Monday, December 5, 2016

A Random Encounter - A Knight's Quest Tale

Hi All,

Hope your December is going ok thus far. As usual for me this time of year, I'm stressing about all the things I haven't done. Such is life.

Here's a report of a game of Knight's Quest I lead my Brother and Son through over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Rather than prepare an adventure, I brought an assortment of figures and dungeon tiles and worked out a random system on the fly for generating the encounters.

I also wanted to try and get know how Serif PagePlus X9 works, so i used that program to make the report. I intend to use it for the Oldhammer in the New World Zine moving forward.

So here it is.

So there you have it. It was a brutal slugfest and the party was totally decimated by the first encounter. I need to figure out how to balance things a little better if we continue to use this. The general consensus was it was too brutal and hard for the PC's. Anyhow it was fun getting in a game and throwing some dice, even if we didn't make it to the Orcs, Bugbears and Ogres.

I'll probably be painting up my Analogue Hobbies VI entry fee and side duel figures (from last year) and then trying to sort my minis and get to work on all the half finished stuff.


Monday, November 28, 2016

More info on the Oldhammer in the New World Zine.

Hi All,

The decision was made to keep the Zine as a "perk of membership in the facebook group.

You can join here.

If you are still on the fence, here's a little more about what's in the first issue.

So if it looks like something you'd be interested in, head on over to facebook. Join up and download the full zine.

Sorry Mac, I didn't correct your last name in the contributors list. Bad editor. :(

I'm working on learning a new product to lay out the next issue. I'll be making a battle report with it. 


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Oldhammer in the New World Zine Vol.1 Iss.1 is Live!

Hi All,

Just wanted to let you all know that you can download the first issue of the Oldhammer in the New World Zine from the files section of the facebook group here.

Please forgive any mistakes, I tried to catch what I could, but editing by oneself can be difficult. I hope this gets you all fired up to game, paint and share your exploits.

If you want to contribute, just let me know.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What I've been working on - Oldhammer in the New World Zine

Hi All,

Sorry for the lack of posts, I know you wait with bated breath for each one. ;)

I've just been busy, scattered, putting out fires as is my usual state of affairs.

What I have been doing is trying to compile a "magazine" of what's going on in our hobby here in the Americas, ie Oldhammer in the New World.

My hope is to have this be an addendum to the various things that are happening online and try to shine a spotlight on different areas or people that are doing some cool things.

My hope is that others will see this and be inspired to, not only get together and game, but share their experiences with the community at large and create a snowball effect.

I'm doing the first issue in Comic Life 3 because I have a fair amount of experience with it and it's already paid for. Don't worry though. I'm doing the main articles in standard print fonts, so no Comic Sans or the like. I can't justify the expense for In Design, and Scribus was too much to learn at the moment.

Right now I have enough articles for this issue, but could use some for a future issue.

What I am really looking for is good pictures of individual models and terrain pieces for segments I'm calling Old Met'l and Oldhammer Super Models, respectively. So far I've had about 5 people step up for Old Met'l and 2 for Super Models.

So if you have something you want to share, send me a link, an email or a pm and I'll be happy to include it.

Don't be afraid that you aren't Oldhammer enough. If it is truly in the spirit of Oldhammer then it is fine.

Have a great day, I've got to run.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Playing Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP)

Hi All,

Not a lot going on hobby wise but I did get in a session of 2nd Edition Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP) yesterday.

After reading Graeme Davis's blog about the 30th anniversary of WFRP I decided to try and see if i could join a game and get my RPG fix. You may remember I had played a few sessions of Call of Cthulhu awhile back on Roll20 and had been hoping to maybe start up another game with one of the OSR D&D clones. But so far I've been too busy, or scattered to do much about it.

Somehow I managed to get into an ongoing campaign and played my first session. It was interesting and not too far outside my experience after dabbling in Call of Cthulhu. What is a little difficult for me is trying to remain in character, my character is pretty opposite my personality. He is very depressive/pessimistic and a "cheap bastard". Not that I don't have tendencies to those things at times, I just don't spend a lot of time there on a daily basis.

It was fun to learn about the system and find some of the fan made charts to flesh out his background, so here it is:

 Leopold Boselmann is the third son of Reikhardt and Brita Boselmann although it has been questioned that someone else is the father of him and his younger sister, Dagmar. He was born on Monstille under the constellation Cacklefax the Cockerel in the poor village of Herzholz, between Maselhof and Wissenberg in Wissenland. As such he is morose, even by the standards of Wissenland.

Following the lead of their father, Jodokus and Hildric bullied and tormented Leopold and Dagmar until Reikhardt and Brita divorced. After that Brita and her two youngest children went to live with her Father, Alterer Bruder Holsteiner. He had lost an eye in a mercenary band in the South as a young man and was now the town's grave digger. Leopold's grandfather brought him into the trade, but it wasn't long before Leopold realized he could make more money by selling bodies to traveling merchants who dealt in such things with the colleges of magic. Although he needed the money to support his mother and sister, he came to the conclusion that all magic was evil and the path to corruption.

After the death of his Grandfather, Leopold's “Uncle” Liebink Hornlach took an interest in the family, primarily Brita. He used his position as village Bailiff to turn a blind eye to Leopold's doings, but as time went on he treated Leopold's mother as more of a wanton than a lady. When Dagmar came of age “Uncle” Liebink took a fancy to her and it wasn't too long before Leopold's mother disappeared and Hornlach's protection dried up.

With the open enmity of his Father and Brothers, no Mother or Sister left to care for and the real possibility of ending up at the end of the Hangman's rope, Leopold packed his meager belongings and stole 9 Gold Crowns from Hornlach on his way out of town. He probably is persona non grata in Herzholz.

His prized possessions are his Grandfather's tarnished copper lantern and a gold earring from his mother which he wears in his left ear. He is an adherent of Ranald the Protector and has vowed to make a name for himself and give his children a better start in life than he had. He also makes sure to pray at the temple of Morr and make a small donation before robbing a grave, just to be safe.

Doom: The hourglass shatters before thy last grain falls.

So there you have it. Overall the session went well. I still have a lot to learn about character development in WFRP, but I think I have some ideas on how to progress.

My internet was a tad problematic, I'm not sure if I need a new router or not, but things have been dropping out quite a bit. Roll20 froze on me once and Skype crapped out completely once and was dropping out at the end of the session. With the dropouts, I'm not sure if it was skype or my headset. I have a logitech chorded G35 and the levels changed at one point during the session. What was bugging me was that I could hear myself with a slight delay in the headphones. I find it very hard to talk when I get a delayed play back of my speaking voice in the cans. I tried looking it up after the session and apparently the majority of gamers want to hear their own voice in the headphones. None of the sound settings on my surface seemed to cut the mic to the headphones but also allow it to be heard by skype and others. I finally remembered that in the past I'd run my audio through Voice Meeter for recording. By fiddling with the settings and turning off the mic in the playback channel I can be heard and not hear myself.

Now to figure out how to sneakily get my own agenda underway. While helping the party of course. ;)

Oh and welcome to Rogue Painter Chronicles. I don't see a blog or website in your profile. Let me know and I'll add it.

Happy Gaming.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Paint Table Saturday 156 - Beastman?

Hi All,

Very little going on on the hobby front. I've been trying to clean house and tidy up all my games and hobby stuff. I'm not doing very well.

Here's something I slapped a little paint on during the week.

Sorry for the unedited cellphone pic, my lens may need another cleaning. Anyway, I'm just playing with color and sort of fumbling around with how I want him to look. I need to mix up some ink washes with those inks I bought a few months back.

You can also see where I had some spray primer issues on his leg. Every once in awhile I have a problem with this gritty texture coming from the spray can. I read somewhere this week that it could be from being too far from the model and paint droplets drying in mid air. this gives a granular texture to the model and is kind of unappealing.

I've done this now with expensive acrylic spray and cheap home depot primer. I'm not sure if I'll leave it or try to buff it/sand it off. It doesn't want to come off with a stiff tooth brush now that I've put a coat of paint on it. I don't like the idea of stripping the whole thing. I'll let you know what I eventually do.

Hopefully the chores will get finished and the mojo will return.

Happy hobbying everyone.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Brian's Birthday Bash - The lost battle report

Hi All,

While I was making all of the reports for Oldhammer Weekend 2016 I realized I had forgotten to do the report on our Man O'War game back in July.

This one is more of a blow by blow, as it's been awhile, and my memory becomes hazy pretty quickly these days. I'm also busy with a lot of non hobby things and feel a little rushed, so the story aspect is not flowing for this one.

So Man O'War, about 1,000 points each. Dwarves vs. Skaven, all painted by Brian Kirkell.

As usual, right click and open in a new window to see the images Eye of Terror size.

So there you have it. I'm supposed to be tidying up my stuff and doing chores around the house, so hobby stuff is more on the back burner of late. I'm realizing that I just don't have room for all of these big box games I've been funding on kickstarter. It's a bummer because I'm interested in some of the stuff GW is putting out now.


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