Category Archives: Miniatures

RPGCON V – Part 1

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Coming to a small work place office next weekend, I will be hosting the fifth annual RPGCON. I put this event together in the hopes of expanding our player pool, try out new games and introduce new players to role playing games in general. Back in 2012 on a random day in March RPGCON 1 was born. This free, invite only convention brought gamers from other groups together for a 10 hour day of role playing! I came up with this crazy idea to have the day split in half. Three games in the morning, then three other GM’s would take over new games for the afternoon.

Needless to say this went horribly wrong, games ran late, one game group merged with another game, Total chaos! At the end of the day each GM got to pick a reward from a selection of graphic novels  that I had brought to the event. Then each GM picked the best player in his group to pick a prize. Everyone had a great time but I know I had to make changes if I was going to continue my little convention the following year.

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A Few Convention Badges (2012-2015)

Now the con had to be stream lined since I realized the mistakes I had made the previous year. First up games would be played all day with a short break for lunch (We do a potluck signup each year). To make it feel more like an actual convention I started making badges for all the attendees. Its become a tradition that I am very proud of and I really enjoy designing the badges. Not much has changed over the last couple years, the average amount of attendees is around 20 people which allows us to keep the games at a reasonable 4 players per game. Plus we have had a great group of GM’s that volunteer each year. Here is a list of the games we have played thus far:

AD&D – 1st & 2nd & 5th editions

Shadowrun

A Song of Fire & Ice

Robotech / Robotech RPG Tactics

Harn – Zombie Apocalypse

Marvel Super Heroes 

Savage Worlds – Gas Light

D6 Space adventure

Legend of the Five Rings

G.U.R.P.

  • to be continued with this years 5th anniversary special

The Necromancer

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A couple months ago I started planning my Castles & Crusades Campaign and I needed a boss for the end of the adventure. I found this figure at my LCS and knew I had found my villain! The pictures didnt turn out as well as I had hoped, lighting wasnt right ect. So I edited them a bit. Let me know what you think and if you would like an evil wizard of your own here are the details:

SKU: DSM7430
Sculptor: Jeff Grace
Materials: Pewter

Availability: In stock

$9.99

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Raistlin Majere – Painted

s I showed in a previous post, I have a few members of the Heroes of the lance and I finally started painting Raistlin. I always loved him in the red robes. As you can see by the picture he is wearing a cloak, Now I know some might say that it is supposed to be a hooded cloak but after looking at the back of the mini, it looks like it would work under his robes hood.

I really like how the paint came out on the cloak, rustic, aged almost like leather.

So there you have it, leave me comments.

SKU: DSM7439
Sculptor: Jeff Grace
Materials: Pewter

My Way Miniatures – Weapon Team Collectors Pack

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My Way Miniatures

“The bundle offer, containing the whole weapon team of Ninjato, Bo, Sai and Nunchaku along with a scenic display specially crafted to house and show off those miniatures in a cool and convenient way. The scenic display is made from resin and has slots for mini bases for each character. This display base is only available as a part of Collectors Pack bundle and cannot be purchased separately.”

HD resin cast, 1/64 scale, comes in 27 pieces total.

Sculpted by Alexander Zigle and Tarasov Roman.

$65.93 us

I found My way Miniatures a few months ago and I have been waiting for this fall to order these Mutant Turtle miniatures. I have been looking to replace my old Darkhorse Miniature line of Turtles for a long time now and these sculpts are amazing!

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Now obviously they dont want to get sued by Disney for using the trademark names for these iconic characters and I am fine with that. The turtles have all the correct weapons that any would be TMNT character would want to go into combat with. If you aren’t interested in the Weapon Team Collectors Pack, you can order each turtle separately for $17.86 us

Darksword Miniatures – Dragonlance update 1

So yesterday I was at my local comics shop(the Source comics & games) and I decided to look through the Darksword miniatures for anything new that might catch my eye. Well apparently I havent looked at them in a while because I was shocked to see the mini’s that lay be fore me in the display case.

