Monday, 16 October 2017

Frostgrave: Multi Part Gaming Mat

Quite a while ago now I bought some cork place mats from Ikea, I had seen DM Scotty use them to create dungeon floors that he could use in his games of D&D. I bought 2 packs for £7.00 I needed 6 place mats to create a roughly 3' by 3' playing area.

 I took the idea and wanted to see if I could produce a six part gaming mat, mainly for use with Frostgrave. With it being in separate parts it can be repositioned and create different effects. This side is going to to be a more dark stoney feel while the reverse will be snowier and whiter.

These two are the least completed.

This is with some terrain on, in fact its the boards I got together for the Beers of War evening gaming session the other week,

The beauty of these mats is that they give loads of variation and I intend doing the reverse side with different designs.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Ghost Archipelago: Island Setting

Thought I would post another way to set up for Ghost Archipelago, but this time with small islands dotted about the seascape.

 I really like the idea of playing the games more like this, where the crew either have to swim or wade between islands or row on smaller vessels. I believe there are rules for such actions in the game.

Some of the islands could be joined by ramps and walkways as well. I'm really trying very hard to use as much terrain as I already have to create the flavour of the Caribbean....ish. 

I realised after I took these pictures that I have a whole box of tropical looking bushes in both green and red that I could have used, perhaps next time.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Five Parsecs From Home: Mapping a Solar system

As an off shoot of the card tiles I found the other day, see a couple of posts back, I've used them to make map of a solar system to plot movement in Five Parsecs.

I will make labels for the different planet names and go from there really.

The colours shown here seem muted to me unfortunately, in reality they are vibrant blue purple and they work OK together. Perhaps I need to take some pictures in my light box.

Seven planets made and one sun. These will link in with the planet sheets I made a few months back and is all part of the idea of creating a more detailed background to play in.

Next I will make the labels and some very small space craft.

Its also made me think I may play Five Parsecs in 10 mm again as its something I've not done in a while.

Eight tiles made so far and I might make more, but not entirely sure, perhaps some special feature tiles, like a space station or asteroid belt, am open to suggestions.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

KOW: Beers of War The KoWalina Winemixer

Some general pictures of a few of mine and Mick's games followed by a load of pictures of the players armies. Lots of KOW goodness.

We had a great day, but didn't do very well, we narrowly missed out on 3 wins and managed to turn them into 3 losses. Main thing was that we had fun, which we most certainly did.

The Armies

Lee getting us all organised.

More Armies

Yes a historical Roman list, fantastic.

Our last game, V Herd and Romans.