar to help on a crazy quest. One magic ring, a miffed Dragon and a massive battle later leads us onto the next lot of books. These also have dwarves in, mainly featuring a Dwarven relative of … Continue reading Dwarves-Builders, Miners and Hardknocks!
I wanted to put this up on Fantasy Scribbles because I feel that if the forces of darkness are left unchecked, they will evenually overwhelm us. I think Mordor would be a pretty drab place to live if I'm honest . If all the brave free folk in the world stand strong and make a … Continue reading Greta’s climate strike in Bristol
(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!
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! (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 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
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!
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!