ICYMI: Steampunk meets sci-fi in Sunless Skies, Failbetter Games' open world space horror RPG. JDR gets on board the galactic train - destination: Review City.
#sunlessskies #stamping #gothic #horror #narrativegaming #PC
Still my favourite game I have ever played. Or owned! And those that know me that endorsement is a huge one. We were able to learn the ancient forgotten secrets of our island and quickly sent the invaders in retreat. A war with other invasive nations certainly helped distract them while we coerced the locals through rampant growth and flooding rivers corralling them mysteriously to sites of great fiery columns in the desert and an ancient dripping fang (stalactite with a spring font?) And every time they attempted to build In land; were met by mysteriously quick to regenerate primordial growth or glacial melt water. We felt a bit over powered this game. Though it was certainly the luck of our artificial game intelligence shuffle. The explorers just didn’t find the secrets to dominating our spirits fast enough. Though they did search more than we had. #spiritisland #bestof #gaming #boardgames #holidays #themeonpoint #narrativegaming #dreams #endgameshot #thecoast
Care for a little 40k fanfic? Yes it's that time of year when I finally polish off a long gestating piece of fiction and offer it out for your enjoyment. I can't promise it will be festive, but at least it opens with snow...
"In the frozen north of Kempeii a hand-picked squad of elite Deathwatch marines advance under cover of a brutal alien assault. Their orders - do not engage the enemy...
In the planet's equatorial capitol Governor Isham is playing host to the cream of Imperial nobility, yet he only has eyes for the naive innocent Elzbieta - and his intentions are truly disturbing...
Around these two events the radical Inquisitor Karlstejn is weaving a web of duplicity, betrayal, and unflinching retribution that reaches from the Imperium to the heart of the Dark City Commorragh, nightmare home of the sadistic drukhari..."
Sound like your thing? Follow the link! www.discordiacascade.wordpress.com/2018/12/22/karlstejn-chorus-angelorum/ #inq28 #narrativegaming #freefiction #warhammer40k #gamesworkshop #fanfic #bothgrimanddark #MerryChristmas
I missed the 1000 and 1500 point games of the Twilight Prince campaign, but luckily I made it to the finale. A 2000 points game against my fellow hobbyist @extrabushybeards.
My Dispossessed managed to survive his Free People's ambush but he was the true moral winner: nearly 160 painted miniatures on the table! I still have a long way to go, but I hereby pledge to getting all my dwarves painted by next christmas 💪
Doing these little narrative stories was a fun experience but it felt a bit like work at times. We'll see if I'll keep doing this, maybe shorter stories of just a few sentences next?
#ageofsigmar #warhammer #miniaturegaming #narrativegaming #twilightprince #fluff #dispossessed #sonsofbarakvarr #dwarfs #gamesworkshop
Bringing us up to date with Monday Night Skirmish, and following the bloody marketplace firefight, the Dust Baron summoned the Church of the Crawling King and the refinery gang before him in an effort to end any further hostility. Each gang was given the chance to sway the Baron to their side, and it was clear there would be consequences for the losers. The Church gangers kept their cool as the debate looked to be going to the refinery gang but the Church Magos wasn't fazed. He had bigger plans than simply acting as the Baron's new pet. Reaching out with his mind he took control of the Baron's gun arm and fired at the refinery gang leader. The melta shot went wild but the Baron's bodyguard, following his lord's lead, put a round of solid shot through the gang leader's mask. He toppled from the podium to sprawl amongst the pews. Chaos ensued, as heavy weapons and grenades chewed through the cathedral interior, promethium scattered gangers, and a six limbed monster hurtled through the window. In the midst of the carnage a lone Church neophyte chambered a krak grenade into his launcher, kept his cool, and took the Baron down in a mess of blood and bio-tek from half the cathedral away. It was done. The Dust Baron was dead, the refinery gang scattered and the Magos ideally placed to fill the void. So long as the dust flowed, no-one would even care who mined it. And so it stayed for many years, as the Church consolidated and expanded its influence. Until, that is, someone started asking questions... With @thexlc.co.uk_chris
at @thexlc_gamecentre #necromunda #narrativegaming #gamesworkshop #citadelminiatures #kitbash #genestealercultcampaign #genestealercult #goliathgang #herecomestheinquisitor
After a month's break Monday Night Skirmish returned to Namaste recently with the Church of the Crawling King looking to retaliate against the recent hit on their leader. Infiltrating the local Dust Baron's refinery the Cultists slunk in behind the patrolling gangers before detonating the facility generator with a presicion strike from a seismic cannon. In the ensuing chaos a number of gangers and cultists fell as the Church tried to withdraw, including the cultist leader being gunned down in a hail of repurposed industrial rivets. Yet the damage was done and the ramifications would be awful... With @thexlc.co.uk_chris
at @thexlc_gamecentre #necromunda #warhammer40k #narrativegaming #citadelminiatures #genestealercult #kitbash
Dock workers are finished (except for bases). These are from the Astro Polis II kickstarter and they have some insane levels of detail. Hopefully these will work well for NPCs for a few friend’s tables until I can get my ZM table together.
