This small piece is part of the giant project I have been working out for a while now. It is the offering bowl for the giant monster that devours people. I wanted to get a good macabre vibe out of it. I began by priming the piece with some white primer. It took about three coats to get the opacity I liked.
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Reaping the Rewards
Having just been woken up, everyone was bleary eyed. They ate their food with gusto. It was the best fare they had consumed in quite a few days so they were savoring every bite. The warmth of the tavern was also a velvety embrace compared to the cutting breeze outside. When they were all stuffed and satisfied, they began to discuss what had occurred after they had entered town and parted ways.
Probably the best decision we ever made was to use handouts in our games. They serve so many different functions for the table. They benefit the players as well as the DM. I am a big believer in the immersion of the players into the game. It makes the world feel more real to everyone. Handouts are a big help in creating some of that immersion.
I painted these as part of a spooky bonfire set of miniature pieces. These are the benches that go around it. There are three full slab benches with skulls on one end. The other two are two small slab piles with a longer slab over the top. Originally, they came in gray resin and I primed them with a white primer to start.
Yearning for Home
Zephyr roamed the hallway as he made his way towards the room he had paid for the children to stay in. Most of the doors he walked past were quiet, as if no one resided behind them, but he heard a familiar voice as he rounded the corner. A huffy voice was exclaiming to be allowed to go out. On the other side of the door a flush Nimin was glaring at the taller, older Maxim. With another exclamation that he wouldn’t be told what to do he yanked the door open only to find Zephyr on the other side.
Campaign Differences Are Fun
The two campaigns we have had so far have been completely different from each other. Our first campaign was, what I would describe as, an epic. We fought increasingly difficult and grander opponents the culminated in a large full scale battle involving battalions, gods, and wishes. Our second campaign was smaller scale in comparison and more centered on survival.
As part of that giant monster project I posted about a few weeks ago there were cultists that came with it. I have a total of six to paint and each one is different from the rest. These are the pieces that go with the amazing glowing green bases I painted a while ago. As I’ve said, this project is huge and has multiple pieces that go with it.
Zephyr confidently lied to the tavern owner, “I know those children. They are angels! They would not have left their rooms.” His smooth and guileless as he met the eyes of the angry, towering man before him. The owner looked away first, admitting that there was no proof of them having anything to do with the thefts. They were strangers in this land and the most untrustworthy in the eyes of these close knit people. It was also probably true that they had stolen the items in question.
Upgrading Your Dragon’s Den
We have all seen the amazing dungeons that celebrities and hard core enthusiasts play in. Glimpses of these settings are cool, high tech, or even actual dungeons. I have always wanted my very own dungeon to have awesome adventures in. Sadly, I don’t have a basement to remodel so I looked up ways to make my living room look more like a nerdy D&D haven.
I’ve written about how powerful set pieces can be in bringing a touch of reality to a game. I love furniture because it is fairly easy to paint, can look really good, can add dimension to a 3D map. This miniature set is a wooden desk and a wooden chair. They can be used in various settings: offices, libraries, and homes.