Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Khurasan down! Suggest a 15mm force for me??

Just heard that Khurasan minis has closed down until the autumn ... so much for the Vespulids for our homebrew wargaming rules then!

So, my options now are:

  • Back to my pre-waspid idea of GZG NAC troopers and wheeled tanks - low tech, possibly Chinese / Asian Confederation (People's, obviously) army... purely 'cos I love the trikes, but we have no rules for them yet.
From groundzerogames.net
  • Original plan of GZG (again) grav-sleds, possibly accompanied by UNSC - high tech, likely to be tied into my Martian rebels for [Starmada] - the ACEF.  Not very near future though?
Also groundzerogames.net

 - but we already have two forces consisting of "troops and tanks" ... so: does anyone have any suggestions for a cool army for a near-future skirmish game??  Vespulid rapid attack force is out of the picture for now, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Father's Day present to all fellow geek dads!

Just got socks? I thought I'd share a code I got emailed for 20% off at RPGNow, valid for any and all of:

4e Players: Hero's Handbook: Dragonborn for those who feel drawn to the new dragon-blooded race, and Amethyst: Foundations for SF/Fantasy crossover goodness.

Mech Warriors: Heavy Gear Blitz, which I'd recommend a read of - and play if I could - and Mekton Zeta Plus.

Savage-worlders: Noir Knights for pulpy paranormality ... is that even a word?

Travellers: Judge Dredd for Traveller.  Um... It's Judge Dredd.  For Traveller.

Plus: The Inquisitor's Handbook for Dark Heresy, SF/Horror game Splicers, King Arthur Pendragon, and PDQ-based Ninja Burger RPG.

I'll trust your integrity only to use it if you're a fellow dad, or buying for one...  Just enter HotJuneDrive2011 as a discount code, before the 10th of July. Apparently.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

What's been a'happening in the Polyhedral Tower...

It's been a while - insanely busy at work, I'm afraid - but although I've been too busy to post, I've not been too busy to game!  See photographic evidence below:

Our group's been working on our own near-future / SF skirmish rules, although some of the factions are expanding way beyond "skirmish" size!  Pretty cool-ly, the rules still hold for larger forces too... hopefully we'll post a beta soonish ... if anyone's interested in playing.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Getting into 15mm gaming...

This Is Why It's Called 'Hordes Of The Things'Image by Kaptain Kobold via FlickrIt's been a while... sorry!

I have been busy - after trying out a few free SF wargames rules, our group is working on our own 15mm near-future skirmish rules, so we can use modern and sci-fi minis.  Which means I finally get to make some terrain!

Current projects:

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Rollin' with it: Piratical feats 'n' treats

Arrrgh! | PiratesImage by Joriel "Joz" Jimenez via Flickr
Yarr!  My Freeport game for Pathfinder is gathering speed - in my head at least.  I've been reading through the Pirate's Guide and getting a handle on the wheels rolling behind the setting.

E6 games need feats, so I got some Combat, Subterfuge and Immediate Action feats from Genuis Guide to keep my players (and NPCs) up to speed.  The "Immediate Action" feats are pretty cool, essentially providing more options for Attacks of Opportunity - throwing weapons and all sorts.

The Hotness:

Feed me, Seymour...

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