Sunday, May 7, 2017

Oaths of the Ridermark Cover


Heya folks,

Just wanted to pass along the new cover for the latest upcoming The One Ring product, Oaths of the Riddermark.  The beautiful cover is by Sam Manley, check out the suspicious looking character on the right side just behind the king!

From Cubicle7:

Oaths of the Riddermark is a collection of connected adventures that take your company of bold adventurers through events in Rohan, and the trials of Thengel King, the father of Theoden. It’s a rip-roaring set of scenarios, and we’re really excited about it! It is the accompanying volume to Horselords of Rohan.


This sounds like another fantastic looking product to look forward to, I'll have my review up once I have a copy in my hands!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mutant Crawl Classics Store is up!


Hey folks,

Goodman games Mutant Crawl Classic RPG product page is up!  There are six adventures listed, you can check out the beautiful covers by Doug Kovacs, Stefan Poag and Peter Mullen. All of the covers are fantastic, but the Mullen cover is amazing, what great colors!   Each adventure has a little blurb giving an overview but as of right now you cannot order any of them.  What you CAN pre-order is the MCC RPG core rulebook in one of three versions.  Regular, Green Foil and Leatherbound.  Some great looking stuff I cannot wait to get my grubby hands on!

Check it out here: MCC RPG Product Page

Monday, May 1, 2017

Swordfish Islands: Hexcrawl Adventures on Hot Springs Island - Kickstarter


The Swordfish Islands: Hexcrawl Adventures Kickstarter is done in a little over 24 hours.  Here's a quick overview:

Hot Springs Island is a high fantasy sandbox adventure setting that can be used with any table top role playing game. It's comprised of two books: One for players and one for the game master.

A Field Guide to Hot Springs
Island is a fully illustrated, 240 page book for players. It is written "in-character" and can be used by characters in the game world to help identify plants and monsters, translate ancient languages, and as a resource of advice and rumors.


The Dark of Hot Springs Island is the game master's book. It is a fully illustrated 192 page book. Hot Springs Island is a hexcrawl, and the Dark contains all the details needed to run a sandbox game there. There are 75 locations on the island, and 26 maps ranging from ogre villages to a ruined elven city to the volcanic lair of a vain efreet. Seven factions, 87 interconnected non-player characters and 300 problematic treasures are sure to generate plenty of lingering repercussions each time your players make a decision. Finally, 448 random events and encounter motivations help ensure that every play-through of Hot Springs Island can explode into wildly different outcomes from the same basic parameters.

Its system neutral and all of the writing is done.  Kickstarter funds are going towards editing, printing and shipping.  It looks fantastic and you can support it in .pdf or print.  Make sure you jump in before this beautiful looking hex-crawl campaign ends!

Head on over HERE to support this project!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DCC Lankhmar - Kickstarter - 10 hours left!


Heya folks!

I just wanted to get up a quick post for people that are unaware Goodman Games is in the last ten hours of their DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter project.  Head on over here to pledge:

DCC Lankhmar

The campaign is roughly $7,000 away from a DCC Lankhmar themed Judges Screen, which would be a pretty sweet addon.  There are options to support this in both .pdf or print AND there are lots of addon's like a copy of the DCC RPG 4th printing rulebook or your very own copy of Rat-Snake, the Lankhmar inspired dice game that Fritz Leiber's characters play in his stories.

If you a fan of DCC RPG or Lankhmar you need to support this Kickstarter!

