Savage Rifts Game Master’s Handbook

So on Thursday, the Savage Rifts® Game Master’s Handbook was released to the kickstarter backers. After work, I downloaded my copy and while I couldn’t get started reading it right away. I had a game to play in that evening, I did start reading it on Friday, and just finished reading it today. You can see my thoughts on the Player’s Guide in part 1, Continue reading “Savage Rifts Game Master’s Handbook”


Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s Guide Part 3

This is the completion of the Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s Guide. It covers chapters 8, 9 and 10 from the Call of Cthulhu/Savage Worlds version and 7, 10, and 12 from the Fate Core version. You can find the part 1 of the review here, and part two here.

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Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s Guide Part 2

This is a continuation on my review of the Achtung! Cthulhu. You can find the first part of my review here.

Chapter five again begins with a brief story fragment, and then goes into how to create characters for this setting using the Call of Cthulhu Sixth Edition rules (in The Fate Guides to the Secret War it is for Fate Core). In the Call of Cthulhu rules, there are lots of new occupations, plus there are rules on rolling for advancement, and training for Continue reading “Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s Guide Part 2”

Skeleton Archer Take 2

So this weekend I re-painted the Skeleton Archer miniature that I had stripped the paint off of last weekend. I think I did a much better job this time around. I am still working on judging when I have removed enough paint for dry brushing, and there are a couple of instances where I left too much on (especially of the highlight color) and I needed to go back over it with the base color to fix it. That leaves me with the last of the three miniatures in the set to paint. I don’t know if I will have time next weekend to do it, but I will get to it soon and decide what I will paint next. Here is Continue reading “Skeleton Archer Take 2”

Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s Guide Part 1

I backed this project back in Feb 2013, it has long since finished fulfillment, and while I read both the Investigators Guide and the Keeper’s Guide way back then, I didn’t write down any of my thoughts on them. Recently Modiphius Entertainment put together packages to get the print books from this kickstarter at a discounted price, and so I decided to get some of the physical books since I only backed at a pdf level and to re-read the books.

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Recovering my painting skills or Bones Miniature painting, Orc Stalker

So over the weekend, I worked to strip the paint off of the Skeleton Archer that I felt I did a very poor job on. This was for the most part pretty easy, but some of the nooks and crannies still have paint in them where I can’t seem to get the cleaner and tooth-brush to dislodge. I think that at this point I have gotten rid of as much paint as I am going to be able to get rid of, and that it should be good for a second attempt.

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Bones Miniatures Learn to Paint Kit

Almost twenty years ago I used to paint miniatures. I don’t know that I ever got to be very good at it, but I learned some things by trial an error. Then life happened and I stopped painting, and I have moved three times, and while I still have all of the old paints, I know that they are dried out and no good anymore. In addition to this, over the last year or so, I have backed three different kickstarters that have included miniatures, so now I have a selection of Continue reading “Bones Miniatures Learn to Paint Kit”