Pathfinder Second Edition Playtest – Initial Review

This will serve as my initial “I read through the rulebook twice” review of the Pathfinder Second Edition Playtest rules. I’ll be offering additional thoughts after running playtest sessions but I want to get some of this out of my head while it’s fresh. The Three Sentence Review The short review is that I love…

Ogre Guard

Back in June Dagger & Brush asked me what my technique was for painting the flesh of my Cave Trolls. I wasn’t sure how to answer at the time – it had been a rushed process of painting sloppy layer over sloppy layer to get those trolls ready for a Pathfinder sitting. I’ve mulling over…

Skorg Ironskull, Fire Giant King

My current Pathfinder campaign has entered Giant country and that’s spurred me to start painting my collection of Reaper Bones Giants. This time is Skorg Ironskull, Fire Giant King. As with Vanja Fire Giant Queen, I decided to go with more “human” colors to render this an all purpose Giant.

Starmane, Unicorn

I ordered the Starmane miniature for a “Unicorn” NPC in my current Celestial Winter campaign.  No complaints about the sculpt – it’s fantastic – but I was disappointed by my paintjob this time around. I like how the mane turned out but was let down by the body. I really wanted to capture a star-field/nebula…

Vanja Fire Giant Queen

I didn’t have much interest in Giants until I featured them as an extinct legendary race in the backstory for my Heretic’s Creed campaign. This inspired a growing fascination with the “big people” that’s lead to me including them in more and more prominent roles in campaigns. Vanja the Fire Giant Queen is one of…

Pathfinder with Pop: Master of the Forgotten Fortress

My Dad has been showing a lot of interest in Dungeons and Dragons lately so I decided to run a sitting of Pathfinder for him. I’ve never run an adventure module – always homebrew – but I have a few that I’ve picked up for inspiration. I looked through them and there was the Master of…

Marthrangul Great Dragon, Take Two

I had such a great time painting Marthrangul, Great Dragon as a White Dragon that I decided to order a second copy and paint it again as another type of dragon. I considered Red or Black but finally settled on Green. Green Dragons are not one of my favorite types but they are the classic. I decided…

Chosen of Sokar, Nefsokar Sergeant

You may have noticed a new painted miniature in the last Celestial Winter Session Three summary. I hadn’t quite finished this mischievous villain in time for the session so I fielded him incomplete…and then it took forever to actually finish him up. But here he is. I painted the flesh amethyst to make the miniature stand out…

Marthrangul, Great Dragon

I purchased the Marthrangul Great Dragon miniature to enter in Michael Mordor’s May painting contest. Unfortunately May ended up being a terrible month on the work front – surprise resignation left me working some evenings & weekends – and I didn’t finish it in time for the contest… Oh well! I like entering these contests…

Celestial Winter – Session Three

Passing through the portal the group finds themselves somewhere dark and cold. Only a few distant stars tinkle weakly overhead. A large sway of the sky is completely dark, empty of even faint celestial light. Spazzlethrop lights his lantern illuminating a rocky debris field. The air is cold and dry, there’s no sign of water,…