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Pat Bellavance
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The past few weeks, a lot more time has been taken away from my typical schedule to do things like writing, painting, and my various other projects. I've been doing wedding invites. I've designed and produced all that I need ...
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The Katana Freehand Brush was part of the Games & Gears Ichiban Studios Kickstarter than ran last year.  Now I've had my brushes and have been using them since last summer (I give an initial review of them HERE).  At some poi...
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No matter which way you cut it, it's recycling and while we are taught that recycling is a good thing, when it comes to producing gaming supplements and periodicals for the hobby, it can serve to frustrate some fans.  That do...
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I think he was too kind in what he was saying. I don't do kickstarters anymore for this very reason.
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There's a new Kickstarter in town that has gotten people who love miniatures excited.  Then again, when isn't there a great miniature related Kickstarter happening?  They seem to happen pretty regularly.  This one caught my e...
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About a week ago, Leonard Nimoy passed away at the age of 83 due to complications arising from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. And today, is the anniversary of the passing of Gary Gygax. Both these men have had the mos...
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Just over 24 hours left for this very interesting Kickstarter promising to produce a very useful and specialized dictionary for writers and designers alike. Produced by Chenault & Gray Publishing, the parent company to Troll ...
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We are down to just under 2 hours left on this thing! It has met it's initial goal and busted a bunch of stretch goals too! If you want to get in on it, check it out HERE. Next stretch goal up is expanded material for "Manife...
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The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion has concluded today on Kickstarter, and the crowdfunding campaign for Victorious from Troll Lord Games is in its final days.  If this is the first you're hearing about that, I write about i...
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Sometimes after a long week of work and doing some running around, you just need to relax. That's what I did this past weekend which is why there was no usual Weekend R&R posts.  Expect the next one to show up as planned this...
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Crazed tabletop gamer Helge, who runs the blog Wargaming Workshop, has built the ultimate wargaming room. The spacious, carpeted, and well-lit room is big enough to house a 4' x 8' terrain board an...
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Just like another 14,963 backers, I was patiently waiting for my shipping from Texas courtesy of Reaper Miniatures.  In what seems like ages ago, I embarked on my hobby of painting miniatures because of the first Bones Kickst...
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A Role Playing Game developer and hobby enthusiast, I own Arcana Creations and work in partnership with Brave Halfling Publishing.  Between publications and my actual day job, I love gaming and have been playing various pen and paper RPGs for around 25 years now.
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Kickstarter Fullfilments and Wedding Invitations
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The past few weeks, a lot more time has been taken away from my typical schedule to do things like writing, painting, and my various other p

Kickstarter Reminder: The Storyteller''s Dictionary
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Just over 24 hours left for this very interesting Kickstarter promising to produce a very useful and specialized dictionary for writers and

Repackaging, Rebranding, and Recreating.
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No matter which way you cut it, it's recycling and while we are taught that recycling is a good thing, when it comes to producing gaming sup

Kickstart This: Storyteller's Dictionary
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The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion has concluded today on Kickstarter, and the crowdfunding campaign for Victorious from Troll Lord Games i

Mostly Uneventful
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Sometimes after a long week of work and doing some running around, you just need to relax. That's what I did this past weekend which is why

Pushing Prices to The Edge
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There's a new Kickstarter in town that has gotten people who love miniatures excited. Then again, when isn't there a great miniature related

Mail Call: Bones II and a Few Thoughts...
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Just like another 14,963 backers, I was patiently waiting for my shipping from Texas courtesy of Reaper Miniatures. In what seems like ages

Weekend R&R: Mini Six
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I enjoy the d6 system and have said as much on repeated occasions. My first foray with the system would be though West End Games' classic St

Kickstart This: Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion
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While I am backing and supporting Troll Lord Game's latest Kickstarter for Victorious, there is another intriguing crowdfunding campaign tha

Mail Call: Rogue Mage Game Master's Guide
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Last Friday, Canada Post delivered my copy of the Game Master's Guide for the Rogue Mage RPG. By doing so, delivery was completed for one of

Why Victorious Matters?
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Troll Lord Games has launched a new Kickstarter a few days ago for 'Victorious' -- a game set in the last half of the 19th century. Like Ama

Weekend R&R: Fate Accelerated
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A little over a couple weeks ago, I asked: "What makes a good rulebook"? The answer seemed to center on the notion that a good rulebook tend

The Problem With Citadel Paints
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For those who follow my painting exploits, you may have noticed that I have tended to favor the Citadel line of paints. But why do I do this

Halmar, the Wizard Painting Guide
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This Wizard miniature was from Reaper Miniatures and was part of the Haunted Highlands Kickstarter from Troll Lord Games with a handful of o

Weekend R&R: No Salvation For Witches
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A couple of weeks back, I took a look at and shared my thoughts on the revised edition of "Death Frost Doom" by Lamentations of the Flame Pr

X-Wing Miniatures Battle Report: 'Misfit Squadron'
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I've written on my love of the X-Wing Miniatures game in the past and, while I don't get to play as often as I would like, I do get a game i

Freelancers & Publishing
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Freelancers & Publishing... it isn't a game and if it were it I think most would find it extremely frustrating. A couple of days ago, I came

Snake Oil Update (Myth & Magic Kickstarter)
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Well, after nearly a years since his last update, Tom Ryan of the defunct New Haven Games has provided an update. The problem is, the commun

What Makes a Good Fantasy RPG Rulebook?
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In a round about way, this question came up recently and, looking at my bookshelf, I had to ask myself what I liked about certain rulebooks

Campaigning Again!
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From 'Death Frost Doom' As I mentioned in my recent look at Death Frost Doom, I was getting ready to start up my new campaign. Despite the u