The Mouse Is Roaring

It just keeps happening! The #BROSR: Giving you tomorrow’s D&D headlines…today! Several months ago, friend of the blog Mike DiBaggio interviewed friend of the blog Rick Stump on YouTube to discuss the latter’s 42-year old AD&D campaign.  It’s a great interview.  So great I’m posting it here for your...

Matrix Lames

The topic of matrix games has been popping up on my radar a lot lately. For those of you who are uncertain about the term, allow me a brief introduction. A matrix game is a talky talky exercise adjudicated by a referee and structured in such a way as...

Introducing Yoyodyne OmniSystems.

I’ve been talking up Faction Play as a critical node in successful role-playing games for long enough.  It’s time to throw my hat in the ring and show the peanut gallery how easy it really is. Hence: The game is being run by the mad lad behind The Last...

Experimental Wargaming

Today things fell into place for an interesting wargaming experiment. SPOILER ALERT FOR THE ONGOING CAMPAIGN! For those of you not playing along at home, Mondays we post an update to a Chainmail campaign in which the Broman Empire seeks to reclaim a powerful artifact from a tomb located...

Dragon Rampant Action

Tried two little experiments with Osprey’s ‘Dragon Rampant’ today. The first was playing the game with my nine-year old daughter.  Here you can see that she took command of a key hill, placing her archers within the woods – a great decision on her part. The result: She liked...

Gobs For Smacking

Got a new faction for the miniature war game “Dragon Rampant” all painted up, and they are led by this brute right here. The backstory for this army consists of a nomadic tribe of goblins. That gives me an excuse to run an entirely mounted army. Fortunately for me,...

GIVE MY FRIENDS MONEY!

For your own sake. Conan the Librarian, one of the deepest thinkers and smoothest writers around, has a new project over on the KickStarter. Here is how I described this collection back in 2016: The stories in this [book] are an eclectic bunch, written by a man who seems...

Thar’s Doin’s Afoot

The #Trollopulous MegaVerse is the most interesting thing to happen to D&D in decades. Those glorious edgelording bastards in the #BROSR found a way to reinvigorate a hobby that had plateaued and they did it by taking a game everyone owns but doesn’t play and, for the first time...

Dragon Rampant – Four Armies

Here they are – four full armies suitable for use with Dragon Rampant. All of these figures come from Khurasan Miniatures, with the exception of the wolf-hounds, which come from a mix of manufacturers.  Lesser Warbeasts don’t really fit into the theme, but sometimes you need to fill that...

Clash of Arms and Tusks

The Broman Empire, fresh off a victory in the Pink Phantom Hills, turns its attention to the east, where its diversionary force encounters the lead elements of the Orkish Khan somewhere in the depths of the Whitehart Woods. You can follow along here, and if you would like to...