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Blackstone Fortress expansions

June 2, 2020

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This is a fairly comprehensive list of all the official articles and boxes released to date which expand Games Workshop's Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress game. These articles introduced new rules, quests and retinue characters, with almost all of them being reproduced in the Blackstone Fortress Annual 2019. Each new Retinue comes with a short side-quest - normally a single expedition - to...


Cube props for the shrines of the Nine Gods

May 3, 2019

After about twenty-five sessions and a year of DMing Tomb of Annihilation, we have finally got to the city of Omu and the shrines of the Nine Trickster Gods. As a prop, I decided to make the cubes to hand out to the players as they progressed. First, find some old, unloved d6 dice (I used some cheap poker dice). Then, smother them in filling plaster to obscure any indented dots or designs and to...


Exploration in Tomb of Annihilation

October 8, 2018

I am currently running Tomb of Annihilation in a home-game of Dungeons & Dragons, 5th edition. After the party finally started their excursion into the jungles of Chult , I read up on the exploration and "hex crawl" rules, and did some Googling. Here's some useful things I found. In reading up and around the Tomb of Annihilation exploration rules, I found the following links useful:...


In Volo's Wake

March 6, 2017

In February I joined a fledging group of adventurers embarking on a journey into In Volo's Wake, the Adventurers League introductory adventure for Volo's Guide to Monsters at Tabletop Game Shop in Chester. In the group we have Delvar, a disillusioned Neverwinter city guard. Professor Galaf is an alchemical scholar, "on sabbatical" from his regular tutelage (although we don't know exactly...


Diversions

January 16, 2017

I based up a few of my wife's Tyranid Neurothropes (instead of working on my Chaos). Her merry little band of slathering, slithering beasties consists of three Neurothropes, ten termagants, ten purestrain genestealers and a winged hive lord tyrant.


Books, books, games

April 25, 2016

PHOTOS OF BOOKS. BOOKS AND GAMES. Inspired by a Facebook post, I thought I'd take photos of my (mostly) RPG and tabletop related books. I'll aim to take more pictures as the collection grows... and shrinks. I'm a terrible hoarder, and putting books and magazines in boxes, out of sight and mind, makes me sad.