Take care folks, more to come soon!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My Favorite Artists - Michael Prescott


I would like to introduce you all Michael Prescott, he's an RPG artist that runs the I'll See It When I Believe It blog and Trilemma Adventures.  He self publishes one, two and three page system agnostic adventures that he beautifully illustrates himself.  His style is clean and sharp and he has a fantastic sense of perspective.  He runs a Patreon campaign here: Michael Prescott is creating adventures!  Head on over and support him for as little as $1.00 per adventure! I really appreciate Michael doing this interview, to learn more about him read on after the break!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Adventurer's Companion - A Review

Jon Hodgson working his magic!  Great cover!
Heya folks,

I'm back again (I can never seem to stay away) with ANOTHER The One Ring product review, this time its the brand new Adventurer's Companion!  It's so new that my copy just arrived today hot off the presses!  This book is 160 pages long and covers everything character related, all of the previous cultures are included as well as several new ones, there are also new rules, new stuff to do during the fellowship phase and a chapter called Curious Diversions which is a lot of fun.  The book closes out with some reference material that should be welcome in any The One Ring group.

Lets get started after the break!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Third Die Dice Bags - A Review


This is the one I purchased and I love it!
Heya folks!

I wanted to do a short review on the new Third Die dice bag I received in the mail a few days ago.  This is the nicest dice bag I have ever owned, its beautifully crafted and is HUGE, it can supposedly hold 150 dice!

I purchased the Light Brown Celtic Tree version for a very fair $19.99.  The Celtic Tree logo on the outside is metal and the interior and exterior of the bag is made with a very soft microfiber material.  It stands open by itself without any propping up and has a draw-sting at the top to close it up.  Prices range from $14.99 to $19.99 depending on the logo, color and size of the bag.  Their large bag, the Bag of Hoarding can hold 450 dice!  Yowza!

Bag of Hoarding, its YUGE!
I highly suggest these dice bags, they're beautifully made and are the perfect size, go get one now!  Bags can be purchased here: https://third-die.com/

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Combat Autowerks - New Cars Availible!


Heya folks!  Jason Carter here again with an update to Carter & Sons: Combat Autowerks!  I'm here bringing you the new bad-ass models designed and produced right here in Maryland USA.  All C&S:CA designs are guaranteed to make you a superstar of the arena.  Looking for a low cost entry vehicle to start your auto-dueling career?  We've got you covered!  Looking for a something to chew through the ranks of amateurs that litter the arenas, we've got you covered as well!

C&S:CA produces only the finest dueling vehicles.  Our vehicles are some of the toughest, safest and most comfortable vehicles out there, our customers love them but their adversaries quake in their boots when they see you roll out in a C&S:CA designed vehicle  All of our vehicles are designed by myself and then built and driven in the arena extensively before we offer then for sale.  If I wouldn't drive it in the arena then we wont sell it to you!

Check out our latest offerings;

The Defiant: Compact, Extra-Heavy chassis, Heavy suspension, Med PP w/PC, 4 HD tires, Driver w/SWC and BA, Machine Gun in Turret, RR Front, Plastic Armor: F30, L28, R28, B30, T15, U15, Cargo: [1 space, 524 lbs. @ Top Speed 90], Cost: $9,998, Wgt: 3886 lbs, HC 3, Accel: 5, Top Speed 97.5.

Amelia's Revenge: Mid-sized, Extra-Heavy chassis, Heavy suspension, Large power plant, 4 Puncture-Resistant tires, Driver w/SWC and BA and 5-pt CA, Incendiary Heavy Rockets in Rocket EWPs Left and Right, Anti-Tank Gun Front, Minedropper Back w/10 Mines, Heavy-Duty Brakes, No-Paint Windshield, Plastic Armor: F34, L34, R34, B34, T10, U15, Gear Allocation: [152 lbs. @ Top Speed 82.5], Acceleration 5, Top Speed 85, HC 3, 5608 lbs., $14976

Triangle of Death: Streamlined Extra-Heavy Trike, Extra-Heavy chassis, Heavy Active suspension, 100 cid engine w/VP Turbocharger, 3-gal Economy Tank, 3 Motorcycle Steelbelted Solid tires, Driver w/BA and 4-pt CA, Vulcan Machine Gun in Universal Turret w/20 shots High-Density, Spear 1000 Minedropper Back w/5 Mines, Heavy-Duty Shocks, Heavy-Duty Brakes, Roll Cage, No-Paint Windshield, Radar, Anti-Theft System, Radar Jammer, Radar Detector, Smart Link (SMD, VMG), Plastic Armor: F31, L30, R30, B30, T29, U15, Acceleration 10, Top Speed 72.5, HC 3, 4197 lbs., $34456

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bree Cover Released!

