Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

This is a review of Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion by someone who didn't care for the original Gloomhaven. Let's step back a bit. Gloomhaven was published in 2017. It created a bit of a stir. At $140, it was among the most expensive board games published (though that price point has been exceeded since then). It…

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GreedFall

Right now, the PS4 game that everyone is talking about is The Last of Us, Part II. So I'm going to talk about GreedFall. GreedFall, published by the French game company Spiders, is a story-based role-playing game in the same vein as Bioware's Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises. The flow of GreedFall is the same: -…

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Tainted Grail, the End of the Dwarves, Bugbear Warriors, and Colorshift.

Tainted Grail If you've been following the saga of my experiences painting miniature figures, you may remember that a big incentive was to paint the elaborate miniatures that I knew would come with the game Tainted Grail. It finally arrived last month. As a game, it's a great experience; in fact, as I type this, I hope…

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Contrast Paints, a Golden Dwarf, and Contrast Medium

This post is a continuation of a previous post in which I compared some contrast paints on my favorite test miniature, the Dwarf Brewer. More contrast paint colors In that post I separated the warm colors from the cool colors. I'll continue to do that here, even though I've only got one autumnal color in this new…

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60th birthday – the invitation

I invite my friends (new and old, near and far) to my 60th birthday party. Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 Time: 6PM - 11PM Location: This is a public blog post, so I'll send the address separately. It's the same place as my 40th and 50th birthday parties, and a few Yule celebrations. The event: A professionally-published…

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Contrast Paints and a Metal Dwarf

As I promised in an earlier post, here's a set of photos of my test work on painting Dwarf Brewers. I ordered about twenty of these miniatures via Amazon, and I believe those orders had to be distributed among several different game stores. If those stores wondered what one person wanted with all those Dwarves, this post…

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60th birthday – interested?

For my 20th, 30th, 40th, and 50th birthday parties, I organized events centered on gaming. As you'll see if you click on the links in the first sentence, for my 40th and 50th I set up a LARP party. For my 60th birthday party, I'm going to take a simpler approach and host a murder mystery. This…

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Vindication of the Dragon at the Edge of Darkness

With a title like that, you may think this post will be fanfic. Sorry to disappoint you, but it's another one of my miniature-figure painting posts. It's long, as usual, but this time its length is due to lots of pictures. Yay, pictures! In my first post on painting minis, I described how I looked forward to…

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Sundrop, tan zenithal, and contrast paints

The new incentive This post continues a saga I began in an earlier post on the hobby of painting miniature figures. In that post, I described how I managed to paint the minis in the game Mysthea to a satisfactory level. At the end of that post, I looked forward to painting the dragon Volfyirion and the…

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