Going through my gaming stuff, I found these old booklets that came with the blister packs of Ogre miniatures from Ral Partha back in the day. Here's the front of this tiny publication, with the other pages folded up:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
After several months, I finally scored a copy of Third Edition Warhammer Fantasy Battle. I've been reading about the Oldhammer movement, and it's philosophy is similar to that of the Old School Renaissance: a do-it-yourself vibe, with heavy reliance on a referee instead of a rulebook. The book has some wear, but it isn't falling apart.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Gelatinous Rubik's Cube
Move: 60 feet/turn
Hit Dice: 4
Armor Class: 8
Treasure Type: variable
Damage: see below
Similar to its more common cousin, the Gelatinous Rubik's Cube serves the role of scavenger in the dungeon. However this monster is easily distinguished by the fact that each surface of this creature has a different color. Moreover, the various magic the Gelatinous Rubik's Cube has devoured gives it certain powers. Roll a die to determine which side is attacking and apply the result to the target:
Die Roll Color Effect
1 Red 2-8 fire damage, any flammables ignited
2 Yellow 1-4 damage, causes blindness
3 Orange immobilized as per Web spell
4 Green 1-4 damage, causes rotting mummy disease
5 Blue heals 1-4 points of damage
6 White 2-8 cold damage, any armor frozen into immobility
Sunday, July 20, 2014
We're in the process of moving, so I'm having to rearrange and rebox some of my gaming materials.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
the previous craters I showed you, the surface of these is entirely covered by bits of finer sand.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
"The game [Dungeons & Dragons] is played with a rule book, an egg timer, an unusual pair of dice, and the imagination of the players."
Egg timer? The rest of the review is pretty spot-on, talking about how "survivors of one game simply take their characters on to a new level." The game was still relatively obscure when this issue came out in June 1981, so the author might not be familiar with how D&D is played, but where the hell did the egg timer come from?
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hexographer. Looks a little bare right now, doesn't it? OK, I printed out the blank map, got out the colored pencils, and came up with this sketch for my large-hex Ogre scenario, which involves the attempted capture of the huge city of Monopolis.