Corps Officer Heavy Rangers Squad Commander with Alien Head, Take Two

I picked up two packs of the Corp Officers Heavy Rangers Squad for $4 from Asmodee’s 2016 Black Friday Sale. The alien head is from Hasslefree miniatures. I played it safe with the first pack, only switching out the heads, but I want some variety in the alien race I’m creating with them…definitely more than just a simple “palette…

Enforcer Peacekeeper, Freedom RAcast

First painted miniature of 2017. I’ve done a lot of conversion work so far this year but, for whatever reason, haven’t gotten to painting until now. I decided to start off with a late Christmas Present to one of my friends, converting and painting an Enforcer Peacekeeper to roughly resemble his RAcast from Phantasy Star Online. I added…

Mythic Aboleth Slime

My players have learned to dread the Aboleth more than any other classic Dungeons and Dragons monster. Dominate Monster is always a frightening ability to face but I think it’s the Aboleth’s alien intelligence and ability to transform a character with slime that makes the monster so unnerving. My players have faced Aboleth a few…

My Miniatures lose their Luster

I’ve been nervous about applying a spray on matte finish onto my painted and very glossy miniatures. There are plenty of pros – the detailing stands out more, it doubles up on the durability of the paintjob, and the miniatures don’t look like they’re covered in slime. But after my bad experience with spray on primer…

Broken Covenant Campaign Premise

After several years of running tabletop one-offs I decided to try a campaign format that would let casual players hop in and out without straining disbelief while allowing for dedicated players to get more deeply involved in the world. I rebooted a campaign that I had tried to run in University but which had floundered…

Corps Officer Heavy Rangers Squad Mechanic with Alien Head, Take Two

I picked up two packs of the Corp Officers Heavy Rangers Squad for $4 from Asmodee’s 2016 Black Friday Sale. I played it safe with the first pack, only switching out the heads, but I want some variety in the alien race I’m creating with them so I swapped out the default equipment. I decided to go with…

Miniature Giant

I was admiring the Great Worm over at the Dragon Scales blog when I noticed this blurp at the bottom of the post, “Mini and Paints available at Miniature-Giant. Be sure to register with komoda as your ‘Referring Member’ for 5% off for you and me.” So, of course, I gave it a try. I have…

Race: Androids

An advanced mechanical race created by the Earthlings, unlike robots Androids are humanoid in form and are programmed to imitate at least some humanoid behavior. They possess self-awareness and intelligence but are usually limited by programming to certain roles. Physical Description: Androids are mechanical humanoids that vary widely in design. Society: The majority of Androids are subservient…

Race: The Oopaggel

The Oopaggel are native to the inner system planet of Oerwoud. This desert world was once covered by lush forests but an ecological disaster transformed it into the toxic wasteland it is today. The only remnants of the world’s more hospitable past lay in isolated sanctuaries. Most of the atmosphere is toxic to other races but can be breathed…

Corps Officer Heavy Rangers Squad Medic with Alien Head

For my third Oogappel alien I modified the Medic from Dust Tactics’ Corp Officers Heavy Rangers Squad with one of Hasslefree Miniature’s Alien Heads. This finished up the squad but, fortunately, I have another from Asmodee’s excellent Black Friday sale. I went with the stock set-up for this batch, aside from the head of course, but I’m…