A Brief Look at Pathfinder Minis

Last week saw the release of the 5th set of Pathfinder pre-painted minis, made by WizKids (of mageknight and heroclix fame), and sold by Paizo. I’m lucky to have been able to amass a fairly large collection of minis over the last 4 years or so, hunting down rare mini’s and importing some from america. …

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Revisiting Zanzer Tems Dungeon

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Back near the start of October 2012, I posted on DailyEncounter that I was starting to rebuild Zanzer Tems dungeon from the Basic D&D starter set. I had anĀ initialĀ burst of activity on the project, doing 4 or 5 casts of each mould I own for about a week. And then I dropped my tub of …

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Rethinking My Monster Maths

I mostly play D&D 4e in the heroic tier, the character feel like they have just enough powers by level 6 to be suitably iconic heroes to the general population, and fights don’t drag on for hours and hours and hours. But still, over 4e’s lifespan, I’ve found myself wanting to make monsters more of …

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The Vice of Corruption

The 4e blackguard, introduced in Heroes of Shadow is one of my favourite classes to play. It’s nothing special as a striker, it deals minor amounts of damage compared to a slayer, scout or elementalist. I like it because of the concept, a heavily armoured paladin who has embraced evil and is empowered by the …

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Thieves Tricks

The Essentials classes for 4e tried to do some very different things from the original core of 4e. Classes like the Knight and Slayer took stances, a fairly uncommon power type, and made them central to the class, while the thief turned the rogue on it’s head by getting rid of attack powers and instead …

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Defenders of Midgard Released!

The start of the year kicked off with a bit of a bang here at DailyEncounter towers. I finally got my copy of the Midgard Bestiary for 4E and was pleasantly surprised to see Rob Heinsoo had included my single contribution in his introduction to the book! Defenders of Midgard was released which ObsidianCrane (John) …

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Bones of a Warlord

Ok so you are one of the 16000 or so folks that backed the Reaper Bones KS and perhaps you are wondering what you are going to do with all of those miniatures once they arrive (aside from stare at them and wonder what you got yourself into). Obviously you purchased them because they were …

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History of it All

History, its one of those things that we pour hours into developing for our settings and then we put it into nice neat timelines where everything has an exact date and position in the past and this is very handy for us. The problem of course is that history isn’t really like that at all. …

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Winter Is Coming: Frost Dwarves

Last year, I was proud to be a part of the Winter Is Coming blog carnival (http://gamerblog.twwombat.com/2011/09/winter-is-coming-rpg-blog-festival.html), a week long series of articles from some of the finest in the RPG fan community related to both Game of Thrones and winter and the arctic in general. This year, Mark Meredith has taken up the mantle …

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Dressing up Zanzer Tem’s Dungeon

This is part two of my posts documenting my progress of building a 3d version of the classic Zanzer Tem’s dungeon. In this post, I want to talk about the moulds i’m using and how I’m aiming on giving the dungeon its own characteristics once i’m finished casting. Base – I’m using a fairly typical …

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