Friday, October 26, 2012

Tufty Terror

The Tufty Terror’s secret remains unknown most of the year, appearing as it does to be nothing more than a common squirrel. For several weeks every Autumn though, its head enlarges and mutates to become indistinguishable from one of the undead. At this time it also becomes highly territorial and carnivorous. The Dordogne’s inhabitants make sure to avoid where known infestations of these creatures have occurred in past years and in the weeks leading up to their re-appearance they remind one another to be on the look out - with the rather crude (but wise) advice to “Mind your nuts.”

Tufty Terror: HD d4 hp; AC 8 [11]; Atk 1 Bite d3 + Special (Disease 10%), Move 13; Save 18; CL/XP A/5

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Still taking a break - broken links? Please let me know...

Whoa - quite a different post interface at blogger now huh? I guess it's been a long time since I've put up anything new here... Our regular games ran out of steam due to work and other distractions, though just the other day an old pal mentioned some interest in playing an old school game of one kind or another. Maybe I'll manage to bash out some new entries here after all...

There were two different servers that hosted most of the files I linked to from this site - I've moved all those files to new hosts. Please let me know if you find any broken links!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Miniature Modeling and 3D Printing With Minecraft and Mineways

Minecraft players! Have you ever thought to yourself how cool it would be if you could export your creations into a 3d physical model to share with your pencil and paper rpg players? For visualization purposes, wouldn't it be great to hand them a small model of the dungeon, castle, or valley?

Meet Mineways, a free program that allows you to "interactively select a model from a Minecraft world map and render it, or send it to a 3D printer or 3D printing service such as Shapeways." Looks like a lot of potential here... Minecraft modeling is very intuitive - you could easily create your own miniatures. Even cutaway views are possible.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Medieval d6 Found

Recently found at the bottom of a well, at the Caherduggan Castle dig in Ireland - full story at Rubicon Heritage blog.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Minecraft and D&D

Well, I've been outed as a fan of Minecraft. Yet another barrier to regular blogging, it would seem... It took just a few minutes of playing to begin thinking about recreating TSR modules. I knew I wasn't the only one - check out the above, a recreation of the castle from B2's Keep on the Borderlands. Is that gorgeous or what? Then there's this guy's recreation of Tomb of Horrors. Anyone else addicted to this game (or recovering)? Yikes.