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I had rediscovered the Heroes of the Lance! Now I have to tell you that I own the original Ral Partha Dragonlance Heroes box set and lets face it they arent great sculpts to say the least.

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But they where great for when they came out and I used them in many a game. So lets get into my picks for a DarkSword version of the Heroes:

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First up we have Tanis half-Elven (DSM-7434)

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Sturm Brightblade (DSM-7440)

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Laurana (Knight of Solamnia) (DSM-4114)

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Fizban/Paladine (DSM-4111)                                  Raistlin Majere (DSM-7439)

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Caramon Majere (DSM-7524)    Flint Fireforge (DSM-1184)

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Goldmoon (DSM- 4110)              Tika Waylan (DSM-1103)

I would  add a staff to Goldmoon so she looks closer to the original Partha mini.

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Kitiara Early years version                  Dragon Highlord Kitiara

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Note: The names listed are character names, not the names of the miniatures. The DSM # is the product sku, this way you can find them on the Darksword site or at your local Hobby/Comic shop

There you have it, my picks for the updated Heroes of the lance miniatures. I know what your thinking ” You didnt pick Riverwind or Tasslehoff Burfoot!” and your right, I havent found a mini for Tas yet but I did see one that would work well for Riverwind but I cant find the mini on their site. when I do i’ll add it to the list. Let me know what you think!

Left to Right: Fizban, Sturm, Flint, Raistlin

Raistlin, Flint, Tanis in primer

Episode 22 – RPG Corner – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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On this episode of RPG Corner we head back to Palladium Books to talk Turtles and other mutated animals! Between AD&D games we found this sweet rpg which I instantly had to play! Turtles man! If anyone has played this, we would love to hear from you! Leave us a message and tell us what animal you played and what you liked or didnt like about the system. I also added a list of all the supplements that came out for TMNT.

TMNT Books and Supplements:

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TMNT and other Strangeness

Price: $9.95

Page Count:110

Date Published:1985

Publisher: Palladium Books

TMNT – After the Bomb

Price: $5.95

Page Count: 49

Date Published: 1986

Publisher:Palladium Books

Road Hogs – Supplement

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1986

Publisher: Palladium Books

Mutants Down Under (heroes unlimited and TMNT Supplement)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1988

Publisher: Palladium Books

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TMNT _ Guide to the Universe (TMNT Supplement)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1987

Publisher: Palladium Books

Truckin’ Turtles

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1989

Publisher: Palladium Books

Transdimensional – TMNT (compatible w/ Heroes Unlimited, Beyond the Supernatural and TMNT)

        Price: $11.95

Page Count: 112

Date Published:1989

Publisher: Palladium Books

Turtles go Hollywood (heroes unlimited and TMNT Supplement)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1990

Publisher: Palladium Books

Mutants of the Yucatan (Heroes Unlimited, Ninjas & Superspies, TMNT and Rifts)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 48

Date Published:1990

Publisher: Palladium Books

TMNT RPG accessory Pack (TMNT and Heroes Unlimited Supplement)

        Price: $11.95

Page Count: 25 adventure + 2 GM Screens (after the bomb & TMNT)

Date Published:1990

Publisher: Palladium Books

Mutants in Avalon (adventure and source book for After the bomb & Rifts)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 80

Date Published:1991

Publisher: Palladium Books

Mutants in Orbit (adventure and source book for After the bomd & Rifts)

        Price: $7.95

Page Count: 112

Date Published:1992

Publisher: Palladium Books

tmnt minis

Early on you could purchase TMNT miniatures to go along with your game. You can find them on ebay from time to time but they arent cheap.

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Dont forget about all the toys that are available, most of which are based off the animated tv series.

Kensei (War Gaming miniature) Army Update – 2

As requested, here is an update on my progress.

I decided to change up the arrow placement.

Hello everyone, I have been working (in my spare time) to assemble my Army Box and Indiegogo Perks. I started with the exclusives / Heroes and here are the first minis to be assembled and primed.

Here are a few more pics of the pre-assembled figures

After the figures are glued to their bases, I used a silicone adhesive to fill in the gaps in the base. It came in a couple colors, but I chose clear and it is fully printable.