Friday, June 21, 2013

Bad Dog!

So I came home from work today to discover that my dog "ate" one of my War Torn Worlds 3D terrain pieces. These are made from a recycled rubber material and are gridded for use for 25mm miniatures.  I just bought this piece about 2 weeks ago and haven't had a chance to use it yet in any games.  So friggin' mad right now.  A real capper to a week filled with rage, as if I needed more of that.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

We Be Goblins Minis

On Free RPG Day, I picked up a couple of the new We Be Goblins minis for Pathfinder.  I was disappointed to discover that the minis were random and each pack only contained a single mini.  At about almost $3.00 a pack, that's pretty expensive.  I picked up 3 packs, so I got 2 Goblin Dogs and Mogmurch.  Bleh.

Given the size of the set, wouldn't it have been better to package the minis similar to the Champions of Evil pack?  Like this?
That way you get all the goblins you need to play the We Be Goblins and We Be Goblins Too modules.   I guess I'll have to wait for these to hit the singles market and just buy the ones I want.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Okay, Lets Try This Again...

Pertaining to my last post where I basically </RAGEQUIT> GM-ing my Pathfinder game, the problem stemmed from a player who can be difficult to please apparently.  At the start of the campaign, I stated that I would only run the game if  I could do so in a more Old School style.  As soon as I laid down a list of house-rules, this player began his nit-picking away at them.  Instead of just going with the flow and seeing how it would play out first, he was already doing his Mr. Spock analysis to figure how this or that rule wouldn't be to his advantage.  I conceded from random ability rolls and adding back Attacks of Oppurtunity.  But that didn't seem to be enough.  One of the other conditions was that I would be using Slow XP Advancement.  After the game we played the other night he whined like a baby that they didn't level and it had already been 7 game sessions (they were about 50XP away from it and his assumption was incorrect).  To be fair I did start them off at 2nd Level.  That bit of generosity seemed to go unnoticed.  They reached 3rd Level if I recall correctly in the 3rd game session.  So it has been maybe 4 or 5 sessions where they haven't reached the next level. 

Anyway, this player also has the habit of trying to milk every bonus he can during any combat, instead of experiencing the scene more organically, it's all just cold, soul-less mechanics with this player.  There is nothing cinematic in anything he does.  It's like his character knows it is in a game and acts accordingly.  This is not the type of player I want at my table.

I contacted the other two players and have expressed that I am looking for some other players in the meantime to replace this troublesome player and when I do, I will get the game up and running again.  I did get a response back from one of them who said he was cool with it and understood where I was coming from.

Jeebus, I hate drama.

So here's to crossing my fingers and hope I can find two cool players so we can have a nice 4-player table.  Wish me luck.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Pathfinder Game is OVER!

I was going to post a play report about our Pathfinder game this past Saturday, but there have been issues I'm having with the players and the game system overall.  I just feel too ham-stringed by the rules.  And by one of my player's power-gamey-ness and rules-lawyerness.

When I agreed to run this game, I knew I was going to have issues.  So I made up a list of conditions of how the game was going to be played to make feel more Old School.  Sadly, that didn't seem to happen and the players just bitched and complained about not having Attacks-of-Oppurtunity, rolling for Ability scores and now the Slow XP advancement.

So, without going into more detail, I just sent them all an email and basically said I am done being a GM for Pathfinder.  Maybe they can find a spineless GM that will cater to their sense of entitlement that the New-School Era of players are so used to.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Reaper Bones Coming Soon.

I got an email today from the Reaper Bones Kickstarter wanting to confirm the shipping address before they ship me my minis.  They will be sending me a confirmation email soon.  So maybe another week or so before I get my ton of minis.  Yay!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

3-D Dungeon terrain

I took a short trip down to San Diego over the Memorial Day week-end to visit a friend of mine.  He introduced me to a friend of his who has made amazing 3-D terrain for their D&D games.  It was very inspirational.

I found a video on Youtube to make your own 3-D terrain tiles using styrofoam and so I am making this piece below.

I have it already painted in black and will be doing the dry-brushing soon.  I just want to make sure I got all the little spots still showing the white of the styrofoam covered with the black paint before moving on to the dry-brushing step.