Miniature Painting Spotlight: Pre-primed Hobgoblins…Sort Of

Readers, today we’re going to look at painting a couple of hobgoblins I’m going to be needing tomorrow for the Inglorious Ingrates. I’m going to provide a step-by-step process on how I’m going to go about painting these miniatures. As we are going to be dealing with miniatures that are already prime, we are goingContinue reading “Miniature Painting Spotlight: Pre-primed Hobgoblins…Sort Of”

Late Post

So everything that has gone wrong has gone wrong, Dear Readers. Originally, I was planning on doing a How-To post on painting miniatures. Then I realized that I still had a commission that I was behind in delivering. You know the one. That Goliath Barbarian. The problem is, I had started to take pictures andContinue reading “Late Post”

Another Session I Get to Play!

We begun our journey after a long rest, heading into the forest with the centaur. It wasn’t long before we came across a large open Glade, which looked ominous and foreboding with how dead all of the vegetation was. Thinking better of it, we attempted to discard it when our rogue thief notified us thatContinue reading “Another Session I Get to Play!”

Painting Update: Short One, Because It’s Humid!

As many of you know, when you paint miniatures, it is necessary to have a nice try environment so that the miniatures will dry out and you can move on to the next layer. The problem here is that it is so hot and humid outside that the AC can’t keep up with my sunroomContinue reading “Painting Update: Short One, Because It’s Humid!”

Painting Update: Goliath Barbarian and Planetar

First off, I’m really excited about these two projects. In particular, I’m really excited about the planetar. I think he, in particular, is going to turn out particularly well. Not to say I’m not going to put forth my best effort on the goliath, but the planetar is looking good to me. First off, theContinue reading “Painting Update: Goliath Barbarian and Planetar”

Depression and MS

Dear Readers, I am so sorry that I haven’t been as active as I try to hold myself towards. My depression and my MS are at it again, and energy and motivation are very very difficult for me. It’s hard to come up with new materials when you are feeling…well, more than a bit down,Continue reading “Depression and MS”

How-To DM: Strongholds & Businesses

One of the cool things about tabletop games, especially with D&D, is the idea that, during the course of adventures, the party can acquire (and sometimes “acquire” if you catch my meaning…) various things that aren’t traditionally considered treasure. What am I talking about? I’m talking about businesses and strongholds. Maybe the king granted theContinue reading “How-To DM: Strongholds & Businesses”

Miniature Painting Project: Aasimar Paladin

Have you ever gotten so caught up in a project that it just consumed you for a little while? Yeah, that was me. Remember that Paladin I was painting? I totally forgot to take step by step pictures. Dear Readers, for about 2 hours, this miniature became my obsession. I was tapped by the miniatureContinue reading “Miniature Painting Project: Aasimar Paladin”

Painting Update: Paladin

So apparently my post from three days ago didn’t upload, so I find myself this morning editing my post. Lovely. In any case, here is what was posted originally, and you’ll get a bonus post in a few minutes… Good afternoon, Dear Readers, and welcome to another painting update! I finally remembered to grab theContinue reading “Painting Update: Paladin”

Today’s Post

Dear Readers, it’s been a busy week. My Sunday group, as you all know, recently finished Rime of the Frostmaiden. Nice, if strange and kind of… unfulfilling ending. My Tuesday group, the Inglorious Ingrates, had a great session last night. We’ll hear about it next week (Player’s Perspective does a summary a week in theContinue reading “Today’s Post”

Current Projects

Dear Readers, I apologize if there has been a serious lack of substantive content in recent history, but I’ve been feeling really under the weather especially after my short vacation. No I don’t have anything serious, just a cold combined with allergies. That said I have some updates on some things I’ve been working on.Continue reading “Current Projects”

Announcements

Your Dork Materials Anonymous_Bosch (formerly yourdorkmaterials) and I are officially working on the launch of our YouTube channel Your Dork Materials, where we will post our D&D Podcast of our new Monthly campaign (no name yet), our new weekly campaign (The Inglorious Ingrates), our previous weekly group while we were virtual (The Hopeful Dopes), andContinue reading “Announcements”

Miniature update: Acererak

I apologize today is a short post, but it’s been really busy and I am returning to in-store play at my local game store. I was trying to prepare for today’s session to make sure that our first session of our new campaign will go off without a hitch. I expect the articles from AContinue reading “Miniature update: Acererak”

Rime of the Frostmaiden: Reghed Tribes and the Caves of Hunger

When last we left our heroes, they had just rested after a grueling fight with some flame skulls. After their rest outside of the glacier, the party was approached by a group of the Elk Tribe of the Reghed tribes. Their chieftain, had a vision a party, wish to help them end the everlasting ofContinue reading “Rime of the Frostmaiden: Reghed Tribes and the Caves of Hunger”

Xanathar & How-To DM: Character Creation Guidelines

First and foremost, before I get into anything else, or do anything else, here he is, in all of his hateful and dreadful glory, The Xanathar: Isn’t he just the cutest?! Just…that way he looks like he’s going to either not kill you outright or disintegrate you? And even from the rear, you just KNOWContinue reading “Xanathar & How-To DM: Character Creation Guidelines”

Painting Highlight: THE XANATHAR

Oh, boy, do I have an update for you all today, Dear Readers! I finally got my metallic color paints in! Here’s an unboxing for you: This is the box that I finally got in the mail! A lovely tray, with the lovely colors and the one effect. Additionally the 16 ball barrings that allowContinue reading “Painting Highlight: THE XANATHAR”

Rime of the Frostmaiden: Assaulting Auril’s Abode

When last we met, the party had decided to head out to the island known as the Isle of Solstice, upon which sits the ancient fortress called Grimskalle. Their transportation? The whale Angajuk, who has a magical boat upon his back. The party travelled for three days, Angajuk playing the tour guide, showing old shipwrecksContinue reading “Rime of the Frostmaiden: Assaulting Auril’s Abode”

DM Story: When a New Player Decided to Grapple a Troll at Level 1

I had a group of players who were literally ALL new to D&D. Super eager to learn and loves to play. And they do things that NO VETERAN PLAYER WOULD EVER consider doing. I was running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and they are just starting. They deal with the bar right easily enough, and the troll/stirgesContinue reading “DM Story: When a New Player Decided to Grapple a Troll at Level 1”

Miniature Painting Spotlight: Miniature Restoration – Pegasus

Hello, Dear Readers! I hope your week is going well. I’ve been doing okay, truth be told, and working on a lot of self-care. In fact, today’s post is about a miniature that is dear to me. It’s my dad’s old mini for one of his favorite characters: the bard Pegasus. Pegasus was an oldContinue reading “Miniature Painting Spotlight: Miniature Restoration – Pegasus”

Rime of the Frostmaiden: Small Group, Large Deeds

Dear Readers, this week, only three of my players were able to make our Sunday Adventurers League game. As such, this session was much more role-play centered than combat centered. When we last left off, our heroes were in a lost spire of Netheril, broken off from the floating city of Ythryn when it crashedContinue reading “Rime of the Frostmaiden: Small Group, Large Deeds”