Super sexy cover by C7 staff artist Sam Manley.
Heya folks,

Just a quick update, Cubicle7 released an image of the new upcoming Bree supplement and I had to share it, its got some serious juice!  Sam Manley is the artist and he came up with a stunner.  No other details were released but it was promised by Jon Hodgson that more information would be coming soon.  Check out the thread here: The One Ring - Bree

That's it for now, take care people!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ARMA 3 HAVOC 1-3 Training and Mission 19FEB17 - Afghan Deployment

Heya folks,

The 506th Infantry Regiment had another training session yesterday prior to our first mission in our recent deployment to Afghanistan.  The focus was on team awareness and the rules of engagement as many of the locals have weapons for personal protection.  The video is around 40 minutes long.


Later that same evening I participated in the first mission of Operation Black Adder.  With the 506th deployed to Peregrine Airfield in Afghanistan we needed to start securing the surrounding area of operation.  Alpha Company, 1st Platoon was tasked with marching into the hills to assault, capture and eliminate an enemy encampment that was within six clicks of the airfield.  I was acting as the 1 platoon, 3rd squad, Bravo team (1-3-B) AR gunner under Sgt Richie.  After hiking up into the mountains we were spotted and illuminated by a flare, shortly after we came under fire from an em-placed machine gun which we assaulted into an eliminated.  We took sporadic indirect fire from enemy mortars while we maneuvered towards the encampment, 1-3 was the base of fire team, we provided over-watch and engaged at range while 1-1 and 1-2 assaulted down the hill into the encampment.  We then repulsed enemy a counterattack from over 1000m away.  The mission ended with us digging in and settling down for the night.  Overall it was a pretty successful mission, we had one casualty in the platoon but he is healing up fine.  The video is about one hour and fifteen minutes long, that's with forty five minutes of hiking through the hills cut out!  I hope you enjoy!


Friday, February 17, 2017

Erebor: The Lonely Mountain - A Review

Heya folks!

Its been a little while since I've been around here, life has been busy and keeping up with this blog has been a challenge.  I'm back today with a review of The One Ring supplement Erebor: The Lonely Mountain.  More after the break!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Whats new! ARMA 3 - 506th IR



Heya folks,

It's been a few months since I've been around here so I figured it was time to check in.  Sorry for the lack of posts, real life has been busy and I have been spending what little free time I have playing ARMA3.  For those of you that don't know, ARMA3 is a PC game that strives for military realism.  I joined the 506th Infantry Regiment in January, its a online clan that plays multiplayer coop missions within the game.  I started out with a two hour recruit training course to learn the basics, then four two hour OSUT (One Station Unit Training) courses in which we learned land navigation, fire and maneuver, radio comms and loads of other stuff.  I was then assigned to HAVOC 1-3-B.  We do squad training once a week on Sundays, have company FTX's (Field Training Exercises) every other week and once a month platoon training.  I recorded this last weekends squad training for shits and giggles, I'm glad I did as it was only my second squad training with the 506th and I was suddenly promoted to Bravo Team Squad Leader for the day. Yikes!

I struggled a bit with the comms, running multiple radios and communicating with my Bravo team, Alpha team, and then my squad leader was crazy and hectic and it's easy to see how quickly things can break down, especially in a MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) situation.  I learned a lot and will be better next time!  You can check out the video above, its about one hour and thirty minutes long but includes the briefings, route planning, FRAGO en route to the objective and then our final assault on the target and then debriefing.  Lots of fun, if anyone is interested in joining the 506th come on by to http://www.506thir.net/index.html

I also have two The One Ring product reviews coming up in the next few weeks, I will be reviewing Erebor: The Lonely Mountain and the brand new Adventurer's Companion so keep and eye out for those!  Take care of each other people!