Tuesday 22 August 2017

Further lack of idleness!

In addition to not being idle working on gaming videos, I have not been idle in my painting and terrain-making. I have mostly been trying to catch up with my painting backlog, with special focus on things that have sat around unpainted too long. The fine young folks at the Cambridge University Role-playing and Tabletop Society are starting up a Shadow War Armageddon campaign this coming academic year, so I've been putting together some scenery to go with that as well (and to fit into my existing post-apocalyptic collection). Here's what I've done lately:

I decided to put most of my obstacle and barricade terrain in one place!

This is a collection of scatter terrain, objective markers and so on suitable for that campaign. 

These piles of scrap are made from Ramshackle games miscasts and based on scrap cardboard. 

This walkway is made from 3.5" floppy discs and a few other bits.
Now that I'm volunteering at the computer museum, I suspect I'm going to get through a lot of these. 

Lots of new stuff here, most visibly the Poxwalkers from the Dark Imperium boxed set. 

I finished the storage tank I started about four years ago!

This figure is from Oakbound Games' upcoming minis game, Factious Waste. 

As is this bomb-throwing rebel. 

This barbarian was a quick paint job for my Dragon Rampant army. I think he looks pretty good!

Here's a closeup of one of the Poxwalkers. They're speed-painted with washes. 

A shot showing the construction of the walkways from the photo above. 
Anyway, that's what I've done recently that I have good photos of. More to come!

Friday 18 August 2017

I have not been idle!

I haven't updated this blog since BOYL, but don't let that fool you into thinking I haven't been busy! I've been painting away, working on some projects for my LARP group, and developing something else that I'm not going to talk about until it's finished. Over the next few posts, I'll be quickly recapping what I've been up to over the past few weeks.

So let's begin with my live-gaming project. Actually, although we intend this as a guide for new GMs within the Isles of Darkness LARP society, pal Bob and I are talking about stuff that's applicable to a wide range of different games in this video series. It's called pre-game hustle and it's aimed at people who have a reasonable level of gaming experience but have never run a parlour LARP.

There are a few videos up already, with more to come, so if you want to see my face make sounds, you can check that out.