Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Get a piece of the Dunes

The Kickstarter for Slumbering Ursine Dunes has gone live.  This is a wilderness adventure with a couple of dungeon sites that adventures in the Hill Cantons trekked through on several occasions.  Now it's being offered for sale.

So if you're interested in old-school adventures, go check it out.  I've already pledged, I encourage you to do the same.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Trees for Ogre

To complement my forest tiles I'm making for the big-hex Ogre game I'm putting together (which seems to be taking a long time), I assembled a number of trees.  I'll place them on or around the forest hexes, giving an overall impression of a wooded area.
I made these from diorama accessories purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I got two different colors of trees; I would have used more if they'd had them.  But the trees didn't come with stands, so I needed to find something I could stick them in.
Instead of expensive air-drying clay, I found this stuff in the clearance section.  It's a little soft, but it served its purpose in providing a stand in which to stick the "trunks" of the miniature trees.  And the color meant that it wouldn't be too obvious if the flocking was thin in places.
Since the stands were still a little narrow, making it easy to knock over the trees, I glued these assemblages to pennies, then flocked the entire base, as seen in the first photo.  As you can see, they scale well with Ogre minis. And they look good on the forest tiles, too.  I may actually complete this project!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Forests for Ogre

I'm working on some forest overlays for my large-hex battle map, which will see an Ogre battle with miniatures later this fall.  Here you see them with some PanEuropean heavy tanks for scale.  I will use these to indicate forest hexes, and I made them modular so if a forest hex is destroyed by spillover fire (or intentionally), I can remove that terrain and replace it with a rubble hex (which I need to get started on as well).  Who else is building terrain?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Our new friend

The place we're living has this little guy hanging out in the back yard.  In this closeup, you can see the lizard posing on an iron bar about a half-inch wide.
He doesn't stick to a single outfit either--this reptile can change from bright green to dull brown in just a few seconds.  That can give him a bonus in melee when rolling for surprise.  What would you call him, in game terms?