I’m going to a CK Studios painting class this weekend (102 painting an irk bust) so I’ll have some pictures of that next. But I don’t know which of the primed marines will be first.
#paintingwarhammer #narrativegaming #gullimansboys #hardforheresy #citizensoldier30k
Now for something completely different, part two. My second Western set was labelled simply 'Goth Cowboys'. It was hard fighting the temptation to just paint them as Fields of the Nephilim, especially as a mini Carl McCoy seems to be present, but that top hat was screaming authority, and gave the trio the air of a sinister hustler and his two minders. Therefore allow me to introduce the Reverend Strange and his Men of Renown #gothcowboys #western #miniatures #narrativegaming #wargames
Mice & Mystics is a charming little game. The boards are gorgeous and the minis wonderfully sculpted!
The game mechanics can leave some things to be desired for more experienced gamers but seeing as the game is created for families and children the gameplay is appropriate.
I’ve found the the game shines when a good Game Master or Storyteller foregoes playing a mouse and takes the lead on the story book elements and running the minions. This way the story is brought to life moment by moment.
What do you all think of Mice & Mystics?
Now for something completely different part one. Having gotten into a conversation about Games Workshop's old historical rules sets with my friendly local indie store owner, Legends of the Old West in particular, he pressed a couple of blister packs of unofficially recognisable gunslingers on me. The first, looking remarkably like the title characters from one of my favourite movies, was a pleasure to paint, which for 28mm metal was a real surprise... #good #bad #ugly #oldwest #miniatures #narrativegaming #wargames
Some better pics of my rodent knight. I might do some freehand on the scrolls later, we'll see. More pics of his comrades to come, as I finish painting them. Really happy how my silly idea turned out 😊
Scroll down for fluff!
Franken Plagueclaw was the youngest of his 17 siblings. Little Franken soon discovered though that he was unlike the other Skaven. Killing, maiming and scheming didn’t interest him, nor did he hear the Great Horned Rat’s calling or displayed a craving for Warpstone.
One day on a routine raid of a nearby human settlement he found a curious old book in the clutches of a dead child. The book depicted wondrous tales in a faraway land, of just warriors who defended the poor and downtrodden, armed with sharp rapiers and sharper wits and dressed in elegant hats adorned with feathers. He began to dream of a different life, one dedicated to justice and fashionable attires. Against all odds he found a few likeminded young Skaven and in the cover of a late august night they left the hive city.
Now years later he’s known as Duc Francois Brightclaw, swordsman extraordinaire and the self-appointed ruler of the Duchy of Rat'aTouillé. His companions are known as the Merry Muskrateers and together they fight for justice and enjoy the finer thinks in life, especially good wine and cheese. Rat'aTouillé. doesn't actually exist yet, but it is the dream of these brave rats to one day raise enough coin to purchase a few acres of land and a wineyard and settle down for good. Until then they are knights for hire for the highest bidder – as long as the cause is just!
#ageofsigmar #paintingwarhammer #warhammer #aos28
#conversion #kitbash #muskrateers #skaven #rodentknights #ratpuns #puffington #fluff #narrativegaming #gamesworkshop
YAY!!! 🤩 Unforeseen Incidents is nominated for the Deutscher Entwicklerpreis (German Developer Awards) in the categories Best Story, Best Graphics, and Best Game Design!
The award ceremony takes place on Dec 5th in Cologne. We’re super happy to be nominated!
Well it is fairly likely I’ll be laid off this week so as a prep for having a bunch of free time randomly dropped in my lap (as I wait for phone calls and emails) I’ve been cleaning and priming a HUGE batch of miniatures. So I’ve got 2-3 kickstarters worth of NPCs primed, 8 dreadnoughts, the ZM boarding team from earlier, and batches of marines. I’m planning on “quick” painting the Gangs of Rome NPCs with airbrushes washes, as a test for my future Cobra Militia.
Und so sieht das dann aus wenn man nicht nur rumpimmelt sondern auch mal was schreibt. Sollte man vielleicht öfter machen.
ein spiel schreiben (spoiler-freie repräsentation).