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SG-1 Rendezvous

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hopefully, the first in a Stargate Pulp Alley campaign, sees SG-1 meeting up with the Tok'ra, with the Goa'uld not far behind.

The AAR is here.

The leagues used are here.

Star Wars/Frostgrave Episode 2

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Just finished the write up for Episode 2. In case you missed it, Episode 1 is here.

The Walking Dead for ATZ

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I have finally got around to painting my Studio Miniatures Zombie Kickstarter figures. Some of the figures resemble characters from the hit TV show 'The Walking Dead'. In order to use the figures in games of All Things Zombie, I've knocked up some cards for the main characters.


H Division vs. The Paternoster Gang

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Played Pulp Alley last night. Picked two leagues based on two well known BBC TV shows. The AAR can be found here.

Latest reinforcements for Space Trek

Posted on September 14, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Bought some Star Trek inspired ships from Shapeways.

First up is a new version of the old FASA Larson class.

Size comparison with an ADB Destroyer.

An original series version of the movie Miranda class (USS Reliant amongst others).

Size comparison with ADB.

A couple of new designs.

Size comparison with a Constitution class.

Finally, recreating a shot from Star Trek 2.


Using Frostgrave for Star Wars gaming.

Posted on September 10, 2015 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)
In order to use Frostgrave for Star Wars skirmishes, we made the following changes to the core rules. 
  1. Jedi Knights/Sith Lords = Wizards. Padawans = Apprentices. All other roles can be used. For example, we gave the Marksman profile to the Stormtroopers. A Gamorrean with an axe was classed as a Barbarian.
  2. Wizards start with +5 Fight and 15 Armour.
  3. Using the above, this then means that apprentices then start at +3 Fight and 10 Armour.
  4. Both wizard & apprentice get +2 Fight from using a lightsaber.
  5. Only Force users get the benefit from Critical Hits.
  6. Force users can cast whilst in hand to hand combat. 
  7. Leap can be used on self as well as line of sight characters.
  8. Ranged weapons like blasters, don't need an action to reload.

 Also, we looked at the Frostgrave spell list and came up with lists for Jedi & Sith. Each spell starts at the published level in the Frostgrave book.

Jedi Powers (Spells) 

  • Petrify 12
  • Time Store 14
  • Fast Act 8
  • Elemental Shield 10
  • Push 8
  • Heal 8
  • Leap 8
  • Telekinesis 8

 Sith Powers (Spells) 

  • Petrify 12
  • Time Store 14
  • Fast Act 8
  • Elemental Bolt 12
  • Push 8
  • Strike Dead 18
  • Leap 8
  • Telekinesis 8 

As in Frostgrave, it's possible to learn new spells through the discovery of grimoires and scrolls. Just consider it as learning something new about the Force. Most spells can be rationalized for the Star Wars universe. Also, use your common sense on spell discovery as not all spells lend themselves to the Jedi and vice versa for the Sith.

Anyway, I hope this helps.


I am the law! - John Wagner

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently met (and got a book signed by) John Wagner. For those who don't know, John Wagner is one of the co-creators of Judge Dredd.


The Dungeon Masters??? AAR

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Had another game of Frostgrave. This time trying out a dungeon crawl. Have a look here.

Look who I met this weekend

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Went to Hampshire Con and met the 5th Doctor himself - Peter Davison.


this could be a case for Mulder and Scully...

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A pair of American Agents from Nexus Miniatures. Named Wolfe Sculder & Katherine Mulley, they investigate cases the FBI would rather leave alone.