D&D: Paladin Sacred Oaths Playtest Material

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2016 by vobeskhan

Unearthed Arcana over on the Wizards of the Coast website have given us a couple of new Sacred Oaths to test over the festive season, but these aren’t the typical good guys we’re used t…

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D&D: Monastic Traditions Playtest Material

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2016 by vobeskhan

Originally thought of in the Oriental sense Monk’s have long since become mainline character classes in D&D, indeed the european monk (or friar if you will) is more suited to the abilitie…

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All Scars painting challenge – The Survivor Series 2016 – December

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2016 by vobeskhan

survivor seriesWell we’ve reached the end of another year of the All Scars Survivor Series Painting Challenge and as usual its a Showcase month.

With that in mind I wanted to do something a little special for my SAMCRO Black Legion, especially since we also received the new Traitor Legions supplement this month too.

So I decided to paint the head honcho of the Black Legion himself, Abaddon the Despoiler. However, I still feel the existing metal miniature is too small compared to the newer plastic models (terminators in particular), so I decided it was time to do a conversion I’d been planning for a while.

Combining the plastic Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour kit with parts from the finecast version of Abaddon would give him the size to be comparable. Plus having used him (albeit the old metal one) in a highly succesful speartip assault against Tau (see the Damnation Planetfall) I wanted to include some tau trophies on his base. Thankfully a fellow All Scar (Hi Graham!) let me loot some pieces from his bits and pieces.

The original plan was to paint the Tau parts in the same colour scheme as my opponents of the game, but most of them were unpainted, and the scheme one of them had begun was mainly black. As I didn’t want it the same as the main model (too much black can be a bad thing I guess) I went with the standard sandy beige colour instead.

As with the rest of my Black Legion most of the details on the armour for Abaddon are picked out in silver rather than gold, it’s just my preference.

So here he is….

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D&D: Fighter archetypes for playtesting

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14, 2016 by vobeskhan

Archery, mounted combat and oriental honour abound in the Unearthed Arcana playtest of four Fighter archetypes. Arcane Archer – elite elven guardians that combine their magical skills with th…

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Should D&D be PC? Part 2: The newbie female player

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2016 by vobeskhan

Since my comparatively recent entrance to the world of tabletop gaming, I have become more aware of the conversation on sexism in gaming. On the whole I think having a conversation is certainly bet…

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Should D&D be PC? Part 1: The Veteran DM

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2016 by vobeskhan

There have been a number of articles recently about the political correctness of the artwork across the fantasy genre, and Dungeons & Dragons range of products (this one for example) in particu…

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Review: Traitor Legions: Word Bearers and World Eaters

Posted in Uncategorized on December 12, 2016 by vobeskhan

I’m a relative newcomer to the 40K scene, having picked up the Dark Vengeance starter set just under two years ago in March 2015. I quickly fell prey to the voices of the damned and after pai…

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