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Forges Of Power

Many are the epic arms forged in your fantasy game. But sometimes the most powerful armaments require tools as powerful as they are. Enter these forges of power, able to bring forth the most fantastic of creations. Cold Iron Forge: Created by a race of arctic dwarves, for whom fire was a luxury, this huge […]

Getting the Most from Dry Herbs

Learning how to use herbs in cooking from Alex of French Guy Cooking. Read more on MAKE The post Getting the Most from Dry Herbs appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Running a Solo Game GM-less

Tell me if you’ve heard this one: It’s Thursday night and you want to play a game. But everyone in the party is across town, and it takes too long to set up, so they’d need to leave half an hour into actually playing. So you look over at your significant other, and they want […]

Choices and Long Term Goals

A couple of weeks ago I talked about how I was forming a Board of Advisers to help provide input on my plans and give me advice on how to be more successful. I sent the first report to them last week and got some really useful feedback,...Show More Summary

This Week in Making: Secret Prison Computers, Destiny Sparrows, and a Invisible Girl

This week, computers are found in a prison's ceiling, Destiny Sparrows are brought to life, and a cosplayer dresses up as an invisible girl. Read more on MAKE The post This Week in Making: Secret Prison Computers, Destiny Sparrows, and a Invisible Girl appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

10 years of blogging

I have been doing this for 10 years, since July 2007. In the early days of getting into the boardgame hobby, I hungrily devoured all sorts of boardgame-related content I could find on the internet. I regularly read blogs maintained by others, like Mikko Saari, Bruno Faidutti. Show More Summary

The Elements of a Good One-Shot

I’m doing things a tad bit backwards here. This week’s GnomeCast was Matt, JT and myself rambling about the elements of a good one-shot game. It was a hastily thrown together episode due to how busy I’ve been, but Matt jumped in and did some research on the Stew’s archives and noted that, other than […]

Design and 3D Print Your Own Gaming Miniature Bases

Design and print your own custom gaming bases while learning Tinkercad. Read more on MAKE The post Design and 3D Print Your Own Gaming Miniature Bases appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Fate Adversary Toolkit Review

I’m going to admit something right up front. I’m cheating with this review. I’m running a Dresden Accelerated game, and reading through this book is allowing me to review it, as well as potentially steal things for my campaign. Does that make me a bad person? My love of the Dresden Files is what led […]

Always Give Your Players A Receipt

  “The sword of duquesne gets stolen by the naked man…” Community did an excellent episode where they played Dungeons and Dragons, and it was advanced! One of the things that has always struck me about that episode was the part where the character Neil’s sword gets stolen out of spite by another player. […]

Quarterly Update

Eurydice Games is just over two months old and has completed its first calendar quarter. It's been a busy one, with most of my focus (unsurprisingly) on Zombology. At the very end of July I officially formed the company and requested a bank account. Show More Summary

Hit Z Road

Plays: 3Px1. The Game Hit Z Road is a zombie game from Martin Wallace. Now that's not something you hear often. What I noticed most about the game before getting to play it was the art direction. The components and artwork were designed...Show More Summary

31 Days of Nightmares 2017 — Mimic

Guillermo del Toro co-wrote and directed this 90s monster movie starring Mira Sorvino. Of course, del Toro has gone on to become a modern monster master, so it’s interesting to go back and see some of his earlier work. Mimic...

31 Days of Nightmares 2017 — Clown

Nothing like a pair of excellent monster movies to keep the Halloween feeling flowing. One is from the director of Spiderman: Homecoming, the other from the great Guillermo del Toro (see next post). Clown [source: Netflix], directed by Jon Watts,...

Treasure Map Alternatives

One of the most time honored adventure hooks is the treasure map. Essentially they exist to get characters from point A to point B, maybe with a little adventure in the middle. Here are some alternatives to the basic treasure map that serve the same purpose. The Compass: An enchanted compass that always points to […]

31 Days of Nightmares 2017 — Shutter and Shutter

Wait, am I reviewing the same movie twice? Well, yeah. The last two nights I watched Shutter, a 2004 Thai movie, and Shutter, the 2008 American remake. The original is a solid if unexceptional horror movie. It fits right in...

31 Days of Nightmares — 2017 Edition — mother!

It’s a (nearly) yearly tradition, in which I watch a horror movie every night in October and review all of them. Most years things are pretty busy in October and I don’t get to all 31, but this year…well, this...

Troy’s Crock Pot: Q and A with Frank Mentzer about Worlds of Empyrea

Frank Mentzer, gamer and game designer who started working at TSR in 1980, has launched a Kickstarter for a new game setting: Worlds of Empyrea.  Here is the Q&A we did discussing this new project and his thoughts about the OSR. Q. Let’s start with the title itself: “Worlds of Empyrea.”  Not the kingdom of […]

Board of Advisers

One of the advantages of running a larger company is that you have people around the office to bounce ideas off and a corporate board to whom you are accountable. As a sole trader, I have neither of those things. So I've decided to form a board of advisers instead. Show More Summary

Weekend Watch: Gaming Terrain with Vee, The Crafting Muse

Get inspired to make amazing fantasy gaming terrain with The Crafting Muse. Read more on MAKE The post Weekend Watch: Gaming Terrain with Vee, The Crafting Muse appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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