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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer campaigns

The Cossacks & Tartars campaign is going very nicely once a month, but since summer is coming I plan to start second campaign with my regular gaming group and do something different from my regular historical sandbox (with strong admixture of folk fantasy). After watching once again Ralph Bakshi's Wizards, some MotU, Heavy Metal and John Carter I've decided to run a strange mix of postapo-planetary romance-sci-fantasy sandbox utilizing S&W Core or SWN with some bits from Mutant Future and the Realms of Crawling Chaos.

First version of Appendix N

Ralph Bakshi's Wizards
Masters of the Universe
Thundarr the Barbarian
Heavy Metal
John Carter
Dune by Lynch

Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
Caste of Metabarons series by Jodorowsky
Dune by Frank Herbert
Cthulhu Mythos stories

Planet Algol Campaign
Gamma World
Mutant Epoch
Realms of Crawlig Chaos
Swords & Wizardry Core Rules
Stars Without Numbers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 24

d&d movie. Ralph Bakshi's Wizards. So full of awesomeness. Elves, dwarves, mutants and high-tech. And especially the rotoscope scenes, so weird. Like that tank on the beach when princess was kindnapped.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 23

First song that comes to my mind. Frost and Fire by Cirith Ungol. This song is just how a good d&d sessions should be like.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 22

First d&d-related novel. Crystal Shard from Icewind Dale Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. I remember this one pretty well. Despite the fact that  the quality of writing of Salvatore is rather questionable (IMHO) I really like this one and the rest of the trilogy. ID Trilogy is for my how a good Forgotten Realms Campaign should look like.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 21

First time I've sold d&d manuals. It never happened, when I buy a book I immediately get emotionally attached to any given book.

Friday, February 21, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 20

First non-d&d game. During the time I've started roleplaying Warhammer FRP (1st ed.) was the most popular rpg in Poland. So apart playing AD&D 2nd ed. I was playing as much or even mor WFRP. It used to by my favourite campaign setting. I really liked the grim and gritty tone of this game. However I didn't like the system at all - especially talent-skill mess.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 19

First gamer who annoyed me. One of my best friends. I have a group of friends from my junior high period. We used to game in a pub while in the junior high. This one always wanted to play, but as much as I liked him, he was a very disturbing gamer. All the time he was trying to steal things, rape tavern wenches and kill important PCs. After a few instances of such behavior, we were only meeting him to drink beer ans such.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 18

First con I've attended. This time I don't have anything to write. I never was on any convention of any kind.

Monday, February 17, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 17

First time I've heard that D&D is EVIL. First time? Blackleaf comicstrip and the movie with Tom Hanks (maze-something) . Despite the fact that I live in a very conservative and religious country (shit happens), I've never heard that D&D or other RPGs are evil in any way. But that maybe because rpgs are a very very niche thing where I live.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 16

First edition war. None. Really in the place where I live d&d gamers are a minority (most of the roleplayers play WFRP and WH40K RPG) and despite the differences in preferances we do not have edition wars, everyone runs what he/she wants.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 15

First edition I didn't enjoy. Definitely 3.0 somehow, the edition I've played the most. First feats - I never learned them, even those used by my character when I did not GM'ed. Second - attacks of opportunity, another pointless complication. But the ascending AC and unified rolls are great.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Bathory Zsigmond in 1/72 scale

Next commission, this time Bathory Zsigmond prince of Transylvania.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 14

Significant one and D&D. Well no. When we've started dating she've said she'll try rpgs but now she's not as eager as she used to. She prefers wargames.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 13

First minis I've used. When I've started roleplaying in the early 2000s in Poland using minis in rpg was thought as uncool, really really uncool. Mainly because the polish geekdom was deeply rooted in larps and OWoD  tradition and not in the wargaming one. My first minis use in rpgs was while playing Savage Worlds some 5 years ago. But using them in context of D&D first occured to me in my Barbaric Frontier sandbox campaign. Here are some of them.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 12

First store. Yes it still exists, it's the biggest chain of hobby stores in Poland - Bard. Once it was a great place for many different games - rpgs, many different wargames. Now it's a place of overpriced Games Workshop products (yes not the regular GW prices, but higher) and some crappy boardgames. Store's stuff do not allow to play the games they do not have for sale. Nowhere near its past glory.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 11

First splatbook I've wanted to be used. Frankly, I'm not that kind of player who beggs for inclusion of some additional rules.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 10

First gaming magazine I've bought. Well, first one was the White Dwarf IIRC. But then It was already a GW product catalog, so I think Portal Magazine ( polish rpg magazine) was the first one. I remember this one was the last one released, since hobby magazines in Poland don't hold for a long time as a rule. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 9

First campaign setting I've played in. Well, as some of you, who remember one of my previous posts, I have just a very vague recollection what my first game, less to say what campaign setting it was set. I'd shoot it was a very generic one.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 8

My first dice. Well, they where a mix of different-colored dice, not any fancy set, just bought separately. 
I really liked them, despite the fact that their edges lost their sharpness pretty soon after I've bought them. I do not you them anymore, some got lost, now I've got only d4 and d12.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Witch and her sidekick

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 7

First D&D product bought. I remember it as if it was yesterday. I went to my LFGS in Katowice with my grandma to buy a birthday gift for me ( I was turning 12 that year). The thing I wanted were then recently released core books for the 3rd edition, I've got also a set of yellow polys, which I use to this day.

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 6

First death of my PC. I do remember this one. It was terribly handled. I was fighting with a bunch of orcs, who came out of nowhere in a only-human city, I've got killed on the beginning of a session, and DM forbode me to roll a new character. It was the last session with me run by that gm.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 5

My highest level character was a dwarf 20 level fighter in 3.0 edition. I've played him in the longest running campaing during junior high school. God wat a monty-haul it was. Kiling Tarrasque single-handedly? No problem. Those were the days. We barely new the rules, but what fun it was. To this day I have somewhere my character sheet, battered, full of notes coffestains and cigarettes' holes.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 4

My first powerful monster killed by me? Wyvern, it was wyvern. We were on a monster hunt, near a small town, and my dwarven warrior got lucky with dice, then he've forged a scale armor out of it. I think it was only possible by our complete disregard of the rules at that time (or lack of knowledge of them).

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 3

The first dungeon I've played as a player, was a  kind of sewer-crawl, we were cleaning town's sewers as a penalty for robbing one of the most influential burghers. We got killed by a troll covered in shit.

As for the first dungeon I've run, It was also around 14 years ago, IIRC it was a lair full of bugbears and goblins, nothing really special.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 2

Rather than one person, in fact two. Two of my best friends from my junior and high school. We've played D&D 3.5 conversion of Dzikie Pola (the main inspiration behind my Cossacks & Tartars game), if I recall correctly they've played ruthenian and polish noblemen fighting tartars on the Wild Plains and defending a stanitsa.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blogging Challenge: Day 1

Ok, so my introduction to D&D was around 2000. It was my friend's older brother who run the first game I've participated. I remember I was having some trouble working out how THAC0 works (it' was revised 2nd ed AD&D). As for my PC, I vaguely recall the whole thing, even less about my character, but one thing sure- it must have been a dwarf.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mihai Viteazul sculpt in 1/72 scale

This time I'd like to present you my sculpt of Mihai Viteazul - a romanian national hero from late XVI/early XVII century:

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Polish noble devil in 1/72 scale

Here's finished sculpt of polish noble devil - famous Boruta master of the Łęczyca Castle: