Showing posts from August, 2019

Patreons and Parties

For a while I was really getting into Kickstarter for various 3D printing options, and while there are still some out there, I found myself often getting more than I could ever reasonably print, but still paying for the files. To compromise between being practical and still enjoying the thrill of finding new things to do with my printer to support my hobbies, I decided to explore Patreon instead, finding a couple of artists who do work I like who could then keep me in a steady flow of new material for a reasonable rate. Four artists I support are Aaron Mulder , Rocket Pig Games , Pinyo , and PrintYourMonsters .  Of those four, Aaron Mulder tends to make items to use with Fat Dragon Games' modular dungeons and Pinyo tends to make buildings (incredible ones). It's Rocket Pig and PYM that ship out monthly designs of miniatures, which I want to incorporate into my games somehow. In August, Rocket Pig released a ton of undersea creatures.  I'm not entirely sure how those get

Dungeon overcrowding

I'm continuing to run my two separate D&D games, but yesterday's session (my original home game) surprised me what I thought was going to be a sparse player group (four) turned out to be a larger than normal-sized group (seven).  Because I'm using a pre-gen adventure and wasn't really expecting a group that big, that meant that the group tended to blast through more challenging encounters and got bogged down in long initiative orders.  I think the only time the group felt really concerned was the one time the zombie beholder managed to get his turn on the initiative order, and ended up NOT rolling the disintegration ray.  One shot, didn't kill anybody, and that was it for him. The group plows their way through two (owl)bears In the past when the players have begun drifting back into the group because of lighter schedules, babies growing up, etc. I have opted to split the group or restrict the number of times per month they can play to keep the table size dow

Bears, Flameskulls, and more D&D

I've managed to get some painting time in, and it's going pretty well. Designed by Brayan Nafarrate Designed by Pinyo All of these were 3D printed on my Ender 3.  The "flameskull" was painted using the new GW contrast paints, literally only two of them, in about twenty minutes.  More on those paints later. In addition, I'm still running a game weekly: every other Tuesday for my "house group" and every other Monday for my campus ministry group.  Here's a shot from the latest session of my house group. Thanks for reading.  Comments always welcome.