'Barbarism is the natural state of mankind,' the borderer said, still staring somberly at the Cimmerian. 'Civilization is unnatural. It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph.'

-Robert E. Howard
Beyond The Black River

Monday, March 13, 2017

YouTube Updates & Potential Things to Come

Wow.  It has been a little while since I have posted here.  I thought I had fallen behind on the YouTube stuff!
I'll start the post with a couple of photos of some miscellaneous things I have been working on.

Reaper bones ship captain.  Base colors & wash, need to highlight still
Finally added a pen shelf to my Ikea drawing table.  So much nicer now.

Besides those I am thinking pretty hard about an entry level 3d printer, reading reviews and getting a handle on the tech and it's capabilities. May buy an inexpensive kit during the next pay period.
On the YouTube front I have posted a few videos since I last updated the blog.

Episode 14: Prison Cells & Cowbell
Episode 15: 15mm Sci-fi Overview & Blacksmith
Episode 16: Explosion Markers & Traditional

I also backed this Kickstarter for dungeon accessories on it's last day so I will be sure to do a review on those when they show up.

That is everything for now, I hope everyone is awesome out there!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cities in RPGs

In my last session of Conan, I had anticipated the players would not keep their characters in the city very long.


 They would show up, gain the information they needed and be on their way. Instead they spend 80% of the session there and have yet to leave.


 I found myself wholly unprepared for this. I quickly drew a map and gave them some direction, but I feel like I could have done better. Perhaps with enough experience it will be easier to pull descriptions and ideas for a city area off the cuff.


  If you are like me and are still learning to improvise, sometimes tables can help. To that end I created a descriptor guide for either small towns or sections of cities. I hope it is useful to people.


v1.0 is located here:


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Eb8-xt2-BV4J5Aku4kp8_vTAHJcARYTr7HqVqQ5IODkyYrkkcf_1PL-Cm6loSFXoImSFBiFunDt55MKw

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Conan 2d20 - Part 2: Basic Mechanics

Part 2 of my series on basic mechanics for the game. Rolling dice and making skill checks!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Modiphius's New 2d20 Conan System

Another video entry.  We are looking at the new roleplaying game by Modiphius as well as Conan in general.  This will probably be a 4-5 part series on the game.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Flavours of.....The Hyborian Age

As my players move within the Hyborian Age kingdoms, I am creating a single page document called, "Flavours of...." to help flesh out cities and encounters with people on the fly.


So far I have created..... Flavours of Turan & Flavours of Argos which can be found below


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3ofYISXNYAedHBmSXUxRHJfaGs


I appreciate any feedback or suggestions people might have. Thanks for having a look!