Tuesday, May 31, 2022

ROSD - The Deserted Village

Having finally gotten my first gaming Sunday back at my place this past weekend. We created & played Rangers of Shadow Deep.

We had amongst us 3 Rangers with 5 companions.


The stage was set & the story can now be told...


So some thoughts on the game. Overall the system is much like Frostgrave in gameplay, though there is much less magic & the fact that its Co-op. 

The way the scenarios are laid out with the clues & events, no 2 games will be identical, as there will always be clues not discovered & events not played. I like this!

The game unfortunately is meant for only a few players. The group that comes to my place often hits around 6 players, so this is a bit unfortunate & I hope that some good mods get developed to allow for more. This will mean few to no companions however.

Talking amongst ourselves, I will likely add in the Wound Rules from Frostgrave, where when a character falls below 4 health they are considered wounded & suffer the effects of only 1 action & -2 to all dice rolls. I will try this in my solo campaign for sure.

So that's where I will leave it, as there are many great Youtube vids out there as well as many other AAR's to peruse with peoples thoughts on the system. I will  play a solo campaign as well seeing as I have the table set up, just to see how it varies, so you can expect another comic AAR of that one, though I will be sure to change the cover to identify it. 

 Thanks for visiting! 

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Rangers of Shadow Deep - Infected Trees & Cocoons

As I get ready to host Rangers of Shadow Deep at my place on the 29th, I expect we may be able to complete the first 2 scenarios. Thus I needed to get some scenery pieces done.

First up is the infected trees. I did a quick variant back in March for the gaming retreat, but now that I had some time, I found some of the plastic terrain trees from the HATE game & thought they would work well.


After painting them, I added some Halloween spider web material.


Then it was onto the cocoons. So just like the retreat game, I saved a few foam peanuts from shipping & compressed them down a little to wrap some more of the webbing material around them.

Then I thought....why not repurpose those other infected trees I originally made as part of the cocoon piece. 


And another image where some of the denizens popped in.


So thats my hobby moment for this weekend. I've been digging around some of my reaper bones kickstarter figures to see what I have in there to use for the various companions...should we ever be able to get them, as we will be ranger heavy for this game. 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

EWG club night 17 May

We had 6 guys out to the club Tuesday night. Bruce brought out a Pulp Alley Gangsters game for 4 of us to play, while Scott & Jonathan played some CnC.

For our Pulp Alley, The Shadow (me) & Green Hornet (Bruce) had to escort the covert Baby Buggy document carrier to the far end of the table, whilst a concerted effort by the gangsters tried to prevent the incriminating evidence from getting to court.


The gangsters begin to move into flanking positions. While 1 of their members enters a perilous area, however he successfully navigated the traps to recover an objective.


Meawhile the escort fans out to watch both sides of the street. The Shadow is of course hidden (the black floating ball - being his marker)


With a burst of Tommy Gun fire, one of the officers is taken out.


Flick then returns fire with his own SMG making that route a hail of flying lead!

 Lady Scarlet was also successful in navigating her perilous area & also gained an objective.

The Green Hornet & another officer get into fisticuffs with a hooligan.


With the Green Hornet getting swarmed, the Shadow makes his appearance.


Lady Scarlet & one of the gangsters take each other out of play. The forces of Justice are getting reduced badly.


With the officer being engaged by one of the Gang, another rushes to the buggy & makes off with the documents, winning the game for the Gangsters.

 The AA report had it that the forces for Justice just did horribly on dice rolls. Bruce had no luck at all it seemed. Kato got bogged down trying to capture an objective & couldn't pass his tests. The Green Hornet wasn't able to nullify the gang coming in from that side, so with the Shadow assisting him, it left the buggy in the protection of a single officer who was locked down in melee, leaving the buggy exposed.

Meawhile Jonathan & Scott were engaged in CnC

Not sure who won as they were still playing when I left. 

Our next club night will be June 7th. Thanks to those who came out.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Lv-427 Test printing

I have been doing a lot of test printing for a small outfit called Lv-427. My latest set of tiles is for a spaceship 'bridge' which has similarities to a well known Sci-fi series

 There are more tiles & those above are just a sampling

As luck would have it, Bob has dropped off some figures on my doorstep which just happened to be the perfect finishing touch to my recently printed tiles.


Since I was approached by the folks of Lv-427, I now have approx 4 photo-copy boxes of tiles printed, as well as numerous smaller scatter pieces of cargo & such, some of which I've painted & shown prior.

Now that winter is pretty much done with us, the temps are getting to where I can do more rattlecan priming (if the wind would stop for a bit)

I tend not to discuss my test printing, as I feel the photos I provide should be posted by them when they are ready to release the models, but Mark insisted I blog it! So here you go Mark! 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Last of the Woods

With the completion of the final 5 tree/wood hexes, my Forest project is now completed, at least as far as what I wanted to have for my gaming table.

These are the larger tree armatures. I used a different style of woodland scenic foliage on these ones as compared to the others.

The version I used is kind of on a fine mesh & is it ever messy. You snip a piece of it off & then stretch it out, the bits of sponge attached then representing the leaf cover. Of course lots of these sponge bits end up all over the place while doing this

It does create a nice effect when done however. So what's next on the paint table? 

I have some of the Song of Ice & Fire Kickstarter terrain which I did previously, however never finished off with ground cover, so that will be a quick task to check off another 'unfinished' project.

Then it will likely be the Bloodbowl team commision I've taken on for a fellow from work.