Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Hawkwind Saga: Enter Miranda

This adventure has Hawkwind searching for a pilot he can hire but first, he rolled a defend encounter as his involuntary encounter.

A sharply dressed man toiled away at some bad plumbing to his apartments. "No job too small, no job too big" he said to himself wiping some grease off his cheek. "That should do it" Hawkwind said wiping his hands clean of said grease. He turned around and in the light he could see the silhouette of a man with a baseball bat. "I thought baseball went out of style back in the 22nd century?"

Saturday, November 9, 2019

5150 No Limits Meet Gordon Hawkwind

5150 No Limits Maiden Voyage. Click here for more info.
This is my new campaign centering around the adventures of "Hawkwind," a combination of Gene Starwind and Jim Hawking from one of my favorite animes, Outlaw Star.

Hawkwind has set up a new freelance business, Hawkwind Enterprises. His motto, "no job is too big or too small!" This is his story.

Rules change: I am playing an all human campaign, at least until he gets off this rock, Earth. For now, I lifted the who are they tables from Chain Reaction 2018 (it's free) and will simply interpret the results as far as what "profession" they are. If, in the likely event, Hawkwind dies, I will use the Cheat Death rule used in other TWH titles.'Cause you know he's gonna get whacked right off the bat!

Gordon Hawkwind Rep 5 Star (5 people, 4 savvy) Attributes: Rage (random), Crackshot (chosen) Weapon: Machine Pistol (A3)

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Talomir Tales Distant Shores: New Races

These are just some home brew monsters/humanoids I came up with. Use them if you want! I usually just put them on index cards and randomly draw as needed. I'm planning on expanding this exponentially to fit my collection of paper minis.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Age of Fantasy Skirmish: First Game

These rules are free!

I ask you, fellow bloggers, do I need another skirmish set of rules? The answer is...yes! If you're like me, you are looking for that one set of rules that rises above the rest, is simple to play, and provides just the right amount of challenge without taking hours to play.

So what's the next possible rules set? Enter Age of Fantasy: Skirmish. It's part of the One Page Rules family, which consists of five sets of rules for big battles and skirmish battles of both fantasy and sci-fi, all free. As you probably guessed by the name, all the core rules are printed on one three column sheet. Basic special ability rules are printed on a second page with army specific special abilities on each army sheet. There's also an AI system for playing solo/cooperatively and a campaign system. All of this for FREE!? Yep. I advise you to drop what you're doing and go check it out!...Well, after you read my play through post below.

So first we need two armies. I decided to go with the classic orcs and dwarfs match up. I will be using the AI rules.

"Rally ho!"

Dwarfs (played by me):
Engineer (1) equipped with a rifle
Marksmen (3)
Iron Warrior (1)
120 points
"Orc smash!"

Orcs (played by the AI):
Boss (1)
Orcs (3)
Orc Archers (3)
125 points

Mats By Mars Review

The Green Meadow mat with orc blood spilled upon it.

I've been meaning to do a review on my Mats By Mars battle mats. In particular,the 30" x 30" Rumble Mats. I have quite a few actually. They include Green Meadow, Bustling City, Desert, Koncrete Blok (dark), and Winter's Wrath as well as some 24" x 24" in Dark Caribbean (water), Desert, and Urban Strike. I feel the 30" x 30" is great for what I had to play on at the time, a folding card table. Now I have a larger table to play on but I still like the Rumble Mats. Truth be told, I accidentally ordered the 24" x 24" mats last Christmas! I did, however, get the water one for Pirates of the Spanish Main on purpose.

You can get a wide range of sizes from 24" x 24" to 48" x 72" in a variety of different overlays if you have a specific need for something like that. As you can see, I didn't use an overlay. 

Let's look at them more closely...

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Talomir Tales: The Northman Part 3

After his last encounter, which nearly ended in disaster, Hellburg finally made it down to the fringes of society. He entered a tavern and strode up to the bar. "Give me the strongest grog you got, tender!" The bartender complied and slid the "grog" to him.

Talomir Tales: The Northman Part 2

Hellburg awakens, bloodied, bruised, and missing his sword. "Dammit!" He got to his feet, dizzy from the loss of blood. He shook his head, piecing together what had happened. He had been beaten to a pulp by some highwaymen.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Talomir Tales: The Northman Part 1

Tonight, I played a game of Talomir Tales: Distant Shores and I wanted to record my play. I also had very limited time to play so no better game than one of the new Two Hour Wargames RPG lite systems. This is, of course, the fantasy iteration.

I also picked up two new titles from THW, 5150 Working Grave a future police RPG lite and Road to Ekra a jousting game. Can't wait to get my hard copies! Ok, on with the game.

The Northman Hellburg

"Hellburg smash!"

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Signage for Modern and Sci-Fi

I thought I'd share my newest terrain piece...Billboards!

Chuck E Cheese in the far future? You bet!
This one I made in GIMP from an image I got off the net. The stand is from World Works Games set Mayhem Street Props. It did have a set of lights but the taller stuff wouldn't fit in there.

From my favorite movie Big Trouble in Little China!
This might be from Fallout. Not sure.
Well, there you have it. Hopefully I'll play something and I can feature my newest piece!