How-To DM: Adventure Outlining

Dear Readers, I have a confession to make: I don’t usually write out the adventures that I run with regards to my homebrew stuff. Not even a little bit. I don’t usually pre-plan the interactions, per se, I don’t have “read aloud” text, but what I do do (hehe, insert 12-year old joke), is outline!Continue reading “How-To DM: Adventure Outlining”

Painting Update: Female Human Barbarian

Dear Readers, I’m still working on some commissions for a buddy of mine. This time, it’s a female human barbarian. Frankly she looks pretty fierce. But I guess that’s the point. In any case, she’s going to be a little bit of a challenge, as she stands on one foot on the mini stand. Here’sContinue reading “Painting Update: Female Human Barbarian”

Premium Content: New Monsters!

Dear Premium Subscribers (if you aren’t one, consider becoming one!), my editor is currently in the process of moving, so I don’t have a new Ingrates video to show you, so instead, I’m going to give you some new monsters that I’ve come up with. Although the campaign has progressed much ahead of where ourContinue reading “Premium Content: New Monsters!”

Your Guide to Tabletop Games

Dear Readers, after the D&D OGL debacle, some of you may be considering trying out other game systems, and that’s okay. Although I generally cater to D&D players, I try to make my gaming how-to’s universal in application. That said, here’s my list! Tabletop roleplaying games have been around for decades and have evolved inContinue reading “Your Guide to Tabletop Games”

Monster Highlight: The Aboleth

Dear Readers, welcome to my first “Monster Highlight” post, where I detail monsters from the various sources in the D&D Monster Manual, and more. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Dungeons and Dragons is a game that is filled with a vast array of monsters, each with theirContinue reading “Monster Highlight: The Aboleth”

Painting Update: Winter Wolf

Dear Readers, like most everything lately for this Blog, I haven’t done one of these for awhile. But it’s back! I was given a few commissions and I have been severely remiss in showing you all (and the person who is paying me to do them!) my progress as I paint. It doesn’t help thatContinue reading “Painting Update: Winter Wolf”

Premium Content – The Inglorious Ingrates Episode 35: Shotgun Wedding

The Ingrates return to Red Fern from their latest mission with shopping on the task list. But wait…are those wedding bells I’m hearing?

How-To DM: Music Soothes Even the Savage Player

Dear Readers, as I write this post, I’m listening to the “My Mix” on YouTube, of which California Dreamin’ by the Moma’s & The Papas. Oldie but goody. And looking further down my list (California dreamin’ on such a winters day…), and I have a’ha’s Take On Me, Alexander Jean’s Highs and Lows, and theContinue reading “How-To DM: Music Soothes Even the Savage Player”

Adding Monsters

Dear Readers, yes, I know it’s been more than a week since my last update, but there’s been good reason: life. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another. The worst of which my 5-year old came down with what is likely (according to the doctor) one of two possible viruses that cause flu-like symptomsContinue reading “Adding Monsters”

Wow, Has It Been a Month (and it’s’ only halfway through!)

Dear Readers, so much has happened in such a short time, that I’m struggling just to keep up! The first is about my Christmas gifts (trust me, you’ll like it) , the next couple are news highlights, along with something cool that I got to be a part of at the beginning of February (allContinue reading “Wow, Has It Been a Month (and it’s’ only halfway through!)”

The OGL 1.1 Controversy

Okay, I said I would respond to all of this, and the storm surrounding it happened so quickly, that it took me some time to get everything together to say something meaningful. But here it goes. *big inhale* Wizards of the Coast (WotC), had released a document that was leaked back on 9 January. ThisContinue reading “The OGL 1.1 Controversy”

I’m Back, Baby!

So, I’ve gotten a chance to take a break over the holidays and I’m excited to be back! I am changing up my posting schedule to make it less stressful on me, as, you may have figured, it’s only me now posting content. I’m but one dude. THAT SAID: I’m not going away, just goingContinue reading “I’m Back, Baby!”

How to Play: 7 Unique Clerics Inspired from History

Ah… the holy cleric… The support caster of support casters at the beck and call every wounded warrior. They are squeamish around blood, in chapel on a friday night, and rolling their eyes at every joke. And for most people, no matter how powerful the class is (and it is VERY powerful) that sounds… boring. Continue reading “How to Play: 7 Unique Clerics Inspired from History”

Painting Update: Crystal Dragonborn Ranger

Dear Readers, I am taking a break from the Spelljammer ship. It’s been really painstaking, and instead of being a calming activity, painting the ship has become a chore and a stressor. Therefore, I’m working on another project: a friend’s dragonborn ranger. Here she is, post priming: I chose a white primer, as opposed toContinue reading “Painting Update: Crystal Dragonborn Ranger”

Painting Update: Elven Spelljammer Ship

Just a quick update on the progress of the ship! Here are some pictures: As you can see, the work on the bottom, the fins and exception, are done. I did the filigree on the bottom as well as the metal studs which I decided to, at last minute, make copper like the rest ofContinue reading “Painting Update: Elven Spelljammer Ship”

Painting Update: Elven Spelljammer Ship – Finally!

Deer Readers, so sorry I’ve been incommunicado for the last several days. My mental health sucks sometimes. In any case, I’m feeling a lot healthier and I’m back! You all know how it is and I appreciate your patience with me. Now, with no further ado: As you can see, I’ve made some really seriousContinue reading “Painting Update: Elven Spelljammer Ship – Finally!”

Painting Update: Elven Spelljammer Ship

Hey there! I’ve been working as hard as ever on the ship, wanting to get it done by August (when the Spelljammer campaign setting comes out)! Here’s how it looks so far! As you can see, I’ve been working on the main body of the ship. Fun! Fact: I got my speed paint Mega SetContinue reading “Painting Update: Elven Spelljammer Ship”

What a Day!

So I have been painting and painting and painting on my new ship! It’s coming along very nicely. I’m so excited to eventually showcase it to my players once it is complete. I’m equally hoping that, when the campaign progresses to that point, the Spelljammer stuff has officially premiered. I may just have to wingContinue reading “What a Day!”