Released Today! The Grinning Skull Compendium 2016! Get your copy now!

Today is release day for the Grinning Skull Compendium 2016. it's been a while since it's inception but it's finally out there into the world for all and sundry to download. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Compendium, it's a Wargaming/RPG/hobby zine¬†containing¬†usable 28mm paper kits and articles, no less than seven paper… Continue reading Released Today! The Grinning Skull Compendium 2016! Get your copy now!

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Star Hat Miniatures: Heroic Scale Metal Figures Kickstarter

Well, how could I not feature this KS, given that the tagline for these minis is "Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom!" it's pretty much right up my alley! Star Hat miniatures are a company I haven't come across before, but they have my attention now! As you will gather, these are a set… Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Star Hat Miniatures: Heroic Scale Metal Figures Kickstarter

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Realm of the Dead; Metal railed walls.

This time in the realm of the dead themed terrain set, we are going to tackle some simple metal railed walls, using an easy to find and mostly free material, packaging foam. Sorry about the delay in the latest installment of Grim's Dungeons of Doom, I must say that I have been taken up with… Continue reading Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Realm of the Dead; Metal railed walls.

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Realm of the dead; Opening Cemetery Gates.

It's Saturday, and that means it's yet another post for Grim's Dungeons of Doom, that being of the advanced (but still quite easy) version of the cemetery gateway, actual opening gates. I have tried to use alternatives methods and materials to give you some different ideas that you can take away and adapt for your… Continue reading Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Realm of the dead; Opening Cemetery Gates.

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Modular Scooby-Doo-esque wooden stairs…

Well, I hope that the new year is treating you all well, and that you enjoyed your festivities. I'm back with another Grim's Dungeons of Doom article/tutorial this time dealing with some rickety old wooden stairs to connect your upper levels and platform risers to the rest of your other components we've already dealt with.… Continue reading Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Modular Scooby-Doo-esque wooden stairs…

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Restore 2 Stamina; Miniature provision markers.

If you remember In most Fighting Fantasy books from the distant past, you always had the opportunity to heal your depleted Stamina score by munching on your provisions that you either had already, or simply found during the course of your adventure. So with this episode of Grim's Dungeons of Doom, that's what we're going… Continue reading Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Restore 2 Stamina; Miniature provision markers.

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Scraping the barrel, making mini barrels.

Every self respecting cheesy stock fantasy dungeon environment needs barrels? Right? Well, in this part of Grim's Dungeons of Doom, I'm going to show you how to create whatever barrels you need for your games. Me personally if I had loads of spare cash to buy my terrain bits, I would get lots of them,… Continue reading Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Scraping the barrel, making mini barrels.

4xD: But hey Mr Grim, I wanna’ game my dungeon in 15mm….

So, outside of the Grim's Dungeons of Doom tutorials, I think I needed to have yet another sub-set of brain fart articles to cover other aspects from time to time, so here is 4xD (which stands for Dungeon developments, discourse and dialogue) in which i'll be babbling on about my gameworld Plexus (which I wouldn't… Continue reading 4xD: But hey Mr Grim, I wanna’ game my dungeon in 15mm….

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Adventures in expanded foam, part 3; Cavern features

Back again with the next part of Grim's Dungeons of Doom, and more adventures in expanding foam, and how you can craft some decent scenics with this little used material. OK, for part three, we are going to deal with cavern features, mainly hazard pools and stalagmites. I've opted here to create pieces that illustrate… Continue reading Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Adventures in expanded foam, part 3; Cavern features

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Adventures in expanding foam, part 1; Cavern Walls

Today's terrain building Grim's Dungeons of Doom nonsense is going to tackle another type of wall piece that is found in many a fantasy dungeon scenario, the cavern. I touched upon this before in my brick modular wall article at the beginning, but this one is a slightly tricky make. It involves a can of… Continue reading Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Adventures in expanding foam, part 1; Cavern Walls